Position Your Supply Organization in the Global Market

FOR RELEASE: September 24, 2009

Register to attend 3rd Annual Global Supply Management Conference, December 3-4, 2009.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) September 24, 2009 — A global strategy is essential. Register now to attend the 3rd Annual Global Supply Management Conference, December 3-4, 2009 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. Presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), this conference will help you develop your approach with solutions and success stories from your colleagues. The program offers innovation and information to help you lead your supply organization through the truths and myths about the global marketplace. Ninety-eight percent of last year's attendees said they would recommend this program to others, so mark your calendar and register today.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of the world's most visible and successful organizations, including Altria, Inc., American River International, Kohler Co, and Riverwood Solutions.

General sessions include:

  • Strategies for Global Sourcing
  • Are Your Suppliers Putting You at Risk?
  • Building Professional Credibility With High-Impact Persuasion and Influencing Skills
  • Evaluating Global Manufacturing Partners and Strategies in Uncertain Times
  • Lean International Supply Management
  • Is There a Fly in My Supply Chain?
  • Top Sourcing and Procurement Strategies for Tough Economic Times

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

All sessions are at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. For hotel reservations, call 602/866-7500. Be sure to mention ISM (use group code ISG) to receive the special room rate of $169 single/double with high-speed Internet included. The ISM rate is offered until November 8, 2009; rooms sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your room early.

In addition to the 3rd Annual Global Supply Management Conference, ISM will hold a pre-conference seminar on December 1-2, 2009 titled "The Supply Manager's Guide to Doing Business in China and India." Pre-conference fees are $1,395 (USD) for ISM members and $1,595 (USD) for nonmembers. Attend both programs and save $200 off the registration fee for the complete package.

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
Jean McHale, extension 3143