FOR RELEASE: December 21, 2004
|ISM Public Relations|
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TEMPE, Ariz., December 21, 2004 — Professionals in supply management will have the opportunity to meet the best and the brightest in the field, learn what works and gain a competitive career advantage during the 2005 Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, "Start Your Legacy in 2005," May 8-11, 2005, in San Antonio.
Monday keynote speaker, Dieter Huckestein, president - hotel operations, owned and managed, Hilton Hotels Corporation, will speak on Hilton's balanced scorecard system. Tuesday keynote speaker Randall L. Stephenson, chief operating officer, SBC Communications Inc., will present "Managing the Supply Chain for Diversity and Effectiveness." Don't miss National Basketball Association All-Star David "The Admiral" Robinson who will offer insights into success as a player and a community leader in Wednesday's keynote.
ISM's Semiannual Economic Outlook Presentation will be delivered Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., chair, ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, and group director, strategic sourcing and procurement, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, releases the committee's Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast. Veteran Report On Business® representative Ralph G. Kauffman, Ph.D., C.P.M., chair, ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, releases the Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast. Kauffman is associate professor of management and coordinator of the Purchasing and Supply Management Program at the University of Houston — Downtown.
Following the release of the forecast for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, the program continues with presentations by two of the nation's most renowned economists. Economic keynote speaker Thomas F. Siems, Ph.D., is senior economist and policy advisor for Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Robert Fry, Ph.D., is senior associate economist for DuPont. Conference attendees will come face-to-face with leading economic experts and learn what's in store for the balance of 2005.
For complete Annual Conference information, visit www.ism.ws. Early registration ends March 3, 2005. Media credentials to attend the 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit may be obtained in advance by contacting ISM Public Relations. To obtain a complimentary media pass, contact Jean McHale at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3143, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.