CMP Media Announces Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Global Supply Chain Summit

Supply Chain Industry Leaders to Gather for Three Days of Executive-Level Education and Networking, October 24-26, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMP Media today announced that its Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Global Supply Chain Summit will be held October 24-26, 2005 at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose. The annual conference will bring together industry leaders and features three days of keynotes, presentations, and panels that address the strategies and tactics necessary for electronics companies to build successful global supply chains.

Attendees to this year's summit will learn the latest practices and trends impacting the global supply chain, including best-in-class case studies from leading companies across the electronics industry. Presentations will help conference-goers understand how to select and manage global supply chain partners, implement technologies and business processes such as PLM, RFID, Lean and Six-Sigma, prepare for RoHS, WEEE and "green" compliance, and gain insight into the most useful metrics to gauge supply network performance.

"We have assembled an elite group of executives and the most sought-after thought leaders in the world of supply chain management for this year's conference," said Paul Miller, vice president and group publisher of the CMP Media Electronics Group. "Attendees will learn about the hottest global trends affecting the industry, and receive strategic insight, tools and relationship building opportunities to strengthen the value of their global supply network."

Speakers from companies like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, iSuppli, and Microsoft will lead discussions on key topics crucial for managers at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and suppliers, both large and small, from across the electronics industry. Presentations include "Building Value Through Best Practices in Environmental Compliance", "Outlook for Electronics: Trends Affecting your Global Supply Chain", "How Wall Street Values Global Supply Chain Performance" and "Electronics Industry Code of Conduct: Creating a Global Standard." This year's Summit will be moderated by Dr. Hau Lee, Thomas Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and Bruce Rayner, Editor-in-Chief, Electronics Supply & Manufacturing.

The Global Supply Chain Summit will feature several keynote addresses on important topics affecting the industry today:

     --   Jean-Philippe Brisson, senior associate in the Global Environmental
          Group of law firm, Allen & Overy LLP will present "Preparing Your
          Supply Chain for RoHS and WEEE:  Legal Advice on the Latest
          Developments from the EU" (October 24 at 8:00am)
     --   Derek Lidow, president and CEO of iSuppli Corporation will address
          "Extracting Supply Chain Value:  The New Realities" about learning
          where to find supply chain value, today and in the future (October
          25, 8:15am)

     --   Tim Carroll, vice president, Supply Chain Operations, IBM Integrated
          Supply Chain will speak to "IBM to Lenovo:  Architecting a Global
          Supply Chain Transformation" looking back on the strategy and
          processes that were put in place to transfer a multibillion dollar
          business from one company to another (October 25, 12:30pm)
     --   Steve Delaney, CEO of Celestica will outline how implementing Lean
          and Six Sigma can be used to improve your company's business
          performance during his keynote on "How Celestica is Architecting
          Value through Lean and Six Sigma" (October 26, 8:00am)

In conjunction with this year's summit, Electronics Supply & Manufacturing will present the 2005 Supply & Design Chain Champions Awards, recognizing innovators who have made great strides in their supply and design chain practices and have the results to prove it. Every year, Electronics Supply & Manufacturing solicits nominations from readers, and its editors review and select five outstanding case studies for publication in the November issue of the magazine. This year, the winners will be announced and awarded at the Global Supply Chain Summit.

For complete conference information, visit . For additional conference information or to obtain press credentials to attend the Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Global Supply Chain Summit, please contact Julia Konstantinovsky, Atomic Public Relations at (415) 402-0230, or email Email Contact

About CMP Media's Electronics Group

The CMP Media Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide through print, online and conferences.

As the most comprehensive and integrated source of electronics technology information, the CMP Media Electronics Group offers a full suite of products and services to reach electronics industry managers and design professionals throughout the world. With its combination of media properties, CMP Media's Electronics Group focuses on delivering a targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community.

Each month, CMP Media's Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its publications in five languages to subscribers in 55 countries. Online visitors from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on its Web sites in six different languages and in a year, more than 35,000 decision makers from 48 countries attend its conferences in North America, China, Taiwan and Europe.

    CMP Media's Electronics Group properties include:

     --   Print -- Electronics Supply & Manufacturing, EE Times and  Embedded
          Systems Programming
     --   Online --,, EE Times Online,
          DesignLines,, and
     --   Conferences -- ESM Global Supply Chain Summit, Embedded Systems
          Conferences, Embedded Connect and Design Seminars

    About CMP Media

CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

Contact: Julia Konstantinovsky of Atomic Public Relations, +1-415-402-0230, or Email Contact, for CMP Media.

CONTACT: Julia Konstantinovsky of Atomic Public Relations,
+1-415-402-0230, or Email Contact, for CMP Media

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