Media Advisory - Forest and paper industry leaders gather at Vancouver conference on May 14

    VANCOUVER, May 8 /CNW/ - More than 200 CEOs and senior executives,
customers, suppliers, analysts and policy makers in the world's forest and
paper industry will meet to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced in
today's global marketplace during the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 22nd Annual
Global Forest and Paper Industry Conference on Thursday May 14, 2009 in
Vancouver, British Columbia.
    This one day conference, with the theme of 'ReEnergising the Forest &
Paper Industry', will consist of panel discussions and question periods
covering topics including:

    -   Perspectives from forest industry organizations - global issues and
    -   ReEnergising the forest and paper industry - a look at bioenergy,
        sustainability and alternative revenue streams;
    -   Economic outlook and financial performance - recent financial results
        and what the next year or two may hold for the industry;
    -   Market outlook - what the future may hold for pulp, solid wood and
        private forest lands; and
    -   Executive perspectives - what's at the top of the CEO agenda.

    What:  The PwC 22nd Annual Global Forest and Paper Industry Conference
    When:  Thursday, May 14; 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time
    Where: Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina, Vancouver, British Columbia,

    The conference program, speaker list and other details are available from
the PwC Web site at:
    Accredited media are encouraged to attend the full day or portions of the
conference, but are asked to pre-register through Jim Nelson, PwC Vancouver
at:, or +1 604 806 7047.
    Pre-registered media may pre-book 15 minute individual interviews with
PwC spokespeople by contacting either Jim Nelson at or
Carolyn Forest at prior to 12 noon on May 12.

    About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    PricewaterhouseCoopers ( provides industry-focused assurance,
tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its
clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries
across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop
fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
( and its related entities have more than 5,200 partners and
staff in offices across the country.

    "PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario
limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the
PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network,
each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.

For further information:

For further information: Jim Nelson, (604) 806-7047,; Carolyn Forest, (416) 814-5730,

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