MEDIA ADVISORY: SHANGHAI AND LONDON — May 24, 2010 – GXS™ a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, is presenting on behalf of the EDIFICE organisation at the AsiaB2B 2010 Plenary event, which opens today in Shanghai, China.
The two-day ‘The Value of B2B’ event is designed for CIOs, senior executives, B2B supply chain directors and managers of Asia based companies or multinational companies with Asia operations that would like to adopt the best practices of B2B in Asia. The objective is to provide a platform for Asia based companies across industries to share insights and experience and tap into the existing expertise of an organisation such as EDIFICE. Emphasising the close links between AsiaB2B and EDIFICE, the two organisations will this week sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
Denise Oakley, International Marketing Director at GXS and EDIFICE Vice-Chairman, will outline the role and contribution of EDIFICE to the development of B2B in Asia-Pacific. EDIFICE is the European B2B User Group for business partners with interests in computing, electronics and telecommunications, and Denise Oakley will provide a detailed insight into a range of cross-industry knowledge sharing and collabourative efforts that are already underway. She will highlight the partnership with AsiaB2B and identify areas in which EDIFICE is sharing insights and best practices
|Who||Denise Oakley of GXS|
|What||AsiaB2B 2010 Plenary|
|When||May 24-25, 2010. Ms Oakley’s presentation is at 9.45am on May 24, followed by a MOU signing ceremony.|
|Where||Four Points By Sheraton, 2111 Pudong Nan Road, Shanghai|
|Why||Focus on how EDIFICE is enabling the development of B2B best practice in Asia-Pacific through knowledge sharing and collabouration in business area task groups|
EDIFICE’s mission is to drive global standardised B2B adoption through best practice, information sharing and influencing of standards development. The focus is on collabourative business processes using B2B solutions based on global standards. EDIFICE members number many of the world’s leading computing, electronics and telecom companies, including such names as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, GXS, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, National Semiconductors, Nokia, SAP, Sony Ericsson, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.
“EDIFICE’s collective experience and best practice sharing can help companies in Asia-Pacific achieve their B2B goals,” explained Denise Oakley. “EDIFICE is a very well established B2B competence centre, setting direction, creating awareness and providing learning opportunities. B2B is gathering speed in Asia-Pacific as companies begin to appreciate the business benefits, and we want to ensure that those companies can accelerate their advance by taking advantage of existing best practice.”
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 http://www.gxs.co.uk, http://blogs.gxs.com and http://twitter.com/gxs.
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