Regional educational conferences such as this are a great way to stay in touch with new developements, establish relationships and hone supply chain managment skills.  Cost effective and close to home, local conferences maximize our educational ROI.

The Northwest Purchasing Education Council was formed in June 2002 by ISM affiliates in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to promote purchasing educational opportunities in the Pacific & Northwest. The NPEC carries on the long tradition of sponsoring the Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference, an annual conference for purchasing and supply management professionals. The venue of the conference changes each year as a different member affiliate takes on the hosting duties.

The 72nd Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference

Save these dates!! - October 26 - 28, 2015
Portland, Oregon

ISM-Spokane is very proud to host the 2015 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference. We are very excited to host the 72nd annual conference, sponsored by the Northwest Purchasing Education Council (NPEC).

The host committee is hard at work lining up programs on current issues and topics in the supply management field. The event will be an outstanding educational opportunity for local members to receive education to enhance your professional career and earn credits towards ISM certification. The Conference will include a one-day Supplier Showcase.

Companies that are interested in participating as an exhibitor in the Supplier Showcase or sponsoring one of the meals or breaks may contact to receive an invitation and information packet. Further details will be forthcoming thru emails and our website at: