ProcureCon Indirect Connect Virtual Event

The Invite-Only Event For Senior-Level Procurement & Sourcing Practitioners

December 09 - 10, 2020 | 12:55 PM ET

Where Sourcing Innovators Connect And Inspire


ProcureCon Indirect Connect is a private, invitation-only virtual event customized for senior-level procurement and sourcing practitioners. The mission of ProcureCon Indirect Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level forum to exchange ideas, best practices and timely perspectives on the transformation of the procurement organization.

A Unique Experience


The ProcureCon Indirect Connect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you 
exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings 

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue between participants. Engage in in-depth discussions on the changing nature of what indirect procurement is buying and strategies for success, building a diverse and inclusive procurement team, and the evolution of supplier relationships. 

Exclusive Networking

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment at our breakout rooms, 1:1 meetings, roundtables, and more.

ProcureCon Indirect Connect Virtual Event Agenda

Day One, December 9, 2020

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

  • 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    PPE, Health and Safety, and remote worker technology are three areas procurement had little or no spend under management this past spring. And now, it’s a core part of your job. How are you getting your employees what they need at home, and how are you supporting them? What else is changing within the role of indirect procurement, and how can you capitalize on these changes quickly to get some wins for your organization? Join this panel discussion to learn just what indirect procurement is doing to navigate unchartered waters, and tools you can implement at the “office.”


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  • 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

  • 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

    Global travel restrictions have forced procurement executives to become more creative when working with suppliers, leading to unexpected positive results. More interaction, while virtual, has enabled procurement to develop deeper connections with their suppliers. Is this the new normal for SRM? Join this interactive chat to learn additional ways you can generate savings with more mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

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  • 2:20 pm - 2:25 pm

    2:20 pm - 2:25 pm

  • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

    The COVID pandemic changed what you bought, how you bought, and forced you to throw all of your carefully curated analytics out the window. For better or for worse, your data is not going to be useful at all for future procurement needs and spend visibility and planning. This presents an opportunity for you to rebuild your data—which you have to admit, wasn’t great to begin with—and make it even stronger. This panel of procurement experts will discuss how they’re working to gain better control over their data to set up their procurement organizations for future success.

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  • 2:55 pm - 3:05 pm

    2:55 pm - 3:05 pm

  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    It’s inevitable that how you assess risk is going to change quite a bit, based on lessons learned from COVID. There’s financial risk: will your suppliers survive, or will you have to find a whole new supply base? There’s criminal risk: How do you ensure your suppliers and suppliers’ suppliers are following global laws and regulations relating to bribery, human rights, etc? And finally, there’s due diligence: How many tiers down do you need to go? Hear how one procurement expert has developed strategies for looking at supplier risk in 2021, and gain insight into how to develop your own plan. 

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  • 3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

    3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

  • 3:35 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:35 pm - 4:30 pm

     These 1 hour Zoom discussions will allow you to interact and engage with your peers in a small group setting. No rotating here, so pick whichever table you need to focus on right now!


    Table 1: Hosted by GEP

    Table 2: Hosted by Scanmarket

    Table 3: Hosted by Ivalua

    Table 4: Hosted by Oversight

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  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Day Two, December 10, 2020

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

  • 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    For the past few years, you’ve been hearing that disruption in the procurement space was coming. And now it’s finally here. An infusion of venture capital into procurement technologies has created no fewer than 50 startups over the past 18 months, all promising to make your job easier. However, are they trying to solve the problems you actually have? How do you evaluate and do due diligence on companies that have no track record? Are they compatible with your legacy systems? How do you secure capital for new technology from your CFO when belts are being tightened? Join this panel of innovative procurement practitioners to learn about how they’re incorporating nascent procurement software into their arsenal to gain better insight into their spend and suppliers.

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  • 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

  • 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

    As many corporations are considering what work looks like post-COVID, one thing is certain—it’s not going back to the way things were. Do you need as much real estate? Are open office plans still desirable? What about food service and janitorial? Everything is changing, so hear from an expert on how to renegotiate real estate leases, and prepare your employees for a new work environment which promotes cleanliness and safety, as well as productivity.

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  • 2:20 pm - 2:25 pm

    2:20 pm - 2:25 pm

  • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

    You’ve been incorporating diversity into your supplier mix for a while now, and it’s continuing to grow in importance. However, have you looked at your own procurement team to ensure it’s as diverse as your supply base? How do you ensure everyone feels welcome and create an inclusive culture, especially when working in a remote environment?

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  • 2:55 pm - 3:05 pm

    2:55 pm - 3:05 pm

  • 3:05 pm - 3:35 pm

    3:05 pm - 3:35 pm

    Stacy Joslin, Senior Director, Marketing Procurement, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and Certified Health Coach

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  • 3:35 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:35 pm - 3:40 pm

  • 3:40 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:40 pm - 4:30 pm

    These 1 hour Zoom discussions will allow you to interact and engage with your peers in a small group setting. Please note, You’ll ONLY be able to attend ONE roundtable.

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  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bringing Together The Best In Procurement

Rated #1 By The ProcureCon Community

Amazing Networking


"The best part of ProcureCon events is the collaborative sessions that constantly take place. Amazing networking for all levels of professionals that you don’t get at other events. Two thumbs up – count me in for the next one!"

Byron C. Stopfer, Strategic Sourcing Director, CBS Corporation

Great Event


“ProcureCon gives us the ability to think and dream about what we can become! Great event! Also great suppliers; I’m able to bring multiple solutions back to the company.”

Geoffrey Tonini, Head of Indirect, Hess

Very Helpful


"ProcureCon has been so helpful for us, especially the networking and learning about new tech!"

Mithun Sharma, Global Strategic Sourcing Vice President, Visa

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How Our Virtual Events Work

Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

This event is exclusively for procurement and sourcing practitioners. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.