As the ISM2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, wrapped up with a half-day of activity on Wednesday, some hearts and minds likely were already at one of Walt Disney World’s theme parks. (Some attendees heeded Institute for Supply Management®‘s recommendation and added a family vacation to their Conference experience.)
However, bodies were still on-site, and participants showed a desire to finish strong. Using the #ISM2017 hashtag, presenters, exhibitors and attendees shared thoughts from the Conference’s last sessions and said farewell until next year. ISM2018 is in Nashville, Tennessee, so we anticipate no shortage of cowboy hats appearing in tweeted Conference photos from the country music capital of the world.
On Wednesday, ISM2017 attendees shared impressions from that morning’s sessions, as well as those from Monday and Tuesday.
— Shawn Fitzgerald (@sfitzgerald9) May 24, 2017
— Brendan O'Connell (@BrendanOConnel) May 24, 2017
— Donlen (@DonlenFleet) May 24, 2017
— Hugo Britt (@HugoBritt81) May 23, 2017
If Twitter activity is of any indication, the keynote speakers —General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) on Monday, and David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, on Tuesday — were well received. Appreciation was still being expressed as the Conference came to a close.
— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson18) May 24, 2017
Some savored quality time spent with procurement colleagues and friends.
— Ashley Gerlach (@lovebuglu) May 24, 2017
— David Culver (@TheSkilledBuyer) May 24, 2017
— rodrobinson (@rodrobinson) May 24, 2017
Among the good-byes and thank yous:
— Brian Wheeler (@BrianLWheeler) May 24, 2017
— JAGGAER (@JaggaerPro) May 24, 2017
— SynerTrade_Inc (@SynerTrade) May 24, 2017
Last day of #ISM2017! Our team enjoyed the opportunity to meet & share insights with other industry professionals from around the world
— Source One (@GetSavings) May 24, 2017
— Karen Eboch (@kceboch) May 23, 2017
Finally, ISM offered its farewell (and provided reading material on the way out).
— ISM® (@ism) May 24, 2017
— ISM Magazine (@ISM_Magazine) May 24, 2017
As the supply management profession prepared to depart Orlando, this seemed to be a most appropriate final thought:
“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” — Walt Disney.