IACCM Executive Workshop in Seattle on Monday, September 24th

If commercial contracts are your thing and on Monday morning you find yourself in the Seattle area with some time on your hands, you might want to consider attending a presentation by Tim Cummins, president and CEO of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM to its friends).

The presentation is being hosted by Starbucks. You don’t need to be an IACCM member to attend, but you do need to register; click here to do so. Tim has occasionally allowed me to pick his brains, and I’ve always found him to be very knowledgeable and insightful.

Here’s the invitation:

IACCM Executive Workshop Series
Hosted by Starbucks Coffee Company

“The Emerging Role of Contracts, Procurement and Legal in the Global Networked Economy”

Join your peers at the latest IACCM Seminar

September 24, 8:45 – 10:30 am

Starbucks Coffee Company HQ
2401 Utah Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

Join IACCM President and CEO, Tim Cummins, and your peers at Starbucks for a presentation and discussion of the impacts of the global networked economy on the role of Contracts, Legal and Procurement professionals.

The global networked economy has created exciting new opportunities, yet also introduces many uncertainties and risks. Shifting roles, organizational models, skills and knowledge management are among the areas affected. Technology, empowerment, outsourcing / offshoring, internal and external collaboration are also high on the agenda as companies develop a strategic contracting and relationship management capability to replace the traditional, tactical view.

This presentation will briefly outline the drivers and enablers of change, the impacts these are having and the transformation in buy side and sell side contracting and supply chain management that is resulting. Our best practice examples will highlight the strategic role that contracts, supply chain and legal functions are fulfilling in supporting and enabling global competitiveness.


08:45 Arrival at Main Entrance Lobby, 1st floor, where you will be escorted to the 8th floor security desk for badges.
09:00 Coffee Tasting
09:15 Presentation & QA
10:30 Closing remarks

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.

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