RISI Confirms Speakers for Afternoon Seminar at 2010 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards

By Risi, PRNE
Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jose Honorio, CEO of Grupo Portucel Soporcel, to Deliver Keynote Address

BRUSSELS, October 18, 2010 - RISI today announced that a number of top industry experts will be
speaking at the RISI Seminar on November 16, in Brussels, Belgium. The
seminar will take place in the afternoon, before the 2010 Pulp & Paper
International (PPI) Awards Gala Dinner.

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The seminar will cover issues facing the global pulp and paper industry
and provide an opportunity to find out more about the latest forecasts and
trends for the sector. The keynote address will be delivered by Jose Honorio,
CEO of Grupo Portucel Soporcel. Other speakers include the following RISI
experts and industry leaders:

    -- What does the future hold for the global pulp & paper sector?
       Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor, RISI

    -- Fiber Vision 2020 - a perspective on key trends in global pulp &
       recycled paper markets in coming years
       Glenn O'Kelly, Specialist, Basic Materials Institute, McKinsey &

    -- The impact of energy costs on the global pulp and paper industry
       Ville Henttonen, Product Manager, Benchmarking, RISI

    -- Climate Change: The regulations and its impact on the pulp & paper
       Marco Mensink, Energy & Environment Director, CEPI

    -- Searching for the opportunities in the global graphic paper industry
       Sampo Timonen, Director, European Graphic Papers, RISI

For more details on each topic, please visit:

Registration for the RISI seminar and PPI Awards dinner is open. The PPI
Awards will honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic
accomplishments of companies, mills and individuals within the global pulp
and paper industry. The winners will be presented with their trophies at the
PPI Awards Gala Dinner at Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels, Belgium.

The list of finalists for the PPI Awards includes Sodra, SCA, Domtar,
Mondi, Suzano and many others. Click here for a full list:

Save 60 Euros when you register for the RISI seminar and PPI Awards
together for a total of 250 Euros. Individually tickets for the PPI Awards
are 160 Euros and 150 Euros for the RISI Seminar. To book your tickets to the
industry event of the year, please visit:
www.risiinfo.com/events/ppi_awards/tickets.html or call Eleanor
at +44-207-955-3751.

The PPI Awards will be held in conjunction with CEPI European Paper Week,
taking place from November 16-18, 2010.

The PPI Awards are held in association with HP and ColorLok Technology.
Other sponsors include ABB, Andritz, BTG, Cargill, FM Global, Kemira, Metso
and StepChange Consulting.

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood
products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing
industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout
North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be found at

    Jennifer Freitas
    4 Alfred Circle
    Bedford, MA 01730 USA
    Tel: +1-781-734-8949

Jennifer Freitas of RISI, +1-781-734-8949, jfreitas at risi.com

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