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7th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit (BESMS)

Fueling the Recovery | Fueling The Pipeline

February 2-4, 2010
Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, CA

Sponsored by ISM and Howard University

Please contact ISM Member Services (480-752-6276, option 8) to register today. After January 29, 2010, register onsite at the Omni Hotel in San Diego.

Be the Best — Learn from thought-leaders and change agents within your field and in leading-edge organizations.
Expect the Best — Hear best practices and transform them into business as usual.
Supply the Best — Effectively support internal and external stakeholders.
Motivate the Best — Be a mentor, a leader and a gifted supervisor.
Share the Best — Be known as the go-to person inside and outside your organization.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with other executives and discover tried and true secrets to success.

  • Learn tools to increase your organization's momentum of recovery
  • Renowned speakers Bank of America, Chevron, Corning, Delphi and more!
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Fuel the pipeline to support minority participation at the case competition
  • Give your organization a competitive edge
Who Should Attend

This program is presented for executives and managers in supply, with a special track for students enrolled in supply management degree programs. If you have a passion for supply management, and value diversity and innovation, this is the program for you to learn, share, mentor and build your network.

We encourage participation as a potential mentor or protégé. Proceeds from the program are used for a scholarship fund to send students to the ISM 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, April 25-28, 2010 in San Diego.

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.

Please Note: The Omni San Diego Hotel is sold out. The Hard Rock Hotel is extending ISM the courtesy of rooms at $229. They are also offering king suites at $269. They are located across the street from the Omni San Diego Hotel.

The Hard Rock is offering this special until January 29, 2010. They will not accept reservations after 1/29/10.

Use the following link in order to obtain the rooms at the special rate — there is no call-in option:

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions

A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions provides comprehensive strategic procurement services to clients whose needs range from tactical cost savings and strategic sourcing services to complete supply management transformation and advanced analytic driven solutions. In addition, we augment the strategic sourcing expertise of A.T. Kearney (, one of the world's largest management consulting firms.


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