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12th Annual ISM Services Conference

FOR RELEASE: September 15, 2011

(Tempe, Ariz.) September 15, 2011 — Register now to attend the 12th Annual ISM Services Conference, December 1-2, 2011 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. Presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), this program is designed for supply management professionals responsible for not only acquiring services but also for developing the supply chain strategies that support the goals and objectives that move the organization forward.

The one-and-a-half-day program features some of the best leaders in the profession, covering everything in services from green initiatives to nontraditional services spend. Highlights include:

  • Nontraditional Services Purchasing
  • Disaster Response Supply Management
  • Marketing Procurement
  • Corporate Mobility Spend
  • Software Licensing
  • Negotiation Best Practices for Services
  • Temporary Labor Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Categories
  • Diversity and Green Initiatives

Registration fee is US$845 for ISM members and US$1,045 for nonmembers. To register online to attend the conference, visit Attendees can earn 10.25 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

All sessions are at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. Book your hotel room online at or call +1 602/866-7500. Book online to receive the special room rate of US$139 single/double with in-room high-speed Internet and resort fee included. The cutoff date for the ISM room rate is November 7, 2011, or until room block is sold out.

*  Save US$200 when you register for both the Services Conference and this year's pre-conference seminar, "Strategic Services Procurement: Applying Strategic Sourcing Principles to the Procurement of Services" (#4455), November 29-30, 2011 in Phoenix.

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®) qualification and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale |
Manager, Public Relations
Institute for Supply Management™
(U.S. only) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143