Top Supply Management Execs Gather at Universal Studios Orlando for Informative Summit

FOR RELEASE: January 30, 2009

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

Black Executive Supply Management Summit March 25-27, 2009

(Tempe, Ariz.) January 30, 2009 — The Entrance to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, will be the place to be for supply management executives who want to expand their networking skills and promote diversity in their profession.

The Sixth Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit, sponsored by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and Howard University, will take place March 25-27, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando.

Professionals from renowned companies such as NBC Universal, Tyco, Microsoft and Procter and Gamble Inc. will share their knowledge and insights with attendees. Learn from thought-leaders and change agents in the field as they discuss the latest in economic perspective, sustaining business in economic adversity, taking your career to the next level, sustainable energy and much more.

The program is presented for executives and managers in supply, with a special track for students enrolled in supply management degree programs. Additionally, the program will feature the 2009 Student Case Competition, where future leaders in the profession will bring new ideas to the table as they present their case work and compete for scholarships.

In support of its nondiscrimination policy, this ISM educational program is open to everyone. Register online or download the brochure at Register by February 23, 2009 and take $100 off the registration fee. The cost of the program is $695 for members and $895 nonmembers prior to Feb. 23, 2009. For additional program information, send inquiries to or call Karin Spencer at 800/888-6276, extension 3068.

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 a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).