Risi Adds Leading Industry Experts To Judging Panel For Ppi Awards 2010

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RISI Adds Leading Industry Experts to Judging Panel for PPI Awards 2010

BRUSSELS, June 24 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

      Deadline for all pulp and paper industry entries is July 9th, 2010

    RISI today confirmed the complete line-up of judges for the PPI Awards 2010

program. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the

achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.

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    Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI magazine and chairman of the jury for the PPI Awards,

commented, "We are proud to have a judging panel full of industry experts from across

the globe and representing many different sectors. The independent judges use a

strict criteria list to look at each category and discuss the merits of all of the

short listed entries individually. I look forward to working with the judges and

announcing the shortlist of finalists in early September. "

    Potential candidates can easily enter for the awards online at

http://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.

    The PPI Awards 2010 Judging Panel includes:

    -- Teresa Presas, Managing Director, CEPI

    -- Duncan Pollard, Director, Conservation Practice & Policy, WWF 


    -- Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor , RISI

    -- John Pollard, Packaging Supply Technology Manager, Unilever

    -- Jim Keller, President, International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA)

    -- Mikael Lindstrom, Research Manager, Innventia

    -- Bob Latham, Sustainability Director, PaperlinX, Europe

    -- Maria Enroth, Owner, MSG Management System Group

    -- Phillip Lawrence, Environmental and Business Strategist, Ecostrategy

    -- Neil McCubbin, Industry Consultant

    -- Hugh O'Brian, Editor and Industry Consultant

    -- Kari Vainio, Industry Communications Consultant

    -- Roger Warwick, Chairman, Association of Print and Paper Technicians

    -- Mark Williamson, Engineer and Freelance Journalist

    HP and ColorLok Technology 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 http://www.ppiawards.com website for

more information.

    Twelve awards will cover a variety of business and technical categories:


    Promotional Campaign of the Year - Sponsored by HP and ColorLok Technology

    Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Metso

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    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 - Category Sponsorship still available


    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 Technology


    The Water Efficiency Award - Sponsored by Kemira

    Environmental Strategy of the Year - Category Sponsorship still available

    Efficiency Improvements of the Year - Category Sponsorship still available

    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: http://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 sector.

    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, tissue,

nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

    Headquartered in Boston (Bedford), Massachusetts, RISI operates offices in

Brussels, Belgium; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; São

Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Helsinki, Finland; and Charlottesville,

Virginia. More information can be found at http://www.risi.com.


    Jennifer Freitas


    4 Alfred Circle

    Bedford, MA 01730 USA

    Tel: +1.781.734.8949



    CONTACT: Jennifer Freitas, 

             RISI, Tel: 



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