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High-profile experts to speak at Global Supply Chain Management Conference

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 13, 2009) - Thaddeus M. Bingel, former chief of staff, Off ice of the Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be one of the many internationally recognized experts featured at the Global Supply Chain Management Conference coming to the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh May 19-21. Others include Robert Armstrong, president of Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada; Samuel H. Banks, executive vice president for Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services and former acting commissioner of customs; and Louis Samenfink, executive director of the CBP Cargo Systems Program Office.

In what is expected to become an annual event, the conference will expose business and government leaders to current trends, analyses and state-of-the-art solutions. It will bring together internationally recognized speakers to discuss significant supply chain issues related to cross-border compliance and regulatory. Other topics will include transportation security and supply chain security solutions; green/sustainable supply chains; and green corridors.

Several high profile companies and organizations in the supply chain arena are also represented in the three-day program, including A.N. Deringer, FedEx Trade Networks, Action Worldwide, Robert Transport, the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Crossborder Development Corporation, Florida Institute of Technology, and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. In addition, several internationally recognized trade attorneys from Stafford, Owens, Curtin and Trombley; Hogan and Hartson; and Simon, Gluck and Kane will also be represented at the conference.

"The Quebec-New York Corridor is quickly emerging as one of North America's great logistical centers," stated Garry Douglas, president and CEO of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce. "It is only right that it become the host of what will be one of the best supply chain management conferences."

"It is a natural fit that SUNY Plattsburgh host an event like this," said SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling. "We were the first SUNY school to institute an academic business major focused on supply chain management, and this demonstrates our commitment to fostering responsible citizenship within a global community."

The conference is sponsored by the college, the Plattsburgh - North Country Chamber of Commerce and the New York State Department of Labor with the involvement of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. For more information and to register for the conference visit the conference web site at http://plattsburghcas1.com/GSCM or contact Dr. Brian Neureuther at 518-564-4197 or [email protected] .

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