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Top Supply Chain Execs — BP, IBM Global Services, Intel Corporation, Tyco International, MeadWestvaco — Share Best Practice

FOR RELEASE: November 29, 2010

Register to attend the 8th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit, February 9-11, 2011.

(Tempe, Ariz.) November 29, 2010 — Support diversity initiatives: Register now to attend the 8th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit, February 9-11, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida. Sponsored by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and Howard University, this popular program helps supply management executives lead their careers and organizations to new heights with the latest best practices and unparalleled networking.

The Black Executive Supply Management Summit is for executives and managers in supply, with a special track for students enrolled in supply management degree programs. Renowned speakers from BP, IBM Global Services, Tyco International, MeadWestvaco, National Sustainability Coalition and more will share tried-and-true secrets for success that cross industry lines. Sessions highlights include:

  • Transformation: A Change of Pace — Chuck Wardlaw, vice president, U.S. Fuels Value Chain Procurement, BP
  • Make the Sustainable Shift — Icy Williams, chair, National Sustainability Coalition
  • Student Case Competition
  • Plan and Manage: From Global Contracts to Global Customers — Anthony Humphrey, director, Global Strategic Outsourcing, MeadWestvaco
  • Executive Roundtable Networking

The 8th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit is held at the same time and location as ISM's 4th Annual Hispanic Supply Management Summit and 3rd Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit. Each summit has its own set of workshops, but general sessions are held together for added networking time with colleagues attending the other summits. Students are encouraged to attend.

Register by January 7, 2011 for the best rate at or 480-752-6276, or +1 480-752-6276, option 8.

Cost is US$795 for ISM members, US$995 for nonmembers and US$250 for ISM student members. Visit ISM online to review agendas and important registration information that may influence your travel and lodging plans.

ISM Diversity Statement
In principle and in practice, ISM values and seeks a diverse membership, volunteer leadership and staff. There are no barriers to full participation in the Institute on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

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) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143