BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced that some of the highest ranking executives in the pulp and paper industry will be in attendance at the PPI Awards ceremony on Monday, November 12, in Brussels, Belgium where category winners will be announced.
The evening, complete with live entertainment and a celebrity host, is sure to be one that sets the industry alight with enthusiasm and celebration. To reserve tickets, go to www.ppiawards.com/tickets.
Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI Magazine and Chairman of the jury for the PPI Awards 2012 commented, "Each year we have seen growth in the PPI Awards program. And in 2012, not only did we see a three-fold increase in award entries across all categories, but we have also seen a fantastic turn out of senior management and top executives from all over the world in attendance."The whole room is going to be full of real movers and shakers from the global industry. This is the most excitement I have experienced around the event since its inception in 2009," continued Rushton. Judges include high profile industry figures Teresa Presas (CEPI), Martyn Eustace (Two Sides), Rod Young (RISI) and Bob Latham (Delphi Projects). All key players in the industry are encouraged to be in Brussels as the final winners are announced and receive their trophy at the PPI Awards 2012 dinner and awards ceremony on Monday, November 12. To reserve tickets, go to www.ppiawards.com/tickets. Prior to the ceremony, RISI is offering an afternoon seminar which includes the popular "Big Debate," this year on the subject of "The Future of Graphic Papers." The "Big Debate" is hosted in association with HP and ColorLok Technology. The seminar will also include presentations from Greenpeace and CEPI on the subject of sustainability in the pulp and paper industry. For tickets or more information on the event please go to www.ppiawards.com The PPI Awards finalists appear below, by category and in alphabetical order: