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Fueling the Recovery: Making an Impact

FOR RELEASE: November 18, 2009

Unique event for women execs and rising talent is February 3-4, 2010, in San Diego.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) November 18, 2009 — Find out what your colleagues have done and what they are doing to gear up for 2010 and beyond at the 2nd Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit (WESMS), February 3-4, 2010 in San Diego. Presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), this unique event is for women executives, their direct reports and those interested in building their career in supply management.

Don't miss this great learning (and networking) experience. Glean skills and gather tools to boost your career and your organization. Look for sessions that address risk, outcomes of survival from impacted industries and developing a personal plan for success. Be sure to attend the panel discussion and gain some top-level perspectives. Supply management professionals from all industries and organizations will benefit from WESMS sessions. Speakers represent a diverse cross section of industries, including pharmaceutical, consulting, agriculture, consumer foods, commercial products and finance.

ISM is co-locating the 2nd Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit with the 3rd Annual Hispanic Supply Management Summit and the 7th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit. Each Summit has its own set of workshops, but general sessions are held together. This provides the added benefit of networking time with colleagues attending the other Summits. All three Summits are focusing on being prepared for the economic recovery — on a personal and company level.

Student teams will present cases on the afternoon of February 2, 2010. In addition to showcasing the next generation of supply management talent, student team members will also hear from practitioners on how to establish themselves in the supply management profession.

REGISTRATION
Register now by visiting the ISM Web site. Registration is $795 (USD) for ISM members and $995 (USD) for nonmembers. Register early to receive your $100 USD discount. Team discounts and student rates are available.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
All sessions are at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street, San Diego, California 92101. For hotel reservations, call 619/231-6664 or 888/444-OMNI. Book your conference rate now at http://www.ism.ws/1538. Book by January 8, 2010 to receive the special rate from $229 per night.

ISM Diversity Statement
For the Institute, diversity is valuing and respecting individual strengths, viewpoints and contributions. Diversity is a positive asset for the organization's growth and success. ISM values and embraces diversity in the membership.

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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