4th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit

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Black Executive Supply Management Summit

Next-Generation Leadership Strategies

4th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit

Sponsored by ISM and Howard University
Hosted by Tennessee State University

March 7-9, 2007
Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

Next generation leadership strategies are the focus of the 4th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit. Since last year’s program, you've expanded your networking, mentoring and communication capabilities. This year, we take those skills one step further and focus on developing supply chain leadership, recruiting and retaining diverse talent, examining corporate ethics and issues surrounding corporate social responsibility.

Who Should Attend

This program is presented for executives and managers in supply, with a special track for students enrolled in supply management degree programs. To ensure significant discussions and relevant networking, only world-class individuals are invited to participate in this program. Participate as a potential mentor or protégé. Proceeds from this program are used for a scholarship fund to send students to the ISM 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 6-9, 2007 in Las Vegas.

Why You Should Attend

Learn from top professionals in supply how you can be an agent of change within your organization. The rapid globalization of supply chains exposes companies to a myriad of risks and opportunities. Learn how progressive supply management organizations address these issues and pull-ahead of their competition. Incorporate these methods into your daily routine and take home the skills to recognize, attract and retain the best talent for supply management leadership roles in your organization. This is a unique opportunity to connect with other professionals and discover tried and true secrets to success.

Constructive Engagement and Program Attendance

ISM embraces and takes a leadership role in constructive engagement at the university and professional levels to positively influence the growth of a diverse workforce of supply professionals. Constructive engagement includes the creation and delivery of programs for specific audiences. In support of the spirit of its nondiscrimination policy, this ISM educational program is open to everyone.

All sessions are at the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University, 2555 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.



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Corning Incorporated

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Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Pfizer, Inc.

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Tennessee State University

The College of Business is one of eight colleges at Tennessee State University, located in Nashville Tennessee. The College offers degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, and Economics and Finance as well as the MBA degree. Founded in 1912, TSU has over 8,500 students. A diverse student body, representative of a wide age range of ethnic groups, broadens the experiences of all students.

Cummins Filtration

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Tyco International Ltd.

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MeadWestvaco is a global packaging company that delivers high-value packaging solutions and products to the world’s most recognized companies in the food and beverage, media and entertainment, personal care, home and garden, cosmetic and healthcare industries. The company also has market-leading positions in its Consumer & Office Products, Specialty Chemicals and Specialty Papers businesses. MeadWestvaco, with operations in more than 29 countries, has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, and manages all of its forestlands in accordance with internationally recognized forest certification standards.

Advanced Micro Devices

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Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (FMSDC)

Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (FMSDC) is an affiliate member of NMSDC, a national organization with a membership of over 3,500 major corporations and 15,000 certified MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) suppliers. The purpose of the FMSDC is to provide major corporations and government agencies with easy access to minority owned and operated businesses. The FMSDC provides MBE certification, networking, contract funding, trade fairs, Web access to MBE and corporate member directories, buyer training, sales training and more.

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