Proactive Solutions To Sourcing In The Evolving World

ProcureCon Direct is the only senior-level direct procurement conference for CPOs and senior level practitioners from the world’s leading manufacturers for negotiating costs and managing supplier relationships for the purchasing of raw materials, ingredients and components. With specific sessions and comprehensive content dedicated to your specific direct sourcing challenges, this conference is the best environment for networking and strategies for transforming your procurement function.

Your 2020 Speaker Lineup


Caldwell Hart

Executive Director Global Procurement
Gilead Sciences


Nathan Childs

VP – Raw Materials & MRO Procurement
WestRock Company


Greg Toornman

Vice President, Global Materials, Logistics & Freight Management
AGCO Corporation


Rich Wrightington

Executive Director – Sourcing, GE Appliances


Jose Garcia

Executive Director – Procurement
Maxim Integrated


George Rodriguez

Vice President Sourcing, Procurement, Quality
Ariat International Inc.


Luiz Barberini

Operations Manager – External Manufacturing Latin America


Nolan Smith

Director Supply Chain Management
Corning Incorporated

Why ProcureCon Is Rated #1

Direct Procurement Content First & Foremost

Hear from 40+ CPOs and Senior-level practitioners speakers representing procurement innovators from some of the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturers. They’ll provide detailed, no fluff content. Topics include: generating savings, digital disruption within procurement, and new methods for cost-modelling and supplier relationship management in a rising-cost environment.

The Most Interactive Direct Procurement Event

Benefit from tons of interactivity with more than 20 hours of discussion groups, workshops, panels, roundtables, and structured networking activities every day. Then unwind and make new friends at our evening reception. This is your opportunity to develop relationships, make new contacts and speak “off-the-record” with your peers. You'll make connections like never before, and become a part of a true community.

Intimate Gathering, Not a Trade Show

Unlike other direct procurement events, ProcureCon is designed to not be a large, overwhelming trade show. You’ll be able to meet all your like-minded peers who share the same challenges as you, and meet the vendors and solutions providers most relevant to your needs, ensuring you go home armed with tools and strategies you can implement immediately.

2020 Agenda Highlights

Day 1: Tuesday, July 21

  • Keynote Panel: The Times Are A Changing! Adapting In An Evolving World
  • Keynote Presentation: OK Boomer. Are You Ready For The Digital Transformation?
  • Panel: What Winning Organizations Do To Attract Talent In Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Presentation: Protecting Your Global Supply Chain In An Uncertain World
  • Insider Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Day 2: Wednesday, July 22

  • Keynote Presentation: Showcasing Strategic Value At Your Organization
  • Panel: A Greener Future: Quantifiable Value Metrics, Other Than Savings, From Sustainable Sourcing
  • Workshop: Accelerate, Cultivate, Innovate!—Managing Relationships With The Modern Supplier
  • Panel: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Post Contract Management
  • Case Study: Differentiate To Innovate! Innovation Through Supplier Diversity

The Most Interactive Direct Procurement Event

Benefit from tons of interactivity with over 20 hours of discussion groups, campfires, panels, roundtables and structured networking activities every day. Meet peers to bounce ideas off of and hear about how they handle challenges similar to yours. This event is perfect for executives handling the below responsibilities:

  • Direct Procurement
  • Procurement (direct materials, Manufacturing)
  • Sourcing (direct materials, manufacturing)
  • Materials Management & Services
  • Purchasing (direct materials, manufacturing)
  • Supply Chain/Supply Chain Management
  • Vendor/Supplier Management
  • Procurement Operations
  • Category Management (raw materials, ingredients, commodities, equipment, construction, chemicals, etc.)
  • Global Procurement & Supply Chain
  • The ProcureCon Community

    From the top 100 manufacturers to the fastest growing industrial startups. You will develop relationships, make new contacts and experience an event unlike any other. You'll come as an attendee, and leave as part of a community.