Opening Keynote with Shelley Stewart
Leadership in Difficult Times: An Explosion of Ideas
Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence & Chief Procurement Officer
Sunday May 3
Keynote with Paul A. Laudicina
Managing a Global Supply Chain in a Globally Challenged World
Paul A. Laudicina
Managing Officer and Chairman of the Board
Monday May 4
Business Survey Keynote with Sara L. Johnson and Dr. Mickey D. Levy
Business Survey/Economic Outlook Presentation
Discover insights into the economy that you can apply in your business environment. Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and group director, strategic sourcing and procurement, Georgia-Pacific LLC, releases the committee's Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast. Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and senior vice president — supply management, Hilton Hotels Corporation, releases the committee's Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast.
Featured speakers include two of the nation's most renowned economists:
Sara Johnson is managing director of global macroeconomics with IHS Global Insight where she helps clients assess worldwide business and financial opportunities and risks. IHS Global Insight provides economic forecasts and analyses of 204 countries as well as research studies of critical economic issues. Previously, she was North American research director and chief regional economist with Standard & Poor's DRI, a predecessor of IHS Global Insight. As research director, she managed the U.S. Macro, U.S. Regional, U.S. Industry, Cost Forecasting and Canadian services. Johnson holds a B.A. degree in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College and an M.A. in economics from Harvard University with concentrations in finance and macroeconomic theory. From 1991 to 2001, Ms. Johnson served on the Governor's Economic Council, advising three Massachusetts governors on public policy and economic development and chairing the Governor's Task Force on Tax Policy and Capital Formation through 1999. Johnson is a director of the National Association for Business Economics and a member of The Boston Economic Club and American Economic Association.
As Chief Economist for Bank of America, Dr. Mickey D. Levy analyzes and forecasts national and international economic performance and financial market behavior, and conducts research on monetary and fiscal policies. He sits on the Bank's Asset Liability Committee. In addition to his work with Bank of America, Levy serves on the Shadow Open Market Committee and is an advisor to several Federal Reserve Banks. Dr. Levy has testified before U.S. Congressional committees on topics concerning the Federal Reserve and monetary policy, fiscal and budget policies, economic and credit conditions and the banking industry. His recent research has involved issues of global imbalances and U.S. trade.
Norbert J. Ore
Senior Vice President, Supply Management
Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters
Sara L. Johnson
Managing Director, Global Macroeconomics
IHS Global Insight
Dr. Mickey D. Levy
Bank of America
Tuesday May 5
Keynote with Bertice Berry, Ph.D.
Making Every Moment a WOW
Dr. Bertice Berry
Award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne
Wednesday May 6
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