SAP, Avnet, Sanmina Sponsor VO Webcast on Developing and Negotiating Electronics Outsourcing Contracts

SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 20, 2005 – Venture Outsource, helping companies make smarter business decisions worldwide, announced today SAP has been added as sponsor for its upcoming, international Webcast on electronics outsourcing contracts. The event, titled Electronics Outsourcing Contracts – development & negotiations, takes place Tuesday, October 4, 2005, 08:00AM Pacific Daylight Time.

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Event attendees will learn questions to ask, what to look for, and strategic and tactical approaches to use when entering into an agreement with a contract manufacturer. The Webcast will increase attendees’ knowledge of how to read, understand and negotiate the electronics manufacturing services contract. The instructional program is designed for financial managers and executives, investment professionals, program managers, managers and executives with outsource management responsibilities, industry analysts, legal counsel, business development, operations, engineering, quality personnel and others with responsibility for managing outsourcing costs.

Toll-free, dial-in will be provided for attendees calling from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

“We are pleased SAP has become affiliated with our event. SAP is known around the world for providing excellent software applications that allow companies to develop adaptive supply chains and gain visibility among OEMs, contract manufacturers, distributors, or third-party service providers”, said Mark Zetter, president, Venture Outsource.

“We welcome the opportunity to be involved Venture Outsource’s industry event. The firm is a recognized thought leader helping technology decision-makers with contracts development and negotiations and helping executives de-risk their investment”, said Tillman Estes, director, business development, supply chain execution, with SAP’s Manufacturing Business Systems Group.

SAP joins current event sponsors Avnet, a leader in worldwide electronics marketing, distribution, and other value-add services and, Sanmina, a global tier-1 electronics contract manufacturer. Event instructor will be Venture Outsource president, Mark Zetter. Mr. Zetter has many years experience working for and with contract manufacturers as a senior executive, skilled turnaround professional, and advisor. His expertise includes outsourcing contract development and negotiations, OEM-EMS relations, and industry merger/acquisition analyses.

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