December 6-10: Double Dose of ESG and Breaking the Restraints of Savings
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
After a break for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we’re now watching as the last few grains of sand pass through the hourglass. While there are technically 4 weeks left in the calendar year, only two of them are really work weeks. Then it is off for the holidays and a brand-new start in 2022! If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond t...
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November 15-19: Dial P - Preparing for the Future and Smarter Spend Management
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
In addition to the webinars listed below, we have a Dial P for Procurement livestream this week! Join me and Scott Luton on Tuesday, November 16th at 12n ET as we welcome Bill DeMartino and Constantine Limberakis from riskmethods for a live conversation about supplier collaboration and risk management - The Prepared Will Prevail: Collaborative Supp...
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November 8-12: Sustainability, Resiliency, Agility, and Supplier Experience
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Did you know that I co-host a podcast called This Week in Business History with Scott Luton at Supply Chain Now? Every week we take turns telling stories of the people and inventions that moved us forward through time. This week I’m tracing the history of windshield wiper innovations from 1903 to the present – and it is more entertaining than you m...
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November 1-5: Contracting in the New Economy, Partnership as a Service, All-round Transparency
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Thank you to everyone in the Buyers Meeting Point community that join Art of Procurement’s Mastermind LIVE Fall last week! If you missed some (or even all) of the sessions, be sure to sign up for a free membership in the Mastermind Community – we’ll be making all of the sessions available for watch again access shortly! If you are planning your web...
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October 18-22: The State of Supplier Diversity, Elevating Procurement’s Brand, Triple Bottom Line Management
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
We have an extra special event taking place on Tuesday of this week. Dial P for Procurement, my monthly livestream on Supply Chain Now, has been selected as the launch platform for the 2021 State of Supplier Diversity Report. Supplier diversity is undoubtedly the highest profile executive concern of the moment, but the team at supplier.io has been ...
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October 4-8: Procurement Integrity, Sustainability, and Inclusivity
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
October is starting off slow and steady, but new events are already being booked into November. This is where the race to the end of the year picks up speed.  When you adjust for holidays, there are less than a dozen productive weeks left in 2021! If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend World Commerce & Cont...
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Sept 27 – Oct 1: Tail Spend ROI, Supply Chain Skills Gaps, and Supply Partner Risk
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Big News – Art of Procurement Mastermind LIVE Fall is officially open for registrations! This event, which will take place on October 26th and 27th from 10am – 1pm ET, will give you all the tools you need to reinvent the procurement user experience and strengthen your business partnerships. Register today and you’ll also get the opportunity to part...
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September 20-24: The Return of Outsourcing, Supplier Diversity, and Supply Chain Resilience
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This week is a Dial P for Procurement week – and boy, do we have a double treat for you. Una’s Kris Lance is back, along with Jim Luff from Chosen Payments. He will answer your payment related questions – AND… he has promised to share some of the best stories from his prior career as limousine driver to the stars? Join us HERE on September 21st at ...
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September 13-17: The Importance of Data Quality, S2P Value Chains, Digital Transformation in Action
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Last week, I had the opportunity to provide live commentary during the hybrid sessions at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, and this week Procurement Leaders is holding a hybrid event based in Boston, MA. That wouldn’t have been news a couple of years ago, but I take it as a good sign that we’re slowly crawling our way back towards some form...
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September 6-10: BOLD Transformation, Tech-powered CWM, and CSR Improvement
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This is only the 6th day of September, and there are already over 20 events in the calendar for this month – not to mention the ones I’ve already listed for October. We’re also going into a window of time where a few in-person events are scheduled around the world. Those are the purple/blue events in the monthly calendar view. If you attend an in-p...
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Aug 30 – Sept 3: Categorypalooza, Sourcing Bots, AI, ML, and RPA for P2P
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
As we creep out of the summer, it is becoming apparent that everyone has been working behind the scenes all summer to plan events. I added a dozen new events to the calendar last week that extend into early October. If you are planning your procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend the IMAGINE Supply Chain Insights Global Summit from...
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August 16 - 27: Bridging the Gap, Categorypalooza, and Build or Buy Analytics
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
The procurement events schedule continues to be slow, so I’m going to give you another 2 weeks’ worth of recommendations in one post. Check out these great options if you’re in the office chugging along like they are! If you are planning your procurement webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Introduction to Intelligent Sourcing Automation...
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August 2 - 13: Delivering Value in a Talent Shortage, the ROI of SXM, ESG and Supply Chain Resilience
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are between July 3rd and August 11th.” They earned that name because during this time, the sun is in the same part of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from Earth and part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. In Ancient Rome, people believed that the sta...
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July 26-30: The New (Ab)Normal, Digital World Class, Sourcing Optimization
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
From famine to feast! Last week was very quiet but this week there are 11 events to choose from. It is worth registering even if you are going to be away on vacation – many hosts will send an on-demand link after the event is over so you can watch the content once you get back. If you are planning your procurement webinar schedule beyond this week,...
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July 19-23: Dial P, Winning Category Strategies, Supplier Experience Management
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This week I added two of the traditional procurement conferences to the calendar: Procurement Leaders’ Americas Congress and World Congress. Both are a combination of in-personal and virtual events, which should accommodate all comfort levels and more global participation. It will be interesting to see how many of the fall conferences come back thi...
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