Latin American Seminar Added to CMM Show

Converting market conditions in Latin America:
Wednesday, April 16, 2003, 8:30-10:30 am
Room S106A
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA

NEW YORK, NY, USA—CMM International reports a useful new seminar focusing on the current and future Latin American converting and package-printing market. According to show organizers, the seminar—which was created by CMM Events,, RISI, and Conversion—will emphasize how to manage logistic and equipment financing during these challenging times.

Says CMM Events: "Industry experts will share vital information and experiences that will enable manufacturers, distributors, and converters to better understand the current Latin American market opportunities, as well as equipment logistics and financing programs." The two-hour program will be moderated by Juan Carlos Gayoso, CMM/Paperloop, project director, Latin America. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Status of Latin American Converting and Package Printing Industry
    Alfredo Domador, publisher of Conversion and Artes Graficas magazines

  • Status of the Latin American Paper, Tissue, and Board Markets
    Andrew Battista, senior economist, Pulp and Paper, RISI

  • Latin American Equipment Financing Programs
    Ursula Wegrzynowicz, business dev. officer, Export-Import Bank - USA

  • Logistics—Trends and Opportunities
    Louis Kerpan, director of operations, R.E. Rogers Inc.

  • Manufacturer/Distributor—Current Experience and Challenges in the Marketplace
    Michel Fiaux, CEO, Bobst Group USA and Head of Zone Americas
    and Patricia Alvarez, president, Intermarket and Print Mat Corporations

  • Question and Answer Session/Final Remarks

Show organizers also report another new Latin American addition to the show: A Brazilian Pavilion, dedicated to products and services from leading Latin American suppliers, associations, and publications. Designed to serve the dual-purpose of providing converters with an overview of Brazilian equipment and materials, the Pavilion reportedly also will familiarize exhibitors with the opportunities of exporting and importing with Latin America. Close to a dozen organizations will be represented in this pavilion, adds CMM Events.

"The new Latin American seminar and the Brazilian Pavilion will provide suppliers and converters with unprecedented opportunity to gain valuable perspective of the Latin American marketplace," says Jane McDermott, CMM Events show director.

To reserve your spot at the seminar, send your name, title, and company affiliation to Juan Carlos Gayoso at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information about CMM International 2003 is available at

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