Join more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals at ISM2019, Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference. This year will “spark” creative thinking with over 70 breakout sessions, conversations with peers, inspiration while listening to thought leaders and solutions while meeting with over 100 leading industry suppliers.
Over 70 sessions within 7 tracks to choose from. Topics range from digital transformation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to sourcing for value and finding talent in a competitive market.
Kick off each day with inspiring and educational keynote speakers discussing current topics to arm you with ideas to take back to the office.
Meet face-to-face with over 100 supplier organizations to learn about new solutions, view technical demonstrations and interact with prospective partners.
The ISM2019 has a lineup of keynote speakers that will kick off each day of the conference sparking new perspectives, innovation and motivation to head back into the office with ideas to solve challenges and strategies to achieve goals.
Over 70 sessions will fall under one of these tracks:
View our Conference Leadership Committee (CLC) who guides the direction of content at ISM2018. Supply Management leaders from across the globe.
Given the growing complexity in today’s marketplace, this track covers timely category content and insights that unlock hidden value while mitigating risk. Sessions will cover research, case studies and how-to examples.
Presenters in this track will share insights, best practices and/or case studies on how they have driven value in either direct and indirect spend, managed stakeholders, executive teams and strategic suppliers for maximum impact.
Sessions will cover insights and best practices on how to attract, develop and retain a diverse and global team.
Once a function formed to respond to negative commentary from activists and communities, Corporate Social Responsibility organizations have now found their niche in driving value for corporations. Sessions cover CSR-related topics or case studies, trends and/or research.
With the increasing pressure on wages, interest rates, oil and other commodities prices coupled with some potential macro-economic disruptions related to tariffs, volatility in currencies, and increasing amount of government debt represent real increasing challenges and potential risks for most organizations, this track covers creative ways to tackle the pervasive challenges impacting supply management professionals.
Following last year's successful digital track which focused on what it is and why digital transformation is so important, this year we are taking the next step and focus on the ‘how”. Sessions will cover implementation stories, strategies, tools and tips.
View a complete list of our signature and breakout sessions.
From individual registration to a conference experience, choose the registration package that best meets your needs.
Enhance the experience by selecting an option below:
Do you have less than 9 years of work experience in supply management? Want to network with people like you? The Emerging Professionals Experience is designed to maximize your experience in the earlier stages of your career in supply management.
At no additional cost, you get access to the entire ISM2019 Conference and breakout sessions plus:
Working together is success. The conference can be a great teambuilding and educational experience as well as an effective way to engage with suppliers, peers and thought leaders.
The team experience provides:
ExecIn is an invitation-only event for a select group of top supply management leaders—a private conference within the conference. Supply leaders attending ExecIn work for non-consulting organizations with annual revenues of US$1.2 billion or more.
The ExecIn experience provides:
This event is invitation-only.
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