FORTUNE 500 Companies to Exhibit at NAPM's Annual International Purchasing Conference

FOR RELEASE: April 14, 1999

CONTACT: Zenobia Daruwalla
  NAPM Media Relations
  602/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) — American Express Corporate, GE Capital Financial, Netscape Communications, and Oracle Corporation are just a few of the FORTUNE 500 companies exhibiting their products/services at NAPM's 84th Annual International Purchasing Conference in San Diego, California, May 23-26, 1999.

Thousands of purchasing and supply management professionals will attend the conference, which offers a comprehensive program of intensive workshops and expert speakers to address the latest issues and developments facing the purchasing and supply management profession.

Other exhibitors include SAP America, Inc.; Staples, Inc.; Visa U.S.A.; Trilogy Software, Dun & Bradstreet, and Bank of America.

Some of the highlights of the four-day conference include presentations given by Paul H. Boeker, president of the Institute of Americas, and Daniel J. Meckstroth, senior economist with Manufacturers Alliance. On Tuesday, May 25, Boeker, and Meckstroth will address the business survey/economic outlook. The outlooks will be followed by the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecasts released live at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time. Those who attend the conference will receive the forecasts an hour before the wire services.

For more information or to register for NAPM's 84th Annual International Purchasing Conference, contact NAPM customer service at 800/888-6276, extension 401.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association that provides national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. The association exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession. NAPM provides members and nonmembers alike with opportunities to expand their professional knowledge and skills. NAPM is comprised of 180 affiliates with more than 44,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

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