Aravo Sponsors 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 5, 2011 – Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services for Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM), today announced their role as a Silver Sponsor of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)’s 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. The Conference will take place May 15 – 18, 2011 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. In 2010, more than 2,000 supply management professionals attended the conference, representing such companies as Goldman Sachs, Lockheed Martin, Walt Disney Company and many others of similar size and market influence. Keynote speakers this year include Sidney Johnson, CPSM, Vice President, Global Supply Management at Delphi Corporation; Daniel Burrus, Technology Futurist and Business Strategist; William Dunkelberg, Ph.D., Professor – Economics, Temple University; David Hensley, Ph.D., Executive Director and Global Economics Coordinator, Economic Research Department, J.P. Morgan; and Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post.

“We are proud to be an integral part of such a prestigious and long-standing conference,” commented Robert Shecterle, Vice President – Marketing at Aravo. “Aravo has been committed to industry collaboration and best practices since we founded the market for SIM and SLM in 2004. We look forward to meeting industry practitioners, influencers and customers to discuss their top supply management issues, and to share Aravo’s vision and strategy as it relates to solving these common SLM challenges.”

Aravo’s patronage of the conference demonstrates its ongoing commitment to industry progress and change through innovative discussion with supply management leaders. In addition, as part of its sponsorship, Aravo is pleased to host Monday’s Dessert Reception where attendees will participate in discussions around supplier management best practices and their experiences in lowering SLM costs.

In conjunction with its support of the ISM’s conference and exhibit, Aravo is also offering conference attendees the chance to win an iPad 2. To participate in the drawing, professionals need only to fill out the brief 2011 Supplier Lifecycle Management Survey, which will be posted on, by May 18th. Participants will also receive a complimentary copy of a study that offers information on how supply chain professionals are reducing global supplier management costs.

About Aravo

The world’s best-run businesses utilize Aravo’s Cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management solutions and Supplier Risk Services to find and manage trading partner relationships, reduce supply chain risk, ensure global regulatory compliance and lower the cost of managing suppliers by up to 72%. Aravo launched the market’s first SIM/SLM solution in 2004 and has been the leading innovator in the space ever since. Customers such as General Electric, Accenture, and Boston University rely on Aravo to manage information and processes for over 2 million global suppliers. Aravo is based in San Francisco, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Portland, Monterrey, Mexico and Ahmedabad, India, and is backed by over $50 million in investment from Cisco Systems, Big Sky Partners, and others.