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FOR RELEASE: February 14, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

Student discount offered at supply management conference in St. Louis May 4-7, 2008.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 14, 2008 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), the world's leading supply management organization welcomes students to its 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. This year's Conference is May 4-7, 2008 at the America's Center in St. Louis. ISM's discounted student rate of $250 includes the complete Conference registration with educational sessions, meal functions and entrance to the Exhibit Hall. In addition, student attendees are invited to an evening of free networking, brainstorming and fun on Sunday, May 4.

With more than 40,000 members, ISM is the largest supply management institute in the world. ISM's Annual Conference consistently attracts professionals at all stages of their careers. Individuals who are serious about reinforcing their skills, following new trends and hearing the buzz on supply management won't want to miss these four days of supply management training and education.

Students who are entering the field of supply management may be studying business, purchasing/supply management, management, logistics, operations management or related curriculums. College students who wish to take advantage of the discounted 2008 ISM Conference rate must be active ISM student members. ISM offers dues free membership to students who are enrolled full-time in an accredited community college or four-year university. Graduate-level students are also eligible. To secure a dues free membership in time to register for the ISM Conference, download the special application available on the ISM Web site. Go to, Membership, Students and Educators, Dues Free Membership. Mail the completed application along with a school-issued class schedule for the current semester showing full-time status. For more information, contact ISM at 800/888-6276, ext. 401.

Visit ISM's Web site at for information on the complete Conference experience, including workshops and educational tracks, hotels and travel, Exhibit Hall, networking opportunities, Career Center.

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).