Downtown Chicago Welcomes Spring Conference for Hospitality Supply Management

FOR RELEASE: March 27, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276 extension 3087

Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

All sessions during May 14-16, 2008 learning and networking event focus on supply management in the hospitality industry.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) March 27, 2008 — Learn about best practices in supply innovation when you attend the 2008 Spring Conference for Hospitality Supply Management in downtown Chicago. The conference will be hosted by Hospitality Supply Management (HSM), an Institute for Supply Management™ Forum, and will feature a wide variety of session topics specifically geared toward the supply management professional in the hospitality industry. Come prepared to learn about:

  • Attitudes of successful supply chain managers
  • Latest trends in purchasing
  • Best practices and innovations
  • Commodity and market updates
  • Food safety and recall processes
  • Green and sustainability
  • Supplier diversity
  • Leadership

Attendees will be able to network with other professionals aboard the networking reception and dinner cruise. They will also have the opportunity to advance their career by participating in testing for the CPSM Exam, CPSM Bridge Exam, C.P.M. Exam or the CFPM Exam.

Registration fee is $449 (USD) for ISM members and $549 for nonmembers. Information and registration is located online at Select Education, then 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).