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PAPERWEEK FLASH The Annual Conference of the
Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry
January 16, 2014

Mireille Couture, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) and Christiane Jacques, Human Resources Service Manager, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), will give a Keynote presentation on wednesday's Business Luncheon.

With the support of AkzoNobel

As part of wednesday's workforce renewal track, Mireille Couture and Christiane Jacques from Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) will give the Luncheon's Keynote presentation: ''Move on to Web 2.0 Hiring : build a business plan adapted to your company''.

Workforce renewal is a growing need and key priority in the forest products industry. Whether it is for mechanics, engineers, researchers, electricians or equipment operators, the industry will need to promote the incentives and benefits of working in the pulp and paper and forest products industry in order to draw new talent in these positions.

This new Workforce Renewal Track will present the current status of the sector's workforce and provide the audience with tools and initiatives to help promote the industry's work environment.

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John D. Williams,
President & CEO of Domtar

KEYNOTE FEATURE With the support of AkzoNobel

We are pleased to announce the participation of John D. Williams, President & CEO of Domtar, as a kick off keynote to the Wednesday February 5 sessions, and who will give a presentation on the state of the industry and its future and share Domtar's vision on the industry's sustainability.


Roger Gaudreault,
Corporate Director - Scientific Development, Cascades
Forum Chairman



2014 FIBRE Commercialization Forum -
Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm ET

A new feature during PaperWeek for FIBRE, is the FIBRE Commercialization Forum that will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 4th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm ET. This will be the second opportunity for the Networks to present under the umbrella of FIBRE, and showcase the progress and forthcoming innovative technologies highly important for industry transformation.The format for the FIBRE Commercialization Forum is a five-minute pitch format. This opportunity supports the Network’s Tech Transfer/Commercialization efforts. Networks will showcase platforms, processes, products and/or technologies that could be commercialized.

''How to solve a forest transportation puzzle?''
Mikael Rönnqvist,
VCO Network

''VCOLink - Creating network value''
Martin Simard,

''Biocatalysts to upgrade and modify hemicelluloses''
Professor Emma Master,
Bioconversion Network

''Flame retardants for paper products that do not leach''
Derek Gates,
Green Fibre Network

''Origami engineering a revolution in converting''
James Olson,
Green Fibre Network

''Antimicrobial polymers for value-added paper and packaging products''
Huining Xiao,
Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network

''Green Textiles from Canadian Forests''
Alois Vanerek,

''Novel Light Weight Pulp Fiber Based Composite Products''
Ning Yan,
Green Fibre Network

Concluding remarks


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