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Several Fortune 100 and 500 Companies Have Already Signed Up for the 2007 11th Annual Shared Services Summit in Las Vegas
Jul 20, 2007 (10:07 AM EDT)

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual Shared Services Summit is shaping up to be even bigger and better than ever before! An alarming amount of people are registering to learn and network with the award winning speakers on the program. This gathering of CFO's, VP's and Director's of Shared Services, Finance and Accounting, HR, IT, Supply Chain and Procurement professionals will be together on September 16-20th at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Shared Services Summit is the annual west coast flagship conference and is the sister event to the world's largest shared services conference -- Shared Services Week. It will be host to 25 hard hitting business case studies from best-in-breed shared services leaders, 7 peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, 11 deep dive extended workshops and 2 corporate site tours, 25+ solution providers and consultants, and new international speakers from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Attend the Shared Services Summit and have your questions answered and benchmark with the best, whether you are part of a new shared services organization, or from an established shared services organization. You can hear from a dynamic speaker faculty representing companies in all stages of their business lifecycle; planning, implemented growth or maturity

Top speakers include: -- Frank Cocuzza, CFO -- Penske Truck Leasing LLP -- Neil Padley, GM, HR Corporate & Shared Services -- Air New Zealand -- Al Birtch, Executive VP and Chief Administration Officer -- Concentra Financial -- Janet Arthur, Senior Director Columbus Accounting Center -- McDonald's -- Bill Parker, VP Shared Services - Sprint Nextel -- Virginia Forster, Senior Manager Corporate Real Estate -- Spherion Corporation -- Rob Stamer, VP, Financial Controller -- URS Corporation -- Dave Griebl, VP Shared Services, Monster Worldwide -- Steven McCaffrey, Managing Director Shared Application Services, Bank of America -- Richard J. Rowan Jr, Director Global Shared Services -- TRW Automotive -- Jeff Burge, VP of Finance, Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Previous attendees have stated, "What I like most about the Shared Services conferences is the diversity of the track programs, how there is a lot of different options such as customer service, performance management and new shared services organizations. So there are a broad range of topics which makes it very easy to choose the best topics to suit your needs." Kevin Woods, Director of Customer and Data Services, American Diabetes Association

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The Shared Services and Outsourcing Network was established in the late nineties to better focus IQPC's shared services expertise and serve the changing needs of the corporate practitioners. SSON has the leading edge in international shared services expertise. Our research staff work from international offices (US, UK, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Canada, South Africa) to research current trends and developments in shared services; we bring this information to our members via our monthly publication, regular e- news bulletins, organized site visits, benchmarking, roundtables, and conferences. The SSON publishes a "Most Admired Shared Services Organizations" list every year, and organizes the prestigious Annual Shared Services Excellence Awards.

Shared Services & Outsourcing Network is a division of the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC). IQPC, and its parent organization, Penton Learning Systems (founded in 1973), have trained over 2 million executives at more than 50,000 conferences and seminars.

CONTACT: Erica Crowder, +1-646-502-3260,, for The SharedServices and Outsourcing Network

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