The Institute for Supply Management™ to Release Second Half of 2002 Economic Predictions on May 7, 2002, in San Francisco

FOR RELEASE: March 26, 2002

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) — In December 2001, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) (formerly NAPM) challenged global economists to predict what 2002 had in store, economically, for the United States and the world. Now at the May 2002 Economic Outlook Presentation, the important question will be, were their predictions right?

Find out firsthand if the first half of 2002 forecasts were on track, and see what targets the global economy is aiming for in the second half of 2002 at the ISM Economic Outlook presented during ISM’s 87th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Francisco, May 7, 2002.

Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., chair of the Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, and Ralph G. Kauffman, Ph.D., C.P.M., chair of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, will release this semiannual forecast "live" during an Economic Outlook Presentation scheduled for 8:30 a.m. PST, Tuesday, May 7, 2002. Attendees at the economic presentation will receive a copy of the ISM Semiannual Forecast at 8:30 a.m. PST. For those not attending the presentation, the forecast will be available via Business Wire and on the ISM Web site,, at 10:00 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. ET).

In addition to the Economic Outlook presented by Ore and Kauffman, ISM is pleased to offer economic presentations by Scott F. Grannis, director and chief economist, Western Asset Management Company, and Rosanne Cahn, economist, eCAHNomics. Both will provide attendees with the latest in economic trending and forecasting information.

Ore, Kauffman, Grannis, and Cahn will all be available for "live" interviews immediately following the Economic Outlook Presentation. For a complimentary media pass, or to schedule an interview, please call Kristen Kioa at ISM, 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3015.

The Institute for Supply Management™, formerly the National Association of Purchasing Management, is the world’s leading educator of supply management professionals, and is a valuable resource for decision makers in major markets, government, and industry. The Institute for Supply Management™ was established in recognition of the mounting strategic and global significance of supply management.

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