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Register Now for ISM Summit for Black Executives in Supply Management

FOR RELEASE: December 11, 2012

Tenth annual program features strategies and approaches for Leading at the Speed of Tomorrow.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) December 11, 2012 — Register now to attend the 10th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit, to be held February 5-7, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton New Orleans. This event delivers supply chain management strategies as well as general business approaches to help you streamline your enterprise. This is not only an opportunity for face-to-face learning, but for networking as well.

Find out what other organizations are doing to get ahead. Hear from top performers representing General Mills, IBM Corporation, DuPont, Cisco WebEx, MeadWestvaco, and more. The program is presented for black executives, their direct reports and those interested in building their career in supply management. Black Executive Supply Management Summit sessions include:

Hosted by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) the 10th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit is at the same time and location as the 5th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit. Each summit has its own set of workshops, but general sessions are together. Summit registrants are welcome to attend any of the concurrent sessions.

Student teams will present cases on the morning of February 7, 2013. In addition to showcasing the next generation of supply management talent, student team members will also hear from practitioners on how to establish themselves in the supply management profession.

Register now by visiting the ISM website. Registration is US$949 for ISM members and US$1,149 for nonmembers. Student Member rate is US$250. Fees include all summit workshops and scheduled meals. Register by December 28, 2012 to receive a US$100 discount. (Student registration is not included in the discount offers.)

All sessions are at the Doubletree Hilton New Orleans, 300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. For hotel reservations, please book online at Book by January 7, 2013, to receive the special rate of US$169. NOTE: Free in-room Internet was negotiated for guests staying at host facility.

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™ (ISM)

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