Presented by:
ISM® UPMG Forum and ISM - Cooperative Utilities, Inc.

September 17-19, 2017

Going the "Magnificent Mile" to improve your supply chain

Chicago, Illinois


UPMG2017 Host

Exelon is America's leading competitive energy provider, doing business in 48 states, DC and Canada.

2017 Conference Highlights

  • First Time Participants Reception
  • Breakout Sessions
  • General Sessions with Keynote Speakers
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Sponsor/ Exhibitor Opportunities
  • Earn up to 12.0 CEHs
  • Charity Golf Tournament

Conference Agenda
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UPMG 2017 Conference Registration

Register Early & Save!

Registration Date ISM-Member Non-Member
Through July 31, 2017 $995 $1,195
After July 31, 2017 $1,095 $1,295

Over the years, ISM's Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) has grown significantly and its annual conference continues to be recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry.

For those registering by check, please click here.

For UPMG 2017 conference questions, please contact:
Tammy Matthews | Education Program Manager | Learning Solutions | ISM

UPMG2017 Keynote Speakers

Opening & Welcome Remarks
Terence R. Donnelly

As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Donnelly leads ComEd’s day-to-day operations. He is responsible for performance in operations, safety, service reliability, customer satisfaction, financial management and smart grid development...
Opening Keynote
Peter Zeihan

Zeihan’s worldview marries the realities of geography and populations to a deep understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends, helping industry leaders navigate today’s...
Lunch Keynote
Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. Graham delivers his identity message throughout the country and globally to...
Closing Keynote
Vanessa Van Edwards
Lead Investigator at The Science of People

Vanessa Van Edwards is the national bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, which was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. She writes a monthly column on the science of success for...

2017 Exhibitor &Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibiting at the UPMG Conference provides a great opportunity to promote your company and its services and establish new business contacts! Exhibitor Tabletops

Click here for exhibitor/sponsorship opportunities.

View the UPMG FLOORPLAN for available tabletop space.

Contact ISM Sales Team to reserve your tabletop today!

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a wide selection of sponsorship's that pertain to different aspects of the conference.

​For Exhibitor & Sponsorship's assistance contact: ISM Sales Team

UPMG Annual Charity Golf Tournament Harborside International Golf Course

Made possible through your generosity... Players & Sponsors, each one of you make a difference!

  • 6:00-6:30am Registration & To-Go Breakfast
  • Sunday, September 17th….8:00am Shotgun Start (transportation departing hotel at 6:30am)
  • Noon – 1:30pm Lunch & Awards
  • 2:00pm Shuttle transportation departs Harborside to return to hotel

To register a foursome, contact:
ISM Member Services
Phone: 480.752.6276, Option 8
Email: Member Services

Golf Tournament proceeds to benefit:

Hotel Information

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Reserve your room online with Special UPMG2017 pricing!

Or call the hotel at 1-800-628-2112 and ask for the UPMG2017 rate.

UPMG2017 Sponsors

UPMG2017 Golf Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

UPMG2017 Exhibitors

  • Ardmore Power Logistics, LLC
  • ABB, Inc.
  • AGT Global Logistics
  • ALOM
  • Alpine Wholesale LLC
  • Anixter
  • Arc Energy Services
  • Avetta
  • Bell Lumber & Pole
  • Borderstates
  • ​​​Brooks Manufacturing Co.​
  • Choctaw-Kaul Distribution Co
  • CME Wire & Cable
  • Cox Industries
  • Day & Zimmermann
  • DCI
  • Dynamic Utility Solutions
  • Eaton

  • eBid Systems
  • EDI
  • Emerald Transformer
  • Evluma
  • General Cable
  • Gresco Utility Supply Inc.​
  • Howard Industries
  • Hubbell Power Systems
  • Hydro Inc.
  • IDEAL Electrical Supply Corp​
  • Intren
  • Irby Utilities
  • Locweld
  • LS Cable & System U.S.A, Inc.
  • MacLean Power Systems
  • McFarland Cascade
  • ​Mesa Associates, Inc.
  • Midal Cables
  • Oniqua Intelligent MRO
  • Polar Clean, LLC

  • PowerAdvocate
  • Procureability
  • ProcureWare
  • Revenew International
  • RezDesk
  • ​SAP Ariba
  • S&C Electric Company
  • Shah & Associates
  • Solomon Corporation
  • Southwire
  • Superior Essex Energy Cable
  • TAPP
  • The Okonite Company
  • Thomasson Company
  • Trinity Meyer Utility Structures
  • United Scrap Metal
  • USMA
  • Valmont Utility
  • WESCO Distribution, Inc.
  • Wolseley Industrial Group