Mikhail Gorbachev to Present Keynote at RedPrairies 2005 User Conference

RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, today announced that former Soviet Union leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev will keynote RedShift 2005, RedPrairies eighth annual user conference and logistics industry summit at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida, April 12-15, 2005.

President Gorbachev served as the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991 and was a central figure in ending the Cold War with the United States by signing two disarmament pacts that led to the end of Communist rule in Eastern Europe. As a result of his extraordinary achievements, President Gorbachev was the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, the Orders of Lenin, the Red Banner of Labour and the Badge of Honour.

Gorbachev also served as Deputy of the Supreme Soviet Union from 1970 to 1990, and acted as Chairman for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Soviet Union from 1984 to 1985. From 1985 to 1990, he was President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

In 1992, President Gorbachev became President of the Gorbachev Foundation, known as the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies. The Gorbachev Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan educational foundation, created to articulate and address the challenges of the post Cold War world, through the revisioning of global priorities.

In 1993, Gorbachev founded the environmental organisation, Green Cross International. A non-governmental group with chapters in the United States, Russia, The Netherlands, Japan and Switzerland, Green Cross International is a three-pronged programme with a mission to clean up military toxins, assist in the creation of global ecological law, and foster a value shift on the environment.

RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec says, RedPrairie is extremely honoured to host President Gorbachev at our upcoming user conference. He is considered one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century for his critical role in stabilising international relations during an extremely volatile period. President Gorbachevs thoughts on international leadership and the restructuring global priorities are important and relevant to our audience of international business leaders who seek competitive advantage by mastering complex global markets and supply chains.

President Gorbachev will address RedShift attendees during the opening keynote on the morning of Wednesday, April 13, 2005.

About RedShift: 2005
Each year, RedPrairie hosts a meeting of the minds with business and supply chain leaders from the worlds leading companies to push the envelope of strategy and technology in supply chain management. RedShift 2005, RedPrairies eight annual user conference and logistics industry summit, is scheduled for April 12-15 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. The conference will feature a keynote presentation by former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev and breakout presentations by logistics industry leaders.

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