Sustainability for Success in the Forest & Paper Sector - 2007 ForestLeadership Conference - May 8-10, 2007 - Vancouver, BC



    MONTREAL, March 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Sustainability for Success is the theme
of the 2007 ForestLeadership Conference, geared towards decision makers and
practitioners in the North American forest and paper sector. The event will
feature some twenty prominent speakers and will be held in the same venue as,
and just prior to, the 20th PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Forest & Paper
Conference.
    On May 9th, following welcome remarks and a keynote address by BC's
Forests and Range Minister Rich Coleman, panel discussions will focus on
solutions to the most salient sustainability issues faced by the sector.
Speakers include: Carlton Owen, CEO of the US Endowment for Forestry &
Communities; Tom Katzenmeyer, Senior VP of Limited Brands/Victoria's Secret;
Hamish Kimmins, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British
Columbia and Bill Bourgeois from New Directions Resource Management.
    The third annual ForestLeadership Awards Ceremony will be presented at
the conference. Recipients will be selected by a prominent jury comprising
personalities such as Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Rolling Stones;
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada; and David Refkin, Director
of Sustainable Development at Time Inc.
    On May 8th and 10th, workshops will be presented on critical topics such
as ecosystem-based management, advanced forest certification topics,
responsible paper and wood procurement, carbon management and innovation.
    The event will offer outstanding networking opportunities during
receptions and meals as well as at its high-traffic exhibit area.
    The conference is sponsored by Limited Brands, ForestEthics, Pro-Build,
Weyerhaeuser, BC Market Outreach Network, Forest Products Association of
Canada and the Ontario Government.
    Complete agenda and registration details at www.ForestLeadership.com.




For further information:

For further information: Jean-Pierre Kiekens, Conference Chair, +1 (514)
274-4344, toll free: (888) 274-4344, conference2007@forestleadership.com

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