October 21, 2009 08:00 ET

Record Attendance Expected at GXS Managed Services Global Customer Forum Kicking Off Today

Fourth Annual B2B Outsourcing Summit Will Feature Presentations From Accenture, Alcatel Lucent, Exelon, Lexmark and Mars

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - GXS, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced it is expecting record customer attendance at its 2009 GXS Managed Services Global Customer Forum. Kicking off today at 3:00 p.m., the Forum will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel near Washington, D.C. through Friday, October 23. This annual customer gathering provides GXS and its valued customers the opportunity to have personal, interactive discussions about current trends and challenges in B2B e-commerce. Bob Segert, president and CEO of GXS, will provide a company update, while other GXS executives and partners will detail B2B/supply chain trends, product and technology strategies, and new and planned enhancements to GXS Managed Services.

The schedule also includes presentations from multiple customer companies such as Accenture, Alcatel Lucent, Exelon, Lexmark and Mars, Inc., among others. Finally, the conference will include presentations from several GXS strategic partners including RollStream, SWIFT, TDI Consulting and Verizon Business. The goal of the conference is to keep customers informed about developments and new features and functionality of GXS Managed Services and to sponsor lively discussion about B2B outsourcing requirements and direction.

Notable sessions include:

Who:    Carlos Alvarenga, Managing Director, Supply Chain Services,
What:   Supply Chain Trends and Market Overview
When:   Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Who:    Yann Ballenghien, Leader of Global IT Procurement, Alcatel
What:   Alcatel-Lucent's Global B2B Program
When:   Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Who:    Eugene Fucetola, Global Operations Manager and Pierre Ramery,
        Global B2B Development Manager of Mars, Inc.
What:   B2B Integration at Mars
When:   Thursday, Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Who:    Lise Gjertsen, Regional Manager Corporates, SWIFT
What:   Enhancing Your Client Value with SWIFT and GXS
When:   Thursday, Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Who:    Brian Leibforth, President, North America, TDI Consulting
What:   Simplifying the Complexity of the Client On-Boarding Equation
When:   Thursday, Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Who:    Jim Torpey, B2B Consultant; Gerald Kaloi, Lead Analyst, Exelon
        Corp.; Brian Leibforth, TDI Consulting
What:   ERP Integration Challenges & Solutions
When:   Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Who:    Pete Kiernan, B2All Program Manager, Lexmark International,
What:   How to Reach your Small- and Mid-Size Trading Partners
When:   Friday, Oct. 23, 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The full agenda is available upon request.

About GXS

GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collaboration among trading partners. Organizations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimize product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS' B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.

Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at, and

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Allison Tobin
    GXS Global Media Relations
    +1 (301) 340-4988
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