Paper2010 to Feature Expert Panels, Live Feedback from Attendees

CHICAGO—February 22, 2010—Paper2010 will feature two expert panels and unique programming that allows for live feedback from attendees on the issues that matter most to paper executives. Paper2010 is being held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Towers in New York City, March 21-23, 2010.

The Breakfast General Session, Part 1: Innovating for a New Era, will feature a panel of paper and packaging industry CEOs and other thought leaders who will provide insights into the impact of paper and packaging substitution, industry innovations, the business of sustainability and much more.

Panelists include:

• Mark Gardner, President and CEO, Sappi Fine Paper North America

• James Hannan, CEO & President, Georgia-Pacific, LLC

• Mary Laschinger, President, xpedx

• James Rubright, Chairman & CEO, RockTenn

• Peter Vogel, Executive Vice President, The Millcraft Group

The Paper2010 Luncheon Session, Part 2: Achieving Customer and Marketplace Driven Success, will continue the dialogue as leading paper industry customers react to industry initiatives and share insights into their business drivers and future consumer demand.

Panelists include:

• James F. Conway III, Chairman & CEO, Courier Corporation

• Guy Gleysteen, Senior Vice President, Production, Time Inc.

Both expert panels will open with a dialogue then address audience questions and respond to audience surveys and polling. New industry research will supply additional material for the discussion.

”The program will feature a two-part series of discussions to examine the most important current and future business issues from the perspective of both the industry and our customers,” said American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman.

Newell Holt, CEO of the NPTA Alliance (NPTA), added, “In order to provide a unique and interactive experience, the format will allow the audience to provide electronic feedback to our expert panelists in real time.”

Paper2010 is an innovative new approach to providing paper industry leaders with a comprehensive look at opportunities and challenges across the value chain from the manufacturer, to the merchant, to the customer. By combining forces and bringing together our major annual events, AF&PA and the NPTA have created a single new convention that allows paper industry leaders to gather more intelligence, make more connections, and generate more business than ever before.

Visit for the complete schedule of events and additional information on attendee registration, becoming an official suite holder and advertising in the Paper2010 Convention Daily.

Members of the press who are interested in attending Paper2010 should contact Carlton Carroll at 202-463-2587 or

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