As a procurement expert, staying on top of the latest trends and best practices is critical for success. One of the most effective ways to do this is by attending industry events. The 2023 Midwestern Regional Signature Event, co-hosted by Spend Matters, is a prime example of such an event. Taking place in Chicago, Illinois, will be a host of excellent sessions from thought leaders as well as an Executive Roundtable for CPOs and senior executives.
For those unfamiliar with the event, it is a highly interactive day that brings procurement and sourcing professionals together across the region. The day is packed with informative keynote speakers, thought-provoking roundtable discussions and engaging breakout sessions covering various topics, from procurement technology to supply chain management.
We will discuss a few reasons why attending the 2023 Midwestern Regional Signature Event is a must for any procurement expert looking to grow their industry network and stay ahead of the curve.
Gain insight into the latest trends
One of the most significant benefits of attending this event is gaining insight into the top trends in procurement and sourcing. The agenda is designed to bring together experts in the field, so you’ll have the chance to hear from some of the top minds in the industry on topics like supply chain, risk management, sustainability and digital transformation. By staying current on the latest trends, you can ensure that your procurement strategies are always cutting-edge. You will be able to anticipate changes in the market and adjust your tactics accordingly and efficiently, which can ultimately help the organization’s bottom line.
Connect with industry professionals
In addition to learning from the experts, the Midwestern Regional Signature Event is also an excellent opportunity to connect with other industry professionals. Whether you want to network with potential clients, partners or vendors, this event is the perfect place.
You have the chance to meet people from various companies who share a common interest in industry best practices. By building these connections, you can create new opportunities for your procurement strategies and expand your network.
Learn from real-world case studies
Another benefit of attending is the opportunity to learn from real-world case studies. The event features several keynote sessions from speakers like Michael Martineau, Senior Director of CME Group, and Mike Morsch, Vice President of Procurement and Supply Chain at CDK Global. that cover topics like supplier management, procurement technology and risk management. They will share ways they have implemented procurement strategies in their businesses and how you can implement a similar approach in your procurement initiatives.
Gain industry expertise
Attendees will benefit from the combined expertise and knowledge of SIG, Spend Matters, Keelvar and ZIP, providing a more comprehensive and diverse learning experience. With expert speakers presenting on various topics, attendees will gain valuable insights and knowledge from the best and brightest in the industry. These interactive sessions provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to learn from each other and collaborate on common challenges during the topic-based roundtables. You’ll bring new ideas and perspectives back to your team, which can help you stand out from other businesses in your industry.
Attending the 2023 Midwestern Regional Signature Event is a no-brainer for any procurement expert looking to learn and network with local peers. From gaining insight into the latest trends to connecting with other industry professionals, this conference offers a range of benefits that can help you stay at the forefront of the field.
So, mark your calendar for May 23rd, and don’t miss this fantastic opportunity in Chicago! Register here.