Top 10 Procurement Events for 2021

By Jack Goddard
Our countdown of the best procurement events to attend this year

Top 10 Procurement Events for 2021

The second half of 2021 will play host to a whole series of procurement events, both in-person, virtually, or a hybrid of the two.

Below, we’ve run through the best events for procurement teams to attend, with speakers featuring the best and biggest Chief Procurement Officers there are.

Read below to get all the information you need on the events that matter this autumn.

1. Supply Chain and Procurement Live

September 28 - September 30 2021

At number one is the must-attend hybrid event of this year - ideal for today’s procurement and supply chain leaders and leaders of the future.

The event will feature C-Level executives from the likes of Vodafone, IBM, BCG, Oracle, NHS Test and Trace, and more.

Attendees will also get the chance to build high-level relationships, gain insider knowledge and leave with all the tools needed to conquer the unpredictable challenges of the procurement and supply chain industry.

2. World Procurement Congress

October 12 - October 14 2021

The World Procurement Congress is a three-day hybrid event, held virtually on the first day, and held both online and at the O2 in London on the last two days.

The event will host talks from industry leaders on a variety of topics, including the nature of post-pandemic leadership, what a new world order means for the supply chain of the future, and the emerging tech of today and tomorrow.

3. Digital Procurement World 2021

September 15 - September 16 2021

This relatively new event, held in Amsterdam, brands itself as the most influential tech event of the global procurement industry.

The event features more than 3,000 attendees and over 60 speakers, and features five different experiences - presentations, demos, matchmaking, awards and entertainment.

4. Americas Procurement Congress 2021

September 21 - September 23 2021

Americas Procurement Congress is another hybrid event, with the first day held online and the other two days held both virtually and in Boston.

This year’s event is seeking to explore the long-term economic, social and geopolitical consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, and define the strategies that businesses must undertake to assure sustainable growth.

The 2020 Virtual Event brought over 900 senior procurement executives from across the Americas region.

5. World Procurement Awards 2021

October 14 2021

The World Procurement Awards are truly a celebration of the procurement function.

The talent and projects entered are a testament of the hard work and contribution of procurement, which plays a key role in many businesses’ performance, transformation and innovation.

The awards are open to everyone within the industry, from all organisations and from all over the world.

6. ProcureCon Pharma 2021

September 3 - September 4 2021

This September, ProcureCon Pharma will run virtually, providing up-to-date information on what other procurement leaders in the global pharma sector are doing and connecting with them over video conference to share lessons learnt.

The event will also update attendees on the key challenges and opportunities following the pandemic to date, and offer the latest insights on how to play a critical role in supporting business through the COVID-19 storm and beyond.

7. ProcureCon indirect Europe

September 2 - September 4 2021

In September, the flagship ProcureCon annual conference will run virtually. The online event will give attendees a chance to find out what other leaders are doing and connect with them over video conference.

The three-day event will cover topics such as balancing cost control concerns, re-evaluating procurement strategies post-COVID, and leveraging the latest strategies, tools and techniques to mitigate disruption impacts.

8. Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo

September 13 - September 15 2021

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo is remaining virtual this year, but the world’s leading chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) will still be attending this online event.

The symposium will reveal insights, strategies and frameworks for CSCOs and supply chain management to build the sustainable, societal and profitable supply chains required for a dynamic world.

9. ProcureCon Marketing Connect 

December 6 - December 8 2021

ProcureCon Marketing is a three-day event held at the ChampionsGate resort in Orlando. It is the only senior-level cross-industry event dedicated entirely to the challenges of the procurement and sourcing of marketing resources. 

ProcureCon has been running for almost 20 years, and is renowned for its interactive workshops, innovative keynotes and intimate networking sessions.

10. Asia Pacific Procurement Conference 2021

October 18 - October 19 2021

The Asia Pacific Procurement Congress is entirely virtual this year. The two-day event will delve into the ways procurement must now adapt to a new rhythm, post-pandemic.

The congress will feature more than 30 speakers, including Dan Bartel, CPO of Schneider Electric, and Nandini Basuthakur, CEO of Procurement Leaders.



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