2008 Supply Chain Conference (formerly Distribution Conference)

Sunday, March 30 (1am) - Wednesday, April 2, 2008 (1am US/Eastern)
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive [map]
Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs), CA 92270-1501

Explores the latest trends in distribution, technology and its application, supply chain collaboration, transportation efficiencies, leadership and management skills. Informal discussion groups give attendees an opportunity to discuss ideas and challenges with their peers.

<B>This conference co-locates with the GMA/FPA IS/LD Conference.</B>

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

CAMS Software Corporation
Chep USA
Freight Handlers, Inc.
Infor Global Solutions
KOM International
LMS Intellibound Progressive Logistics Services
Supply Chain Solutions
World Super Services / RoadLink USA

Related Web Pages and Sites:
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
Palm Springs Visitor Information
FMI Travel Discounts

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Registration Includes:

Includes all meeting materials, breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunch and receptions.

Who Should Attend:

Senior vice presidents, vice presidents and directors of distribution, logistics, warehousing, traffic and transportation. (Discussion groups closed to the press.)

<B>For more information e-mail:</B> Supply Chain Conference

<B>Companion Program – Art and Shopping Tour on El Paseo</B>
Monday, March 31 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing morning walking tour of several of the over 20 unique art galleries on the world famous El Paseo, known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert.” Then shop ‘til you drop at any of the 250 unique boutiques and well-known shops that line this beautifully maintained picture-postcard mile. Relax while you dine on dishes inspired by the Caribbean at Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café offering a relaxed, elegant island ambiance along with a truly inspired cuisine. Advance purchase of tickets is required ($45.00). No refund if notification of tour cancellation is received after Wednesday, March 26 (COB) or later.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 03/21/2008
Name Price
FMI Member Registration $675.00  
FMI Associate Member Registration $935.00  
Non-Member Registration $1,125.00  


Special Events

Name Price Available To
Companion Program  
     Fee for Companion Program $45.00   Domestic Ret./Whslr.
Canadian Ret./Whslr.
International Ret./Whslr.
Association Council
Associate Member (2005 or earlier)
Silver Level Membership
Association Partner
Industry Partner
Strategic Partner
Affiliate Partner

Cancellation and Other Policies:

All cancellations must be in writing to FMI; please fax or email directly to 202-220-0878/bcobbs@fmi.org. Full refund if notification is received by Friday, March 21, 2008 (COB); 60 percent refund if received by Friday, March 28, 2008 (COB). No refund if notification is received after March 28 (COB). Companion Cancellation Policy: There is a $45.00 charge for the Companion Program. No refund if notification of cancellation of tour is received on Thursday, March 27, or later. Failure to cancel tour by Wednesday, March 26 (COB) will result in registrant being responsible for full amount.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

To make reservations, please call The Westin Mission Hills Resort directly at 1.800.937.8461 by Monday, March 10, 2008. After this date, rooms will be on a space and availability basis. Please mention 2008 FMI Supply Chain Conference to receive the special conference rate $249.00 single/double occupancy.
Check In Time: 3pm
Check Out Time: 12 noon
75 dollar early departure fee if you check out before your scheduled date and do not tell the hotel before check-in.

Air Travel Information
Palm Springs International Airport is served by over a dozen airlines that connect to hundreds of cities worldwide, with approximately 100 daily flights. Palm Springs is located approximately 100 miles west of Los Angeles and is a 40 minute flight from both Los Angeles and San Diego airports. Flights from Las Vegas and Phoenix are approximately 1 hour long. For additional information on Palm Springs International Airport or to view a list of carriers, please visit the airport website:
Palm Springs Airport