And of course, no one will be able to bring up the 2010 Best of the Best S&OP Conference without mentioning the outstanding performance by well known guitarist Greg Koch along with his Fender colleagues during the IBM/Cognos cocktail reception. I cannot think of the last time I was at a business event, where I heard someone in the audience yell “Free Bird” while I was speaking on stage. As if that was not enough, Fender was incredibly generous to the BOTB attendees and gave away a guitar! It was truly over the top.
Through IBF’s collaboration with the APICS team, we have formed an event unlike any other. The meshing of these two organizations, which are passionate about delivering educational yet fun events in order to grow the field of supply chain and demand planning has resulted in the production of a high level and memorable event. I feel that our speakers have communicated an overall sense of enthusiasm and support for their fellow industry professionals. We were fortunate to be able to lasso this group together in the name of offering professionals the knowledge they need to go back to the office and create change.
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Constance Korol is the Senior Marketing Manager for the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF). Follow her and the IBF team on Twitter: http://twitter.com/demandplanning
Photo credit to Hwa Kim, Photographer, APICS