Global leaders who will inspire you


DAVID CAMERON is former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who resigned from the position in 2016 in the wake of the Brexit decision. Cameron will speak to ISM2017 conference attendees about his experience navigating geopolitical and public policy issues, many of which impact the global supply chain. He will also address a range of events in Europe and worldwide, and what they could mean to you.


Annette Gregg is owner of Difference Makers Consulting and has an extensive background in marketing and sales, serving in executive level positions for corporations, associations and non-profits. Since 1995, she has taught at several universities and is Program Advisor in San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies, leading one of the most successful professional programs in the university’s history. She currently consults for FICO, launching its women’s resource group and internal diversity training programs, and serves on the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Board of Directors. A lifelong learner and teacher, she is passionate about helping people unlock their potential and reach new heights of success.


Like supply managers everywhere, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) 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. In only a few months, 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.