Cisco Exec to Deliver Opening Keynote at ISM 2010 Annual Conference

FOR RELEASE: December 16, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz. (December 16, 2009) — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) announces supply chain performance leader Angel L. Mendez, senior vice president, customer value chain management for Cisco, will deliver the opening general session address at ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Diego, April 25-28, 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Mendez will share wisdom gained from more than 24 years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain management assignments, on Sunday, April 25. He currently leads a global organization responsible for accelerating innovation and value for Cisco customers. His business background includes extensive international business experience in Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Mendez was named by Business 2.0 Magazine to the "Business 2.0 Dream Team — All Star Executives any Company Would Kill For." In 2005, Hispanic Business Magazine placed him on its list of the "20 Most Influential Hispanic Executives in Corporate America."

Premiere Supply Management Event
For 94 years, ISM has consistently delivered practical essentials for a strong supply management career. ISM's 95th conference year is no exception, and includes a schedule with learning tracks that focus on risk management, best practices in supply management, logistics, leadership management and talent, and services procurement.

ISM's annual Conference attracts supply management professionals from multiple countries and industries. The four-day event offers numerous opportunities to:

  • Gain practical applications
  • Identify best practices you can use
  • Find colleagues with similar challenges
  • Dive into your job with renewed energy
  • Connect with colleagues

Register by March 1, 2010 for lowest member price of $1,079 (USD) on the Complete Conference Registration Package. Member price for registrations postmarked by April 1 is $1,270 (USD). Member price for registrations postmarked after April 1 is $1,349 (USD). Visit ISM for online registration and details on nonmember registration fee, Spouse/Guest package and Pre-Conference Seminars.

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is the official Conference hotel. The Bayfront is adjacent to the San Diego Conference Center and just a short walk to the historic Gaslamp Quarter. A block of rooms has been reserved for April 21, 2010 – April 30, 2010. Book a room from the ISM room-block. Special room rate available until March 22, 2010 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

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