Media advisory - FPAC President to Present at BC Forum/FPAC Summer Symposium 2007

    OTTAWA, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) will speak at the Summer 2007
Symposium: Forest Sector Competitiveness: Finding a Pathway to Renewal, on
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Mr. Lazar will speak to the industry's competitiveness in the new global
economy and share key findings and recommendations from Forest Products
Industry Competitiveness Task Force Report. He will highlight the need for the
industry to get its costs right, get industry structure right and get the
future right in order to realize the emerging opportunities in the global
forest and paper industry. These opportunities offer a sustainable means of
revitalizing one of Canada's most important industrial sectors which is of
special importance to the self-sufficiency and economic well-being of hundreds
of communities across rural Canada.

    Date:                 Wednesday, June 20, 2007

    Location:             The Westin Bayshore
                          Stanley Park Ballroom
                          1601 Bayshore Drive
                          Vancouver, British Columbia

    Time:                 8:15 to 8:45 am

    Presentation Title:   Playing to Win in a Tough Global Neighbourhood:
                          Canada's Forest Industry and a Path to Renewal

    About the BC Forum and FPAC partnership:

    The BC Forum on Forest Economics and Policy is a locus for discussion
between stakeholders in academia, government, industry, First Nations,
communities and NGOs to address key issues facing the forest sector.
    Its mission is to examine issues critical to the forest sector, stimulate
informed dialogue and conduct focused, unbiased scientific research on the
land management, industry competitiveness, and economic sustainability of the
BC forest sector. Its symposia seek to involve stakeholders in meaningful
discussions to shape our collective ideas about the future of forest policy.
Visit the website at:

    FPAC is the voice of Canada's wood, pulp and paper producers nationally
and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs. It is
actively involved in a number of initiatives exploring the future
opportunities and challenges facing the industry and is pleased to join with
the BC Forum in presenting the Summer 2007 Symposium. Visit the website at:

For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Dunn, Curve Communications, (604)
684-3170, (604) 726-8350 (cell),; Laura
Ballance, Curve Communications, (604) 684-3170, (604) 771-5176 (cell),; Isabelle Des Chênes,  Director, Communications,
Forest Products Association of Canada, (613) 563-1441 ext: 323,

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