The Conference Board has scheduled Sept. 28-30 as the dates for its 2004 Strategic Spend Management Conference: An Enterprisewide Approach to Spend Management, Analysis and Control. The event will be held in New York City. Scheduled speakers include Gregg Brandyberry, vice president, procurement, global systems and operations at GlaxoSmithKline; Mike Patyk, director, Americas procurement, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.; Jim Labounty, senior vice president, director of supply chain, J.C. Penny; and Lou Unkeless, vice president, product solutions, Ariba. The pre-conference workshop addresses using managed services to outsource select procurement processes and spend categories. For more information, go online to www.conference-board.org/conferences.