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Register by January 10 to save on ISM's 2012 Diversity Summits

FOR RELEASE: December 21, 2011

Save US$100 on events for black, Hispanic and women supply management professionals.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) December 21, 2011 — Learn and connect with respected business leaders who are passionate about supply chain management at one of ISM's upcoming Diversity Summits taking place February 8-9, 2012 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro Area. An early registration discount of US$100 is available through January 10, 2012 for:

Each summit has its own set of workshops but general sessions are held together to maximize networking. General session highlights include:

For Better or Worse: An Economic Outlook
Take advantage of having an expert answer your most burning questions about the economy and business in general in this session presented by Roberto Coronado, economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch.

Surviving the Worst Case Scenario
Panelists representing American Red Cross, Deutsche Bank, Spirit Airlines, Corning and Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd. share insights into how natural disasters impact supply chains.

REGISTRATION
For agendas and online registration, visit www.ism.ws and locate the specific summit on the Home Page under Upcoming Events. Registration is US$745 ISM members/US$945 nonmembers through January 10, 2012. Student Member rate is US$250. After January 10, 2012, registration is US$845 ISM members/US$1,045 nonmembers. (No discount on Student Member rate.)

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
All sessions are at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Highway 26 East, Grapevine, TX 76051. For hotel reservations, please book online at www.ism.ws/2913 or call 800/984-1344. Please mention "ISM Diversity Summits" to secure the ISM rate. Book by January 10, 2012 to receive the special rate of US$159/single per night.

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 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale | jmchale@ism.ws
Manager, Public Relations
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)
(U.S. only) 800/888-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480/752-6276, extension 3143





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