Executives from NetApp, eBay and Ross Stores to Speak at SIG Symposium Being Hosted by Google September 25, 2013

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Incredible Line-up of Sourcing and Outsourcing Executives to Gather in Silicon Valley for Sig Symposium to Network and Share Best Practices.

SIG announces the Silicon Valley Symposium hosted by Google

Innovation is always important, but cutting costs and improving bottom-line profitability have become tantamount to a company's success.

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces a powerful line-up of speakers at its upcoming Symposium in Silicon Valley, taking place September 25, 2013. The agenda is packed with keynote presentations, panel discussions and buy-side executive roundtables.

“More and more, the procurement group is being asked to take a more active seat in the board room,” says SIG CEO and President Dawn Evans. “Innovation is always important, but cutting costs and improving bottom-line profitability have become tantamount to a company’s success.” “Having companies like U.S. Bank, eBay, Ross Stores, Vail Resorts and NetApp share their challenges and transformations starts dialogues that allow procurement and outsourcing executives to learn from one another in the most powerful way,” adds Stephani McGarry, SIG Senior Director of Global Events. “And being hosted at the Google headquarters—a shining example of innovation and forward-thinking—is the icing on the cake.”

SIG Symposiums bring together executives from Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies to network and discuss issues and best practices in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing, offshoring, and nearshoring. Over the course of this one-day event, senior buy-side executives from different industries will share successes and failures, engage in open dialogues and address challenges faced by sourcing and outsourcing executives. For more information or to register, visit http://sig.org/symposiums-silicon-valley.php.

About SIG
SIG, http://www.sig.org, is a membership organization that has served sourcing, procurement and outsourcing professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies throughout its 22-year history. SIG is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. Members of all types are focused on improving bottom-line performance, quality and customer service through strategic sourcing/procurement and outsourcing initiatives. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing an ongoing forum for networking and sharing thought leadership, innovation and “next” practices.


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