PMAC announces host cities for 2011 and 2012 National Conferences

    
    Canada's largest supply chain event to visit British Columbia in 2011 and
    New Brunswick in 2012
    

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is pleased to announce that Whistler, British Columbia and Moncton, New Brunswick have been selected to host the 2011 and 2012 PMAC National Conferences, respectively.

Known worldwide as one of the premier resort destinations, as well as the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, hopes are high for the 2011 Conference in Whistler. "Arriving the year after the Olympic Games allows us to benefit from the improvements to transportation infrastructure made for the Games and the new facilities built to house the games and its visitors," said Bob Dye, president, PMAC.

Heading to Moncton for PMAC's 2012 Conference will put delegates in the politest city in Canada (Readers Digest, 2008), as they experience the charm of Canada's only bilingual province. There are no shortage of discoveries to be made in the Moncton area. Delegates can visit the steep coastal cliffs on the Bay of Fundy, experience the warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia, or explore the over 2,000 km of coastline.

Canada's largest conference for supply chain professionals has been leading the way for over 80 years. Decade after decade, through bull and bear markets, supply chain professionals have sought out PMAC for education and professional development to help them advance their careers. And employers have continually sought out those supply chain professionals who have received PMAC training and accreditation to provide their organizations with a competitive advantage.

Combining inspirational keynote speakers, topical education sessions, engaging networking events and a valuable showcase of top suppliers, the Conference continues to draw more than 500 delegates annually because of the value it provides to supply chain professionals.

The majority of Conference attendees typically work in mid- or upper level supply chain roles, with over 40% of delegates occupying senior supply chain positions in their organizations. Delegates come from all sectors, including manufacturing, government, natural resources and retail.

The next PMAC National Conference will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan, June 9-11, 2010. The conference theme "Winds of Change" is reflective of the current economic uncertainty. Attendees can learn new skills and discover innovative ways to prepare themselves and their supply chains to rise to any challenge.

Keynote speakers that have been confirmed for Regina include:

    
    -   Heath Slawner, an expert in the science of influence and persuasion,
        and
    -   Motivational speaker and leadership expert Darci Lang.
    

About PMAC

The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management professionals. With more than 40,000 members and program participants working in all sectors of the Canadian economy, PMAC is the principal source of training, education and professional development for supply chain management professionals in Canada. The highest achievement in professional supply chain management education in Canada is the Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation. www.pmac.ca

SOURCE Purchasing Management Association of Canada

For further information: For further information: Sharon Ferriss, vice-president of public affairs and communications, PMAC, (416) 542-9129 or sferriss@pmac.ca

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