General sessions

Each year, business leaders and innovators come to the APICS annual conference to share their knowledge with their peers. At APICS 2013, join industry leaders in the fields of supply chain and operations management as they educate, inspire, and challenge you to advance your productivity and elevate your supply chain performance.

2013 APICS World Café

Host: Pamela M Somers, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP

Competition to identify superior supply chain and operations management talent is a top priority. With that in mind, company decisions makers must maximize their abilities to attract and retain the best workers. At the APICS 2013 World Café, participants will have the opportunity to explore the obvious benefits, not-so-obvious benefits, and challenges of diversity initiatives. 

Join the conversation! 

The 2013 APICS World Café is a unique chance to interact in person with peers from across the globe and exchange ideas about diversity in an enlightening and instructive roundtable discussion. Participants will move from table to table, adding their perspectives to each conversation. Meanwhile, one individual will remain at the same table, recording and engaging the contributors. The collective results of the conversations will inform APICS leaders as they begin a diversity-centered project for the association.