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ISM Presents 5th Annual Hispanic Supply Management Summit

FOR RELEASE: November 14, 2011

Event designed for Hispanic supply chain management and sourcing professionals.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) November 14, 2011 — Learn from top Hispanic supply chain executives from Deutsche Bank, Starbucks, Veolia Water N.A. and more at the 5th Annual Hispanic Supply Management Summit. Register now to attend the summit, held February 8-9, 2012 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The program is open to all professionals in supply management who value diversity and innovation, with an emphasis on unique experiences and concerns Hispanics in supply management may face in the workplace.

Hispanic Supply Management Summit sessions include:

  • Key Considerations for Global Sourcing Transformations
  • Sustainable Water Resource Management in the Supply Chain — Challenge or Opportunity?
  • Diversity Perspectives at Work: Making Your Mark in Today's Business Landscape

The Hispanic Supply Management Summit offers a unique opportunity to network and move your career forward while you help develop and grow the Latino workforce in the supply chain. Proceeds from the program will help ISM work toward the goal of creating mentoring and scholarship programs for Hispanic students in supply management degree programs.

ISM is co-locating the 5th Annual Hispanic Supply Management Summit, the 9th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit, and the 4th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit. Each summit has its own set of workshops but general sessions are held together. Summits feature a well-rounded curriculum in supply management. Additional time has been built into the schedule to allow for active networking with colleagues attending the other summits. Students in supply management degree programs are invited to attend.

For those with supplier diversity responsibilities, take the Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) Exam before the summit starts. Exam fees (US$180 ISM members) are separate from summit registration.

Register now by visiting the ISM website. Registration is US$845 for ISM members and US$1,045 for nonmember. Student Member rate is US$250. A US$100 discount is available to those who register by December 28, 2011. No early-bird discount available for Student Member rate.

All sessions are at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Highway 26 East, Grapevine, TX 76051. For hotel reservations, please book online at or call 800/894-1344. Please mention "ISM Diversity Summits" to secure the ISM rate. Book by January 10, 2012 to receive the special rate of US$159/single per night.

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