From the Editor – The PPI Awards 2010

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From the Editor – The PPI Awards 2010

June 28, 2010 - 01:18

LONDON, June 28, 2010 (RISI) -The PPI Awards 2010 - A Call for Entries

Dear Pulp and Paper Industry Professional,

Having worked in the pulp and paper industry as a reporter, journalist and editor for over 10 years now, it never ceases to amaze me lengths at which people working on the front line go to in providing such a wide diversity of quality products from such a vast raw material base. This is a world class industry.

But all this hard work can often be a thankless task, particularly when confronted by a global financial crisis and looming threats to the industry in the shape of new technology - all this at a time when profit margins are already tight, and raw materials and operating costs are challenging. We at RISI are often to be found conversing and debating why the industry is not up on a much higher pedestal in terms of global recognition and respect. The fact is, the pulp and paper industry deserves much more recognition in the mainstream media than it gets. And this is why, last year, we launched the very firstPPI Awards. These were a celebration of the best in class in the industry and provided an opportunity for industry players worldwide to show off their achievements on a global platform.

12 Categories - something for everyone

Such was the runaway success of the first event, we have decided to add the PPI Awards as a permanent fixture to the RISI events diary. But for us to celebrate and reward the work that you are doing, we need you to put in just that little bit more effort, and enter for the PPI Awards for 2010. Entries are now open and the whole procedure has been made simple by following the instructions on the awards website in theCategoriessection. The shortlist of potential winners will be announced in September and the winners will be presented with their trophies at a spectacular gala dinner on November 16, 2010. The dinner will take place at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium, and will be held in conjunction with the Confederation of European Paper Industries' (CEPI) ‘European Paper Week'.

It is quite likely that your company, mill, or one of your employees or colleagues has set itself/themselves apart during the last year, and has made a real difference to your performance. Our categories section covers all the areas of the pulp and paper industry that go towards highlighting that difference. So whether it be theCompany Awardsfor the bestPromotional Campaign,Mill Award for Efficiency Improvements, or theIndividual AwardforMill Manager of the Year, or one of the nine other categories, our panel ofhighly esteemed judgesfrom across the globe are enthusiastically awaiting your entries.

Let us help you celebrate your achievements - enter now!

Yours sincerely

Mark Rushton

Editor

Pulp & Paper International