As Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology starts to have more and more of an impact on a wide range of industry sectors, supply chain executives need to gain knowledge not only on how they can take advantage of the technology to increase efficiency in their own operations, but also how they can comply with customer mandates should they be implemented.
One place that many industry leaders are finding is the best place to improve their knowledge about RFID in their specific industry sector and network with those already using the technology is the RFID Networking Forum.
The 7th RFID Networking Forum, the largest event of its kind in Europe, will take place on November 9th at the Olympia 2 Conference in London. This one-day interactive event provides delegates with a range of “real-life experience” discussions groups, case studies and presentations focused on the realities of implementing RFID technology.
Delegates from a total of twenty-four industry sectors can attend a full day of sessions focusing on their specific sector requirements. Whether a delegate is involved in the supply chain and warehousing of retail goods, pharmaceuticals, construction products, automotives, food and drink, aerospace or another 19 industries, the RFID Networking will provide a full day of interactive sessions to attend.
Following the success of the RFID Breakthrough Awards 2005, the November Forum will again be accompanied by the RFID Breakthrough Awards presentation evening which will take place on the evening of November 8th at the prestigious Banqueting House, Whitehall.
With seven award categories, including the RFID Implementation Award, Best Pilot Award and the RFID Visionary Award, competition is likely to be high with last year's award winners including Marks and Spencer, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Biffa Waste Management. Nominations are now being welcomed for the Awards with the judging panel making their final decisions in early October.
The judging panel is made up of a who's who of RFID though-leaders from around the globe. Judges include Dr Gerd Wolfram, the man behind Metro Group's RFID enabled Future Store in Germany; Ed Cowley, Managing Director of the RFID Centre; Chris Rezendes, Vice-President of Venture Development Corporation and Ivano Ortis, Program Manager for IDC European Vertical Markets.
More information on the RFID Networking Forum, RFID Networks and the RFID Breakthrough Awards 2006 can be found at www.rfidforum.com/mhw and www.rfidawards.com