Institute for Supply Management Conference

By Dennis Bouley

February 05, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Institute for Supply Management Conference Announces Keynote Speakers Mitt Romney, Arianna Huffington, and John Rossman

ISM2018 in Nashville (May 6-9) will address media, politics and supply chain modernization

 

The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) has announced an expanded agenda at its ISM2018 conference which will be held May 6-9, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will feature the following keynote speakers:

Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post, will discuss the latest online and social media trends – including how media companies are turning content promiscuity into profits – and reveal her vision of a hybrid future where traditional media and new media become one.

Mitt Romney, for governor of Massachusetts (2003-2007), president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, founder and CEO of Bain Capital, will share his insights on how the U.S. and other countries can use their influence to contribute to peace, prosperity, and a sustainable world – in turn defining our place in history.

John Rossman, former Amazon executive and author of “The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company” will discuss the key to scaling, Amazon’s secrets to drive accountability, how to achieve operational excellence and innovation, and the art of providing customer what they truly desire.

This year’s theme, "Global Insights, Peak Performance,” will serve to educate and update over 2,500 supply management executives and professionals from around the world. More than 100 interactive sessions will be part of six practitioner-led learning tracks, and will feature executives from firms such as Google, Pfizer, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. All sessions are mapped to the ISM Mastery Model®, so attendees can enhance their conference experience by selecting sessions that are specifically designed to improve their individual supply management competencies. ISM2018 will also once again feature a number of programs tailored to specific audiences within the supply management profession, including: 

  • Invitation-only ExecIn: A select gathering of top procurement and supply management leaders will participate in special executive-level sessions, including exclusive access to these speakers. 
  • Emerging Professionals Experience: Designed for those with one to eight years of experience who are working toward their CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management®) designation, this experience features a personal ambassador, specialized career building and networking sessions, on-site CPSM accelerated training, and invitations to exclusive social events. 
  • Team Experience: Participants in this program will enjoy specialized counsel from ISM executive leadership, and preferred "team seating" near the front of all ISM2018 keynote sessions. It's limited to only 100 people, so interested attendees should act quickly.

For groups of five or more, special pricing is also available.

For more information about ISM2018 and to register, please visit www.ism2018.org.

About Institute for Supply Management®

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves supply management professionals in more than 100 countries. Its 50,000 members manage about $1 trillion in corporate supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute, ISM drives value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification and training programs, events, corporate services and the ISM Mastery Model®. For more information, please visit: www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org.   



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Dennis Bouley

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Dennis Bouley is Editorial Director of MyPurchasingCenter.com and special advisor to MediaSolve Group, a strategic B2B marketing services firm focused on helping companies and institutions leverage the web and social media to achieve business goals. He spent 18 years at Schneider Electric as Managing Editor of Global Publications, and was responsible for cross-division management of the corporation’s white paper and customer success story processes. Prior to that, he spent 10 years working for IBM managing both small and large accounts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island and holds a Certificat Annuel from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. 


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