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Publication Date: 03/1/2008
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ISM Conference Meets in St. Louis
Tempe, AZ — Retired Brigadier General Nick Halley, best-selling author Daniel Pink, strategic purchasing executive Gerd Hofmann and Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes are the keynote speakers for Institute for Supply Management's 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. This year's Conference will be held May 4-7, 2008 at the Americas Center in St. Louis.

The four-day educational forum consistently attracts supply management professionals at all stages of their careers who seek critical information, new strategies and a competitive edge. Brigadier General Nick Halley (U.S. Army, Retired) is the opening keynote speaker at the Sunday General Session. Halley, author of Leadership Under Fire!, will discuss leadership lessons learned from his experiences in both military and corporate sectors. His compelling and entertaining "war stories" will help to convey leadership qualities.

One of the best and brightest on innovation, competition and the changing world of work, Daniel Pink keynotes the Monday General Session. His articles on work, business and technology appear in many newspapers and magazines. His latest book, A Whole New Mind, charts the rise of right-brain thinking in today's economies and explains the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced and automated world. Conference attendees won't want to miss the Tuesday Luncheon keynote by Gerd Hofmann, head of strategic purchasing at Hugo Boss AG. Learn how Hugo Boss, a global market leader in superior fashion, has incorporated sustainability into its philosophy and corporate culture. Hofmann will address sustainability in procurement and the supply chain for both private and public sectors.

Olympic Gold Medalist and television analyst Dominique Dawes rounds out the high-profile lineup when she delivers the Wednesday keynote at the Closing Brunch. A member of the U.S. Gymnastics team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Dawes garnered Olympic medals in both team (Gold) and individual (Bronze) events. Hear from "Awesome Dawesome," the first African-American to win an individual gymnastics medal, as she presents "Success is a Journey, NOT a Destination".

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the Institute for Supply Management®'s mission (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the monthly ISM Report On Business — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management.

For more information, contact: ISM-Institute for Supply Management, P.O. Box 22160, Tempe, AZ 85285-2160 800-888-6276 or 480-752-6276 fax: 480-752-7890 Web:

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