Register Now for 2009 HSM Conference, May 13-15, 2009

FOR RELEASE: February 6, 2009

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

Downtown Chicago is the site for a learning and networking event focused on supply management in the hospitality industry.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 6, 2009 — Hospitality Supply Management, an Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Forum, presents the 2009 Hospitality Supply Management Conference, May 13-15, 2009 in Downtown Chicago. The program addresses challenges and solutions for today's hospitality supply manager, including:

  • Effect of Industry and Demographic Trends on Food Safety
  • Sustainability and Going Green
  • Equipment Update and Trends
  • Disaster Planning and Recovery: A Success Story
  • Economic Outlook

Discover what's on the horizon, discuss best practices and learn about current trends and innovations in sustainability, disaster planning and food safety. Attendees can earn 8.75 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

Registration fee is $595 (USD) for ISM members and $795 for nonmembers. Information on early-bird discounts and team discounts is located online at Select Education, then Conferences, or download a registration form and submit by fax or mail. Members of ISM receive a $200 discount on the program registration fee. If you're not already a member, visit the ISM Web site at and become a member online. To register by phone, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, option 8. Please have your credit card number ready.

ISM Forums are comprised of members who are employed in a specific sector and come together for the sole purpose of exchanging information and ideas about supply management in that specific sector. Hospitality Supply Management Forum membership is limited to supply management professionals, including foodservice purchasing managers in the hospitality sector.

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).