Montréal welcomes PaperWeek International 2008 from February 5 to 7

    MONTREAL, Jan. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - From February 5 to 7, Montréal will host
the 94th annual meeting of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Technical Association
of Canada. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Exfor, the world's
principal annual exhibition of the pulp and paper industry. These two events,
both to be held at the Palais des Congrès, will bring together over 2 000
delegates and 250 exhibitors to interact, share ideas and discuss, among other
things, new technological advances, marketing trends and environmental
challenges faced by the pulp and paper industry.
    '"We are extremely pleased to once again host this prestigious conference
this year," comments Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal,
"We are particularly proud that PAPTAC members chose our city for the 50th
anniversary celebration of Exfor. This choice confirms Montréal's excellent
reputation as a host city for large-scale, professional events. In addition to
the delegates having the opportunity to discover our wonderful city, this
major event will result in an economic fall-out of $4.1 million for Montréal's
tourism sector" concludes Mr. Lapointe.
    The three-day programme includes approximately 200 technical
presentations to be given by industry specialists through the course of thirty
sessions. Topics will include research and development, quality control,
manufacturing processes, recycling and energy sources. New to the programme
this year is the Business section, which will discuss the actual state of the
industry, globalization and supporting innovation. PAPTAC is a Canadian-based,
non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the technical and professional
capabilities of its members worldwide, and to the advancement of the pulp and
paper industry.

    Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the
concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the
destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for
developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing
conditions of the market.

For further information:

For further information: Pierre Bellerose, Vice President, Public
Relations, Product Research and Development, Tourisme Montréal, (514)

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