NAPM Presents Second Annual Economic Summit— An Economic Outlook for 2000

FOR RELEASE: October 1, 1999

  Zenobia Daruwalla
  NAPM Media Relations
  480/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) - On December 14, 1999, economists from across the United States will speak on the economic outlook for the year 2000 at the National Association of Purchasing Management's (NAPM) Second Annual Economic Summit being held at the Marriott Marquis, in New York City.

The program will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with the live release of the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecasts. Following the release, six leading business economists will speak on the economic outlook for the year 2000.

Dr. Edward Yardeni, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities, will present a new perspective on the Y2K standing. Gene Richter, Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer for IBM, and colleagues will focus on the impact that technology has on procurement, and how to best leverage the changing environment. Dr. Arthur Alexander, President, Japan Economic Institute, will share his expertise on Asian markets, and Dr. Nariman Behravesh, Chief International Economist and Research Director, Standard & Poor's, will speak on the European market and what to expect with the euro.

To register, or for more information about the Economic Summit, visit NAPM's Web site. You can also call NAPM customer service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, to register or to request a general information brochure.

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 182 affiliates with more than 46,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.