Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity, will chair the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit Asia in Singapore. The conference will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore, on January 8 and 9. In addition to hosting the event, Kent will discuss the top five trends impacting the supply chain in 2013. “As we look out at 2013 and beyond, there are some key trends that will heavily influence the global supply chain,” said Kent. “During the conference, we will examine how these predictions will be realized, who will be impacted and how this might change the game – from the product's design to the products being delivered.” The Supply Chain & Logistics Summit Asia provides senior-level supply chain executives with the knowledge they need to optimize their supply chain management and logistics operations in Asia. The summit will highlight best practices for business success, how to successfully enter new markets, and how to profit by optimizing an existing Asian supply base while preempting and protecting business operations in a high risk environment. Avnet Velocity is a global supply chain solutions division of Avnet. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development, marketing and deployment of tailored supply chain solutions for companies across a wide variety of industries. He also leads the Supply Chain Council’s High-Tech and Electronics Industry Group. Kent is one of a select few SCOR ® certified instructors. To register for the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit Asia visit: http://www.sclasiasummit.com/ Follow Avnet on Twitter: @AvnetConnect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or facebook.com/avnetincView videos from Avnet and its business partners: http://www.avnetondemand.com/Read more about Avnet on our blogs: http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/mandablog/ About Avnet, Inc. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com. Avnet and the Avnet logo are trademarks of Avnet, Inc. in the United States and other countries.