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ISM Presents Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit

FOR RELEASE: June 6, 2008


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



Washington, D.C. is location of August 7-8, 2008 event targeted at Hispanic supply management executives.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) June 6, 2008 — The world's largest and most respected supply management organization, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), continues to promote the profession and organization to communities that have not been highly represented in the past. ISM's Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit will be held August 7-8, 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C. The program is open to all professionals in supply management who value diversity and innovation.

ISM's 2nd Annual Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit features a well-rounded curriculum in supply management. Additional time has been built into the schedule to allow for active networking.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Project Management
    Theory and practice: how it can strengthen your supply chain

  • Low-Cost-Country Sourcing
    Update on Latin America

  • Networking and Building Relationships
    How one Fortune 500 company made it happen

  • Managing Supply Chain Disruptions
    Mitigate your risks

  • Coaching
    Senior executives reveal secrets to success

  • Sustainability
    It's on everyone's agenda

  • Counterfeit Parts
    Avoiding risk

ISM values and seeks diverse membership, volunteer leadership and staff. The HESMS program is not exclusive to any one race or ethnic background, but the emphasis is for Hispanics in supply management to address concerns that they may face on a routine basis in the workplace: experiences that are unique to them. Cost is $499 for ISM members and $599 for nonmembers.

Visit ISM's Web site at www.ism.ws to register online or download a fax/mail-in registration form. Select Education — Seminars, then Conferences. Or call ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, or +1 480/752-6276, extension 401. Please have your credit card number ready.

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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