ASCM is the Association for Supply Chain Management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. With over 45,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, ASCM is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. Increase your visibility and awareness to our extended supply chain by joining us at ASCM CONNECT!
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines. For more information, visit ascm.org.
Rob van Stratum
MSc, CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, CPF Master Instructor Supply Chain Education s.r.o.
“I was glad to learn about several subjects, particularly from those who are in similar industries. I appreciate having much of the information on the app to share with others in my company."
Freelance Supply Chain Consultant
"This was my first ASCM conference, and it was by far, one of the best conferences I have ever attended. Many thanks to all of you for a great conference!!!"
"This was my first time attending an ASCM annual conference. I entered with zero expectations, an open mind, and a thirst for knowledge. After having attended all days at the conference, I can confidently say that this is the place to be for a young, and growing Supply Chain Professional like myself. Listening to Industry professionals share their journey, challenges, and insights were my favorite learning experiences! Participating, living and breathing the world of Supply Chain Management through the events, speakers, and peers, reinstated my Career and Industry choice thus far, with many promises for the future of tomorrow. Supply Chain connects the world, and ASCM connects us!"
Operations Management Major University of Cincinnati
“I enjoyed the event and thought that the Student Scholar Program was a great way to gain exposure to the industry and to attend the conference that I wouldn't have been able to without it."
M.D Rafiqul Bari
Executive Director UDC Construction Ltd, Bangladesh
“I enjoyed the full seminar ASCM-2019 with my satisfaction. It helps me and my company for the improvement of the performance. Thanks a lot to ASCM for providing me the opportunity to work as a Mentor with a bright Mentee. I had a good experience visiting the Carpenter Training Center under Facility Tour. I will recommend ASCM to keep more tour programs relating to SCM in its future seminars."
Deputy General Manager Strategy & Supply Chain, Raymond Ltd
"Very well organized; a great learning experience"
Supply Chain Strategist
“Exceeded my expectations especially in the way it was orchestrated, relevance of sessions especially those related to emerging technologies such as Blockchain"
MCSCP, CLTD Manager, Strategic Sourcing EDF Renewables North America
“This event is my annual supply chain enthusiasm boost!”
What about the Coronavirus?
ASCM continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of all participants and we will follow any protocols that are provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our members.
We will continue to follow CDC guidelines onsite and have a plan in place to repeatedly sanitize high-traffic areas throughout the conference.
As of today, ASCM CONNECT will be held as scheduled on September 13 – 15, 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Why am I not being offered discounted pricing?
Only ASCM members can take advantage of member pricing. To receive the member discount, please become an ASCM member before registering.
How do I cancel my registration?
ASCM is waiving all cancellation fees through Thursday, August 13, 2020. Requests for cancellation of registration must be made in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to 5 Executive Court, Suite 2, South Barrington, IL 60010, on or before August 13, 2020.
Refunds will not be given for a failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events, or early departures. No refunds will be allowed after August 13, 2020.
No refunds or cancellations will be given for membership purchases.
I can no longer attend; can I send someone in my place?
Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. If the Substitute is not a member of ASCM, the non-member fee will be required. ASCM will be waiving all substitution fees through Thursday, August 13, 2020. Substitutions must be made in writing via email to email@example.com or via mail to 5 Executive Court, Suite 2, South Barrington, IL 60010. Substitution requests submitted after August 13, 2020 will carry a $100 processing fee and will be allowed through August 30, 2020.
When will I receive my conference badge?
Attendees will receive their registration confirmation electronically. Badges can be picked up onsite at check-in.
Where can I get ribbons for my designations?
Certification ribbons will be available at the ASCM booth in the Expo Hall for qualified individuals.
Will there be free Wi-Fi in the Convention Center?
Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available via a hotspot near ASCM CONNECT registration.
What is the dress code for the conference?
We suggest business casual.
Will breakfast be served?
Breakfast is not provided, although there are several food and beverage options at the hotels and Convention Center. Coffee will be available before the 8:15 a.m. educational sessions Sunday through Tuesday.
Will there be educational seminars taking place before or after the conference?
Yes, ASCM will offer 4 pre-conference seminars on Saturday, September 12, 2020. For more information on what seminars are available and to register CLICK HERE. Pre-conference seminars require separate registration.
Will I receive a certificate for attending a session?
Attendees can earn the APICS S&OP Education Certificate or the APICS Risk Management Education Certificate by attending the qualifying sessions noted in the program and the S&OP or Risk Management preconference seminars taking place on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Learn more at ascm.org/risk and ascm.org/sop.
Does attending the conference grant me professional development points?
Yes, attendees will earn professional development points that qualify towards the maintenance of APICS CPIM, CFPIM, CSCP or CLTD designations. Letters will be sent electronically after the conference and can be accessed upon completion of a short survey.
When will the presentations from the sessions be available?
At the discretion of presenters, conference presentations are included in the mobile app. Slides will be added to the mobile app before conference. They can be found under the description of each educational session. They will also be added to ascm.org after the conference.
Do I need to attend the conference to register for a facility tour?
Yes, facility tours are open to ASCM CONNECT attendees only.
Can my spouse attend a facility tour?
Yes, but only if he/she is a registered guest of ASCM CONNECT and is registered for the facility tour.
Can I find a substitute if I cannot attend?
Facility tour substitutions are allowed through August 30, 2020. No substitutions will be granted after this date.
Will I need to bring special documentation to attend?
Facility tour attendees need to bring a valid photo ID.
Will breakfast/lunch/snacks be served?
Meals will not be provided during the facility tours.
Can I switch my tour onsite?
No. Advance registration is required for all facility tours. Please sign up for the tour of your choice during the registration process. For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What time are the keynote presentations?
9:30–11:00 a.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Is there wheelchair accessibility throughout the venue?
Yes. The conference sessions will take place in a venue that accommodates wheelchairs. The hotel has accessible rooms available for attendees. Please contact the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center directly for assistance.
Where can I download the app?
Information on downloading the ASCM app will be available on the ASCM CONNECT website a few weeks prior to the event.
Where can I get the app?
The app will be available from the App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and the Windows Store. It can be used on mobile phones and tablets.
Which hotel is ASCM CONNECT headquarters hotel?
The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is ASCM CONNECT headquarters hotel.
What other hotels are part of the ASCM CONNECT block?
The New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, The Loews New Orleans Hotel and The Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans.
What discounts will be available for staying within the ASCM CONNECT block?
We are offering a $50 discount on ASCM CONNECT registration fees to those staying within the block.
What airports are near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center?
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is 12 miles away.
Is there parking near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center?
Ample parking is available at the convention center for a daily fee. For information regarding parking and taxi or rideshare options CLICK HERE.