FOR RELEASE: August 25, 2008
ISM Public Relations
800/888-6276, extension 3143
800/888-6276, extension 3087
(Tempe, Ariz.) August 25, 2008 — Improve your global services procurement, add value within your travel management and connect better with suppliers when you attend "Building a Strong Services Procurement Strategy: Leadership, Sourcing and Global Perspectives," presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). The 9th Annual ISM Services Conference will be held December 4-5, 2008, in Phoenix.
This program is designed for supply management professionals who are responsible for not only acquiring services but also for developing the supply chain strategies that support the goals and objectives of the organization.
With more than 17 speakers, this program features top experts from organizations including Allstate Insurance Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, The Dow Chemical Company, Johnson & Johnson, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Nike, Office Depot and more. General session highlights include:
Concurrent sessions over the two-day period include:
Cost is $795 (USD) for ISM members and $995 (USD) for nonmembers. Networking time is built into the schedule, and attendees will also have the opportunity to take breaks to visit the Select Supplier Showcase. All sessions are at The Ritz-Carlton, 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. An ISM rate for accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton is offered until October 31, 2008.
For complete conference information, pre-conference offerings and registration information, go to www.ism.ws or call ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, extension 401. Check online for team discounts and pre-conference seminar savings.
As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. 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 is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. 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).