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7th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit (BESMS) — Agenda

Fueling the Recovery | Fueling The Pipeline

February 2-4, 2010
Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, CA

Sponsored by ISM and Howard University


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

7:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration/Breakfast on Your Own
8:00 – 8:30 am Welcome Address
8:30 – 10:00 am B-1 General Session
Outcomes of Survival
Auto and financial — many of us know firsthand the industries bearing the brunt of the recession. How have supply executives in the hardest-hit industries tackled economic challenges to survive? Find out what they have learned in the process to survive and thrive in the future. You are sure to glean several tips to implement into your supply chain.

Sidney Johnson, vice president, global supply management, Delphi Corporation
Benjamin Robinson, global planning and services executive, Bank of America
Anthony Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, A.P.P., senior vice president, supply management, Hilton Hotels Corp
10:30 am – 12:00 pm B-2 General Session
Ensure Your Suppliers Are Recovery Ready
Inventory levels are depleted and new orders need to be placed. Are your suppliers still in business? Can they ramp up operations to meet your increased needs? Service suppliers also have a smaller workforce; can they still provide the level of service your organization needs? Discuss tools to evaluate the stability of key suppliers. Examine key considerations regarding which suppliers should be considered for collaboration and which should be leveraged for cost-reduction purposes.

David J. Burton, president and CEO, Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance
Javara Perrilliat, principal, A.T. Kearney
12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm CC General Session
Student Case Competition
Are you looking for up-and-coming supply professionals? Future leaders in supply management bring new ideas to the table. Student teams present their case work as they compete for scholarships. A.T. Kearney has developed and provided case studies relating to the Summit's theme of "Fueling the Recovery."
3:15 – 4:45 pm B-3 General Session
On the Talent Horizon
Discover the coveted skills that organizations are seeking in their executive hires to help continue on the path of recovery from an executive recruiter. Hear how Chevron enhanced its executive training to include an innovative learning and development program with effective delivery methods, skills assessment and mentoring activities incorporating strategies to develop a diverse talent pool that drives business success.

Audrey Goins Brichi, manager-strategy, planning and coordination — midstream procurement, Chevron Corporation
Ed W. Flowers, vice president and managing director, DHR International
5:00 – 6:30 pm Networking Reception
What is the most valuable part of attending a conference? The new relationships you make with your peers. Network with supply executives from the Hispanic Supply Management and Women Executive Supply Management Summits.

Wednesday, February 3, 2009

7:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration
7:00 – 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am Welcome/Announce Case Competition Winners
8:30 – 9:30 am E-1 General Session
Economic Update
Are we really on the other side of the recession? Get an economic snapshot and gain valuable insights to integrate into strategic solutions for your organization.

Marvin Clark, principal, Monsoon Wealth Management
10:00 – 11:30 am B-4 General Session
Executive Perspectives
Supply executives share challenges and successes they've encountered throughout their careers, including working and living internationally. Discover the valuable skills they used to succeed, their most influential career experiences and the supply management challenges that shaped their careers. These speakers will inspire you with their unique success stories.

Joseph C. Black, Jr., chief procurement officer, Aetna, Inc.
Patricia B. Hairston, director, international procurement and transportation, Corning Incorporated
Tracy Joshua, senior director, Bristol-Myers Squibb
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Fuel the Recovery, Fuel the Change: Effective Leadership Makes It Happen
Discover your talent for leadership and how to help your team power through this recovery. Learn how to leverage your strengths as you become an effective leader. This lively session promises to deliver valuable insights that will help you improve your leadership skills and empower your team to achieve and exceed organizational objectives.

Jeffrey Hatchell, MBA, Empower Management Solutions
1:30 – 3:00 pm B-5 General Session
Are You Sustainable?
Are you prepared to incorporate new legislation into your supply chain? Has the downturn affected your organization's efforts to become green? Acquire new strategies from the author of the first edition of the Green Supply Chain Management Professional Development Series. John Wilkerson shares tips to reduce your organization's carbon footprint while maintaining cost-reduction strategies.

John Wilkerson, CPSM, executive director, Bellwether Logistics Services
3:30 – 5:00 pm B-6 General Session
Helping Your Supplier: Nontraditional Solutions
Many suppliers are suffering in their ability to keep pace with large corporations due to credit crises. To keep their supply chains operational, corporate supply managers must look for innovative capital solutions to fund their suppliers' operations. Explore the nontraditional solutions of private equity and joint ventures. Learn the mechanics of partnering with a private equity firm, identifying strategic suppliers and potential conflicts of interest.

Aaron D. Dent, vice president, Indirect Procurement, Merck
Erik Miller, partner, Uni-World Capital
5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception
Network with supply executives from the Hispanic Supply Management and Women Executive Supply Management Summits.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

7:00 – 10:00 am Registration
7:30 – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions
Network and exchange information with others in your industry or focus on challenges common to your arena. This session includes attendees from the Women Executive Supply Management Summit and the Hispanic Supply Management Summit.
8:30 – 9:30 am

Attend Your Choice
of H-4 or W-4
H-4 General Session
Enabling Agility
Discuss the people, process and system considerations that can enable, or potentially derail, procurement's ability to operate with the agility required in today's dynamic business environment. Hear how Pfizer, in an ongoing transformation of its Worldwide Procurement organization, considered organizational structure, market knowledge of the company and talent development to improve agility.

Mike Hoffman, vice president, worldwide procurement, Pfizer Inc

W-4 Session
Women in the Workplace 2.0
Discover exciting new ideas about women in the workplace. If you miss this session, you may miss out on insight into the next step in your career.

Trish Mosconi, partner, McKinsey & Company
9:45 – 11:30 am

Attend Your Choice
of H-5 or W-5
H-5 General Session Closing Address
Doing Business in Latin America
Are you evaluating the market in Latin America? Is there a supplier you are considering with operations in Latin America? Attend this session to learn the ins and outs of successful business transactions in Latin America.

Dr. Luis Bitencourt, Ph.D, associate dean for academic affairs, chair – Department of National Security Studies, professor of national security affairs, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University

W-5 General Session
Peer Panel and Summit Wrap-Up
Get the inside story from supply executives as they share challenges and successes from their careers. You won't want to miss this session, where highly successful women in supply management reveal their secrets to success: essential skills and unique experiences, and how they overcame challenges. Use their experiences to evaluate your career and change course, go forward and offer support to those you are coaching. Includes Q&A, so be ready to have your questions answered in real-time by a real role model in supply management.

Pamela Prince-Eason, vice president, worldwide procurement, Pfizer Inc

Stacey Taylor, vice president, procurement, ConAgra Foods
Other Executives: TBA

Agenda subject to change.

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