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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: Pierre Bellerose, Vice President, Public

Relations, Product Research and Development, Tourisme Montréal, (514)

844-2404, bellerose.pierre@tourisme-montreal.org

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