6th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit

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Sponsored by ISM and Howard University

Leveraging Supply Management In Our Global Economy

March 25-27, 2009
Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL

Learn from and network with the first Black chair of Institute for Supply Management's™(ISM) Board of Directors! Shelley Stewart, Jr., Sr. Vice President, Operational Excellence & Chief Procurement Officer of Tyco International is one of Black Enterprise's 100 Most Powerful Top Executives (Feb. '09). Stewart and other members of the ISM Board of Directors will discuss how your business can leverage supply management in the current economy and future trends.

ISM produces one of the country's leading economic indicators, the ISM Report on Business®. The chairs of the ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee will present and answer questions. A must-attend program for supply chain executives and business owners who have to positively impact the bottom line.

  • Supply Management and the Global Economy
  • Global Energy and Sustainability
  • Talent and Leadership
  • Student Case Competition
  • Valuable Networking

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. If you have a passion for supply management and value diversity and innovation, this is the program for you to learn, share, mentor and build your network.

We encourage participation as a potential mentor or protégé. Proceeds from the program are used for a scholarship fund to send students to the ISM 94th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 3-6, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In principle and in practice, ISM values and seeks a diverse membership, volunteer leadership, and staff. There are no barriers to full participation in the Institute on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.


Exhibiting/Sponsorship opportunities for this program are still available. Contact ISM's Sales Department — Kelly Rich, or Trish True, or call 480-752-6276 extension 3086 or 3061 for specific information.

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 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries and territories, with more than 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, 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 the company, please visit www.hiltonfamily.com.


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.


Innovation is nothing new at Intuit. It's been our heartbeat for nearly a quarter century. As the world evolves, so do we. Yet we remain driven by our passion for inventing solutions to solve important problems, perfecting those solutions and delighting our customers. We started small in 1983 with Quicken personal finance software, simplifying a common household dilemma: balancing the family checkbook. We are recognized as America's most-admired software company and one of the country's best places to work. You'll find more information about us at www.intuit.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 diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco had 2008 revenues of more than $20 billion and 110,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at http://www.tyco.com/.


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™.


Since its founding in 1923, The Walt Disney Company and its affiliated companies have remained faithful to their commitment to produce unparalleled entertainment experiences based on the rich legacy of quality creative content and exceptional storytelling. The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.

THE GRAPE Wine Bar & Bistro

THE GRAPE Wine Bar & Bistro provides customers with a non-intimidating and pleasurable atmosphere in which to enjoy over 100 global wines and small-plate gourmet foods reasonably priced to compliment those wines. Aaron Dent and Pat Wildenburg own and operate franchise locations in Atlanta, Charlotte, Las Vegas and Orlando on behalf of a small group of investors including R&B entertainer Usher. At The Grape "Your Taste Is All That Counts".

FMC Technologies, Inc.

FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry and other industrial markets. The Company designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. FMC has been named by FORTUNE Magazine as America's Most Admired Oil and Gas Equipment, Service Company in 2005, 2006 and 2008, FMC Technologies employs approximately 10,000 people and operates 23 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries.

ProcureStaff, Ltd.

ProcureStaff, Ltd. provides specialized software and client-tailored services that streamline and manage services procurement for global organizations. ProcureStaff's solution improves efficiencies throughout the process lifecycle, including vendor management, sourcing, spend management and invoicing, reconciliation and payment for enterprise clients. For more information, please visit www.procurestaff.com.

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