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Save the Date! SLA New York 2015 Conference & Expo

SLA New York 2015 Conference & Expo

SLA New York is pleased to announce that the second annual Conference & Expo will be held on Friday, September 25th at Baruch College Vertical Campus.


Following the runaway success of our inaugural 2014 Conference, which drew over 170 information professional, we are planning another day of quality learning and networking. Once again the Expo will showcase top suppliers to New York’s information community.


This event brings together SLA members and non-members in the New York Metropolitan area to focus on the current issues and technologies that impact information professionals. The theme for this year’s conference is “Your Future is Now,” which will encompass a variety of programs on technological trends and intensive professional development sessions. The tone for the day will be set by Zena Applebaum whose keynote will focus on competitive intelligence and leveraging soft skills.


Zena Applebaum is the Director of Competitive Intelligence at Bennett Jones LLP, a leading International law firm based in Canada. Zena’s primary responsibilities include practice development, market and competitor performance analysis, client relationship management, counter-intelligence and marketing. Zena brings a unique perspective to intelligence and market dynamics as a result of broad business development, data management, marketing, and corporate research experience in a variety of sectors. Zena has a joint academic and applied Master of Arts degree in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson Universities. A regular speaker and writer on competitive intelligence topics in Canada and abroad, Zena authored “Business Intelligence for Law Firms” published in November 2012, by The Ark Group. Zena currently serves as a The Chair of the Special Library Association Competitive Intelligence Division Board of Directors and is a former member of the SCIP Board of Directors.


We hope that you will join us at the SLA New York Conference and Expo to hear Zena Applebaum as well as other top experts in our fields.


Further details about programs and registrations options will be forthcoming.


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