TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) today announced General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will speak at the supply management profession's largest global event: ISM2017, joining former Prime Minister David Cameron as a keynote speaker.
Like supply managers everywhere, General Powell is no stranger to delivering short term supply solutions - and leadership - during a time of crisis. As former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell assembled a multibillion dollar supply chain involving 42 nations during Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. Powell and his team pulled together millions of coordinated supplies: military goods, machinery, food, weaponry, and critical spare parts.
General Powell will inspire and motivate ISM2017 attendees with stories of leadership under fire - and how to deliver complex supply systems when facing immovable deadlines.
"As Secretary of State, General Powell used the power of diplomacy to build trust and forge alliances, while also having the grit and experience forged by his military career in delivering results when it matters most," said Tom Derry, ISM CEO. "Powell's insight will be critical to ISM members and other purchasing and supply chain professionals as they focus on the challenges of working in a tough, ever-changing global economy."
Registration is now open for ISM2017, which will be held May 21-24, 2017, at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Focused on "Critical Insights, Powerful Results," the event expects to draw more than 3,000 attendees from around the world. Managing change during turbulent times requires discipline, strategy, and focus. ISM 2017 features keynotes, learning tracks, and sessions about leading in times of stress.
More than 75 interactive sessions will be part of six learning tracks at ISM2017, and executives from firms such as Google, Toyota, Pfizer, Direct Energy, Zimmer Biomet and others will present. All sessions are mapped to the ISM Mastery Model®, so attendees can enhance their Conference experience by selecting sessions specifically designed to improve their personal supply management acumen.
David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who stepped down from the position in 2016 in the wake of the Brexit decision, will also keynote ISM2017 conference attendees about his experience navigating geopolitical and public policy issues and their impact on the global supply chain. He will address a range of events in Europe and worldwide, and what they could mean to supply managers everywhere.
ISM2017 is a must-attend event for supply chain professionals from entry-level to the C-suite to gain the knowledge and insights needed to proactively manage supply chains in the ever-changing global economy. For groups of five or more, special pricing is available: If groups register by January 15, they can receive up to 50 percent savings compared to on-site registration. For individuals registering, they can save 40 percent by registering by January 15 compared to on-site registration.
About Institute for Supply Management
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) serves supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Its 50,000 members around the world manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive 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 programs and the ISM Mastery Model®. For more information, please visit: www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org.
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