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ISM's 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

May 6 to May 9, 2012
Baltimore, Maryland

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Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is pleased to present the 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. Join us as we travel to Baltimore for four days of supply management professional development, training and networking.

We'll see you in Baltimore, where the best and brightest in supply management convene to trade ideas and solutions. Workshop presenters represent successful practitioners and experts in the field. This is your chance to find out what works, who is best-in-class and how you can gain a competitive advantage.

Wolf Blitzer Wolf Blitzer
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
CNN's Lead Political Anchor and Anchor of
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Opening Session
Sunday, May 6
2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD
ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee

Business Survey/Economic Outlook Presentation
Tuesday, May 8
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Gail J. McGovern Gail J. McGovern
President and CEO
American Red Cross

Monday, May 7
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM
ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee

Business Survey/Economic Outlook Presentation
Tuesday, May 8
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Dr. Ray Perryman Dr. Ray Perryman
President and CEO
The Perryman Group

Business Survey/Economic Outlook Presentation
Tuesday, May 8
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
The Capitol Steps The Capitol Steps
The Lighter Side of Politics

Closing Brunch
Wednesday, May 9
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Learning Tracks
  • Track 1: Best Practices in Supply Management
  • Track 2: Developing and Leading Impactful Supply Chain Organizations
  • Track 3: Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Track 4: Global Trends in Supply Management
  • Track 5: Manufacturing
  • Track 6: Risk Management
  • Track 7: Services Procurement
  • Track 8: Supplier Development and Collaboration
  • Track 9: Talent Management

For a macro view of supply management, customize your selections to cover all components of supply management and return to your organization with a strong foundation for success.

Career Center

Don't miss out on the exclusive Conference Career Center (CCC). Once you register for the complete Conference, be sure to upload your résumé onto our confidential website. World-class organizations will be on hand to interview and recruit potential employees. This is networking at its best. Take control of your future when you take part in the CCC.

Participating in ISM's 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference tells the world that you are serious about your profession and committed to making your organization stronger. Take this opportunity to reinforce your skills, follow trends and hear the buzz on supply management. Attend our Conference and find out why this is the place to be if you're a supply management professional.

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore. Register today.
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Important Dates

Postmarked By Member Price Nonmember Price
2/17/12 Extended to 3/1/12 $1,079 $1,329
4/13/12 $1,279 $1,629
After 4/13/12 $1,349 $1,699

Our Sponsors


ISM gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors:

Office Depot Logo

Every day, Office Depot is taking care of business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,585 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a US$4.2 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $14.5 billion and employs about 42,000 associates around the world. The company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 49 countries. Visit us at

American Express Global Corporate Payments Logo

About American Express Global Corporate Payments
Through its Global Corporate Payments group, American Express provides payments solutions to mid-sized companies and large corporations worldwide. The company offers a full range of products and services to meet clients' travel and entertainment and B2B spending needs, including the Corporate Card and Corporate Purchasing Card. It issues local-currency commercial cards in more than 40 countries, and International Dollar Corporate Cards in an additional 100+ countries. For more information, visit

LexisNexis Logo

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis® offers an array of solutions and support focused on the unique needs of procurement and supply chain departments. For starters, we can help you research and vet potential suppliers to minimize any financial, business, legal or reputation risks. We also provide you with a 360-degree view of your suppliers so you have a clear picture of sourcing activities, assisting with your supplier performance management. Plus, we'll help you keep track of new developments with key suppliers, as well as their competitors and markets. Contact LexisNexis® today to learn how to reduce risk and deliver bottom-line results for your organization. For more information go to or call 1-888-AT-LEXIS.

Oracle Logo

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open and integrated business software and hardware systems company. Oracle offers integrated suites of procurement applications that dramatically cut all supply management costs. With Oracle procurement applications, organizations can reduce spend on goods and services, streamline procure-to-pay processes and enforce policy compliance. Oracle markets procurement solutions under the brands Oracle Fusion Procurement, Oracle Advanced Procurement, PeopleSoft Supplier Relationship Management, Agile Product Cost Management, JD Edwards and Oracle Transportation Management. For more information go to or call 800/633-0738.

Ariba, Inc.

About Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc. is the world's business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Over 730,000 companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at:

SIRVA, Inc. Logo

A leading worldwide provider of relocation and moving solutions, SIRVA, Inc. provides more than 230,000 relocations per year to corporations, government employees and individual consumers. The company delivers the best mobility experience at the lowest total cost to relocate through complete management of the global supply chain, the world's leading global operations, industry-leading risk management processes, and full accountability and transparency of all costs. SIRVA's brands include Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, Allied Special Products, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Relocation, SIRVA Move Management, SIRVA Global Relocation, Inc. and SIRVA Settlement. For more information, visit

Staples Logo

Staples is committed to being the one source that makes it easy for regional, national and global businesses to buy a wide range of office products. Our solution includes comprehensive products and services that allow you to develop a customized program to provide exactly what you're looking for — from office supplies, technology and printing to promotional products, furniture and facility supplies. For more information, visit

Zycus Logo

With more than 200 solution deployments among Global 1000 clients, Zycus has been the world's most trusted leader in spend analysis for over a decade. In the same spirit of innovation we have now evolved our portfolio to a full suite of procurement performance solutions — spend analysis, e-sourcing, contract management, supplier management and financial savings management — to help procurement leaders drive increased profits and create even greater business advantages. To learn more visit

A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions Logo

A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions is a practice within A.T. Kearney, Inc., a global strategic management consulting firm. We offer services designed to transform strategic procurement and supply management processes and analytic-driven initiatives. Using cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches, we deliver results from quick-win cost savings to long-term value creation across the entire organization. Our clients get maximum value and efficiency out of their procurement and supply management organizations, as well as other business functions. Our promise is to help you not only realize an immediate impact, but also secure a sustainable and growing advantage. Visit or call 877/5-ATKPAS for more information.

Northrop Grumman Corporation Logo

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Our core competencies are aligned with the current and future needs of our customers and address emerging global security challenges in key areas such as unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR and logistics that are critical to the defense of the nation and its allies.

PHH Arval Logo

PHH Arval is one of the leading commercial fleet management companies in the North America with more than 570,000 vehicles under management. PHH Arval provides outsourced fleet management solutions to corporate clients and government agencies, and nearly one-third of its top clients are Fortune 500 companies. Through consultative expertise, flexible customer service and award-winning Internet technology, PHH Arval helps clients reduce costs and increase productivity. Visit or e-mail

Puridiom Logo

Puridiom is the most comprehensive procure-to-pay solution provider to offer cloud and licensed platforms for organizations of all sizes and industries. For more than 28 years, Puridiom has helped clients streamline the purchasing process, providing visibility and management of procurement spend. For more information about Puridiom, its solutions and services, visit

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