The Best Procurement, Sourcing, & Purchasing Conferences in 2020
Are you part of the procurement community and looking for a helpful place to view upcoming conferences & events?
One of the best ways to keep updated on trends in the industry is by attending procurement conferences. Not only can you take away actionable insights from executives from the world’s largest companies, but you can also leave with long-term business connections with your industry peers.
In this blog post, you’ll find some of the top procurement and sourcing conferences & events, why you should attend them, and what you can expect.
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Top Procurement Conferences to Attend
ProcureCon Indirect East
March 23-25, 2020 | Omni Amelia Island, FL
ProcureCon Indirect East provides you with the critical strategies you need to prepare for the future of procurement. You’ll attend 40+ interactive sessions led by 80+ inspiring speakers who are transforming the procurement function at some of the world’s largest companies. All while meeting with 300+ of your peers who are excited to benchmark, talk shop, and have some fun! ProcureCon Indirect East is designed to give you the time you need to meet new people and to deepen prior relationships.
May 4-5, 2020 | Toronto, ON
ProcureCon Canada is now in its 6th year, and remains the only procurement event in Canada that brings together top procurement executives to share expertise, drive efficiency and deliver value. Our conference is designed to provide procurement practitioners with the tools they need in staying on top of strategic cost savings, changes in global trade regulations, emerging technology and building stakeholder participation.
May 12-13, 2020 | Rancho Mirage, CA
ProcureCon Travel is an interactive, peer-led event for senior level procurement executives who come together to learn, innovate and discuss new tools and technology used to help manage their company’s corporate travel program. From the Fortune 500 to start-ups and everything in between, ProcureCon Travel is for those looking to innovate and improve upon their travel and meetings procurement strategy.
If you’re ready to transform your travel programs through innovative workshops and intimate networking sessions that are designed to take you beyond cost savings, ProcureCon Travel is an event you can’t miss.
Western Regional SIGnature Event
May 19, 2020 | Bellevue, WA
Regional SIGnature Events are powerful one-day meetings in which buy-side practitioners network with colleagues facing similar issues. The event offers executive roundtables, general session speakers, lunch, CPO presentations, analyst overviews and SIG Talks (15-minute discussions in a "Ted Talk" format). Join big names in sourcing such as: Kelly Bengston, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of Starbucks, Lawrence Kane, Senior Leader, Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence/2CES Integration at a Fortune 30 Company, Kate Vitasek, Graduate & Executive at the University of Tennessee and many more.
SAP Ariba Live Barcelona
Dates TBA | Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
SAP Ariba Live is the largest procurement and supply chain event globally, bringing together a diverse community of buyers, suppliers, and partners to experience the value of Ariba Network and discuss technology, innovation, and market trends. What’s more, Barcelona, the capital city of the Catalunya region of Spain, has a personality all its own. With a rich dining, art, and cultural scene, it is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities and a natural choice for SAP Ariba Live. From famous art museums featuring priceless works by Picasso and Miro, to architectural gems by Antoni Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Familia, to local cuisine featuring stimulating Mediterranean flavors and seafood fresh off the beach, Barcelona has something for everyone.
June 2-4, 2020 | London, UK
Infosecurity Europe is the region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference programme and over 400 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 15,000+ information security professionals.
More than ever, conferences are the way forward for security professionals to collaborate, share knowledge and gain actionable insight to support information security strategy and tactics. By learning from and debating with one another, you have the greatest chance of protecting your organisation against the threats of tomorrow.
ProcureCon IT Sourcing
June 16-18, 2020 | Denver, CO
ProcureCon IT Sourcing is the only peer-led IT procurement event in the marketplace that brings together top procurement executives to share expertise, drive efficiency and deliver value. For almost 20 years, ProcureCon has helped companies transform their programs through innovative workshops & intimate networking sessions – designed to take you beyond cost savings. Your takeaways will be best practices and success stories from peers and colleagues who’ve actually “done it.”
If you’re looking to gain new insights into cybersecurity, the latest in disruptive technologies, and learn how to optimize your licensing and pricing models, then ProcureCon IT Sourcing is an event you can’t miss.
Coupa Insp!re 2020
Dates TBA | Las Vegas, NV
Don't miss the business spend management event of the year. Join key note speaker Suze Orman, Rob Bernshteyn and surprise guest key note at this star-studded event.
July 21-22, 2020 | San Diego, CA
ProcureCon Direct is a peer-led forum that allows for 120+ supply chain leaders & direct procurement executives to share, network, and inspire. Sessions are focused on attendee collaboration to assess and integrate themselves within the rapidly changing strategic initiatives in the direct procurement landscape.
While working with senior level procurement practitioners, ProcureCon Direct deepens the insight into direct procurement’s maturation in the supply chain and its innovative role in empowering their value ad opportunities among technological and geo-political disruption.
ProcureCon Contingent Staffing
March 31 - April 1, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ
ProcureCon Contingent Staffing is a peer-led, interactive conference designed to help staffing professionals build a winning people strategy. Whether you’re focused on growth, talent engagement, program oversight improving your analytical capabilities and more – ProcureCon is designed to give senior-level practitioners the tools and tactics you need to elevate your Contingent Workforce Program.
October 26-27, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) and indirect materials are large spend categories for manufacturing companies. For too long, MRO has been a fractured category. Join 150+ practitioners for a collaborative discussion on how to move MRO into the 21st century. ProcureCon MRO will arm practitioners with strategies to modernize MRO spend, gain more spend under management, reduce POs and suppliers, and benchmark against other companies.
September 13-15, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
ISM®'s Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual Conference is recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry. Focused on innovations in purchasing and materials management, UPMG has been designed to drive transformation and innovation in your organizations, communities, and environment.
Eastern Regional SIGnature Event
September 17, 2020 | New York, NY
Mark your calendar to join sourcing and procurement industry leaders and peers for networking, interactive discussions, team training and thought leadership that promotes innovation and addresses key challenges. This meeting will convene on September 12 in New York City among attendees from the Western Region's top companies. You can expect a highly interactive day that kicks off with special roundtables for delegates at the director level and above, and training for delegate-level attendees. This will be followed by presentations from CPOs and industry analysts, a provider showcase with prizes and networking, and happy hour.
ProcureCon Indirect West
September 21-23, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ
ProcureCon Indirect West provides you with the critical strategies you need to prepare for the future of procurement. By attending, you’ll have access to 40+ interactive sessions led by 80+ industry leading speakers who are transforming the procurement function at some of the world’s largest companies. All while meeting with 300+ of your peers who are excited to benchmark, evaluate disruptive technologies, improve supplier relationships. and become faster and more effective organizations. Download the agenda for more information.
Northeastern Regional SIGnature Event
November 12, 2020 | Toronto, ON
Join SIG for a one-day networking event with sourcing and procurement industry leaders and peers from the midwestern region. Speaker Linda Tuck Chapman, will give insight into driving enterprise value with third-party risk management. Regional SIGnature Events are powerful one-day meetings in which buy-side practitioners benchmark with other organizations and network with colleagues facing similar issues. The event offers executive roundtables, general session speakers, lunch, CPO presentations, analyst overviews and SIG Talks (15-minute discussions in a "Ted Talk" format), as well as our famous Provider Showcase program. Delegates will learn and network throughout the day, then wind down the afternoon with a happy hour, casual one-on-one discussions and a pocket full of long-term collegial relationships.
November 10-12, 2020 | Seattle, WA
ProcureCon Marketing is the only senior-level event solely dedicated to the unique challenges of the procurement and sourcing of marketing resources. Building upon the successful 17-year history of ProcureCon events, ProcureCon Marketing attendees will be armed with successful strategies — from the point of view of the procurement practitioner.
Whether your company is in the Fortune 500, a fast-growing start-up or somewhere in between, ProcureCon Marketing is your place to innovate your strategy and exchange ideas and solutions directly with your peers.