“The Value of Networking”

APICS Tampa Bay, the leading association for supply chain and operations management, invites members of local professional associations, the academic community and business professionals to our Eleventh Annual Holiday Networking Event on December 11, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel, 3050 North Rocky Point Drive West.

We are quite excited to have Mrs. Teresa Conte, the Marketing Director for McFarland, Goud, Lyons, Sullivan law Firm, as our guest speaker this year! Her presentation will provide an exciting perspective on the value of networking. She will enlighten the audience as to what networking can do for you and will provide tips on how to be very effective at developing your network.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to build relationships
  • Value of networking
  • Social media impact on networking

Bring your business cards and come make some new connections!

Teresa C. Conte is a graduate of The University of North Florida with a double major in Marketing and Management. She is originally from Long Island and moved to Dunedin, Florida.

She has had many opportunities in her career through the relationships she has built with her classmates, employers, civic organizations, and volunteer positions. Her networks are professional along with boosters for her 4 children’s activities.

She started her career in banking working in the collection department (First Union National Bank) and worked her way to Vice President of the Bank (Bank of America & Iberia Bank). Through networking with other professionals, she met the managing partner of McFarland Gould Law, who approached her, to start their grass root marketing department at the law firm with the goal was to teach all employees on how to market their areas of practice.

She has been a Rotarian since high school and is the past President of the Oldsmar Eastlake Club. She has won Rotarian of the year twice in the last five years.

She is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas – Class of 2013 – She served on the selection committee, 2017 was Selection Committee chair, and Recruitment Chair 2016.

She has served on the Board of Directors for Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. as the Secretary for nearly 12 years. The organization provides HUD certified home buyer education classes, down payment assistance to first time homebuyers, rehab loans, and small business lending opportunities.

She serves on the Board of Directors for Directions for Living for the last 4 years. Direction for Living is Pinellas counties largest public mental health provider and child protection agency.

Date: December 11, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Event: Eleventh Annual Holiday Networking Event
Topic: "The Value of Networking"
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

February 6-7, 2019

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Early Bird rate is $150 until November 1, 2018!

The Florida Supply Chain Summit Program is being developed by a Florida Statewide Steering Committee made up of 30 key stakeholders from business, industry, government and educational institutions.  Enjoy Keynote & Panel Presentations from Industry Leaders!

  • Blockchain for supply chains
  • Global trade trends/trade policy
  • Supply chain automation/technologies
  • Information technology/data analytics/cybersecurity
  • Workforce preparedness
  • Advanced manufacturing – broad state appeal
  • Leveraging Florida market trends for business growth
  • Omnichannel / e-commerce / last mile delivery

Register today! 

Date: February 6, 2019—February 7, 2019
Event: Inaugural Florida Supply Chain Summit
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite our members and their colleagues to attend our Professional Development Meeting from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13.

Our guest speakers are Mr. Jerry Kilty and Ms. Patti Gander. They will be presenting information that they gathered from the APICS 2018 Conference in Chicago, IL. The theme of the conference was “Next is Now” emphasizing that companies and individuals should be at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape of Supply Chain. They will also be discussing trends in Supply Chain as reflected in the management processes of Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Enable.

They will update you on an exciting announcement made at the conference. Come hear the news and network with fellow Supply Chain professionals!

This event will take place at Bonefish Grill in South Tampa.

Entrees (Choice of)


LILY’S CHICKEN Goat Cheese, spinach, artichokes & Lemon Basil Butter


All entrees are served with Garlic Whipped Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

CHEESECAKE drizzled with chocolate and caramel

*Alcohol available for purchase

Don’t delay registering for this event as the registration will be closed at 25 guests.

$37.50 Guests/Non-Members
$35 APICS Members

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 6-8 PM
Event: November 13, 2018 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: Bonefish Grill - South Tampa
(813) 876-3535 [
Location: 3665 Henderson Blvd
Tampa 33609
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

The Power of Your Resume

Dates: October 23, 24, & 25
Investment: Free!

A powerful RÉSUMÉ gets the interview; the INTERVIEW gets the JOB.

Most hiring managers today look for an achievement-based résumé – what you can do for a company. Deluged with more résumés than ever before, they will spend five seconds or less deciding whether to read further.

Why would a hiring manager NOT look at your résumé? You’ve broken one of the rules. Don’t make resume mistakes you can avoid!

During this 75 minute webinar, you will learn about the positives and negatives of résumés, including:
• Overall appearance
• Layout effectiveness
• Completeness and presentation of header information
• Clarity and support of objective
• Education & experience documentation and organization
You will learn how to use the Power of Your Resume to get the interview, and so much more!

The Power of Your Resume webinar is FREE and takes place at 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM, & 9:00 PM on October 23, 24, & 25.

Your résumé is a sales document designed to get you the interview. Don’t let your job or lack of a job define who you are.

Date: October 23, 2018—October 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM, & 9:00 PM
Event: The Power of Your Résumé
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

The Future of Technology in Supply Chain Planning

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite our members and their colleagues to attend our Professional Development Meeting from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 9.

Our guest speaker is Mr. Rick Hollingsworth. He will be speaking on the topic of The Future of Technology in Supply Chain Planning.

While ERP systems have been around since the 90‘s, as the next evolution of basic MRP in the 70’s and MRP II in the 80’s, the next iteration of planning is starting to hit the market. Larger companies are defining what their technological solutions will look like in the next decade. Basically, software providers are taking the same concepts and building cloud based solutions using demand sensing concepts. They are allowing algorithms of large volumes of data to provide artificial intelligence to define demand. This evolution from prescriptive to predictive and cognitive planning will be accomplished through decision support and automation tools. This presentation will discuss the foundation of knowledge required, what is needed today to prepare for the next wave and how future solutions will be managed.

Rick Hollingsworth CSCP CPIM is a Past President of the Florida West Coast Chapter of APICS (2005 – 2007). He is a Supply Chain Solutions expert with 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Planning. Currently, He works for Coca-Cola Beverages Florida as an IT Business Liaison. This role merges supply chain process with technological capabilities. He uses his expertise in SAP technology, process standardization and organic development of talent to maximize supply chain planning performance. Additionally, Rick has industrial experience in food & drug, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, textiles, chemical, telecommunications, electronics, and defense for both process and discrete manufacturing. He has spoken at national conferences on implementation techniques for production planning and has presented, globally, to Coca-Cola bottlers. He has been in the Tampa Bay area since 1992 and has been affiliated with the local chapter since 1996.

$37.50 Guests/Non-Members
$35 APICS Members

Date: October 9, 2018
Time: 6-8 PM
Event: October 9, 2018 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay
(813) 888-8800
Location: 3050 N Rocky Point Dr W,
Tampa, FL 33607
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM I)

Grow your career and your company’s bottom line in 2018 with the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM I) education & certification review course!

APICS Tampa Bay invites all local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to our “Certified in Production and Inventory Management” education & certification review course. The CPIM I course will take place from 1-5 PM on October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7.

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.

New, streamlined, CPIM program better serves the needs of the supply chain workforce – while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.

The course will use the APICS Learning System, along with supplemental materials from an experienced IDP Master Instructor, Jerry Kilty.

It is taught via a flipped classroom style, which is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning online, that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom.It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.

This course includes the workbook and study tools. It also qualifies for 40 APICS certification points. Your investment is:

APICS Member: $1,495
Non-Member: $1,695

*Prices do not include cost of the exams.

To stay competitive, companies and professionals must continue to learn and innovate. Most agree that continuous improvement is complemented by continuous learning. APICS Tampa Bay’s mission is to support that process by providing top quality Supply Chain and Operations Management education.

Date: October 10, 2018—November 7, 2019
Time: 1PM-5PM
Event: APICS Tampa Bay CPIM I Course
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.