SOURCE: Spend Matters; MetalMiner

Spend Matters; MetalMiner

March 01, 2012 09:10 ET

Manufacturers Gather in Chicago for First Ever Commodity Risk Conference

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - On March 19 and 20, 2012, industry-leading media sites MetalMiner™ and Spend Matters™ will host Commodity EDGE: Sourcing Intelligence for the New Normal, a two-day business-to-business commodity risk conference.

"We believe nobody has successfully identified the specific strategies and technologies organizations can use to reduce commodity price risk," says Jason Busch, editor of Spend Matters. "We aim to fill that market need."

Commodity EDGE features executive roundtables on how to use simple hedging instruments to cover key spend categories, and technologies that can bridge the gap between spend analysis, strategic sourcing, savings tracking, and commodity management and forecasting. The event offers premium intelligence not commonly available in the marketplace.

Sponsored by Nucor, Triple Point Technology (Gold sponsors), The Smart Cube (Silver sponsor), BravoSolution and FULLSTEP (Bronze sponsors), the conference presents a heavy-hitting line-up of expert commodity analysts.

Key speakers include: Rick Blume, General Manager, Commercial, for Nucor's Steelmaking Group; William A. Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Jorge Vazquez, Founder and Managing Director of HARBOR Aluminum Intelligence Unit; Mark Pruitt, Principal, The Power Bureau, Program Director at the Illinois Community Choice Aggregation Network (ICCAN), and former Director of the Illinois Power Agency; and Jason Busch, Managing Director at Azul Partners and Executive Editor of Spend Matters, among many others.

Register for Commodity EDGE at More information, including a complete agenda, is available at or by contacting Sheena Moore at 773.525.7406, smoore[at]azulpartners[dot]com.

About Spend Matters
Spend Matters is the largest and longest-running procurement and supply chain information website dedicated to examining a range of procurement and supply management issues.

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