INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
B2B eMARKETPLACES & THE
FUTURE OF eCOMMERCE: WHAT PATH
WILL IT TAKE?
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Open to the public.
Registration recommended. There is a limit of 60 participants
$10 fee (payable cash or check day of the program.
No fee to Sponsors of the Center)
This Panel is a follow-up to the Center's May 2000 Panel on "eProcurement
& The Future of Internet Trading Communities/Online Exchanges."
Our panelists will focus on a series of eMarketplace issues, providing
the basis for an interactive knowledge exchange with our audience
participants during the evening.
Mr. Robert Fraser, Founder and Chairman, NetSales http://www.netsales.com
Dr. Hamid Pirahesh, IBM Manager of Advanced Database Solutions &
IBM Fellow, IBM Corporation http://www.ibm.com
Dr. Marguerite Raaen, Vice President of Business Development, metiom
Dr. Warren Raisch, author, "eMarketplaces: B2B Strategies for Success"
Further panelists to be announced next week!
Forrester Research, Inc. predicts that U.S. B2B eCommerce, an intercompany
trade in which the final order is placed over the Internet, will
hit $2.7 trillion in 2004. This growth will be accelerated by the
rapid development of eMarketplaces, new models for conducting eCommerce,
including auctions, aggregators, bid systems, and exchanges. Forrester
further predicts that these eMarketplaces will capture 53 percent
of all U.S. online business trade and ultimately between 45 to 74
percent of eCommerce in a supply chain.
Until now, the growth of online trading has been through one-to-one
business connections, allowing businesses to buy and sell and leverage
the Net to build relationships with their business partners. As
companies more actively participate in eMarketplaces, these virtual
networks will allow companies to connect with a wider universe of
buyers and sellers and adopt more dynamic trading practices. What
impact does this have on existing business practices and supply
chain relationships? The majority of firms expect to be drawn into
eMarketplaces, yet, they are still not exactly sure how they will
participate. As the corporate world pursues multiple paths on the
way to a major B2B online presence and a new identity within the
New Economy, will the path be through: Coalitions? Partnerships?
Or spin-offs? Create? Merge? Or buy-out?
To register please send name, title, company, email address and
telephone number to:
Sara K. Dean
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