RISI Launches PPI Awards 2010 Program

By Risi, PRNE
Sunday, April 25, 2010

Date and Venue Announced For Awards Ceremony

BRUSSELS, April 26, 2010 - RISI today announced the launch of the PPI Awards 2010 program. Potential
candidates can easily enter for the awards online at www.ppiawards.com
and must submit entries before Friday, July 9th, 2010. The winners will be
presented with their trophies at the PPI Awards 2010 ceremony to be held on
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

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Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI magazine and chairman of the jury for the PPI
Awards, commented, "Based on the positive feedback from the industry last
year, we are pleased to be organizing the PPI Awards once again in 2010. The
PPI Awards program proved to be a popular new launch in the industry judging
by the high quality applicants, the number of entries and the attendance at
the event by leading companies. The 2010 awards will provide another
opportunity for pulp and papermakers worldwide to show off their achievements
on a global platform."

HP and ColorLok have signed on as the headline sponsor for this year's
awards program. A number of other leading companies in the industry have also
signed up to sponsor award categories. Additional category sponsorships and
exclusive opportunities are available. Please visit the
www.ppiawards.com website for more information.

Glen Hopkins, Hewlett Packard Vice President and General Manager,
Printing & Technology Platforms R&D, commented, "In the highly competitive
world we live in, it's important to recognize organizations and initiatives
benefiting the pulp and paper industry as a whole while finding ways to
collaborate and collectively grow our individual businesses. The ColorLok
'Better Paper for Better Printing' program is an example we are particularly
proud of at HP. As headline sponsor of the PPI Awards program, we are honored
to reward others whose leadership, vision, and innovation will power the
future of our industry."

A panel of expert independent judges will select the finalists in each
category. Twelve awards will cover a variety of business and technical


    Promotional Campaign of the Year - Sponsored by HP and ColorLok
    Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Metso
    The Green Energy and Biofuels Award - Sponsored by Andritz
    Innovative Product of the Year - Sponsored by BTG
    Managing Risk and Safety - Company of the Year - Sponsored by FM Global
    Business Strategy of the Year


    Global CEO of the Year - Sponsored by StepChange Consulting
    Mill Manager of the Year - Sponsored by ABB
    Research Achievement of the Year - Sponsored by HP and ColorLok


    The Water Efficiency Award - Sponsored by Kemira
    Environmental Strategy of the Year
    Efficiency Improvements of the Year

The PPI Awards 2010 is being held in conjunction with CEPI European Paper
Week. The theme of the CEPI event is "European Paper Industry — at the core
of green growth." For more information, please visit the CEPI website:
www.cepi.org. RISI will also be organizing a half-day seminar on the
afternoon of November 16 at Le Plaza Hotel.

About the PPI Awards

Organized by RISI, the leading information provider to the global forest
products industry, the PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision,
innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry.
The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the
achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. We work with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber,
tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make
better decisions. More information can be found at www.risi.com


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

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

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