February 21, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) - Spend Management Experts (SME), a leading supply chain spend management consultancy, announces its partnership with Team Georgia for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) LINK2019 Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 24 -27, 2019. LINK2019 is RILA's Retail Supply Chain Conference, which gathers the most influential retailers in the world and is open to executives from retail and consumer goods product manufacturing companies.
The companies that comprise Team Georgia serve the supply chain and logistics industry in various ways. The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, and the lead agency for attracting new business investment and encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses. Flexport is a full-service air and ocean freight-forwarder providing a robust platform and end-to-end service for a modern logistics team. Georgia Power, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, is one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. Select Fulton is the economic development organization for Fulton County and plays an important role in stimulating economic growth and workforce development. SME partners with clients, providing expertise that allows them to effectively optimize transportation, distribution and fulfillment networks.
Spearheading Team Georgia is the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). According to MAC's Director of Supply Chain Ecosystem Expansion Ben Harris, "Having a presence at LINK2019 and representing one of the most important logistics hubs in the country alongside key, influential companies and organizations is a great testament to the value the Southeast region brings to the supply chain market."
John Haber, founder and CEO of SME, added, "It is an honor to be included as a part of Team Georgia, which represents both the Georgia region and the global influence it has on the supply chain market. In today's e-commerce driven world, the supply chain is one of the most critical components of a retailer's success."
According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development and MAC, Georgia is a booming global logistics center, home to more than 12,300 logistics providers. The region is connected to the world by the fastest-growing port in Savannah. With three major interstates, businesses have access to 80 percent of the U.S. market in two days by truck and two hours by air, out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest and most efficient airport.
Please visit Team Georgia at Booth #112,114 and 116 where SME's latest whitepaper, "Georgia - Where Retailers Do Business," will be available. To access the whitepaper online, please visit Spend Management Experts' Knowledge Center.