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

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

Jun 23, 2010, 14:55 ET from RISI

BRUSSELS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 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 International
  • 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 www.ppiawards.com website for more information.

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

COMPANY AWARDS

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

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 – Category Sponsorship still available

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

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

MILL AWARDS

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: 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 www.risi.com.

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Jennifer Freitas

RISI

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Tel: +1.781.734.8949

jfreitas@risi.com



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