INFORMS NEWS: INFORMS International Conference set for Hawaii

Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, site of the 2016 International Conference.

Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, site of the 2016 International Conference.

The 2016 INFORMS International Conference will take place on June 12-15 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the Kohala Coast in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

The invited tracks will span the full range of emerging topics from global supply chains to social networks, and all aspects in between. This informative program is designed to educate attendees on current advances that are at the cutting edge of the field anywhere in the world. Through a series of diverse speakers, panels, tutorials and structured networking, this conference will offer attendees a forum for rich intellectual exchange on a broad range of OR/MS applications.

Gang Yu will deliver the plenary talk on Sunday, June 12. Yu is the co-founder and executive chairman of New Peak Group. Prior to founding New Peak Group, he was the co-founder and chairman of Yihaodian, a leading ecommerce company in China.

In addition to the technical tracks, the program also includes two receptions primarily focused on networking with colleagues and other international attendees.

Conference Chair Saif Benjaafar and the rest of the conference committee will host a welcome reception on Sunday evening. The Tuesday evening general reception will feature an authentic Hawaiian Luau that is sure to be a feast for all of your senses. Men and women in ornate costumes will perform a festival drum dance from the islands of Tahiti. A traditional Polynesian luau feast will be served as well. This event is included in the conference registration fee.

Registration fees for this event start at $630 for INFORMS members. Discounted student/retired rates are available. Early registration rates will expire on May 20.

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