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NAM President Engler to Deliver Keynote Address for ISM in San Diego

FOR RELEASE: January 20, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. (January 20, 2010) — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) announces association leader John Engler, president, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as the keynote speaker at ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Diego, April 25-28, 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center. Engler is a former three-term governor of Michigan. From the time he was named NAM President in October 2004, Engler has served as a leading advocate for the nearly 12 million Americans employed directly in manufacturing, educating the public and policymakers on issues that affect this critical sector of the U.S. economy.

During his tenure at the NAM, Engler has emerged as one of the nation's top advocates for policies supporting manufacturing competitiveness, economic growth and job creation. The association is a leader on pro-growth policies ranging from taxes and trade to infrastructure, energy and consumer-driven health care. Engler will speak on "Speeding the Recovery: Manufacturing and the Global Supply Chain," on Monday, April 26.

Premiere Supply Management Event
ISM's 95th Annual Conference will offer learning tracks that focus on risk management, best practices in supply management, logistics, leadership management and talent, and services procurement. The annual Conference attracts supply management professionals from around the world. The four-day event offers numerous opportunities to:

  • Gain practical applications
  • Identify best practices you can use
  • Find colleagues with similar challenges
  • Dive into your job with renewed energy
  • Connect with colleagues

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 online registration and details on nonmember registration fees, Spouse/Guest package and Pre-Conference Seminars.

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, 2010 – April 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
Jean McHale, extension 3143