Learn and Network at Hospitality Supply Management Fall Conference

FOR RELEASE: September 5, 2007

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale
800/888-6276 extension 3143
jmchale@ism.ws

Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276 extension 3087
lyentes@ism.ws

All sessions during October 9-11, 2007 event focus on supply management in the hospitality industry.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) September 5, 2007 — Join Hospitality Supply Management (HSM) an Institute for Supply Management™ Forum, for its 2008 Fall Conference at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta. Session topics include:

  • Today's Hot Trends In Supply Management
    Find out how to stay on top of developing sourcing strategies, analyzing industry trends, evaluating supplier performance, coordinating RFXs, assuring supply and quality, developing suppliers and achieving cost-reduction goals.

  • The Economic and Commodity Outlook for the Coming Year
    Economist Bill Lapp will offer his views on the ups and downs of the marketplace. This session focuses on ethanol and how it will influence the coming year.

  • Food Safety and the Supply Chain
    From the gate to the plate, the discussion focuses on how you can effectively and efficiently manage this aspect of your supply chain.

  • What's Happening With Equipment and Supplies?
    Discover how materials costs, utility pricing and other forces are driving major changes in equipment and supplies development and find out how the market works.

  • The 10 Uglies and 7 Excellents of Project Management
    Many project management experts conclude that there are certain areas that consistently cause projects to experience difficulties and other areas that make projects successful. The discussion includes 10 project uglies, including symptoms and resolutions. Using real-world examples, we'll explore the seven driving forces that contribute to project excellence.

Registrations fee is $349 (USD) for ISM members and $449 (USD) for nonmembers. Information on early registration discounts and team discounts is located online at www.ism.ws. Select Education — Seminars, Conferences. Or download a registration form and submit by fax or mail. To register by phone, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, or 480/752-6276, extension 401. Please have your credit card number ready.

ISM Forums are comprised of members who are employed in a specific sector and come together for the sole purpose of exchanging information and ideas about supply management in that specific sector. Hospitality Supply Management Forum membership is limited to supply management professionals, including foodservice purchasing managers in the hospitality sector.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).



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