"Procurement leaders here have hands-on experience leading world-class procurement organizations and transformation. I love ProcureCon Canada and you will too!"
Innovative Civil Constructors
"Great experience at ProcureCon! I had a number of good conversations and interesting takeaways – very glad I was able to join!"
Director of Global Marketing Sourcing
"Great content, productive conversations, and an amazing experience – I’m very impressed!"
Chief Procurement Officer
Canada’s Only Peer-Led Sourcing Conference
ProcureCon is the only interactive, peer-led conference for senior procurement practitioners. For 7 years, ProcureCon has helped companies transform their programs through innovative workshops and intimate networking – designed to take you beyond cost savings.
Be Inspired! Your Expert Speakers Include:
Senior Category Manager, Corporate Sourcing
Valuing marketing services
Divisional VP, Vendor Relations & Procurement
Teaching and inspiring stakeholders
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Procurement
Royal Bank Of Canada
Encouraging supplier diversity
Director, Strategic Relationships, Global Real Estate Asset Management
Successful change management
Executive Director, Strategic Supply Management
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Improving contract governance
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Tactical to strategic transformation
Head of Procurement, North America
Black & McDonald
Championing procurement ethics
Head of Global Procurement
Investing in cognitive data
VP, Procurement and Supply Chain
Renegotiating when in contract
Head, IT, Operations, and CRE Procurement, and U.S. CPO
BMO Financial Group
Globalizing procurement organizations
Hudson’s Bay Company
Harnessing Millennials’ strengths
VP, Global Strategic Sourcing
Structuring compliance reviews
Agenda at a Glance
DAY ONE Procurement Transformation For A 2020 Economy
Keynote Panel: Globalizing Your Procurement Organization
“Double Trouble” Keynote Presentation: Establishing A Culture Of Ethics And Warding Off Corruption
Keynote Case Study: Guiding Procurement Transformation – From Tactical To Strategic
Panel: The Future Is Here: Millennials In Procurement
Case Study: A Blueprint For Better Buying Achieved Through Supplier Management Innovation
Lunch and EPIC Awards Ceremony
Track A: Building Skills at Negotiating
Panel: Negotiating With Incumbent Suppliers When Already In Contract
Track B: Adapting to New Technologies
Panel: Future-Proofing Cognitive Procurement With The Right Data Investments
Track C: Communicating with Stakeholders
Panel: All This And Teaching Too: Recognizing The Best Ways To Educate And Inspire Stakeholders
DAY TWO Setting Your Procurement Function Up For Success
Keynote: King Of The Jungle: Adapting Sourcing To A Post-Amazon World
Keynote: Use Change Management In Supplier Onboarding
Keynote Panel: Bridge the Gaps in Canadian Contract Governance Expertise
Presentation: Determine The Degree Of Centralization Best For Your Needs
Presentation: Maintaining Your Promises And Negotiating Strengths In A Shrinking Economy
Panel: Maximizing Value and Compliance when Sourcing Marketing Services
Track A: Top Talent
Panel: Recognizing And Managing Top Performers
Track B: Diversity and Sustainability
Panel: Selecting Criteria For Supplier Diversity And Inclusion
Track C: Relationship Milestones
Panel: Keeping The M&A Monster From Getting Hungry: A Model For Procurement to Strengthen Successful Relationships from the Outset
Presentation: Streamlining the RFP Process for More Agile Outcomes
The Only Procurement Event You Need
A Conference Built For Your Needs.
Our agenda is 100% focused on your biggest challenges and opportunities. Whether you're a rising star or a CPO, or a large or small spend company, ProcureCon has content and speakers to ensure your long term sourcing success. You’ll walk away with tons of actionable strategies to tackle digital disruption, while exceeding your savings goals.
Canadian Content First & Foremost.
You’ll hear from Canadian procurement innovators and see the global impact of policy and how it relates to larger compliance trends. You’ll receive detailed, strategic content focused on all aspects of advancing to the next phase of Canadian procurement. We cut out the fluff you get at other conferences so you leave with tons of actionable strategies to keep your suppliers, stakeholders and the C-Suite happy.
The Most Interactive Procurement Event Around.
Benefit from more than 16 hours of interaction: discussion groups, workshops, panels, roundtables, parties and much more, every day. This is your opportunity to develop relationships (both practitioners and solution providers!), make new friends and speak “off-the-record” with your peers. You'll make connections like at no other event, and become a part of a true community.
Recognized as the premier awards program for procurement professionals, the EPIC Awards celebrates the most innovative, dynamic, and accomplished procurement leaders
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We’re the conference destination for senior procurement practitioners from some of the most exciting companies doing great work in Canada.