Whether you are a procurement and supply chain firm looking to grow your business or team, or a professional wanting to upskill or keep abreast of the latest trends in the sector, events are a must. To get the most out of the seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities, it’s best to attend in person. But many also offer live streams of at least some of the programs.
The team at Bramwith has put together a great list of procurement and supply chain events below, to help you decide what to add to your calendar in the coming year. We’ve included a variety of locations, and a range of topic focuses so there should be something of interest for everyone. Read on to discover some of the top procurement and supply chain events in the USA for 2024.
When: March 11-14 2024
Where: JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Las Vegas
If you want a procurement and supply chain event that showcases honest stories of success and failure then look no further than ProcureCon. Billed as the only peer-led event in this sector, ProcureCon promises a packed program of transparent, illuminating discussions addressing real challenges and offering real-world insights and solutions from some lead lights in the world of sourcing.
There’s a strong focus on building connections and providing interactive experiences, with over 30 hours of collaborative workshops, networking events, and a series of panels and roundtable events with plenty of time for the audience to ask questions. The 2024 program includes diverse topics such as improving your procurement tech stack when funds are tight, upskilling your team on a budget, women in procurement, and procurement’s role in child labor prevention. With attendees from firms such as IBM, Meta, Uber, Amazon and Honda, this event is definitely worth considering for 2024.
Find out more about ProcureCon, including some special group discounts.
Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
MODEX is the largest manufacturing and supply chain event in the USA with over 45,000 attendees, 150 educational sessions and the chance to see over 1000 procurement and supply chain solutions in action. This is the ideal opportunity to see the latest innovations in robotics, automation and emerging tech. Sounds good, right? Did we mention that a lot of the program is also free to attend, including the keynotes?
The program for 2024 is diverse, to say the least. You can hear Jeremy Renner discussing his Marvel career as well as his recent Rennervations series; attend a fascinating Women in Supply Chain Forum, an interactive event for students as well as a comprehensive seminar program featuring senior figures from UPS, Schneider, MHI and many more. As you can imagine, there are plenty of networking opportunities including evening drinks and entertainment, and experiential networking areas with food trucks, drinks and - believe it or not - puppies.
Find out more about MODEX 2024.
When: May 6-8 2024
Where: Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida
There is no mention of puppies at Gartner’s Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo but plenty of procurement and supply chain sparkle is expected at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in 2024. Gartner always put on a good show, and with more than 2000 CSCO and supply chain leaders expected, this year will be no exception.
The focus on education is particularly impressive at this symposium with a wide variety of workshops, insight sessions and negotiation clinics. Attendees can also arrange to meet for a one-to-one session with Gartner experts; the ideal opportunity to discuss your challenges and plans for the future. Please note that some events require pre-registration.
Find out more about the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo.
When: August 15-16
Where: USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, California
The agenda for the 12th annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit hadn’t been published at the time of writing. However, with the theme set to be ‘Supply Chain 2020: Exploring the AI-Driven, Resilient, Agile, and Sustainable Frontier’ it should be a strong choice for professionals looking to get up to speed with the latest developments and future trends.
The organizers are offering both in-person and virtual passes and plenty of networking events. The agenda for 2023 included pretty much everything you’d want to hear about at a procurement and supply chain conference: sustainable transport, navigating the high cost of capital in the supply chain, sourcing strategies for long-term success, women’s leadership in supply chain, and a variety of technology and risk-related topics. Add in the fact that these seminars were being delivered by luminaries from Microsoft, Maersk, Google and Cisco, and you’ve got a firm contender for your event calendar in 2024.
Find out more about the Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit.
We hope this article has given you some ideas about which USA procurement and supply chain events you and your team might attend in 2024. The connections we build at these conferences can transform businesses, teams, and careers. At Bramwith we help the top global businesses and ambitious start-ups find the best procurement and supply chain talent for their business - and vice versa. Whether you’re looking to upskill your team or seeking your next career challenge, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you achieve your goals in 2024 and beyond.
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