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Discover the Benefits of a Socially Responsible Organization

FOR RELEASE: September 4, 2009

Register to attend ISM's Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference, November 5-6, 2009.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) September 4, 2009 — Discover the benefits of a socially responsible organization when you attend the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference, November 5-6, 2009 at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center UMUC in Adelphi, Maryland. Presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), this one-and-a-half day program offers supply management professionals an unprecedented opportunity to hear from leading multinational companies that have already implemented successful sustainability and social responsibility programs. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn firsthand from the industry's thought-leaders. One hundred percent of attendees at last year's inaugural conference noted that they would recommend this program.

Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference Highlights
Scheduled keynotes, general sessions and panel discussions feature cream of the crop presenters from major multinational companies:

  • Cathy A. Rodgers, IBM Vice President, Global Business Development, IBM Global Services
  • P. John LaPorta, Service Area Leader, Global Business Services, Sustainable Procurement Americas, IBM Global Business Services
  • DeLynne Ano, Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, The Walt Disney Company
  • Regina O. Edwards, J.D., Director, Supply Chain Compliance, MeadWestvaco
  • Drew Schramm, Sr. Vice President, Global Supply & Logistics, Herman Miller, Inc
  • Geoffrey D. Geist, Manager, Global Responsibility, Strategy and Communications, Gap Inc.
  • Michael A. Levine, Shareholder, Epstein, Becker & Green, PC
  • Yalmaz Siddiqui, Director, Environmental Strategy, Office Depot
  • Marga Blom, Manager, Energy Management Group, Royal Dutch KPN Telecom
  • Robert W. Kuhn, President, Kuhn Associates Management Advisors LLC

REGISTRATION
Registration fee is $795 (USD) for ISM members and $995 (USD) for nonmembers. Team discounts and student rates are available. To register to attend the conference, go to http://www.ism.ws and select the conference Register Now! link under Upcoming Events.

PRE-CONFERENCE
In addition to the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference, ISM will hold a pre-conference seminar on November 3-4, 2009 titled "Finance for the Supply Management Professional." Pre-conference fees are $1,295 (USD) for ISM members and $1,595 (USD) for nonmembers. Attend both programs and save $200 off the registration fee for the complete package.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Conference attendees can benefit from early-bird ISM discounted room rate of $149 plus tax per night through October 12, 2009. The Marriott Inn and Conference Center UMUC in Adelphi, Maryland was named the country's first environmentally friendly hotel and conference center. The hotel has received its LEED certification from the US Green Building Council.

EXHIBITING/SPONSORSHIPS
For information on exhibiting/sponsorships, contact Trish True or Kathy Braase at ttrue@ism.ws or kbraase@ism.ws or call 480-752-6276, extension 3086 or 3061.

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).


Media Contact:
ISM Public Relations
800/888-6276
Jean McHale, extension 3143
jmchale@ism.ws





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