AF&PA's Paper Week to Focus on Sustainablity, Economy

Feb. 19, 2009 - Registration begins today for "Sustaining the Industry, Paper Week 2009" and interest is high in its sessions and speakers focused on helping the pulp, paper, and packaging industry meet the dual—and potentially conflicting—needs of a tough economy and environmental stewardship.

Sponsored by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the paper industry's premier event for discussing issues and trends and connecting with current and potential customers will be held at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel and Towers in New York City, March 22-24.

For the updated program agenda, please visit: www.paperweek.org

Companies interested in advertising at the Paper Week convention, please visit:
AF&PA Paper Week Convention Daily

"This year's topics and speakers reflect extensive research and feedback from paper and packaging industry leaders, and I am confident Paper Week 2009 will benefit attendees throughout this challenging year," said AF&PA president and CEO Donna Harman.

Paper Week will feature five sessions and a dozen expert speakers covering the crucial topics of sustainability, recycling, climate change, and the new Congress and Administration.

  • Environmental Intelligence. Experts in environmental intelligence will tell you what to expect from environmental campaign organizations in 2009. Session is for AF&PA members only and requires pre-registration.
  • Sustainability: Moving from Concept to Practice. AF&PA Board Chairman and Rayonier Chairman, President and CEO Lee Thomas will moderate a panel that reviews case studies of how sustainability impacts shareholder value, competitiveness, and the supply chain.
  • The New Administration & the Economy. AF&PA CEO Donna Harman and economist and former CNBC commentator Marci Rossell look at how the emerging political and economic landscapes will impact the markets that drive demand for our industry's products.
  • Climate Change: Making Paper's Case in Today's Environment. Sustainability expert David Refkin will moderate a panel discussion among environmental, business, and customer stakeholders regarding today's foremost environmental issue.
  • Recycling: Assessing the Supply – Chain Impact of the Recovered Fiber Market. RockTenn President and CEO James Rubright and a diverse panel of experts offer critical insights from across the supply chain about the long-term implications for recovered fiber markets and products.

The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners. Our companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment. The forest products industry employs 1 million workers and accounts for approximately 6 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP.


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