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Quality education highlights PIMA's 2005 Leadership Conference.

Driven by the theme, "Tune Up in Nashville," the PIMA 2005 Leadership Conference will focus on ways to adjust business operations through better collaboration within companies to promote peak efficiency in the pulp and paper industry. We invite you to come to the Renaissance Nashville Hotel on June 26-29, 2005 and join in this important dialogue among those involved with Management, Information Technology, and Manufacturing Reliability.

The general sessions will frame the major issues confronting the industry and set the tone for discussions to follow. The exciting opening to the conference, the "Business and Music Symphony," is a dynamic and interactive session on the importance of collaboration. Our top executives in the industry will also give their cogent perspectives in the "President's Panel," followed by breakout sessions that explore how Management, Information Technology, and Manufacturing Reliability can function together more effectively.

Among the topics represented in the Management breakout sessions will be "Market Outlook for White Paper," "Market Outlook for Tissue and Board," "Tension Management," and "PACE Perspective."

Information Technology sessions will address "RFID--Current Technologies and Applications," "ERP Value Proposition." "Securing Your Process Control Systems from Cyber-Terrorists", and more. Manufacturing Reliability will represent a solid track of sessions for the 2005 conference, such as "Working Together to Extend the Life of the Asset ..." and "Manufacturing Culture Required to Sustain Reliability."

Back by popular demand, Peter Ruschmeier will lead off the second day of the conference with his compelling "State of the Industry" presentation. Management will offer ten more breakout sessions with in-depth exploration of customer issues in the "Customer Roundtable," "Value-Based Safety Leadership," and a "Purchasing Roundtable"

A 2004 conference hit, the "Superintendent's Roundtable" will occupy a double session to allow more time for discussion of the issues. IT sessions will delve into topics like "Application Development and Control: Mill vs. Corporate," "Consolidations and Merges in the Pulp and Paper Industry", "Bridging the Gap between IT and Automation", and other sessions on the relevant IT issues of the industry. Manufacturing Reliability sessions will take us into "The Human Factor in Manufacturing Reliability," "Benchmarking Performance: The Pros and Cons", and other important sessions.

Day three of the conference will be anchored by a "CIO Panel." The "Mill Manager's Panel" provides a fitting wrap-up to the conference and the theme of collaboration with robust dialogue among some of the best managers in the industry.

Also, the 2005 Leadership Conference will include 24 "Solution Showcases" where vendors will present detailed information about their products and services. The exhibit show floor will be the focus for conference receptions with easy access to numerous companies representing a wide array of technologies and services.

Take advantage of this important opportunity to engage in the vital topics of the pulp and paper industry.

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BY DANIEL WEINSTOCK, PIMA EDUCATION MANAGER
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Title Annotation:PIMA ASSOCIATION NEWS
Author:Weinstock, Daniel
Publication:Solutions - for People, Processes and Paper
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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