CHEP Sponsors Nation’s Leading Women’s Business Conference

CHEP , an industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, today announced it is exhibiting at the 2011 National Conference and Business Fair of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) this week in Las Vegas. A delegation led by Tom O’Riordan, COO, and Sallye Thompson Marbury, Director of Supplier Diversity & Procurement, is attending the event, which is one of the premiere minority business advocacy business fairs of the year, to better understand the offerings of women-owned vendors and network with other diversity professionals.

CHEP is a Gold Exhibitor at the WBENC Conference and will have a booth in the exposition hall. The company will also participate in the all-day Matchmaker Meetings, which are designed to help companies find and partner with suppliers in a variety of service and product areas.

Marbury said: “This is CHEP’s first ever participation in WBENC’s National Convention. We are hoping to present our company, and our program to our peers, customers and the supplier attendees in hopes of increasing our use of women owned suppliers within our company. By having Tom O’Riordan, our Chief Operating Officer, join us, CHEP is showing a strong corporate commitment to growing this initiative now and in years to come.”

Additional information on CHEP’s Supplier Diversity program is available by emailing or by calling 407-226-4563; more information on the event is available at http://www.wb

About Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

About CHEP
CHEP is a global leader in managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions, serving many of the world’s largest companies in sectors such as consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive. CHEP’s service is environmentally sustainable and increases efficiency for customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. CHEP’s 7,500-plus employees and 300 million pallets and containers offer unbeatable coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 45 countries. Our customer portfolio includes global companies and brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM. CHEP is part of Brambles Limited. For more information, visit .

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