SOURCE: Kennedy Information/Consulting Magazine

October 23, 2007 09:41 ET

Consulting Leadership to Gather in New York

Kennedy Information's Fall Consulting Summit Draws Globally

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - An international group of the consulting profession's thought leaders will gather in New York on November 1 at the Union League Club, site of Kennedy Information's Fall Consulting Summit 2007. Kennedy's bi-annual event brings together top consulting firms and their clients to discover new and innovative strategies that identify and leverage the ever-changing services required of consulting firms.

Governed by the Fall Summit theme "Client-Centric Consulting: Building Sustainable Demand," this gathering will examine the new ways consulting firms are differentiating themselves both to clients and their own workforce.

The Fall Consulting Summit faculty features keynoter Sharon Marcil, Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, James Champy, Chairman of Consulting for Perot Systems, Gary Holdren, CEO & President of Huron Consulting Group, and noted Author David Maister.

Amongst the critical subject matter in the Fall Summit, Kennedy's Vice President of Consulting Research, Tom Rodenhauser will deliver the annual "State of the Consulting Industry Annual Report" address. This unique session assesses the current state of demand across a variety of consulting services, quantifies the most significant opportunities for consultants, and identifies where consulting clients can expect to see shortages of availability.

In addition, Tony Lemberger, Director of Strategic Sourcing for Kennedy Information Advisors, will uncover how procurement organizations are evolving the management of the professional services buy. Leveraging his extensive expertise in this area, he'll clarify how consultants and procurement professionals can create mutually beneficial relationships.

The Summit offers a unique opportunity to network with and learn from other leaders in the consulting. Other firms expected to represent the profession at the event include: Acquis Consulting Group, Blackstone, Breakthrough Management Group, BroadReach Partners, BTS USA, Buck Consultants, Burntsand, Carpedia International, Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, CMAI, Corporate Executive Board, Corporate Insight, Crowe Chizek and Company, Decision Strategies International, Deloitte Consulting, Drinker Biddle Gardner Carton, DSTi, e-Rewards, Fannie Mae, Findley Davies, FMI Corporation, Global Touch, Group 1066, IBM Global Technology Services, Iconixx, Information Services Group, InKnowWis Consulting, INPUT, Integration Consultoria Empresarial, Johnson & Johnson, Katzenbach Partners, LaMarsh and Associates, MarketSphere, Microsoft, Mindtree Consulting, Navigant Consulting, NetSuite, NextPage, Palladium, Paragon Strategic Services, Pfizer, Plante & Moran, Point B, Praxes Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, QHR, Qualified Data Systems, RBC Limited, Secor Consulting, Sentient Consulting, Shell International, Sia Conseil, Six Sigma Academy, SMART Business Advisory and Consulting, Spencer Stuart, Spring Consulting Group, Tatum Healthcare Consulting, Templeton & Company, The Sinclair Group, TNS Custom Research, Virchow Krause & Company and WTC.

More information about the Fall Summit is available at www.ConsultingCentral.com/Summit_2007.

About Kennedy Information:

Founded in 1970, Kennedy is the leading research and advisory firm serving the Management and IT Consulting professions. The company publishes the newsletters Consultants News and Management Consultant International, plus Consulting magazine (www.ConsultingMag.com).

Kennedy's research division annually produces over 25 original research studies on critical consulting markets and firm operational metrics. Its consulting division, Kennedy Information Advisors, provides custom market research and advisory services to consulting firms, systems integrators, and consulting client companies.

Described by Fortune magazine as "authoritative" and regularly quoted by BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN and other major media outlets, Kennedy's editors and analysts are the world's foremost experts on the consulting profession. The company is based in New Hampshire, with bureaus in New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta and London.

Kennedy Information is a BNA company, a leading publisher of specialized news analysis products for professionals in business and government.

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