“ISM Orlando – see you there!”

This year's ISM international conference may be the best in several years. Certainly, the choice of Orlando Florida as the location is likely to create widespread interest in attending. Combine that with better economic conditions, and slightly loosened training budgets, and the end result is likely to be a well-attended conference. (ISM insiders confirm that registration numbers are up significantly over prior years).

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This year’s ISM international conference may be the best in several years. Certainly, the choice of Orlando Florida as the location is likely to create widespread interest in attending. Combine that with better economic conditions, and slightly loosened training budgets, and the end result is likely to be a well-attended conference. (ISM insiders confirm that registration numbers are up significantly over prior years).

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the main ISM conference over a span of 10+ years. At this year’s conference in mid-May, I’ll be presenting a topic titled “Leading supply management transformation: Key success factors and pitfalls.” At ISM’s request, I’ll be presenting this topic twice: Sunday, May 14 in the afternoon, and Wednesday, May 18 in the morning.

This particular topic has been very well received and attended in the past - and yet it never grows old. Each year we add new insights and learnings based upon the work we do with clients who are on the transformation journey.

As an extra bonus this year, I will be briefly introducing the sequel to the best-selling supply management book “Straight to the Bottom Line®.” The new book is titled “Next Level Supply Management Excellence,” and has a contributors list of 14 supply management experts.

While the book itself will not be physically available at the conference, attendees at my two workshops will have an opportunity to participate in a “fishbowl” drawing for an autographed copy of the book as soon as it is released (anticipated to be during the month of June).

See you there!

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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at pburnson@peerlessmedia.com.

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