Our affiliate Treasurer Ralph Bloom attended the annual ISM Conference in Metro Dallas (Grapevine, TX) from April 28 - May 1 through his workplace. Over 2,000 supply management professionals from around the world attended the conference.
The kickoff speaker was Dr. Condoleeza Rice who gave an engaging and impressive address summarizing the global economic and political situation in Europe, Russia, South America, the Middle East and China. She concluded her 45-minute presentation with the observation that the 21st century would be the "century of human potential."
Global economist Bernard Baumohl later provided the economic data to support the analysis by Dr. Rice. Excellent seminars on “supply chain resource management,” “mentoring,” “observation,” “motivating Millennials and Gen-X professionals,” “preparation for negotiation”, and “advances in distribution” were among the offerings provided to participate in for those attending.
The general atmosphere was upbeat and stimulating. Next year, the 99th Annual Conference will be held in Las Vegas from May 5-7, 2014 and is highly recommended... plan today and come join your fellow ISM-NCA colleagues to next year's conference!
THANKS TO RALPH BLOOM FOR SUBMITTING THIS ARTICLE FOR ISM-NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA!