Pira International and TAPPI Partner for "Specialty Papers Conference 2009" to be held November 2009

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Conference advisory committee comprised of industry leaders

We are pleased to have such a top-notch group of leaders from the specialty papers industry on board for this conference

For the first time, Pira International and TAPPI are joining forces to produce Specialty Papers Conference 2009, focusing on the current state of the market and the latest technology and application developments in the specialty papers arena. The conference will take place from Tuesday, November 3 through Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Lakefront in Chicago, Illinois.

TAPPI and Pira International are proud to announce the Advisory Committee for this conference: Dr. Frank Adamsky, market development manager for Daikin's Unidyne™ products; David B. Cutler, Expert Process Engineer at Domtar Inc.; Charles P. Klass, president of Klass Associates Inc.; Kenneth L. Patrick, pulp & paper publications technical lead for TAPPI; Frank Perkowski, president of Business Development Advisory (BDA); and Thomas E. Rodencal, president of Rodencal Paper Consulting Inc. The advisory committee plays a key role in determining the topics covered at the conference and developing the program.

"We are pleased to have such a top-notch group of leaders from the specialty papers industry on board for this conference," said Patrick, of TAPPI. "They bring to the table an in-depth understanding of both the markets and production technologies that are shaping this rapidly evolving sector of the global paper industry. Their extensive, focused experience spans the four major segments being covered at this year's conference--flexible grades, printing papers, heavyweights, and technical specialties--and the emerging green/sustainability drivers that are revolutionizing the specialty papers marketplace worldwide."

Barbara Rojas, conference producer for Pira International, noted that "in addition to providing networking opportunities, attendees will hear from end users, paper mills, technology providers, and suppliers of materials and equipment on the breakthroughs in specialty papers applications in a number or industries, including labels, flexible packaging, inkjet paper, release liners, security papers, and filtration. This year's conference will be a must-attend for anyone in the specialty papers industry."

For more information about Specialty Papers Conference 2009 or to attend, visit http://www.specialtypaperconference.com. For inquiries about possible speaker opportunities, please contact Barbara Rojas +1 207 781 9608 or Barbara(dot)Rojas(at)pira-international(dot)com.

About Pira International
Pira International's media brand IntertechPira provides events, training, online information and publications across a wide range of niche commodities and disruptive technologies affecting industry. Our 100% independent products are provided globally 24/7 and delivered by teams of independent experts at sites in Portland, Maine, US and London, UK through 20 specialized industrial platforms. Our core competencies are information on: research and product development; globalization and new markets; production methods; regulatory and compliance.

About TAPPI
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°. Through information exchange, events, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Visit http://www.tappi.org.

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