Engaging Speakers Will Inform and Inspire at ISM's 96th Supply Management Conference

FOR RELEASE: February 7, 2011

Keynote presenters include Delphi Corporation Supply Management Exec, Technology Futurist and Huffington Post Editor-In-Chief.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 7, 2011 — The best and brightest in supply management will convene in Orlando this May at the 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). ISM's Conference takes place May 15-18, 2011 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Don't miss Sidney Johnson, CPSM, vice president, Global Supply Management, Delphi Corporation, as he delivers Sunday's opening general session keynote, "The Challenges to Supply Management and Supply Management Professionals as the U.S. Economy Emerges From Recession." Johnson leads a 1,300 person global team of procurement professionals that is focused on direct, indirect and logistics as well as processes and systems, and quality. He has more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, operations, quality and lean manufacturing principles and is currently serving a two-year term as ISM Board Chair.

Monday's keynote speaker, Daniel Burrus, technology futurist and business strategist, will speak on "Leading With Strategic Foresight and Certainty." Over the past 26 years, Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.

Don't miss Wednesday's keynote session, "From Politics to the Boardroom: Fearless Leadership," presented by Arianna Huffington. With real-world experience as co-founder and editor-in-chief of the highly successful Huffington Post, Huffington is an expert at showing people how to thrive in the face of adversity — ultimately leading both people and business through the toughest of times.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Early registration ends February 15, 2011. Save US$270 when you register by this date. Visit ISM for online registration, one day registration, nonmember registration, spouse/guest packages and preregistration for mega sessions.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is the official Conference hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of US$229, inclusive of resort fee. Cutoff for special room rate is April 11, 2011. Visit ISM online for group reservations http://www.ism.ws/2478.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 75 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).


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