World Congress 2008

Ensuring Trust in the Acquisition Process Through People, Teams, and Tools.

April 13–16, 2008
Duke Energy Center
Cincinnati, OH

Conference Agenda

Earn up to 20 continuing education hours by attending all three days of World Congress 2008!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

9:00am–1:00pmCMI (Contract Management Institute) Fundraising Golf Tournament*
3:00pm–5:30pmFREE Career Fair
5:30pm–7:00pmExhibit Hall Ribbon-Cutting and Opening Reception (Sponsored by BAE Systems)

Monday, April 14, 2008

8:00am–9:00amWelcome Remarks: Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Monzel

Keynote Presenter: Kenneth V. Meyer, Vice President, Integrity and Compliance, GE Infrastructure
9:00am–10:15amGeneral Session Panel: Contract Management Workforce: Is Quality Enough?

Jon Etherton, Principal, Etherton & Associates; Frank Anderson, Fellow, President, Defense Acquisition University; and David J. Berteau, Director, Defense Industries, Center for Strategic and International Studies
10:15am–11:00amRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BVTI)
11:00am–12:00pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
12:00pm–1:00pmLunch in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by IBM)
1:00pm–1:45pmDessert and Coffee in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BVTI)
1:50pm–2:50pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:00pm–4:00pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
9:45am–5:00pmExhibit Hall Open
4:00pm–5:00pmNetworking Reception in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by VISA)
7:00pm–10:00pmGala Dinner*

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

8:00am–8:45amKeynote Presentation: New strategic Alliances and Partnerships

Oren Harari, Professor, Graduate School of Business, the University of San Francisco
8:45am–10:00amGeneral Session Panel: Acquisition Teams and Tools—Better, Smarter, More?

Pat Garcia, Vice President of Contracts, Intelligence and Information Systems Business, Raytheon Company; Cristina Chaplain, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO; and Dr. Francis C. Spampinato, CPCM, Chief Acquisition Officer, Department of Energy
10:00am–10:45amRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BVTI)
10:45am–11:45am14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:45am–1:30pmLunch in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by IBM)
1:30pm–2:00pmDessert and Coffee in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BVTI)
2:10pm–3:10pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:20pm–4:20pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:30pm–5:30pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
9:45am–2:00pmExhibit Hall Open
7:00pm–10:00pmSpecial event: Hofbräuhaus*

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

8:00am–9:30amGeneral Session Breakfast: Finding the Purpose

Dr. Bertice Berry, Sociologist, Author, Lecturer, Educator
9:40am–10:40am14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
10:50am–11:50am14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
12:00pm–1:30pmLunch in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by IBM)
Luncheon Presenter: Robin Tomlin, Partner/Director, IBM Corporation
Awards Presentation
1:30pm–2:30pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:40pm–3:40pm14 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Thursday, April 17, 2008

8:30am–4:30pmPost-conference Seminars (at the Hilton)*

* Indicates special event—separate registration fee applies.

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