Final Two Weeks! — ISM Invites Workshop Proposals for 2009 Conference

FOR RELEASE: July 14, 2008

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

Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

Call for Presentations for 94th International Supply Management Conference ends July 31, 2008.

(Tempe, Ariz.) July 14, 2008 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) announces its Call for Presentations 2009. ISM's 94th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3-6, 2009. ISM invites supply management professionals to tell their stories, share their successes and inspire others. Proposals for this well-known and respected Conference will be accepted through July 31, 2008.

ISM seeks proposals from supply management leaders representing all sectors of the field, including manufacturing, non-manufacturing, service, institutional and public. Creative and innovative approaches are also encouraged. Presenters should be prepared to share management successes, best practices, and tools and techniques with their audience. Most workshops are 60 minutes long and include a question-and-answer period for those who attend. More than 2,200 attendees are expected at the 2009 Conference — more than half of those will hold the title of manager or above.

Interested workshop presenters can see a list of topics and focus areas, view a sample completed proposal form and review tips for completing the presentation proposal form by visiting

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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