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i4cp to bring together leading human capital executives from across North America

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ST PETERSBURG, FL (December 5, 2006) – The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp, formerly HRI), the premier institute to improve workforce productivity and bottom-line results within corporations, announced today details on the 35th Annual Issues Management Conference. The event, which will be held February 7th-9th, 2007, at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open its doors to non-members and industry solutions providers for the first time ever in celebration of the organization's transition from HRI to i4cp.

“While this event has a rich history of bringing together some of the human capital industry’s most successful leaders, this year’s conference will mark a changing shift in focus for us,” said Kevin Oakes, CEO, i4cp. “Not only does it come at a time when we are transitioning from HRI to i4cp, it also marks the expansion of our offerings in order to provide our members with more tangible solutions to help them execute on the complex issues facing the human capital industry today. i4cp has been created on the foundation of four primary offerings – research, community, tools and technology – and through the event we hope to share our new solutions in each of these areas with our members, as well as the greater community.”

This year's conference will feature industry-leading speakers, including Coleman Peterson (CEO, Hollis Enterprises, formerly VP of HR at Wal-Mart), Seymour Adler (Senior Vice President, Assessment Solutions, Inc.), Zeena Al-Tamimi (Customer Team Marketing Manager, The Procter & Gamble Distributing Company), Jim Bowles (Vice-President of Workforce Development in Human Resources, Cingular Wireless), Carol Dweck (Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of psychology, Stanford University), Darya Folsom (KRON-4 News Anchor and President/Media Coach, TalkingHeadsMedia, Inc.), Stephen J. Hirschfeld (Partner, Curiale Dellaverson Hirschfeld & Kraemer, LLP), James A. Klein (President, American Benefits Council), Marta Brito Perez (Project Director for Human Capital Performance, Office of Personnel Management), Dr. Anna Tavis (formerly of Motorola and Nokia ) and Patrick M. Wright (Professor, HR Studies & Director at the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resources in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University). The noted industry thought leaders will address such issues as succession management, onboarding, corporate sustainability, global talent management and other critical issues facing today's business professionals.

The event has previously attracted executives from Fortune 1000 companies across North America, including 3M, American Express, Coca-Cola, Federal Express, Ford, Home Depot, Ingram Micro, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, Nike, Pfizer, Shell, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Verizon, Wells Fargo and Xerox, among many others. Past attendees have commented that they enjoy the conference’s emphasis on networking and sharing of best practices, as well as the ability to learn from some of the industry’s most successful human capital leaders.

For the first time in history, industry solutions providers are invited to attend the event as sponsors through a limited selection of sponsorship opportunities. Sponsor companies will be able to attend the event alongside delegates and will have the rare chance to meet and network with today's and tomorrow's human capital leaders. For a full listing of available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Greg Pernula at (727) 345-2226. Additional details on the 35th Annual Issue Management Conference and on the Institute for Corporate Productivity can be found at www.i4cp.com.

About i4cp, inc.

The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp, inc.) improves corporate productivity through a combination of research, community, tools and technology focused on the management of human capital. With more than 100 leading organizations as members, including many of the best-known companies in the world, i4cp draws upon one of the industry’s largest and most-experienced research teams and Executives-in-Residence to produce more than 10,000 pages annually of rapid, reliable and respected research and analysis surrounding all facets of the management of people in organizations. Additionally, i4cp identifies and analyzes the upcoming major issues and future trends that are expected to influence workforce productivity and provides member clients with tools and technology to execute leading-edge strategies and "next" practices on these issues and trends. i4cp is a for-profit company with offices in St. Petersburg, Florida.