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PASIA Hosts Confab

October 03, 2012

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

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The Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA) will host the 2012 Annual Global Procurement and Supply Management Conference & Exhibit slated on Nov. 27 to 28 at Marriott Hotel in Manila.

This two-day conference will bring together C-level executives, professionals and international experts in procurement and supply management from across Asia, Middle East, US & Europe.

PASIA Chairman and Chief Executive Charlie Villasenor, who is recognized as Asia’s procurement transformer, said: “In this time of economic uncertainty and with Asia set to represent two thirds of the world’s economy by 2030 according to the Asian Development Bank, procurement and supply management takes center stage. Research shows that risks related to the supply chain are rated #1 factor to the continuity of business. CEO’s are increasingly aware of the gold that can be mined from ethical practices, strategic procurement decision issue making and eProcurement.”

Over 20 world-class speakers will provide insights into how to seize that opportunity, through sharing the best practices and inspiring case studies.

Some of the speakers include: Cathy Rodgers, vice-president. Global Business Development –IBM USA: Rob Simpson, Worldwide Procurement & Logistics, vice president- Texas Instruments, Inc. USA; Tibor Beles, vice-president, Business Process outsourcing- Oracle Corp; Jasmin Abu Bakar, executive vice-president and head of Strategic Procurement – Maybank Malaysia; Ron Carcamo, former CPO of Yahoo!, president-BuyerQuest, USA; Sudip Mall, president and general manager – Kraft Foods Philippines.

They will present and discuss the latest industry updates, technology applications, solutions & services, strategic procurement, risk management, eProcurement and Ethics and Sustainability in Procurement & Supply management.

This event is supported by the International Federation Purchasing Supply Management (IFPSM), Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and International Trade Centre (ITC), Semi-conductor Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM) and the Integrity Initiative. Key Sponsors are Delta Airlines, Oracle, DHL, TransProcure Corp.

Participants will be part of the most international meeting of experts and practitioners in procurement and supply management as they gather at this event. Separate tracks for the Public Procurement and SME will feature best practices in their arenas.

For more information, call (632)844-2680, visit or e-mail to  


Source: Business World;  Bulletins; 3 October 2012

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