Coca-Cola to deliver keynote at the MESA International 2011 North American Conference

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CHANDLER, ARIZ.—Coca-Cola Refreshments senior vice president of product supply system-strategy, Chris Gaffney, will deliver the keynote presentation at the MESA International 2011 North American Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 21. In addition, the company will serve as corporate host of the annual event.

In addition to the keynote presentation occurring on Wednesday, Coca-Cola will be hosting a session on Real-Time Brand Management: The Demand for Operations Intelligence through Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI). The session will examine the challenge food and beverage companies face to keep brands profitable, reaching customers without interruption. Attendees will benefit from learning how EMIs can help minimize and prevent supply chain disruptions by linking financial information from an enterprise resource planning system to plant-level, real-time operations information. From the plant floor to the business office, EMIs create a brand-management tool capable of boosting brand profitability.

This year’s 2011 North American Conference is made possible by:

•Platinum Keystone Sponsors: ATS, GE, Invensys, Rockwell Automation, Siemens,

•Gold Keystone Sponsors: Brock Solutions, CDC Software, Cordys, Lighthouse Systems, Microsoft, MPDV, OSIsoft

•Associate Sponsor: Meridium, Schneider Electric

•Lanyard Sponsor: ATS

•Pen Sponsor: Apriso Corporation

•Analyst Sponsors: ARC Advisory Group, Cambashi, Aberdeen Group, IDC Manufacturing Insights

•Media Sponsors: Automation World/Summit Media Group, CFE Media, IndustryWeek

•Attendee Gift Sponsors: Invensys, Brock Solutions

•Cloud Workshop Sponsors: Rockwell Automation, Microsoft

•Welcome Reception Sponsor: Microsoft

•Association Partner Sponsor: CB&I

For more information on the MESA International 2011 North American Conference or to register for the event, please visit

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