Procurement and supply chain events are a great opportunity for professionals of all levels to learn about sector developments, improve their knowledge and network with their peers.
With an exciting calendar of conferences and gatherings ahead, we reveal some of the top Procurement and Supply Events for 2020 in the UK and Europe.
World Procurement Week
This is only the second year that World Procurement Week has been running and its already proving an industry favourite. The event is a great one for teams to head to, or for those who are looking for a broad overview of industry developments as it is one of the only events that caters for the entire procurement team.
The conference programme is wide-reaching and includes a diverse range of subjects including digitalisation of procurement and supply chain, delivering on c-suite priorities and a two-day event focussing on managing indirect spend. If you’re looking to identify some key players in the sector, you could also consider attending the awards ceremony.
Dates: 12-14 May
Venue: Intercontinental London - The O2, Greenwich Find out more and get tickets for World Procurement Week.
Procurecon is an enduringly popular event in the procurement calendar, boasting a high-calibre speaker lineup including Uber, Nokia, Bayer and BMW. Over 280 businesses from across the globe are expected to attend, with 65+ industry innovators running immersive workshops. If you’re looking to find solutions to challenges within the procurement and supply chain sector, this event is a great choice. There’s also plenty of networking opportunities for those who are keen to make new contacts.
Dates: 13-15 October
Venue: Hresperia Barcelona Tower, Barcelona Find out more and get tickets for Procurecon 2020.
National Procurement Summit
National Procurement Summit is an exhibition focused on sourcing where you can meet sourcing, procurement, purchasing and buying professionals from both government and the private sector.
The event promises over 30 speakers and 30 exhibitors who will offer insights on industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions for these sectors. Limited free entry if you register soon.
Date: 25 June
Venue: Arena MK, Milton Keynes Find out more and get tickets for the National Procurement Summit.
Supply Chain and Logistics Expo
This free supply chain conference focuses on the manufacturing, food, transport, health, tech, construction and retail sectors. Key topics include Brexit, blockchain, Sustainable Procurement, Internet of Things, forecasting and demand planning and much more.
If you or your company would like to speak or exhibit at the event, you can find more details on the website.
Date: 1 July
Venue: Arena MK, Milton Keynes
Procurement Summit 2020 - The Purchaser’s Summit
This brand new procurement event shows real promise. Over two days attendees can learn from world-
class speakers who will discuss challenges affecting the sector and their specific industry, how procurement job profiles are changing and the digital transformation of procurement analytics. Attendees can go to a variety of networking opportunities including evening dinners. There’s also a Women in Business session and a Procurement Summit Startup Awards ceremony.
Dates: 17-18 June
Venue: Millerntorstadion Haupttribüne, Hamburg, Germany. Find out more and get tickets for Procurement Summit 2020, Hamburg.
eWorld Procurement & Supply
This is one of the key events in the procurement and supply chain event calendar for 2020. The eWorld Procurement & Supply gives delegates the opportunity to gain unique insights into the technologies, industry developments and hot topics that are impacting the sector. Attendance is free for senior executives from the commercial, public and third sector.
Date: 3 March 2020
Venue: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London Find out more and get tickets for eWorld Procurement and Supply.
We hope these procurement and supply chain event suggestions have given you a good idea for conferences you might attend in 2020. If you have any suggestions of your own, let us know on social media or contact us on EMAIL. And if your networking goals include exploring a change in career in 2020 why not check out our current vacancies.
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