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Keynote from DHL Express Europe to kick off 2009 ESRI Business GIS Summit

Redlands, California—December 15, 2008—Henrik Dahlin of DHL Express Europe will keynote the ESRI Business GIS Summit being held May 4–6, 2009, at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado. Dahlin will discuss how GIS technology has helped the international company improve its bottom-line results, boost customer service ratings, and reduce its impact on the environment.

Dahlin, a process engineer manager with DHL, will speak at the summit’s Plenary Session on Monday, May 4. With approximately 285,000 employees doing business in more than 220 countries, DHL International is the largest logistics provider in the world. “GIS is used at DHL every day, and it makes a real difference to our business,” says Dahlin. “By using this technology, we’ve optimized our transportation network and given our customers reliable delivery timetables. This gives us improved margins and allows us to respond to changes in our marketplace quickly.”

“Every company can gain a more competitive advantage using GIS,” says Simon Thompson, commercial business industry solutions manager, ESRI. “Mr. Dahlin and DHL exemplify how companies can benefit from putting GIS at the heart of their business strategy yet realize day-to-day operational gains as well. The ESRI Business GIS Summit is a unique event where market leaders like this share their insight and attendees can apply this experience to their needs and business problems.”

The ESRI Business GIS Summit, now in its sixth year, attracts business GIS professionals from more than 30 industries and market sectors.