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Institute for Supply Management® hosts former U.S. President at ISM World 2023 Annual Conference

GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) announced that its ISM World 2023 Annual Conference will feature an exclusive conversation between ISM's Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Derry, and George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear about President Bush's time in the White House, the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century, global issues, as well as his leadership.

"I look forward to providing our attendees a unique perspective from one of our nation's leaders with a front-row seat on the era of globalization," said Derry. "It speaks to the global importance of the supply chain management profession that we're able to host this special guest."

ISM World 2023 in Grapevine, Texas, May 7 – 10 brings together supply chain and procurement practitioners, consultants, and suppliers for the preeminent annual event for the profession. Attendees range from supply chain students through senior global executives, who will benefit from President Bush's insights as the special guest at ISM's initial conference general session.

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About Institute for Supply Management®
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and leading not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Its 50,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 by practitioners, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM empowers and leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly-regarded certification and training programs, corporate services, events and the ISM Supply Chain Capability Model™. The ISM Report On Business®, Manufacturing and Services, are two of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. For more information, please visit:

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SOURCE Institute for Supply Management