5th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit

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Black Executive Supply Management Summit

Supply Management: 360° Views

Sponsored by ISM and Howard University

March 5-7, 2008
Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD

Get a 360° view of supply management at the 5th 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, reaching out to minority suppliers, thinking like a CFO and finding a green supply base.

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 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 4-7, 2008 in St. Louis.

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.



Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,800 hotels and 480,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and The Waldorf-Astoria Collection®. The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton's philosophy that, "It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality." The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®. The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity. For more information about our company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

Shell Group

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. The aim of the Shell Group is to meet the energy needs of society, in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future.


Cummins Filtration

Cummins Filtration is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of air, fuel, hydraulic and lube filtration, coolant, chemicals and exhaust system technology products for diesel and gasoline engines. The company, a wholly-owned business unit of Cummins Inc., has manufacturing and sales operations on six continents and employs over 5,500 people worldwide.


At IBM, we strive to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions and services businesses worldwide. To learn more visit ibm.com.


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.

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer Inc, founded in 1849, is dedicated to better health and greater access to healthcare for people and their valued animals. Our purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our route to that purpose is through discovering and developing breakthrough medicines; providing information on prevention, wellness, and treatment; consistent high-quality manufacturing of medicines, consumer products; and global leadership in corporate responsibility. Every day we help 38 million patients, employ more than 100,000 colleagues, utilize the skills of more than 12,000 medical researchers, and work in partnership with governments, individuals, and other payers for healthcare to treat and prevent illnesses-adding both years to life, and life to years.

Tyco International

Tyco International is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, flow control products, as well as electrical and metal conduit and construction materials. The company had 2006 revenues of more than $18 billion and employs 110,000 people in more than 60 countries.


A world-class chemical concern, Arkema is comprised of three, strategically related and integrated businesses: vinyl products, industrial chemicals and performance products. With operations in more than 40 countries and 17,000 employees, the company reported revenue of €5.7 billion in 2006. Leveraging six research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in each of its principal markets. Arkema is present in the United States through its subsidiary Arkema Inc. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Arkema Inc. employs 2,500 people, operates 16 production facilities in the Americas, and accounts for 25 percent of the company's global revenues.


BD, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug therapy, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. The Company's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 27,000 people in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. For more information, please visit www.bd.com.


PricewaterhouseCoopers provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 140,000 people in 144 countries across our global network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.


UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide and operates the largest franchise shipping chain, The UPS Store™.

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