ProcureCon includes content from cross-industry marketing and procurement professionals
! Get diverse perspectives from executive speakers representing a broad range of Fortune 1000 companies – from aerospace to hi-tech, industrial manufacturing to CPG, automotive to pharmaceuticals, and much more! Bring yourself, as well as your procurement, marketing or IT procurement counterpart to maximize learning’s and optimize your organization’s collaboration.
ProcureCon for Marketing and Digital Services hosts:
- Marketing Procurement Professionals
- VP/(Sr.)Director Professional Services
- Marketing Procurement Category Lead, CPO
- Hd/VP Indirect or corporate procurement
- VP/Director of marketing
- VP/Director of Digital/Online/eCommerce
- VP/Director of Corporate Communications
- Agency CFOs
Unlike all other industry events, which are either thinly veiled sales-pitch platforms or hectic trade shows with thousands of lower‐level attendees being shuffled around, ProcureCon focuses on the quality of attendees. The intimate size and relaxed atmosphere makes it easy for attendees to make meaningful, lasting connections with colleagues and potential new service partners.
In addition, every single ProcureCon event delivers:
- Access to 150 senior level executives from world‐class organizations actively seeking intimate and relevant benchmarking opportunities
- The most current content, as shaped by year‐round research with CPOs and other leaders within the industry
- Innovative case studies that allow attendees valuable insight into how the latest savings and margin improvements were achieved
- Private boardroom and roundtable meetings, providing the ultimate environment conducive to having open conversations and building new business relationships
We created ProcureCon 11 years ago in NA (13 yrs ago in Europe), initially with a focus on manufacturing and strategic direct procurement because that is where the market was at. This remains the ProcureCon USA event in October. In recent years, we started to see an increase in non-manufacturing and corporate procurement attendees and realized they have unique needs requiring their own event, hence the birth of ProcureCon Indirect in 2008. In 2011, given the rapid expansion of the event and its intimate nature (never more than 300 attendees), we expanded by creating two corporate procurement events per year; ProcureCon Indirect East in February and ProcureCon Indirect West in June.
The ProcureCon event series has grown into the premier opportunity on the continent for the industry to learn from, and network with, one another. But don’t just take our word for it
I want to thank you for an outstanding job leading the Procurecon event in Atlanta. I was very disappointed the last time I had attended a past conference with 4 of my team members, yet this was truly a worthwhile experience and investment. Good topics, a very manageable attendee count and great networking opportunities!
Brian Bancroft, Sr. Director Global Procurement,Kelloggs
Yes, I think it was a valuable experience. This was my first procurecon and I wasn’t sure what to expect. In the past I had gone to APICS and NAPM conferences, but those are much different from what you offer. The presentations were all very good. Some perhaps need to use more concrete examples or data, but all in all, good presentations. The panels were typically pretty good. I’m hoping to be at the next session. It’s a good event and community!
Tim Fowler, Worldwide Commodity Manager, Lexmark
The sessions are succinct and the content is timely; the Practitioner’s only day is priceless; but the real gem is the direct interaction with senior level executives in my field – that is worth the price of the conference alone. Nowhere else do I find this much benefit in the way of best practices and indirect executives. I have yet to walk away from a ProcureCon event without a learning, idea or supplier recommendation that affects my company’s bottom line.
Jamie Crump, Director Indirect Strategic Sourcing,United Rentals
The ProcureCon Conference is a key industry event that should not be missed by any Supply Chain expert. ProcureCon brings together a unique blend of Supply Chain experts from across all industries to share their experiences and knowledge with a team of people who truly embrace the strategically important field of Supply Chain Management. I have already put into action some of cutting edge innovations learned at ProcureCon conference last year and can’t wait to attend the 2010 conference to learn more.
Ron Tabbitas, Director, Subcontracts, Cost Analysis & Technical Support,Telephonics Corporation
The networking opportunities alone are worth attending an event. Where else do you have the opportunity to sit in a room full of procurement professionals and listen to how they dealt with challenges and problems.....then meet them one-on-one to discuss further.
Randy Clark,Sr. Strategic Buyer,Volvo Group
I speak with my contacts from ProcureCon throughout the year. I recently email a question on corporate cards and received about 1 0 answers within the hour; very powerful. Also, the solution zone at ProcureCon is very helpful. I met up with two suppliers in the last two years and I’m now doing half a million in deals with each of them.
Pete Connelly,CPO,Leggett & Platt
It was difficult to free up my schedule in budget season, but it was worth attending. Very good sessions and speakers.
Quentin Roach,CPO,Bristol-Myers Squibb
Procurecon is a great place to network with other procurement professionals that face the same challenges and provides an outlet to discuss the issues of today. You can learn about innovation from suppliers in a passive way through presentations that showcase a concept and not necessarily a sales pitch.
Wayne S. Evans,Head of Procurement Americas,Deutsche Post DHL
There are always take-aways. At one ProcureCon we heard about new type of card payment program. Since then we have implemented our own initiative, though quite different, based on hearing that success story.
John O. Proverbs,Senior Director, Corporate Procurement,KLA- Tencor