SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2016) - The CSCMP San Francisco Roundtable kicked off its 2016-2017 program season in grand style with a sold out Port of Oakland boat tour and dinner event on Thursday, 9/15. At the event, CSCMP-SFRT President Michele Carroll announced two full year sponsors for its 2016-2017 program season: Google and RK Group are supporting the non-profit organization at the 'Friends of the Roundtable,' level which secures regular participation and visibility at all events throughout the year. 

CenterPoint, Doing What Matters and the Center for International Trade Development (CITD) for Northern California sponsored the Sept. 15 kickoff event which featured a Port of Oakland boat tour aboard the Commodore Cruises private luxury yacht, Merlot, followed by a dinner and keynote presentation by Chris Lytle, Executive Director, Port of Oakland, at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.

CSCMP SFRT president Michele Carroll said, "We couldn't be happier by starting our year with a sold out event showcasing the current and future capabilities of the 5th largest U.S. seaport. We are so grateful for the generous support of our sponsors who enable our Roundtable to curate events that provide a valuable forum for networking and learning for the Bay Area's supply chain management and logistics community."

The next event on the Roundtable's program calendar, in partnership with the 9th Annual Bio Supply Management Alliance Conference (BSMA) is a luncheon program taking place October 20, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, CA.

The program, titled: Preparing the Biotech Supply Chain for 2025 "Move It Don't Lose It" features Sean Monohan, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Franck Toussaint, Managing Director, Biolog Europe, and Horacio Enriquez, Sr. Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories.

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Serving 9,000+ members worldwide, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( is a non-profit membership association that helps supply chain managers and executives connect, collaborate and become more effective professionals. One of the most dynamic of its 100+ Roundtables around the globe, the San Francisco CSCMP provides regular educational events, networking opportunities and a scholarship program.

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Michele Carroll