Linda Gorchels to Keynote at Product Management Educational Conference in Boston

Product Management Educational Conference (PMEC East) will feature renowned expert in Product Management from University of Wisconsin-Madison as final keynote

Sacramento, CA, October 12, 2006 --( The Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM), the hub of all things product management, announced today that Linda Gorchels, noted author and instructor, will be the morning keynote on Friday November 10 for the Product Management Educational Conference (PMEC East). The PMEC East will be held at the Hyatt Harborside at Logan International Airport in Boston, MA and will run from November 8 through 10, 2006.

“We’re so pleased to have Linda Gorchels as our final keynote,” said Therese Padilla, AIPMM president. “Her texts on product management have been such an asset to working product managers,” added Padilla.

As managing director of executive marketing seminars in the Executive Education department of The School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Linda Gorchels not only teaches marketing topics, but also has profit-and-loss responsibility for a successful "product line" of educational programs.

PMEC East 2006 also boasts a lineup of other dynamic speakers and topics sure to recharge and jump-start the creative juices in any product manager or brand manager. For those busy product managers who are unable to carve out two full days from their calendar or for those who can’t get the budget for the conference – there is an answer. The conference will feature free public sessions and a free Networking Expo. Free sessions run from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursday Nov. 9, followed by the free Networking Expo from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. On Friday Nov. 10, the public sessions will run from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

The PMEC East 2006 will be held Wednesday November 8, 2006 to Friday November 10, 2006. PMEC East will provide learning and networking opportunities for product and brand managers representing pharmaceutical, software, medical devices, travel & tourism, food services, financial services, and consumer goods.

PMEC 2006 is sponsored by the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM), the hub for all things product management. The AIPMM is the only worldwide professional association dedicated to product managers, brand managers, product marketing managers and other professionals who cover the entire discipline of the product life-cycle throughout any industry.

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About the Association of International Product Marketing and Management

The AIPMM provides value to its individual members, corporate members, and sponsors by providing training, education, certification and professional networking opportunities. Membership benefits include the national Product Management Educational Conference, regional conferences, the Career Center, peer Forums, tools, templates, publications and eligibility to enroll in the Certification Programs. The Certified Product Manager (CPM) and Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM) program allows individual members to demonstrate their level of expertise and provides corporate members an assurance that their product professionals are operating at peak performance. The new and improved website now allows members rapid access to the vast array of professional resources, including exclusive member-only content including articles from the Journal of Product & Brand Management. Visit often to get timely, useful, pertinent information you can trust. 

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