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CNN Anchor, Lou Dobbs, to Keynote ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

FOR RELEASE: December 16, 2005

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143
  jmchale@ism.ws


TEMPE, Ariz., December 16, 2005 — Award winning journalist and CNN anchor Lou Dobbs will be a keynote speaker at the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit held May 7-10, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minn. Dobbs will address attendees at the Monday, May 8th lunch and Power Conference.

Dobbs, most popularly known as anchor for CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, also anchors the nationally syndicated radio report, Lou Dobb's Financial Report, and writes columns for both Money magazine and U.S. News and World Report. In 1999, Dobbs founded Space.com, the first multimedia company dedicated to space and space-related content.

Dobbs' commitment to the field has helped him win nearly every major award for television journalism. These honors include the Luminary Award from the Business Journalism Review, the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans, the National Space Club Media Award and the George J. Kourpias Excellence in Journalism Award from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. In 2004, The National Television Academy presented Lou Dobbs Tonight an Emmy Award for "Exporting America."

Aside from his many awards and accolades, Dobbs is a best-selling author and Harvard University graduate. Dobbs serves on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, the National Space Foundation and Space.com.

Don't miss the opportunity to see Lou Dobbs and the other renowned keynote speakers who will address more than 2,000 supply management professionals from around the world. This supply management event will feature more than 100 workshops and networking events, the Career Center and pre- and post-Conference events. Register online at www.ism.ws. For more information call Customer Service at 800/888-6276, extension 401.

As the oldest and largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. ISM defines supply management as the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). Visit ISM's Media Room at www.ism.ws, Quick Search: QS130.


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