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FOR RELEASE: July 28, 2008

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ISM Public Relations
Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

Global Supply Management Conference offers key information to supply professionals in global arena.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) July 28, 2008 — Global sourcing experts will gather September 18-19, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona for the Second Annual Global Supply Management Conference hosted by Tempe-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). The conference, "Position Your Supply Organization in the Global Market," will include eight general sessions:

  • Using Global Suppliers: How to Avoid the Headlines
  • Effectively Assessing Global Suppliers: Small to Mid-Sized Companies
  • Business Risk in a Global Environment
  • Global Business Skills: Working and Communicating Effectively Across Cultures
  • Trends, Developments and Best Practices in Global Transportation Management
  • Overseas Suppliers — The Quality Question
  • The Path to Becoming Carbon-Neutral
  • User-Defined Best Practices in Global Sourcing

This program benefits supply managers who are currently immersed in global strategies, or those contemplating a move to the global arena. Attendees will take home ideas to apply to global sourcing projects and learn about real-world strategies and solutions that can immediately be applied to their organization.

Global Supply Management Conference general sessions and networking activities will take place at Embassy Suites Phoenix/Tempe. The ISM room rate is $169 plus tax per night. When reserving a room, please mention group code AGS. The rate is offered until August 25, 2008. The program registration fee is $695 (USD) for ISM members and $895 for nonmembers.

A pre-conference seminar, "Business and Legal Considerations in a Global Environment," will be held September 16-17. For complete registration information, visit and check Upcoming Events.

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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