A World of Opportunity at 2007 PMAC Annual Conference

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - A certified master negotiator, renowned
international procurement experts and supply chain leaders from Canada's
biggest companies will showcase A World of Opportunity at the Annual
Conference of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC).
    The 82nd Annual Conference, June 13-15, 2007 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
will bring together leading authorities to share first-hand insights and offer
guidance on navigating a changing marketplace. With more than 700 delegates
attending, the conference is the largest of its kind in Canada.
    "This is truly the premier supply chain event in the country," says PMAC
President Robert Dye. "Our theme - A World of Opportunity - reflects the
global nature of what we do - from sourcing in China to setting up secure
international supply chains."
    "The theme also speaks to the growing importance of our profession. We
are influencing the success of our enterprises, our communities and the
environment through emerging areas such as green procurement."
    With supply chains playing an increasingly critical, strategic and
dynamic role in all organizations, supply chain professionals want to stay on
top of fast-moving developments in the field and find out what's next.
    To help them do that, the conference presents the latest trends and best
practices in supply chain management and business leadership. It features four
world-class keynote speakers, 20 informative education sessions, entertaining
networking events and an exciting trade show.

    A selection of highlights from the three-day program includes:

    -   Certified Master Negotiator William D. Agee Jr. will explain how to
        overcome the challenges in cross-cultural business negotiations.
    -   Senior Procurement Executive Wolfgang Zenger will share
        Hewlett-Packard's renowned international procurement practices.
    -   A.T. Kearney Vice-President Paul Inglis will present new research on
        how organizations use supply relationships to manage risk and deliver
        increased value.
    -   Neil Sentance, Assistant Deputy Minister for Supply Chain Management,
        will discuss the most recent developments in procurement at the
        Government of Ontario.
    -   Supply chain leaders from Canadian Tire, Kichler Lighting, Siemens
        and more will provide an insider's look at how they are achieving
        success in a global economy.
    -   Updates on RFID technology, sustainable procurement, supply chain
        financing, international logistics, corporate identity theft and

    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.

For further information:

For further information: or to obtain a media pass, contact Sharon
Ferriss, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, PMAC, (416) 542-9129 or

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