January 18, 2011 09:00 ET

F4SS Announces Strategic Relationships Conference in Tucson, AZ

Three-Day Educational Program Focusing on Strategic Relationships - Identifying, Developing and Optimizing Successful Partnerships in the Upstream CPG Supply Chain

OAKLAND, NJ--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - The F4SS (Foundation for Strategic Sourcing), a non-profit organization serving the upstream Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) supply chain, has announced its next member conference to be held February 28 through March 2, 2011 in Tucson, AZ.

The Conference theme is Strategic Relationships - Identifying, Developing and Optimizing Successful Partnerships. The Keynote Speaker will be T.S. Khurana of Cisco. T.S. leads Partner Sourcing and Management as a Senior Director within Customer Value Chain Management. He has oversight responsibility for all of Cisco's commercial manufacturing relationships, services and associated factories, and manages $3B in manufacturing spend within its worldwide network of outsourced factories. 

Attendees will also benefit from insightful presentations from such reputable speakers as Dave Nelson, former SVP of Purchasing at Honda; John Fogerty of Starbucks; Lora Cecere of Altimeter Group; Rob Swift of P&G; Paul Blacklock of General Mills; just to name a few.

The conference will also feature presentations and a panel discussion on Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Programs. Experts from P&G and General Mills will educate attendees on "How to do it." They will also tackle the question of "Why Supplier Diversity is Important."

The Conference will take place at the beautiful Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, AZ. The venue features 27 holes of championship golf and a world-class spa, surrounded by the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Sonora Desert. Exciting activities have been planned for attendees, including golf, a decent-led tour and dinner at the Pima Air & Space Museum, and a docent-narrated tour of the Boneyard, just to name a few.

"We're excited to offer the Strategic Relationships Conference to our members and any organization seeking to develop better business relationships in the Upstream CPG Supply Chain. This conference is a must-attend as it will give attendees the insight and tools they need to develop and optimize strategic relationships, thereby creating valuable and strategic partnerships," stated Lisa Shambro, Executive Director of F4SS.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the organization's website at or call 201-677-1254.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Lisa Shambro
    F4SS Executive Director
    Phone: 201 677 1254
    Email Contact