Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
CMSC Features
Atul Minocha
It’s all about ROI
Ryan E. Day
September Speaker Series in review
Ryan E. Day
Realigning a cornerstone of industry
David H. Parker
Practical implications for electronic distance measurement
Belinda Jones
Users of CMMs, industrial scanners, and portable metrology systems are urged to participate

More Features

VSL hosts special edition of show at new center in Rotterdam
Latest line touts comprehensive coverage, ease of use
Blackfly S GigE line grows
Voting for 2022–2023 term will open at CMSC 2022 starting July 25
New facility in Toronto area will showcase multiple Hexagon product lines
API division named ‘Top External Provider 2018’
Exact Metrology selected for project
Faster and more powerful than ever before
Accurate measurement out of the box

More News



Event: International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

April 25–28, San Diego; early registration discount ends March 1

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 14:02

(ISM: Tempe, AZ) -- The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will present the 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit April 25–28 in San Diego, California. The event includes four days of supply management professional development, training, and networking.

Attend the conference and meet the best and the brightest in supply management. 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.

Look for these learning tracks:

Track 1: Risk Management

Track 2: Best Practices in Supply Management

Track 3: Logistics

Track 4: Leadership, Management, and Talent

Track 5: Services Procurement


These tracks represent areas of high interest for supply management professionals. Plan your workshop attendance around these tracks and fill the remainder of your schedule with a selection of general supply management workshops.

And don’t forget these mega-sessions:

Business Continuity

Project Management

Services Procurement

Finance (New this year)

Negotiations (New this year)


Seating is limited for the mega-sessions, so be sure to register early. These sessions are nearly three hours in length and cover topics in depth.

Don’t miss the exclusive Conference Career Center. Once you register for the complete conference, be sure to upload your résumé onto ISM’s confidential site. There will be world-class organizations 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 Conference Career Center.

Participating in ISM’s 95th 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 new trends, and hear the buzz on supply management. With nearly 40,000 members, ISM is the largest supply management institute in the world. Attend the conference and find out why this is the place to be if you’re a supply management professional.

Receive a one-year ISM membership* with your nonmember conference registration fee, a subscription to Inside Supply Management magazine, unlimited access to the ISM web site, and discounts on products and services—all benefits enjoyed by ISM members.

*Direct membership only. $190 USD value. Individual must meet ISM qualifications for membership. Want to join an ISM affiliate? Your local ISM affiliate is a rich resource for networking, education, and professional development. Call ISM customer service for more information at (800) 888-6276 or (480) 752-6276. Additional fees may apply for affiliate membership.

New this year

Don’t miss the Industry Spotlights. These mini-educational sessions are offered during the exhibit hall hours. Sessions are conducted by senior executives from some of ISM’s major sponsoring organizations. Speakers are available to answer questions after their sessions.

Important dates

March 1

Early registration ends. Save $170 when you register by this date.

March 22

Rooms sell out quickly so please be sure to reserve your room early. The reservation cut off is March 22.

April 5

CPSM exam registration ends. Exams are half price with your conference registration. Space is limited, be sure to register early.

April 12

ISM begins mailing the conference badges. Use the express line when you bring your badge with you to San Diego.

April 21

Preconference seminars begin

April 24

CPSM exam—be sure to register by the April 5 deadline.

April 25

Conference begins

April 28

Conference closes

Download the 2010 Conference Brochure. See page 34 for registration information.


About The Author


Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.