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ISM's Annual Conference — and Blog — Is Almost Here!

Posted 04-12-2010 at 09:33 PM by 95th Annual
The time for the 95th Annual ISM International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit is rapidly approaching!

Happening April 25-28, 2010 in San Diego, it’s sure to be a beneficial experience for everyone in attendance, with educational sessions and keynote addresses by some of the most recognizable names in supply management.

But, if you can’t make it this year, there’s no need to be left in the dark. Beginning Sunday, April 25, ISM staff writers will be blogging from the Conference — including highlights and key takeaways from a wide variety of sessions and keynote addresses.

Day by day, we’ll be blogging about:

SUNDAY, APRIL 25:
o The keynote address/opening session by Angel L. Mendez, senior vice president (customer value chain management) for Cisco
o The supply chain risk challenge: adding value through risk-informed decision-making
o Keys to becoming your supplier’s best customer

MONDAY, APRIL 26:
o The keynote address by JOHN ENGLER, president and CEO of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and former governor of Michigan
o Supply chain diversity: the measurement process
o Global sourcing and supplier diversity
o Supply strategy for enterprise growth and innovation
o Five universal best practices that help in trying economic times
o Transforming your supply chain

TUESDAY, APRIL 27:
o CPOs’ perspectives on earning — and keeping — a seat at the table
o How creative vision can help your organization’s bottom line
o Managing human rights risks in the supply chain
o Recruiting and retaining high-talent, young professionals
o Regional considerations on managing global logistics
o Selling procurement to sales personnel in a project business environment

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28:
o The closing address by award-winning, internationally renowned humor columnist DAVE BARRY
o Diverse suppliers going green
o Leadership characteristics

If you can’t make it to ISM’s 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, join us here on-line for the Conference blog. We’ll keep you in the loop!

Until then, for complete Conference details, visit the ISM Web site at http://www.ism.ws/confplanner/conf.cfm?confID=34.
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