As a result of a highly competitive and volatile marketplace, the focus for procurement continues to be around driving cost savings, increasing profits, and mitigating risk. Yet, procurement teams need to find innovative ways to accomplish these tasks beyond their outdated processes, and limited tools and resources. Procurement is already experiencing an explosion towards digital transformation to help overcome these challenges and drive business outcomes. The best way to keep up to date on the latest technologies and digital trends is by attending trade shows and networking with other professionals looking to solve the same challenges. To help, we’ve compiled a list of top procurement trade shows and conferences happening in North America in 2019.
When and where: March 14-15, 2019 – Miami Beach, FL
What it’s about: The Americas Procurement Congress gathers senior procurement professionals to come together and learn fresh approaches, drive inspiration and validation for a strategic 2019.
Attendees share a common strategic priority of digitalization. The sessions and networking facilitate environment and learning workflow that focuses on technology and innovation, with the goal of helping you maximize your digital success.
ProcureCon Indirect East & West
When and where: March 25-27, 2019 – Amelia Island, FL | September 16 -18, 2019 – Scottsdale, AZ
What it’s about: ProcureCon Indirect brings together hundreds of procurement professionals for one of the largest networking events in its space. ProcureCon’s breakout sessions and meetings have helped many companies transform their programs and set trends in the industry. ProcureCon focuses on complex topics to progress procurement forward and showcases the best resources to stay innovative.
Institute for Supply Management – ISM
When and where: April 7-10, 2019 – Houston, TX
What it’s about: With 2,500+ global supply chain and procurement professionals expected to attend, ISM’s goal is to “spark” creative thinking. ISM brings attendees over 70 breakout sessions ranging from digital transformation to identifying creative ways to solve challenges impacting the industry.
This year’s focus is on digital transformation as it relates to the changing nature of the industry. Sessions will cover implementation, strategies, and best practices shared by procurement leaders to help “spark” innovative solutions for your organization.
Sourcing Industry Group – Spring & Fall Summit
When and where: April 15-17, 2019 – Amelia Island, FL | October 14-17, 2019 – Carlsbad, CA
What it’s about: The Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) focuses on networking to drive digital innovation. Join hundreds of senior-level procurement professionals to discuss the current sourcing trends and challenges at SIG’s Executive Summits. SIG’s events cover best practices, cost-cutting strategies, innovative processes, and risk-mitigation approaches for procurement leaders looking to drive the best business outcomes for their organizations.
Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2019
When and where: September 4-6, 2019 – Dallas, TX
What it’s about: Gartner will gather 1,400+ procurement professionals, 45+ Gartner analysts, and 30+ exhibitors to their 2019 IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit. With more than 100 different research-driven sessions, Gartner’s Summit inspires like-minded professionals to explore new ideas, project strategy and execution, and build new relationships.
Gartner’s goal is to help attendees reduce vendor risk, negotiate effectively, and improve financial transparency by collaborating with various IT, sourcing, and procurement individuals.
SCOPE Procurement Summit
When and where: March 10-12, 2019 – Atlanta, GA
What it’s about: The SCOPE Procurement Summit focuses on learning, networking, and research to provide attendees the best opportunity to network and solve common business problems. SCOPE’s key theme is Digital Transformation of Procurement. The goal is to help attendees digitize their organization to stay agile and more competitive in an ever-changing market.