ISM World | A 360⁰ Perspective

MAIN EVENT | MAY 18-20, 2021

 

The ISM Annual Conference will be virtual in 2021. It's an event (actually, a bonus series of events) that will be like no other. This is NOT your typical virtual conference. Attendees can be a part of an experience that builds, connects and focuses on you and your role within supply chain. It's a can't miss in 2021!

Innovation Mini Con

March 10, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET

The first event of the conference. Join this live, interactive session featuring keynote, Garry Lyons, included in your conference registration.

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Talent Mini Con

April 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET

The second event of the conference. Join this live, interactive session featuring keynotes, Mandy Flint and Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, included in your conference registration.

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ISM2021 Annual Conference

The ISM Annual Conference will be taking place in... you decide! This will be a series of virtual events leading up to the culminating annual conference with amazing keynotes, workshops, education sessions, networking and more surprises. You can view from your home office, cubicle, couch or porch swing. 

 

Beyond the education and networking, each attendee will be able to participate in a benchmarking research project focused on key areas that impact the profession. The earlier you register, the more you get to participate in. Don't miss the event of the year! A 360⁰ perspective of the hottest topics impacting the profession presented in tracks based on roles. So whether you are a senior executive, a category manager or entering the profession, there is content designed for you. 

May Conference Agenda At-A-Glance

Opening General Session

May 18, 2021 | 12:00-1:00PM
Speakers
  • Indra Nooyi,
    Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2018)

It’s All About Diversity! How Procurement Will Drive the Future of Corporate Responsibility

May 18, 2021 | 1:30-2:00PM
Speakers
  • Tiffany Hickerson,
    Vice President, Kearney
  • Shelley Stewart,
    Managing Partner, Bottom Line Advisory

Workforce of the Future (is Here Now)

May 18, 2021 | 1:30-2:30PM
Speakers
  • Cheryl D'Cruz-Young,
    Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

 

 

From Pest to Partner: Transform Your Relationships and Create Value Inside and Outside Your Company

May 18, 2021 | 1:00-2:30PM
Speakers
  • Victoria Meyer,
    President, Progressio Global

Don't Miss the Innovation Mini Con on March 10th

ISM World-renowned Keynote Speakers

JeremyGutsche

Jeremy Gutsche, MBA, CFA

CEO, Trend Hunter

Get Insight Into Consumer Trends and the Drive for Innovation

Jeremy Gutsche, MBA, CFA, is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning innovation expert, "one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet" (The Sun Newspaper) and the CEO of Trend Hunter—the world's #1 trend website and innovation consultancy with over 3 Billion views and more than 10,000 innovation projects completed. His team specializes in filtering opportunity and making change happen during times of chaos and change. In total, his team is relied on by 700 brands, billionaires, CEOs and world leaders to predict and create the future, including Google, Sony, Disney, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, IBM and Adidas. He's even helped NASA prototype the Journey to Mars!

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Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi

Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2018)

Business Powerhouse | Globally Renowned Leader

  • Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2018)
  • Member Board of Directors, Amazon
  • Member, MIT Corporation

Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi is a business powerhouse, globally renowned for leading the company through a decade of tremendous growth and change. 

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ISM World Conference Design

Four Conference Events | One Registration

March 10, 2021
Virtual

Innovation Mini Con

The first of four conference events, the Innovation "mini con" is a three-hour session that delivers:

  • A powerful keynote from a business thought leader on the impact and tools and tactics to have a culture that fosters innovation
  • Hear from the profession and real business cases of innovation in action
  • Break into smaller, role-based groups to network and discuss innovation in your own organization
  • Start working on your action plan for 2021 and beyond
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April 21, 2021
Virtual

Talent Mini Con

The second of four conference events, the Talent "mini con" is a three to four-hour session that delivers:

  • Award-winning authors and thought leaders on transformational change will discuss leadership and soft skills that get results
  • Hear from the profession and real business cases of talent management in action
  • Break into smaller, role-based groups to work through a mini-workshop exercies
  • Continue building and working on your action plan for 2021 and beyond
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May 18 - 20, 2021
Virtual

ISM World Main Conference

The main conference delivers 3-days of action packed education, inspiration, networking, solutions building and more. This portion of the conference helps you dig deeper into a broad catalog of procurement and supply chain related topics, supplier solutions and peer-to-peer network building.

  • Hear from highly sought after keynotes who are thought leaders and visionaries on change management and innovation
  • Attend a wide variety of breakout sessions designed for various career levels from senior leaders to emerging professionals
  • Celebrate the profession's stars from Richter Scholars and 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars to the most prestigious award, the J. Shipman Gold Medal winner
  • Participate as a judge in the final rounds of the ISM Student Case Competition
  • Hear and discuss the "State of the Profession" and what it means for the future
  • Complete your action plan and workbook

... and much more. These 3 days are designed for an optimal virtual experience.

June 9, 2021
Virtual

Future Mini Con

The last of four conference events, the Future "mini con" is a three-hour session that delivers:

  • A recap of the main conference highlighting key topics impacting the future of the profession
  • A deeper dive into the research exposing trends and predictions for the future and insights and tips for planning
  • A wrap-up and individual working time completing your action plan for 2021 and beyond

The ISM Conference Experience | A Look Back

The ISM Annual Conference is THE supply management event of the year. While we can't be in-person, this year's event still builds on what attendees expect—networking, superior education, top-notch suppliers and inspiring keynotes.

Pricing Options

Save as a member and get access to more content the sooner you register. All registrations include on-demand access following the conference.

Member

  • $1,095
    REGULAR RATE
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  • Includes 90-day post-conference access to on-demand session content
  • Includes access to pre-conference education events*
  • Includes customized research data on the State of the Profession*
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NonMembers

  • $1,495
    REGULAR RATE
  • Includes 90-day post-conference access to on-demand session content
  • Includes access to pre-conference education events*
  • Includes customized research data on the State of the Profession*
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Groups

  • SAVE 10%On groups of 5 or more
  • Includes 90-day post-conference access to on-demand session content
  • Includes access to pre-conference education events*
  • Includes customized research data on the State of the Profession*
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* Must register prior to pre-conference sessions (one day event scheduled in spring 2021) and participate in the State of the Profession research survey before the cut-off deadline. 

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Connect Your Solutions with Conference Attendees

A valuable part of the ISM Annual Conference experience has always been the opportunity for attendees and suppliers to connect. This year, we have created unique opportunities to be able to share your solutions in a virtual conference environment. Learn about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities or connect with our team to develop a unique sponsorship experience that fits your goals.

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