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E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management Featured at Distribution/Computer Expo This year's Distribution/Computer Expo & Seminar in Chicago IL features sessions on e-commerce and supply chain management-along with other sessions on warehousing, bar codes, distribution, logistics, and transportation. Seminars will be held April 4-5, 2000, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and the expo is set for April 5-6, 2000, at the Navy Pier.

The Expo offers 77 educational sessions on technologies and practices. Included are 15 sessions devoted to e-business and e-commerce; another 15 sessions focus on supply chain management and execution. Also highlighted are warehousing (18 sessions); transportation (10); and distribution and logistics (nine).

This year's seminar features a keynote speaker for the first time: Jim Tompkins, president and founder of Tompkins and Associates, will speak on "The 10 Principles of E-Supply Chain."

The expo is expected to draw more than 220 exhibitors displaying more than 1,000 computer programs, systems, and services. Full details on the events are available in a color brochure. To obtain a brochure, phone 800-338-4112 or 610-458-6410; or e-mail your name and address to [email protected] Complete details also are on the Internet at www.logistar.com.

Conference Focuses on Trucking Technology The Information Technology & Logistics Council (ITLC) plans to hold its 34th annual National Conference and Technology Exhibition, set for May 21-24, 2000, at the Hyatt Orlando in Kissimmee FL. This conference will feature roundtable discussions and 24 technical sessions covering information technology, logistics, and surface transportation. Sessions will focus on Internet technology and security as well as case studies on topics such as trailer tracking, knowledge management systems, and wireless communication. Participants also will receive an overview of ATA's Capitol Hill issues and hear a speech by Walter McCormick, president of ATA.

Novices in the use and implementation of e-commerce and electronic data interchange (EDI) may attend a day-long seminar on this technology May 21. Participants will have access to information technology and logistics hardware and software May 21-23 during the Technology Exhibition.

To obtain more information, phone 703-838-1721 or access www.truckline.com/cc/councils/itlc/2000conference/pressr.

ATHS Schedules Convention/Truck Show The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS), based in Birmingham AL, plans to hold its 29th annual convention and 21st annual antique truck show May 25-27, 2000, in Valley Forge PA. Host of the events is the Philadelphia chapter, and activities will take place at the Valley Forge Convention Center and two adjoining hotels, The Radisson Hotel Valley Forge and the Scanticon Hotel in King of Prussia PA.

For more information, phone 205-870-0566.

Truck World 2000 Planned for September The Canadian International Truck Show, Truck World 2000, will take place Sept 14-16, 2000, at the National Trade Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. An expected 500 exhibitors on the 400,000-sq-ft exhibit floor will feature the latest trucks, trailers, heavy-duty parts, engine and power train components, computer-based business solutions, service shop equipment and supplies, tires, fuels, and accessories. More than 30,000 industry professionals are expected to attend.

Ed Gregorcic has joined Truck World 2000 as trade show coordinator. He has more than 15 years' experience in event, trade show, conference, and concert management. He was formerly event services manager for the National Trade Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Don Leddy also has joined Truck World 2000. Leddy has more than eight years' experience in sales and customer service, and most recently worked for Reed Exhibitions.

Truck World 2000 is owned and managed by the Ontario Trucking Association in association with the Canadian Trucking Alliance. In the coming weeks, the Truck World 2000 web site will go online at www.truckworld.on.ca.

For further information, phone 416-249-7401, fax 416-245-6152, or e-mail [email protected]

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