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Industry Spotlights Are New for ISM 95th Conference

FOR RELEASE: February 22, 2010

Tap suppliers for innovation and new applications at mini educational sessions.

TEMPE, Ariz. (February 22, 2010) — Take the first step toward tapping your suppliers for innovation. Join us in the Exhibit Hall at ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Diego, April 25-28, 2010. This year's Conference marks the launch of Industry Spotlights. These mini educational sessions are filled with applications you can use when you return to the office.

Industry Spotlights are conducted by senior executives from some of the ISM Conference's major sponsoring organizations. Speakers are available to answer questions after their sessions. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with leaders in their field, who are well-versed in their unique products and solutions. Detailed information is available online at Industry Spotlight Sessions — Discover Innovation. The following Industry Spotlights take place on Monday, April 26, 2010 in Hall D of the San Diego Convention Center:

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. | Presented by American Express
Gregory A. Laufer, vice president, B2B product management, Global Commercial Card presents "How Payment Automation Can Impact Your Bottom Line."

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. | Presented by Office Max
Reuben Slone, executive vice president, supply chain, presents "The New Supply Chain Agenda: The Five Steps That Drive Supply Chain Excellence."

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. | Presented by BC Hydro
Tony Morris, CA, C.B.V., acting chief procurement officer, presents "Responding to Significant Change: BC Hydro Power's Procure-to-Pay Excellence."

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. | Presented by Concur
Christopher A. Juneau, CTE, senior director, segment marketing, presents "Gaining Control, Compliance and Visibility Into Employee T&E Spending."

5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. | Presented by Oracle
David Hope-Ross, senior director, procurement and SCM, presents "Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Positioning Procurement to Boost Cash and Margins."

5:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. | Presented by Travelocity Business
Deanne Dale, vice president, sales and account management, presents "Maximizing the Value of Your Corporate Travel Program."

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Register by March 1, 2010 for lowest member price of $1,079 (USD) on the Complete Conference Registration Package. Member price for registrations postmarked by April 1 is $1,270 (USD). Member price for registrations postmarked after April 1 is $1,349 (USD). Visit ISM for details at www.ism.ws.

CONFERENCE NAVIGATOR
The Conference Navigator is available online at http://navigator.ism.ws. The Navigator is your guide to the total Conference experience. It contains inside information on all Conference events, including the Industry Spotlights, the Career Center, Exhibit Hall and more.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is the official Conference hotel. The Bayfront is adjacent to the San Diego Conference Center and just a short walk to the historic Gaslamp Quarter. A block of rooms has been reserved for April 21- 30, 2010. Book a room from the ISM room block. Special room rate available until March 22, 2010 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

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 a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).


Media Contact:
ISM Public Relations
800/888-6276
Jean McHale, extension 3143
jmchale@ism.ws





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