Fall Conference for Hospitality Supply Management -- Agenda

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Fall Conference for Hospitality Supply Chain Management
October 17-19, 2006
Dallas, TX


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. C.P.M. and CFPM Testing
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome to the Conference, Opening Remarks and Introduction to the incoming HSM Officers and Board Members
Karen Settlemyer, Chair, Hospitality Supply Management
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. General Session

From Small to Large — The McAlister's Growth Story
Philip Friedman, Chairman and CEO
McAlister's Corporation

Discover the secrets to McAlister's success. Gain insight into the strategies that took McAlister's from 30 restaurants to more than 200 and apply them to your supply management organization. Explore the approaches that led to this robust growth — organizational needs assessment, concept evolution, guest satisfaction measurement and supply management growth.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Peer Roundtables

Dedicated time to exchange successes, ask questions and learn from your peers. Use this session to dig deeper and get some real-world insight from your colleagues in the trenches. Please provide feedback on possible topics by sending an email with your topic suggestions.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Showcase Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Session I
Please select one session.

WB — Contracting for Services: A Review of the Contracting Process
Jim Haining, C.P.M., A.P.P., Director, Procurement
Insituform Technologies, Inc.

Contracting for services differs from the typical purchasing contract for materials. The sourcing process is different and has a different set of challenges. This session reviews the basics of contracting for services including what you need to receive from your end users and suppliers prior to formalizing a contract. Some of the important elements include the detailed Scope of Work (SOW), the contract terms and conditions and the process for finding a supplier. Explore the pros and cons of using a reverse auction to source services.

WC — Creating, Scoring and Using Your Personal Scorecard
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., President
Kemp Enterprises, Inc.

Identify knowledge and tools to create a personal professional development scorecard. Discussions include step-by-step process, resource identification, evaluation techniques and metrics, scoring, benchmarks, best practices and a useable personal scorecard along with the potential benefits. Everyone needs a personal professional development scorecard.
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 - 4:30 p.m. General Session

Market Trends and the Ten Fundamental Strategies and Best Practices of Supply Chain Organizations
Robert J. Engel C.P.M., National Director of Client Services
Resources Global Professionals

Explore current market trends in goods and services. In general, we have seen many commodities go from being in a buyer's market to a seller's market, and this session reviews these changes as well as addresses how world-class organizations are dealing with the changing marketplace. Highlights include 10 fundamental strategies and best practices that world-class supply chain organizations strive to achieve.
6:15 - 9:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner
III Forks, The Crown Jewel of American Dining (A North Dallas Restaurant)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. General Session

Supplier Diversity — A Challenge for the Future
Gerry Fernandez, President
Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)

Norma Sica, Director, Supplier Diversity
Darden Restaurants

Cirabel Lardizabal Olson, Director
Diversity & Multicultural Relations
Burger King Corporation

Additional panelists to be announced.

Changing demographics impact our industry's workforce, our customer base and our communities. Diversity management discussions are on the agenda of virtually every leading foodservice and/or hospitality provider. Now the discussion has shifted to include the concept of supplier diversity. Supplier diversity is the practice of recruiting minority-owned firms as a way to add value and build upon existing diversity efforts. Increasing diversity in the supply chain is not without its challenges. Supply chain professionals face such questions as: Why do we have to be concerned with minority-owned status? How do I find qualified minority-owned firms to meet our needs? Can these minority firms meet our price and quality standards? This workshop presents the business rationale for a supplier diversity effort, the benefits of partnering with MBEs (Minority Business Entrepreneurs) and the future implications for supply chain management in light of an increasingly more diverse America.

Look for a business case for supplier diversity followed by a panel discussion by corporate procurement experts who have successful supplier diversity programs. Includes a question-and-answer period.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. General Session

Economics and Commodities: Looking Back at 2006, Looking Forward to 2007
William C. Lapp, President
Advanced Economic Solutions

A review of the fall commodity markets and expectations for the near future. The discussion includes what price trends to expect and the reasons why.
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

Texas Cuisine
Don't miss this session guaranteed to delight your taste buds. Take a tour through Texas by sampling flavors of the Southwest.

Agenda subject to change.

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