July 17 - 18, 2019
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
ProcureCon is a series of events that will arm you with tools to become expert strategic sourcing and procurement executives...
...and that's just the beginning!
ProcureCon’s Unique Identity
A Customizable Experience
ProcureCon events are an inclusive experience: You're encouraged to interact and network with everyone and anyone at the conference, at any time during the event. You're not forced to meet with vendors, nor are you forbidden to meet with them. There are a multitude of interactive session formats during the event, in both large and small groups, because you don't want to be talked at 8 hours a day for 3 days. It's your conference, and you're encouraged to customize your agenda and experience as you'd like.
Forward-Looking and Objective
ProcureCon conference agendas are built through months market research and interviews with procurement practitioners, to make sure they reflect today's core challenges and opportunities. You will learn not just how to do a better job today, but prepare for the job you'll be doing tomorrow. ProcureCon doesn't chase trends, it remains ahead of them.
A Rich History
ProcureCon started with a single conference in 2001—a direct materials purchasing event for manufacturing companies. As corporations started giving corporate and indirect spend over to procurement to manage, ProcureCon Indirect was created in 2008. In 2011, the Indirect event split into Indirect East and Indirect West to give procurement practitioners a choice to attend in the fall or winter, based on their schedules. The Indirect events are big picture, senior-level, strategy-setting educational and networking events that cut across all industry verticals.
At these events, attendees asked for more content for some of the most complex categories they manage, so ProcureCon launched specific category events for Marketing, IT, Travel and Contingent Labor.
Finally, ProcureCon Canada serves the specific needs of Canadian procurement practitioners, while ProcureCon Pharma caters to the uniqueness of procurement and sourcing for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
The Onsite Experience
Enjoy your time out of the office. Your ProcureCon experience doesn't just include learning and connections; you'll also savor the best local food and cocktails, face your fellow participants in friendly games, and revel in famous receptions!
"I love ProcureCon's workshops! Every year I meet new industry leaders and hear their latest insights, and their thoughts on the future of procurement." - Phil Sampona, Global Category Senior Procurement Manager, FMC Corp.
CPOs love ProcureCon. Rising stars love ProcureCon. Fortune 500's love ProcureCon. So do startups. That's the beauty of being both inclusive and senior-level; you'll catch up with your peers, learn from the biggest names, and help those with promise move forward (and maybe even scout some new talent!) ProcureCon is here for you at every stage of your career.
"Great people, great content, and an opportunity to build a network of lasting relationships in a relaxing no pressure atmosphere. Share your best practices and learn how to make your team and yourself better."
- Craig Demarest, Sr Director, RJ Reynolds and President of ISM Carolinas-Virginia
"I initially agreed to speak at an educational event, but found myself making new friends, learning to improve my job and helping others advance their career."
- Anonymous Fortune 500 CPO
97% of attendees would recommend ProcureCon to a colleague
"For years, we've measured the ROI on events that my team and I attend. ProcureCon provides great exposure to new ideas and to the people who have implemented them. An excellent payback for the investment."
- Joanna Martinez, former CPO, Cushman & Wakefield
I have been attending ProcureCon since 2007, the amount of information and idea sharing that goes on at these events is amazing. Another important part of ProcureCon is the opportunity to network with other procurement professionals facing the same challenges we all encounter. Being able to contact and discuss these challenges with procurement professional long after the event ends is priceless."
- Randy Clark, Senior Purchasing Project Manager- Indirect Products & Services, Volvo Group Trucks Operations
Beyond the Events
ProcureCon is a community that makes it easy to stay connected to the pulse of procurement all year round.
Gain insight into the latest trends and learn how you stack up against your peers with downloadable whitepapers and quarterly benchmarking studies.
ProcureCon attendees get access to event-specific mobile apps. You’ll use this to meet and chat with your fellow attendees before the event and access the latest content and updates. It’s also a great way to keep track of all the conversations you had and stay in touch after.
The ever-popular ProcureCon Women in Procurement sessions have expanded to all ProcureCon events, and even now has its own dedicated LinkedIn Group to stay connected between events.
Find new solutions to your daily challenges and uncover new ways of extracting value through our periodic webinars, scheduled year-round.
Raise questions and help your peers in the ProcureCon LinkedIn Group with your fellow attendees, procurement practitioners, and leading service providers. The group is actively monitored, and we promise no SPAM
The event typically attracts between 300-350 strategy-level procurement executives in corporate services or non-production related procurement roles (typically at Fortune 1,000 organizations). Keeping the event at this size allows for the extensive networking we advocate.
If you are a CPO, or a Senior Executive (SVP/VP/Director) of:
- Strategic Corporate Procurement, Purchasing or Sourcing
- Indirect Strategic Procurement, Materials Management, Services or Sourcing
- Supply Chain Management
...you cannot afford to miss this truly unique networking opportunity! Associated Industries
- Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
- Professional Business & Support Services
- Utilities & Telecom
- Media & Hospitality
- CPG, Pharma and F&B manufacturing
- Construction & Contracting
- Government (Federal & State Level),
- Healthcare & Non-Profits
- Other Manufacturers
Let us know if you have any further questions; we’d be happy to assist you in making an educated decision about coming to ProcureCon events. Call 888.482.6012 or 646.200.7530 for further details.
Want to check out the previous year program? View it here