9th Annual ISM Services Conference - Registration Info

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Building A Strong Services Procurement Strategy: Leadership, Sourcing and Global Perspectives
December 4-5, 2008
The Ritz-Carlton
Phoenix, Arizona

Registration Information

  • Member Fee: $795 (USD)
  • Nonmember Fee: $995 (USD)

Registration Dates & Times
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 4, 2008
    6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Seminars

CPSM® Exams

Price per Exam: $180 member/$265 nonmember (USD)

Date / Session Exams Offered Registration Test Times Duration
Tues., 12/2/08        
Session 1 – a.m. Exam 3 and the Bridge 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 3 hrs.
Session 2 – p.m. Exam 1 and 2 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 hrs, 45 min.
Wed., 12/3/08        
Session 3 – a.m. Exams 1 and 2; 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 2 hrs, 45 min.
Session 4 – p.m. Exam 3 and the Bridge 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 hrs.


All sessions are at:
The Ritz-Carlton
2401 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016.

For reservations, call 800/241-3333. Be sure to mention ISM to receive the special room rate of $189 Single/Double. The ISM rate is offered until October 31, 2008; rooms sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your room early. (For availability and reservations, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Phoenix/Default.htm. Use group code ISMISMA.)


Membership Discount — Regular members of ISM receive a $200 discount on the nonmember program registration fee. If you're not already a member of ISM, send in a completed membership application with your payment and receive the member discount. Visit our Web site at www.ism.ws and become a member online.

Team Discount — There is a $25 discount (per person) for organizations registering three or more people for this program. All registrations must be placed at the same time. (This discount offer is not available online.)

Pre-Conference Seminar Savings — Register for the Services Conference and for Strategic Services Procurement: Applying Strategic Sourcing Principles, Seminar #4458, and save $100 on your seminar registration fee.

U.S. Tax Deductions

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service may permit an income tax deduction to U.S. residents for expenses (including registration fees, travel costs, meals and lodging) incurred in pursuit of continual professional education. Consult your tax adviser for details.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Notification of your cancellation must be received in writing. Cancellations received up to the day prior to the program are subject to a $100 cancellation charge. No refunds once the program has begun. Registrants who fail to attend a program are not entitled to a refund. ISM must be contacted within 30 days of the program completion in order for a refund to be considered. ISM reserves the right to substitute instructors. If the program is not held for any reason, ISM's liability is limited to the program fee.

Ground Transportation

You are responsible for your own ground transportation.

Food for Thought

Your full registration includes the following meals and events:

  • Thursday, December 4, 2008 — continental breakfast, lunch and a networking reception in the evening.
  • Friday, December 5, 2008 — a continental breakfast will be served.

Your confirmation letter will include details for these events.

Professional Focus

Increase your educational experience exponentially.

Strategic Services Procurement: Applying Strategic Sourcing Principles provides a fresh look at the strategic nature of the supply function. The seminar provides insights into current trends and opportunities for supply's involvement in service procurement, the application of strategic sourcing methods and technologies to the service spend and service supply base, and participant analysis and discussion of case studies to service spend not traditionally sourced through the purchasing function. Register for this pre-conference seminar and the Services Conference and save $100.

Strategic Services Procurement: Applying Strategic Sourcing Principles
Seminar #4458
December 2-3, 2008
Phoenix, AZ

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