RedPrairie has revealed the list of speakers due to present at its upcoming International User Conference, which will be held at St. John’s Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham, UK, 16-17 September.
Delegates at 2008’s event can learn the secrets of “Extreme Performance”, which will be shared by Europe’s progressive and high achieving players in supply chain and retail store operations.
Customer keynote speakers include Peter Voorhoeve, SCM Programme Director, and Patrik Fransson, SCM Business Programme Manager, both of Volvo Parts, presenting how Volvo Parts is currently rolling out RedPrairie’s WMS in 35 countries on 6 continents.
Tim Gruver, Global Director of Technology at Microsoft, will be showcasing future technology in a session on “Creating Tomorrow’s Reality.”
A guest keynote will be given by world renowned polar explorer Ben Saunders who was the youngest person ever to ski single handedly to the North Pole. Ben Saunders will share his story and give his views on the discipline and dedication needed to perform when the conditions around turn extreme.
Delegates will also hear from a variety of other customer speakers including the vehicle component supplier Delphi, global third party logistics company DHL, publisher Oxford University Press, bar and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers, and supply chain management company TDG.
These RedPrairie customers will present real-world examples of how they have achieved extreme performance in their operations. Other companies confirmed to speak include Microsoft, Zebra, Vocollect, VoiteQ, Ernst & Young, Tandem Consulting and RedPrairie.
A cocktail reception and gala dinner will take place at the magnificent Birmingham Town Hall, a historic piece of architecture that has recently undergone a €50m renovation.
The event will also feature an exhibition of RedPrairie and complementary partner solutions. Delegates will make new contacts, pick up advice from peers, and gain insight into how extreme performers run their businesses.
Martin Hiscox, Vice Chairman of the Board, Managing Director & President International said, “We are extremely excited about the speakers at this year’s conference, and our delegates can look forward to two inspirational days together with fellow customers, partners and RedPrairie staff.
“Our aim is for every delegate to return home with new ideas to drive revenues and profitability and achieve extreme performance in their business.”
With the continued growth of the event, 350 supply chains and retail executives from 20 countries are expected to attend.