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Register by December 31, 2010 for Best Discount for ISM's 96th Annual Conference

FOR RELEASE: November 10, 2010

(Tempe, Ariz.) November 10, 2010 — Essentials for a strong supply management career are in store at the 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). ISM's Conference takes place May 15-18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Look for these learning tracks: Best Practices in Supply Management; Developing and Leading Impactful Supply Management Organizations; Headwinds; Logistics; Manufacturing; Risk Management; Services Procurement; Supplier Development and Relationship Management; Talent Management. Early registrants have priority when choosing from popular mega sessions, which cover finance, project management, contracting, business practices and negotiations.

Curious about the possibilities of a new position? Take part in the Conference Career Center. Recruiting organizations know that the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference attracts the best in the profession. Bring your résumé directly to employers or upload to the Conference Career Center database. World-class organizations will conduct on-site interviews. Even Conference attendees who aren't looking for a new position can listen in on the Conference Career Center Special Sessions and come away with tools, tips and strategies to advance their careers.

Pre-Conference Seminars include:

  • CPSM® Exam Review Course
  • CPSM® Bridge Exam Review Course
  • CPSM® Train-the-Trainer: Review Instructor Courseware Program
  • Legal Negotiations
  • How to Develop and Manage a Supplier Diversity Program

Register by December 31, 2010 for lowest member price of US$979 on the Complete Conference Registration Package. Member price for registrations postmarked by February 15, 2011 is US$1,079. Member price for registrations postmarked after April 15 is US$1,279 and member price for registrations postmarked after May 2 is US$1,349. Visit ISM for online registration, one day registration, nonmember registration, spouse/guest packages and preregistration for mega sessions.

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is the official Conference hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of US$229, inclusive of resort fee. Cutoff for special room rate is April 11, 2011. Click here for online ISM group reservations.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 75 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale
ISM Public Relations
(U.S. only) 800.888.6276 x3143
(International) (+1) 480-752-6276 x3143