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ISM2020 is THE procurement and supply chain management event of the year. Developed by leading professionals and thought leaders, this event is a can’t miss for practitioners. Its innovative design isn’t like other typical industry survey conferences. This event infuses interaction in its sessions, inspiration in its general sessions and awards programs and idea generation in our newly introduced “hackathon”-style problem solving workshops. Your time is valuable. Our goal is for each attendee to be able to develop at least ONE revolutionary idea that will positively impact your business and/or career.

Come be a part of this environment for innovation.

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Professional Peers

Interact with over 2,000 supply management professionals from across the world covering industries from retail to manufacturing and from service to finance and insurance.

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Sessions

Over 70 sessions within focused educational tracks featuring the hottest topics, practical tips and research trends. Topics have ranged from digital transformation and CSR to sourcing for value and finding talent in a competitive market.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Meet face-to-face with over 100 supplier organizations to learn about new solutions, view technical demonstrations and interact with prospective partners.

Keynote Speakers


The ISM Annual Conference has been known to draw in highly sought-after speakers focusing on key issues, inspiring stories and top trends impacting the procurement and supply chain profession today. This year's speakers are no exception with two globally-recognized speakers discussing their experience in leadership, negotiation, decision making and taking strategic action.

Audience participation is encouraged through on-site Q&A through the mobile app.

Impactful Education


Each educational track is action oriented. You will hear from Fortune 500 CPO’s, leading research experts and thought leaders. But you won’t just listen, you will actively participate in the learning from live polling to interactive panel discussions run by the questions you ask. You can also interact with fellow practitioners, problem-solving in track hackathons. Conference tracks include:

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Making an Impact in the Next 100 Days

One hundred days is an invisible benchmark placed on us either by our superiors or even our own hand. It’s a line in the sand to measure progress and affect change. This track is focused on providing tools, insights and strategies essential for those assuming a new role within your company or at a new stage in your career. Start making your impact immediately!

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Getting Real with Digital Transformation

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital transformation, is here. As procurement professionals we are all living the change it is fostering. But are you controlling the transformation or is it controlling you? This track focuses on the real stories, foundational education and trends to be aware of so you can plan how you manage your go-forward strategy for making technology the enabling tool for future success.

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Becoming a Value Chain Superhero

Procurement professionals are no longer just leaping cost increases with a single bound. Their superhero strengths are growing to align with the needs of the business to drive value and transform the nature of how procurement functions within the organization. This track focuses on best practices and case studies for direct spend categories that provide the roadmap for driving value beyond cost savings. You will learn about influencing stakeholders, advanced category management and supply management practices, and walk away with tools to help promote the superhero within.

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Dealing Directly with Indirect

With nearly 45% of source-able spend being indirect, organizations are trying to get their arms around what may be hiding in the dark corners of their business environment. Procurement professionals are shining a light on indirect and taking this beast head on. This track focuses on best practices and case studies for indirect categories that provide the roadmap for looking at the potential for managing indirect and driving value beyond cost savings. You will learn about influencing stakeholders, advanced category management and supply management practices, and walk away with tools to tame the beast and impact both the top and bottom lines.

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Tackling the Talent Challenge

For the first time in history, there are four generations in the workplace. Coincide the needs of a multi-generational workforce with the impact of digitization and a tight labor market, and leaders have the perfect formula for insomnia. Talent is the backbone of every organization, but how can you solve for so many needs and challenges? This track explores topics from attracting and developing new talent, to retaining your top talent in a highly competitive market.

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Today’s Win-Win Negotiator

With the shift from driving down costs toward developing a value chain, the rules of negotiation have changed. From working with start-up organizations with innovative technology, to tried and true partners where you need to revolutionize your working relationship, it all starts in how you negotiate the terms of the agreement. This track focuses on covering the basics of developing a negotiation strategy and sessions on how procurement can deliver beyond price. You will walkthrough, understand and practice being today’s win-win negotiator.

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Pricing


The earlier you register, the more you save. Bringing more than 5 attendees? Connect with our Member Services team to receive group pricing discounts.

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Oct 8 - Jan 11, 2020

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Jan 12 - Feb 10, 2020

$1,695
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Feb 11 - Mar 30, 2020

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Mar 31 - Apr 25, 2020

$1,995
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Until October 7
Effective Dates
Oct 8 - Jan 11, 2020
$1,395

Jan 12 - Feb 10, 2020
$1,695

Feb 11 - Mar 30, 2020
$1,895

Mar 31 - Apr 25, 2020
$1,995
Purchase Onsite
$2,095

Nonmember

$1,495

Register
Until October 7
Effective Dates
Oct 8 - Jan 11, 2020
$1,895

Jan 12 - Feb 10, 2020
$2,195

Feb 11 - Mar 30, 2020
$2,495

Mar 31 - Apr 25, 2020
$2,595
Purchase Onsite
$2,695

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Conference Location


John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

900 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115

Hotels


Sheraton Hotel in Boston
Sheraton Boston Hotel
$289 per night
39 Dalton Street | Boston, MA 02199

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Boston Marriott Copley Place
$295 per night
110 Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA 02116

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