Top 10 Procurement and Supply Chain Events for 2022

Procurement Magazine lists 10 procurement & supply chain events for those in the industry for 2022 to discover the latest insights, trends, and innovations

10. ISM World Annual Conference

When: 22/25 May 2022

Where: Orlando, Florida

Website: ISM World Annual Conference

Back for another year and offering the best of both worlds, the ISM World Annual Conference provides those attending an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, professionals and suppliers in the supply chain and procurement industry.

ISM World Annual Conference 2022’s agenda will focus on challenges facing today's supply chain management professionals, topics that will be discussed include:

  • Sustainability and ESG
  • Emissions reduction
  • Supplier engagement and supplier diversity
  • Risk management and disruption
  • Workplace culture and staff retention
  • Negotiation tools and techniques 
  • Challenges in a post-COVID-19 world
  • Digital transformation

9. Gartner Supply Chain Symposium Xpo

When: 6/8 June 2022

Where: Orlando, Florida

Website: Gartner Supply Chain Symposium Xpo

Committed to unlocking the supply chain potential for organisations in the industry, Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2022 aims to provide those attending with the must-have insights, strategies and frameworks to think big, make bold moves and drive real impact. 

Topics to be discussed on the agenda include: 

  • Strategy, leadership and supply chain planning
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Supply chain operations and manufacturing
  • Logistics and fulfilment 
  • Quality and technology
  • Industrial manufacturing and Hi-Tech 
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Retail and CPG

8. Procurement Success Summit 2022

When: 17/18 November 2022

Where: Shanghai

Website: Procurement Success Summit 2022

Back for another year, the Procurement Success Summit (PSS) has been dedicated to providing innovative keynotes, interactive peer discussions, and intimate networking sessions since 2014. 

PSS aims to spark inspirational procurement innovators across industries to connect, share insights and best practices, and develop reality-based strategies for greater value.

Topics that will be included as part of the agenda include:

  • Risk
  • Cost
  • Digital acceleration
  • Sustainability goals
  • Agility
  • People

7. eWorld Procurement & Supply 2022

When: 20 September 2022

Where: Grand Connaught Rooms, London

Website: eWorld Procurement & Supply 2022

Since launching in 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply provides unique insights into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. 

Agenda topics will include: 

  • The impact of COVID-19
  • Risk management and agility in procurement
  • BREXIT priorities
  • Automation and paperless
  • Technology and digital transformation
  • Legal and Governance
  • Supplier management and purchasing with purpose

6. Digital Procurement World Conference 2022

When: 21/22 September 2022

Where: Amsterdam

Website: Digital Procurement World Conference 2022

Bring to the procurement and supply chain industry two days of ‘game-changing content’, Digital Procurement World (DPW) Conference is designed to inspire, help organisations to innovate quickly, and deliver solutions at scale.

Key agenda topics for the two days include:

  • Overcoming digital transformation failures
  • Putting procurement at the centre of ESG
  • Human centricity 
  • The future of procurement
  • Tracking and predicting raw materials
  • Innovation and decentralisation
  • Supplier relationships
  • Smart contracting and technology transformation
  • Competitive supply chains
  • Disruptions and risk management
  • Data and analytics
  • Skills gaps

5. ProcureCon Europe 2022

When: 27/29 September 2022

Where: Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower, Spain

Website: ProcureCon Europe 2022

ProcureCon Europe 2022, the flagship event for CPOs, Heads of Indirect and procurement leadership teams from around the world. The event gives those in the procurement and supply chain the opportunity to benchmark strategies and define the best way to thrive in the current and uncertain market. 

ProcureCon Europe’s 2022 agenda is yet to be announced.

4. Coupa Inspire

When: 4/7 April 2022 (Americas) | 16/18 May 2022 (EMEA)

Where: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | Estrel Berlin

Website: Coupa Inspire

“United by the power of spend.” Coupa Inspire brings together forward-thinkers in the supply chain, procurement, finance, treasury, and IT to harness the power of spend in their organisations. 

Coupa Inspire (Americas) agenda topics:

  • Business spend management
  • Responsible supply chains
  • Transformation
  • Smart supply chains
  • Finance transformation
  • Sustainability
  • Third-party risk and risk management
  • Technology and digital transformation
  • Strategic suppliers
  • Diversity and inclusion

Coupa Inspire (EMEA) agenda topics:

  • Technology and digital transformation
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Best practices
  • Forecasting
  • Supplier engagement

3. SIG Procurement Technology Summit 2022

When: 4/6 April 2022

Where: Amelia Island, Florida 

Website: SIG Procurement Technology Summit 2022

Immersing those attending in industry trends, innovations and solutions, SIG Procurement Technology Summit is back for 2022 to help those in the industry shape high-performance teams and best-in-class procurement operations. 

Agenda focus points will include:

  • The way technology is changing and advancing procurement and sourcing
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics and process automation

2. World Procurement Congress 

When: 13/15 June 2022

Where: Intercontinental London - The O2

Website: World Procurement Congress 

Back for another year, World Procurement Congress’s focus for 2022 is ‘Challenging the Status Quo’. Those attending can hear from inspiring leaders who are pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovation, ESG and supply chain resiliency. 

Agenda topics include: 

  • New business realities
  • Being tactical and strategic
  • The future of procurement
  • Synergic and innovative ecosystem
  • collaboration and digital transformation
  • ESG, risk and social objectives

1. Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference

When: 27/28 April 2022

Where: Tobacco Dock London

Website: Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE

This year, sister publications Procurement Magazine and Supply Chain Digital are heading back to the Tobacco Dock (London, UK) to host Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference

The two-day hybrid event will be held on the 27th and 28th of April 2022, in-person and broadcast live via our fully interactive virtual platform.
To attend in-person or virtually for Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: Risk & Resilience, click here.

Across these two unmissable days, the agenda will include seven core themes:

  • Supply Chain Risk & Resilience 
  • Digital Procurement
  • Transformation 
  • Supply Chain Sustainability 
  • The Global Logistic Forum 
  • Supplier & Contract Management 
  • Digital Ecosystems

To explore the full agenda for Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: Risk & Resilience, click here.


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