It's getting to be "conference season," where the airline miles rack up, the hotel points add up, and we have a lot of reporting on the industry to do here at Spend Matters and Spend Matters UK/Europe. Here's a list of what we'll be attending, what we're speaking at, and what should be on your event radar.
9/26 11:30 am - 12:30pm Central -- Contract Management Webinar with Seal Software (Jason Busch and Peter Smith presenting)
Getting to Grips with Contract Management - Managing Contract Visibility, Risk and Opportunity as a CPO -- Contract management needs to be brought into the 21st century. It needs clear ownership, better skills, and better tools to address the issues. Senior procurement executives, particularly when moving into a new role or organization or at a critical period (such as a merger/acquisition situation), are finding they have limited or no visibility into existing contracts. This is not a legal problem (or responsibility), nor one that third parties should solve.
9/26 - 9/27 -- ProcureCon Financial Services, Europe
Europe's only dedicated financial procurement conference for senior finance procurement professionals -- In just two days ProcureCon Financial Services 2012 will give you the answers to the specific challenges you face as a procurement professional within a financial institution, cutting through the broader procurement issues discussed at cross-industry events, thus making it an excellent investment of your time and money.
9/30 - 10/4 -- Oracle OpenWorld (Thomas Kase attending)
Oracle Executive Keynote Lineup Announced -- Oracle OpenWorld keynotes this year will feature Oracle executives--joined by special guests--who will provide insights into industry trends, the latest technology developments and futures, as well as key strategies for achieving business efficiency and innovation. Critical business drivers such as engineered systems, cloud computing, business analytics and big data, and customer experience will be featured topics.
10/1 -- 2012 GXS Customer Forum (Jason Busch keynote)
Making Connections -- You are invited to attend the 2012 GXS Customer Forum. Connect with your peers and learn how to improve your B2B processes during this event. GXS executives, managers, fellow customers and industry experts will share their experience and best practices in maximizing the value of B2B managed services, supply chain integration and cutting-edge technologies.
10/3 - 10/5 -- IQNavigator Client Event (Jason Busch keynote)
3RD ANNUAL CLIENT EVENT -- IQNavigator is pleased to announce our 3rd annual client event in the US and our first ever European event. These exclusive, invite-only events are attended by procurement and HR executives from many of the world's best known brands.
10/15 - 10/17 -- ProcureCon USA (Jason Busch and Thomas Kase attending)
Value Creation Through Interaction -- Now in its 14th year, the ProcureCon series of events is pleased to return to Atlanta for its Direct Procurement event. ProcureCon USA attracted over 250 procurement professionals last year. This manufacturing focused event is an ideal place for you to network with your peers and exchange business knowledge.
We're looking forward to speaking and attending, and we hope to connect to our readers at all of these events. Don't hesitate to say hi!