SOURCE: Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

September 11, 2007 13:17 ET

Aberdeen Group Partners With Leading Publications for the Annual Chief Procurement Officer's (CPO) Summit November 13 and 14

Leading Procurement Analysts, Experts, Publication Partners and Attendees Come Together in Boston for a Glimpse Into the Future of Global Supply Management and Reveal How to Turn Procurement Organizations Into a Competitive Weapon

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks company (NYSE: HHS), partners with three prominent global supply management publications to host this year's Chief Procurement Officer's (CPO) Summit. Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Supply Chain Management Review and the CPO Agenda, based in the UK, have partnered with Aberdeen to deliver the most comprehensive best practices and executive networking event for procurement professionals and their peers in supply chain, finance and operations. This year's event will be held on November 13 - 14, 2007 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, in Boston, MA. The summit will leverage Aberdeen's leading research in this area and offer supply management best practices as presented by high-profile industry practitioners.

Now in its third year, and building on the $1.46 trillion in spend represented by last year's attendees, the Chief Procurement Officer's (CPO) Summit is the only executive-level event that features senior executive presentations led by industry-recognized leaders sharing the key trends that will impact procurement in 2008 and beyond. "Our publication partners have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serve the needs of the procurement professional and build awareness surrounding global supply management best practices and strategies," said Stephen Gold, President of the Aberdeen Group.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive (www.sdcexec.com) is the executive's user guide for successful supply chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage.

Supply Chain Management Review (www.scmr.com) is an executive-level publication dedicated to the art and science of moving goods to market. Their readers are senior managers responsible for their companies' supply chain activities. Readers also include educators and management consultants who need to keep current with the latest supply chain trends. They are published eight times a year by Reed Business Information.

CPO Agenda (www.cpoagenda.com) is an international business review designed specifically for chief procurement officers and senior purchasing and supply chain executives in larger organizations. CPO Agenda is published four times a year by Redactive Media Group in conjunction with the UK's Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply -- the same partnership responsible for Supply Management magazine. It reaches top purchasing, sourcing and supply management professionals worldwide who collectively control hundreds of billions of pounds, dollars and euros of expenditure.

"The role of the CPO has increased the significance and visibility of purchasing within the organization. We sought out summit partners that would be able to bring the maximum value to our participants with their heightened knowledge of global shifts in supply and the changes in technology that effect the global supply management atmosphere," notes Andrew Bartolini, Sr. Director of Global Supply Management research at Aberdeen. "The goal of the CPO Summit is to provide an opportunity for the elite of the elite in procurement to come together and discuss the most critical issues facing the function today."

For registration and event information, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/events/live/cpo07

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