The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has announced that it is rebranding its popular annual conference as "CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition." The industry association, which describes itself as "educating and connecting the world's supply chain professionals," draws an attendance of over 3,000 supply chain management professionals to its conference each year.
While the content and format of the conference will remain the same, the new branding is designed to convey a focus on the entire supply chain "from edge to edge" as well as the leading-edge thought leadership and research presented at the event, according to CSCMP.
"We rebranded the conference to reflect the changing, interconnected nature of both supply chain management and the world at large," said Rick Blasgen, CSCMP president and CEO. "From end to end and edge to edge, we cover content about, and provide support for, professionals in every facet of supply chain management and help relate supply chain management to the world around us."
CSCMP has also rebranded its annual Educators' Conference, held every year in conjunction with the general conference, as the Academic Research Symposium. The Academic Research Symposium, which is open to all conference attendees, was created to allow scholars from all disciplines of supply chain management and logistics to share their current research. Academics and researchers who wish to present are invited to submit their current research for consideration by May 1.
This year's conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from September 24-27. Attendees will save US $400 off regular rates if they register before April 15, 2017 and use the coupon code: EDGE17-EARLY. (This offer excludes student, young professional, educator, corporate, and Supply Chain Exchange registration types and is only valid for full conference registrations.)