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Gartner Announces the Supply Chain Executive Conference 2011

June 1-3 at The Phoenician Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona



Lingering macroeconomic malaise and unimaginable natural disasters have had deep and lasting effects on supply chains recently—making increased efficiency and agility more important than ever. The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference provides a unique opportunity to collaborate and connect with the world's leading supply chain executives, all in one place at one time.

  • Immerse yourself in three days of strategic and tactical Gartner advice from industry analysts and thought leaders who have more than 150 years of collective supply chain experience. Plus, gain insight from exchanges with leading solution providers at the forefront of the supply chain market.

    Executives scheduled to present at the conference include:

    Rick Frazier, Vice President, Supply Chain, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Vivek Kamath, VP Supply Chain Operations, Raytheon Company
  • Tom Van Laar, Head of Global Technical Operations, Novartis Pharma
  • Donald D. Wirth, VP Global Operations, Corporate Supply Chains, DuPont

Targeted role-based tracks will deliver all the insight and information supply chain executives need to make the right decisions for their organization.

Conference Tracks:

Supply Chain Strategy
Supply Chain Planning
Sourcing and Procurement
Distribution and Logistics
Supply Chain IT

In addition to these comprehensive tracks, the Agenda also features several special sessions providing opportunities to learn from and interact with Gartner analysts, industry experts and peers, and top solution providers:

Keynote Sessions
Case Study Sessions & Panels
Analyst One-on-Ones Analyst-User Roundtables
Solution Provider Sessions
Supply Chain Executive Peer Forum (May 31 – June 1, preceding the Conference)      

Gartner will host an award dinner on Wednesday, June 1, to announce the annual Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. During this dinner, Gartner will identify the companies that best exemplify successful transformation in today's supply chain.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference Web site at www.gartner.com/us/supplychain.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at christy.pettey@gartner.com.

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