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ISM Invites Workshop Proposals for Baltimore 2012

FOR RELEASE: July 8, 2011

Call for Presentations for 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference is July 1-July 31, 2011.

(Tempe, Ariz.) July 8, 2011 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) announces its Call for Presentations 2012. ISM's 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 6-9, 2012. ISM invites supply management professionals to tell their stories, share their successes and inspire others. Proposals for this well-known and respected Conference will be accepted from July 1-July 31, 2011.

ISM seeks proposals from supply management leaders representing all industries and all sectors, including manufacturing, non-manufacturing, services, institutional and public. Creative and innovative approaches are also encouraged. Presenters should be prepared to share management successes, best practices, and tools and techniques with their audience. Most workshops are 60 minutes long and include a question-and-answer period for those who attend. More than 2,200 attendees are expected at the 2012 Conference — more than half of those will hold the title of manager or above. For complete information on the call process, visit

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 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, 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