Sunbury, United Kingdom — September 24, 2008 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced its 2008 Managed Services Global Customer Forum to be held Wednesday, September 24 through Friday, September 26 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel near Washington, D.C. This annual customer gathering provides GXS and its valued customers the opportunity to have personal, interactive discussions about current trends and challenges in B2B e-commerce. Bob Segert, president and CEO of GXS, will provide a company update, while other GXS executives will detail the product and technology strategy and roadmap, as well as new and planned enhancements to GXS Managed Services.
The schedule also includes presentations from multiple customer companies such as Burton Snowboards, Case New Holland, Lexmark International and Smithfield Packing, among others. Maureen Fleming, program director for IDC’s Business Process Automation and Deployment service, will provide a market overview and a summary of B2B trends.
Notable sessions include:
Who: Maureen Fleming of IDC
What: B2B Trends and Market Overview
When: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
Who: Pete Kiernan, B2All program manager, Lexmark International Inc
What: B2B Integration at Lexmark
When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Neal Harm, senior vice president, chief administration officer, BB&T Commercial Finance
What: Supply Chain Finance Today
When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Cary Robins, EDI analyst, Burton Snowboards
What: Riding B2B Outsourcing for Growth
When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Who: Sundar Nagarajan, e-commerce manager, Case New Holland Global N.V.
What: B2B Outsourcing at CNH Global
When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Who: Jennifer Sander, EDI Oracle developer, Smithfield Packing
What: B2B Growth at Smithfield Foods
When: Friday, Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Who: Marty Stewart, vendor relations manager, EDI, Circuit City Stores, Inc.
What: Electronic Invoices: Leveraging WebEDI to Reach the Entire Supplier Base
When: Friday, Sept. 26, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collabouration among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS’ B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.
Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.co.uk
For further information please contact:
Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
Tel – +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org