Is Your Organization Positioned for Latin American Sourcing?

FOR RELEASE: June 27, 2008

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

Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

Hispanic Supply Management Summit — Register now for best room rate.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) June 27, 2008 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) presents the 2nd Annual Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit, August 7-8, 2008 in Washington, D.C. The Summit is designed for all levels of Hispanic supply management professionals and those who value diversity and innovation.

This program fosters active networking to promote Hispanic growth opportunities and relationship building. Topics include:

  • Sourcing in Latin America: Can your organization take advantage of this emerging market?
  • Learn From Senior Hispanic Executives: Their hurdles, successes and recommendations for your success.
  • Developing Your Organization's Latino Leaders: Learn how Pfizer Inc. created more business opportunities by developing a Latino Leadership Council.
  • Other topics include: Managing supply disruptions, project management, sustainability and counterfeiting.

Registration fee is $499 for ISM members and $599 for nonmembers. Visit ISM's Web site at 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.

Get the ISM discounted room rate of $149 per night at the Doubletree Hotel, 800/492-5195, 1515 Rhode Island Ave., NW. This rate is only offered until July 6, 2008.

ISM values and seeks diverse membership, volunteer leadership and staff. This summit is not exclusive to any one race or ethnic background. However, the emphasis is for Hispanic supply management professionals.

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).