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F2008, Business Forecasting Conference; Cary, NC; June 2-3, 2008

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F2008, SAS' 3rd Annual Business Forecasting Conference; Embassy Suites Hotel, Cary, NC; June 2-3, 2008

F2008, the third annual Business Forecasting Conference, will take place June 2-3, 2008 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, NC.

Conference highlights include 6 keynote addresses 18 session talks multiple tracks including

 Forecasting Applications 
 Forecasting Approaches 
 Business Case Studies 
 hands-on SAS forecasting software training sessions 
 Exhibit Hall with latest technologies on display 
 special networking events, including conference reception and dinner at Prestonwood Country Club 
 connections with more than 300 forecasting professionals from all industries. 

Discover new ideas! Join hundreds of colleagues and the top experts in the world of business forecasting at F2008. With six keynote talks and 18 sessions in multiple tracks, attendees can customize their experience to make the most out of their conference experience. F2008 will provide you with the latest research in the field and introduce you to best practices employed by some of the top organizations in the word. Uncover the latest trends and discover proven, real-world examples of business forecasting methods that really work.

Enjoy unique networking opportunities! Last year's conference attracted 300 forecasting professionals from more than 150 business, academic and government organizations. Examining forecasting principles and practices from various perspectives will give you a unique outlook on the discipline and your organization's approach to forecasting.

Who should attend F2008?

 Supply/Demand Planners 
 Statistical Modelers 
 Anyone working in the field of business forecasting 

Held June 2–3 in Cary, NC, F2008 will unite hundreds of business forecasters with top industry visionaries for a week of enlightening presentations, state-of-the-art hands-on training, and numerous networking opportunities.

F2008's keynote speakers include:

Charles Chase, Practice Manager, SAS;

David Dickey, Professor, Department of Statistics, N.C. State University;

Paul Goodwin, Professor of Management Science, University of Bath (UK);

Ken Kahn, Professor of Industrial Technology and the Avrum and Joyce Gray Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Purdue University;

Larry Lapide, Director of CTL's Demand Management, MIT;

Nada Sanders, James L. and Eunice West Chair in Supply Chain Management in the Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

In addition to the keynote talks, there will be 18 session presentations in three tracks: Forecasting Applications, Forecasting Approaches, and Business Case Studies.

Optional training will take place immediately following the conference, June 6-8.

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--Larry 15:22, 15 March 2008 (EDT)