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Experts to Speak at Global Supply Chain Management Conference

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 24, 2010) -- The U.S. ambassador to Canada will be one of many internationally recognized experts presenting at the Global Supply Chain Management Conference June 15-17 at SUNY Plattsburgh.Ambassador David C. Jacobson joins Dan Baldwin, assistant commissioner at the Office of International Trade; Timothy Skud, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of the Treasury; Ted Poplawski, special assistant to the director, Division of Import Operation and Policy, Office of Regional Operations, Food and Drug Administration; Mike Flaherty, consul and senior trade commissioner for the Government of Canada; and Arthur Brohinsky, director of Lean Six Sigma, KKR Capstone and former executive vice president of SmartOps. These experts and others will present on such topics as current issues in regulation and compliance; financing the global supply chain; ways to be green and profitable; strategies and best practices in cross-border trade; dealing with supply chain threats and intrusions; challenges posed by exchange rate risks; supply chain management in recessionary times; and more.

In what is becoming an annual event, the conference will expose leaders to current trends, analyses and state-of-the-art solutions designed to benefit their enterprises. It brings together internationally recognized speakers to discuss significant supply chain issues related with cross-border compliance and regulatory issues, risk management in the supply chain, and green supply chains and corridors.

Several high profile companies and organizations in Canada and the United States will be represented in this three-day event, including the Canadian, Quebec and U.S. governments; A.N. Deringer; FedEx Trade Networks; Robert Transport; the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance; the Supply Chain Logistics Association of Canada; Supply Chain Optimizers; and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, among others.

"This conference is a major opportunity to spotlight the role of Plattsburgh and the Quebec-New York corridor in the world of supply chain excellence, as well as the expertise of our regional business community and the Supply Chain Management program at SUNY Plattsburgh," said Garry Douglas, president of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce. "We hope that companies from both sides of the border will join in sharing and learning best practices and discussing the changing challenges and opportunities in the world of logistics."

"Supply chain concerns are always on the minds of business leaders, especially here in the North Country," said SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling. "SUNY Plattsburgh is proud to partner with the Plattsburgh-North County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the second annual Global Supply Chain Management conference."

The conference is sponsored by the college, the Department of Business and Supply Chain Management, and the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce with the involvement of Concordia University in Montreal. For more information and to register for the conference, visit the conference website at www.supplychainmanagementconference.com or contact Dr. Brian Neureuther at 518-564-4197 or [email protected].

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