Two days of sessions. Thousands of ways to disrupt.

For the past several years, procurement as a discipline has been evolving, and ProcureCon has been chronicling the journey. From a back-office function, to a driver of innovation, the procurement group has come a long way. Thanks to technology and evolving skillsets within the department, it still has a long way to go as well.

ProcureCon is proud to present our ProcureCon Digital Summit, another source of disruption that will help bring innovation to you over the span of eight curated sessions. Tune in for one, or for all eight over two days—we’ve designed our digital summits to bring you content on your schedule, straight to your favorite mobile device or desktop.

Our theme for 2020 will focus on how the digitization of the procurement department will impact your operations over the next several years, from the generation of insights via analytics and AI, to the role of the individual, to the new challenges that are created via digitization in relation to security. Join our expert presenters for this easily accessible day of content, and watch live or at your own pace!

Leading Content. Zero Cost. Zero Travel.

Hear Firsthand From Seasoned Innovators, at Zero Cost

Listen to leading experts for an honest, unbiased view of what works now and where the future is headed. Every single session is totally free. This is major value at zero cost.

Get Solutions To Your Most Pressing Problems, Always

Hear from your industry peers about their recent successes, as well as solution providers about the leading tools driving the industry forward. If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions

Watch From Your Own Home, No OOO Needed

Since the event has multiple sessions, you select the material that makes the most sense for you.  Listen in during the live broadcast, or access the session on demand later—once you register, it’s up to you! Enjoy all the perks of a live event while saving travel budget and PTO days.

Our Speakers:

Elena Warburton

Elena Warburton

Senior Director of Global Travel


Jessica Banish

Jessica Banish

Senior Commodity Manager, Travel/ Living & Fleet- Global Operations Sourcing


Kathy Rust

Kathy Rust

Director, Global Travel Services


Makiko Barrett

Makiko Barrett

Director, Global Travel

Automation Anywhere, Inc.

Matthew Whelen

Matthew Whelen

Senior Manager, Global Sourcing

News Corp

Pradeep Nair

Pradeep Nair

Formerly Director, Procurement Services


Steven Schoen

Steven Schoen

Senior Director, Mobility Services Americas

SIEMENS Corporation


Day 1: August, 2020
THEME: Establishing The “New Normal” Of Travel & Your Organization

12:00 ET- Welcome Remarks

12:05 ET- Keynote Panel: A State Of The Union: Planning For Travel In Post Pandemic World & Understanding What The Landscape Of Travel Looks Like
    Speakers: Kathy Rust – Director, Global Travel Services, NetApp
Steven Schoen -  Senior Director, Mobility Services Americas,  SIEMENS Corporation

12:45 ET- Sponsored Session with Egencia

1:15 ET- Panel:  Ensuring The Safety & Wellbeing Of Your Travels: Creating A Well Informed Safety Policy
    Speaker: Makiko Barrett – Director, Global Travel, Automation Anywhere, Inc.
Marc Newman -Procurement & Business Services, Senior Manager of Travel, Novo Nordisk

1:45 ET- Sponsored Session with Aboda/Reside

2:15 ET- Fireside Chat: : Building Relationships with Suppliers & Vendors, & The Complexities Of Doing So In A Pandemic 
    Speaker: Jessica Banish - Senior Commodity Manager, Travel/ Living & Fleet- Global Operations Sourcing, GE

2:35 ET- Sponsored Session

2:55 ET- Panel: Quantifying Soft Dollars: The Real Value In This Area Of Spend

3:25 ET- Break to Zoom Roundtables! 

3:30 ET- Live Interactive Roundtables 
    At this point in the day, Attendees enter one 30 minute roundtable of their choice. Participation is limited and for Procurement executives only and led by ProcureCon Travel sponsors.
 Themes include:
1.    TMC 
2.    Payments
3.    Booking Platforms
4.    Duty of Care
5.    Air Travel 
6.    Auditing & Data Analytics
7.    Ground Transportation 
8.    Dining & Entertainment

Day 2: August  2020
THEME: Forward Thinking Solutions To Boost Your Savings (And Travel Compliance)

12:00 ET- Opening Remarks

12:05 ET- Panel: Reducing Traveler Friction & Finding Savings In A Traveler Centric Program
    Speakers: Matthew Whelen - Senior Manager, Global Sourcing, News Corp
Elena Warburton – Senior Director of Global Travel, RingCentral
Mat Domaradzki – Travel Manager, ConsenSys

12:35 ET- Sponsored Session with BCD Travel

1:05 ET- Fireside Chat: How To Leverage Your Travel Data In Today’s Buyers’ Market & Tools To Have On Your Radar
    Speaker: Pradeep Nair – Formerly Director, Procurement Services, NBA

1:25 ET- Sponsored Session

1:45 ET- Keynote Panel: Changing The Playbook For Meetings & Events: Evasive Maneuvers To Help You Navigate Turbulent Times

2:15 ET: Sponsored Session

2:35 ET: Interactive Panel: Live Benchmarking Q&A With Procurement Pros

2:55 ET: Sponsored Session


No Cost to You

Every single session is totally free, no matter what. This is major value at ZERO cost.

Always Accessible Content

If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions.

No OOO Necessary

Enjoy all the perks of a live event while saving travel budget and PTO days.

Past Attendees Include:


A digital summit is an online event mirroring our in-person conferences. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from industry leaders all over the world at the touch of a button.

Brought to You by the Only Peer-Led Procurement Community:

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Hear from Procurement Innovators

Listen as procurement executives share inside secrets and first-hand examples of procurement transformation. 

Get Solutions to Pressing Problems

Behind great businesses are the solutions that drive them. Learn about how some of the most successful practitioners are supported by before-the-curve technology.

ProcureCon Travel Virtual Event

Get Insights You Might Have Missed

This multi-session summit is a fantastic follow up or addition to our ProcureCon event series. We are so proud to be tied to these long-standing live events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access the sessions?
You will attend the sessions, meet our partners, and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes. The sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time but you must sign up in advance.