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Call for Presenters Opens for ISM's 98th Annual International Conference

FOR RELEASE: July 2, 2012

Papers accepted via web-based proposal form July 1-31, 2012.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) invites supply management professionals to tell their stories, inspire others and build their own reputations as industry experts by presenting at the 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. This well-known and respected Conference takes place in Dallas/Ft. Worth, April 28-May 1, 2013. Proposals must be completed and submitted via ISM's web-based proposal form. The call closes at midnight (EDT) July 31, 2012.

ISM seeks proposals from supply management leaders representing all sectors, including manufacturing, non-manufacturing, services, institutional and public, and from small, medium and large organizations. ISM's Conference attracts attendees from all industries and all organizational roles. More than 2,000 attendees are expected at the 2013 Conference — more than half of those will hold the title of manager and above. Presenters should be prepared to share best practices, tools and techniques, and creative and innovative approaches. Most sessions are 60 minutes long and include a question-and-answer period for those who attend.

Conference presenters selected through the Call receive a complimentary Conference registration. Each presenter may submit up to three proposals for consideration, either as an individual or as a co-presenter. For complete information, 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®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) 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