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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

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

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 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 Challenges for Supply Chain Management

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Got Talent? Come hear how these 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

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

What are the 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

Seven Areas That Create “Sticky” Places for Ethics in the Supply Chain

10:00am - 11:00am

Why Am I Here?: The Case for Procurement’s Existence

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: How Innovation Can Work for You?

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

Speed, Value and Cash Flow:End to End Supply Chain

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

Agile Procurement Model for Bottom Line Impact

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 in Innovation

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

Networking Your Way to the Top

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Leading to Drive Results in the Midst of Change

3:45pm - 4:46pm

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

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Exhibit Hall Reception

Wed

May 24th

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 VP’s

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

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Business Behind the Magic Tour