The best procurement conferences and events of 2019

The events that deliver relevant business value and networking opportunities in the procurement space for 2019 Conferences and events provide industry professionals with a forum to share knowledge...

The events that deliver relevant business value and networking opportunities in the procurement space for 2019

Conferences and events provide industry professionals with a forum to share knowledge and best practice while gaining strategic insight into industry trends and challenges. Over the next 12 months, the procurement industry has a number of high-level events lined up in both the United Kingdom and Europe, each one adding practical business value for attendees.

The top 10 for 2019 are:


  1. World Procurement Week [https://events.procurementleaders.com/world-procurement-week-2019#summary]

World Procurement Week describes itself as the event that caters to the wider procurement team, from Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) to strategy heads and category leaders and beyond. The agenda includes strategic deep dive sessions into leading trends and challenges, awards and in-depth industry analysis. 

Dates: 14-16 May 2019

Location: London, UK


  1. ProcureCon [https://procureconeu.wbresearch.com/]

ProcureCon is targeted at senior level procurement and focuses on strategy, insight and case studies that allow for leaders to share global learnings and best practice. The speakers include CPOs and executive heads and are representative of some of the largest manufacturers in Europe.

Dates: 21-17 October 2019

Location: Barcelona, Spain


  1. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference [https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/emea/supply-chain-spain] 

Gartner’s conference is designed to provide decision makers with relevant and timely analysis into the industry and the challenges that litter its landscape. The theme of the 2019 event is ‘A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains’ – a topical theme that examines the blurring of lines between the physical and the digital in the procurement arena.

Dates: 17-19 June

Location: Barcelona, Spain


  1. World Procurement Congress [https://events.procurementleaders.com/events/congress/world-procurement-congress]

Considered one of the premier events in the procurement industry, World Procurement Congress is an immense global gathering that focuses on providing professionals with the experiences and insights they need to make informed business choices. The event includes some of the industry’s leading professionals and provides superb networking and strategy development opportunities.

Dates: 15-16 May 2019

Location: London, UK


  1. Procurex [http://www.procurexlive.co.uk/]

Procurex is a forum for professionals working in procurement in the public sector. The events include tailored discussions and sessions designed to engage with the sector and give them the tools they need to manage compliance and legislation, among other relevant topics. The events are situated across the UK with different dates allocated to different areas.

Dates: 30 April in North England

Dates: 04 April in Ireland


  1. eWorld Procurement & Supply [https://www.eworld-procurement.com/]

eWorld Procurement & Supply is about innovation, invention and technology. The event focuses on the leading technology solutions and applications that are fundamentally transforming the procurement landscape today. The event gives procurement professionals a space where they can learn more about procurement trends, blockchain, automation and more.

Dates: 05 March 2019

Location: London, UK


  1. DPRTE 2019

Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability (DPRTE) 2019 does what it says on the tin – defence procurement and supply chain skills development, analysis and business. The official partner for the event is the Ministry of Defence and the agenda addresses the procurement requirements of the defence sector.

Dates: 28 March 2019

Location: Birmingham, UK

 

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