SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
(CSCMP) announced today that NRW.INVEST LLC,, the Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), will support its flagship dinner event next week in Silicon Valley. This year, for the first time, the event will be hosted at David's Restaurant in Santa Clara and feature Sam Liccardo as moderator of a panel now renowned for its caliber.

Returning panelists represent some of the world's most respected companies, including: Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain & Procurement of BioRad Laboratories, Jim Miller, VP Worldwide Operations for Google, Kerry McCracken, VP of Business Architecture and Delivery of Flextronics. Joining these experts on the predictions panel for the first time is Michael Hester, Head of Planning, Allocations, Distribution & Logistics for BevMo!

This is the second time North Rhine-Westphalia's economic development agency, NRW.INVEST LLC, has supported the Silicon Valley event. Said President and CEO of NRW.INVEST (North America) LLC, Dr. John Gatto, "We are pleased to partner once again with the CSCMP Roundtable in San Francisco, by far one of the strongest business Roundtables of the global CSCMP association. Silicon Valley is an important market for many iconic companies with interests in the state of North Rhine Westphalia."

For more information and to register for the November 21, 2013 dinner event, go to


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