BRUSSELS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI today announced the launch of the PPI Awards 2011 program. Potential candidates can easily enter for the awards online at http://www.ppiawards.com and must submit entries before Friday, June 24, 2011. The winners will be presented with their trophies at the PPI Awards 2011 ceremony to be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.
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Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI magazine and chairman of the jury for the PPI Awards, commented, "We are proud to be in our third year of the PPI Awards program and we are looking forward to receiving high quality entries from around the world. The 2011 awards will provide yet another opportunity for pulp and papermakers to show off their achievements on a global platform. "
A number of leading companies in the industry have signed up again to sponsor award categories. The sponsors for the PPI Awards 2011 include ABB, Andritz, BTG, FM Global, Kemira, Metso and StepChange Consulting. Additional category sponsorships and exclusive opportunities are available. Please visit the http://www.ppiawards.com website for more information.
A panel of expert independent judges will select the finalists in each category. Twelve awards will cover a variety of business and technical categories.
COMPANY AWARDS -------------- Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Metso Promotional Campaign of the Year 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 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS ---------------- Global CEO of the Year - Sponsored by StepChange Consulting Mill Manager of the Year - Sponsored by ABB Research Achievement of the Year MILL AWARDS ------------ The Water Efficiency Award - Sponsored by Kemira Environmental Strategy of the Year Efficiency Improvements of the Year
The PPI Awards 2011 are being held in conjunction with the CEPI European Paper Week which will be held from November 15-17, 2011. This year's theme is the "European Paper Industry - the bio-value industry". Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will be speaking on the afternoon of Wednesday November 16. Over 300 delegates from the four corners of the globe will gather to share latest industry trends and innovations.
For more information, please visit the CEPI website http://www.cepi.org/Content/Default.asp?PageId=43
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.
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the timber, wood products, bioenergy, pulp and paper, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be found at http://www.risi.com/.
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