Conference Agenda

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Date

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Sun

May 21st

9:00am - 1:00pm

Business Behind the Magic Tour

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Navigating and Networking ISM2017

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Accelerating Your Career Path with “Insides” from Procurement Leaders

Sold Out

Signature Session

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Be a Hero in Boom Times Not Just in Bust Times

Signature Session

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Shifting the Focus to Change the Results: Opportunities to Grow the Top Line

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Signature Session

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Emerging Procurement Technology: Data Analytics and Cognitive Analytics

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Steel Markets Respond to a Changing Geopolitical Landscape

5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Economic Case for Sustainable Practices

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Procurement Transformation: Is a GPO right for your organization?

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Supplier Innovation

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Do you Have a 360 Degree View of your Suppliers?

6:30pm - 9:30pm

ISM2017 Welcome Party

Mon

May 22nd

7:30am - 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:15am - 9:45am

General Session-Keynote

10:00am - 12:00pm

Unleash the Magic of Transformational Supplier Relationships

Signature Session

10:00am - 12:00pm

How to Lead a Successful Transformation

Signature Session

10:00am - 12:00pm

Is Your Tail Spend Putting You into a Tail Spin?

Signature Session

10:00am - 11:00am

Generational Differences in the Workplace: The Realities and Ways to Address Them

10:00am - 11:00am

Using Metrics to Demonstrate the Value of the Supply Management Group

10:00am - 11:00am

Transparency and Transformation: What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Anti-Slavery Initiatives

10:00am - 11:00am

Moving on UP…From Bottom Line to Top Line

10:00am - 11:00am

“LEAN” Systems in Supply Management: Driving a Culture of Continuous Improvement to Increase Performance

11:15am - 12:15pm

Supply Base Optimization Actions to Drive Supply Performance

11:15am - 12:15pm

The MET: Where Diversity Meets Excellence

11:15am - 12:15pm

Fast Track Your Career With an ISM Certification

11:15am - 12:15pm

The Cognitive Era: A Case Study in Supply Chain Transformation and Innovative Use of Analytics

11:15am - 12:15pm

Move Beyond Restrictive Chains to Enlightened Networks

12:00pm - 2:30pm

Lunch/Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Contracting Best Practices

2:30pm - 3:30pm

How Does the P&L Work Anyway?

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Embracing Career Change

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Overcoming the Challenges for Supply Management

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Got Talent?: How Top Companies Recruit Their Best and Brightest.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Reciprocity Agreements: The Legal and Ethical Considerations

2:30pm - 4:30pm

ISM Report On Business® Economic Forecast

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Signature Session

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Things My Professor Never Taught Me

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Business Intelligence Works Harder When You Get It into the Right Hands

3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Expected and Unexpected Supply Issues in Boom Economies

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Private Equity Panel: How to Transform and Create Sustainable Value

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Tools in Procurement to Create New Efficiencies

3:45pm - 4:44pm

Revolutionizing Your Organization Through Data

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Break the Supplier Partnership Paradigm: Secret Synergies to Success

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Working Capital: Procurement’s Role in Supporting the Top Line

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Supplier Diversity from the CPO Perspective

3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Sequel to Savings: Transforming Source-to-Pay, Transitioning to Trusted Advisor

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Exhibit Hall Reception

Tue

May 23rd

7:30am - 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:15am - 9:45am

General Session-Keynote

10:00am - 11:00am

“Customers, Suppliers, Competitors…Oh My!”: Data Mining to Figure out What They’re Really up To.

10:00am - 11:00am

Be Discovered! It’s a Small World After All: Social Networking Skill Enhancement

10:00am - 12:00pm

Fast Track Negotiations

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Signature Session

10:00am - 11:00am

Ethics in the Supply Chain: Slippery Slopes Lead to Sticky Situations

10:00am - 11:00am

Overcoming Corporate Culture: Making the Case for Procurement

10:00am - 11:00am

Business Cycles: From Boom to Bust and Back Again

10:00am - 11:00am

“Dude, Where’s My Office?”: Managing People, Knowledge and Change in the 21st Century

10:00am - 11:00am

From Concept to Reality: An Interactive Innovation Workshop

10:00am - 11:00am

Inspire Potentials and Create Values By Learning Organization Practice

11:15am - 12:15pm

Anticipating the Next…

11:15am - 12:15pm

Growing Your Career: Insights into the Mentor and Mentee Relationship

11:15am - 12:15pm

ISM: Boldly Setting the Global Standard for Supply Management

11:15am - 12:15pm

Are Your Contracts Doing Their Job?

11:15am - 11:15am

Is Your Organization Playing with a Full Deck?

11:15am - 12:15pm

Emerging Professionals: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

11:15am - 12:15pm

Marketing Services: Maximizing the Impact and Procurement’s Opportunity to Support a Holistic Approach

11:15am - 12:15pm

The Big Scary Truth: You Strike Fear in Great Potential Partners that Happen to be SMBs; We Can Help.

12:00pm - 2:30pm

Lunch/Exhibit Hall

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Mining Data: When and How to Best Utilize your Time

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Influencing Change: The Solution to Supply Chain’s Change Challenges

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Executive Insights for the Emerging Professional

2:30pm - 4:30pm

The Science of Communication

Sold Out

Signature Session

2:30pm - 3:30pm

How One Procurement Team Uses Agility to Respond to Disruption

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Staying in Front Means Staying on Top

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Speed Networking Power Session

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Driving Superior Business Performance Through A Rising Procurement Brand

2:30pm - 3:30pm

2016 Global Supply Chain Management International Study: Key Findings

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Leading Innovation in Procurement

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Legal Services Transformation: Breakthrough Productivity & Quality from the General Counsel’s Smarter Model

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Rapid Outsourcing in a Boom Economy: How to Create Competition to Drive Performance

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Economic Bust vs. Bailout: “Hello Trumponomics!” and “So Long” Great Recession!

3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Magic of Branding: Capture Best Practice Lessons Learned from Brand Leaders

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Network Your Way To The Top

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Leading to Drive Results in the Midst of Change

3:45pm - 4:45pm

When You Know the Price of Everything…and the Value of Nothing

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Getting Sourcing, Supplier Management and Supply Chain on the Same Page

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Exhibit Hall Reception

Wed

May 24th

3:45am - 4:45pm

Brand and Reputational Impact

7:30am - 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am

Best Practices in Commodity Risk Management

8:30am - 9:30am

How to Reduce Small Parcel & LTL Transportation Costs in a Challenging Economy: Learn the Inside Secrets from Former UPS & FedEx Pricing Managers and VPs

8:30am - 9:30am

The Economics of Fleet

9:45am - 10:45am

The Value of Continuous Improvement

9:45am - 10:45am

Leading Procurement into the Future: The Next Generation

9:45am - 10:45am

Get a (Work) Life: Time Spent on the Job vs. in the Job

9:45am - 10:45am

The Future of Procurement Technology: Will There Still be a Role for Us?

11:00am - 12:00pm

Closing Keynote – Annette Gregg

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Business Behind the Magic Tour