Hands-on Experience

"Procurement leaders here have hands-on experience leading world-class procurement organizations and transformation. I love ProcureCon Canada and you will too!"

Sachin Noronha
Purchasing Lead
Innovative Civil Constructors

Interesting Takeaways

"Great experience at ProcureCon! I had a number of good conversations and interesting takeaways – very glad I was able to join!"

Liliya Rechitsky
Director of Global Marketing Sourcing
McDonalds

Amazing Experience!

"Great content, productive conversations, and an amazing experience – I’m very impressed!"

Dina Ghobrial
Chief Procurement Officer
Coupa Software

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.

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Be Inspired! Your Expert Speakers Include:

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Sankar Pattabi

Senior Category Manager, Corporate Sourcing
CIBC

Valuing marketing services

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Marnie Banting

Divisional VP, Vendor Relations & Procurement
Holt Renfrew

Teaching and inspiring stakeholders

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Kiruba Sankar

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Procurement
Royal Bank Of Canada

Encouraging supplier diversity

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Sanja Cancar-Todorovic

Director, Strategic Relationships, Global Real Estate Asset Management
ManuLife

Successful change management

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Stefane Belleau

Executive Director, Strategic Supply Management
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Improving contract governance

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Julia Formosa

Director, Strategic Sourcing
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Tactical to strategic transformation

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Wael Safwat

Head of Procurement, North America
Black & McDonald

Championing procurement ethics

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Manny Satija

Head of Global Procurement
CSA Group

Investing in cognitive data

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Shauna Gamble

VP, Procurement and Supply Chain
Bombardier

Renegotiating when in contract

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David Zaccagnini

Head, IT, Operations, and CRE Procurement, and U.S. CPO
BMO Financial Group

Globalizing procurement organizations

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Alex Droznik

VP, Procurement
Hudson’s Bay Company

Harnessing Millennials’ strengths

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Mithun Sharma

VP, Global Strategic Sourcing
Visa

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

Why ProcureCon?

The Only Procurement Event You Need

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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.

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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.

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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.

EPIC Awards

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.

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