The one major piece of feedback we’ve been getting from you in regards to our Commodity/PROcurement EDGE conference this October is that you want it to be more focused. Besides, we understand that three days is a good chunk of time, and people are busy. To better meet the interests and needs of our readers, we’ve decided to cut out the Conflict Minerals discussions and turn EDGE into a two-day event, October 8 and 9 (Tues/Wed). The result is a significantly tighter agenda on these two days, the details of which you can see here.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, attendees will hear Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago economic adviser William Strauss provide a manufacturing and economic outlook for 2014. Our popular public policy and procurement debate will follow. Attendees will then pick from one of three tracks (Metal Outlook 2014, Commodity Outlook 2014, or Procurement Technology and Strategy) and attend three breakout sessions in the afternoon. And we’ll end the day there with a cocktail reception for you to relax and network. Wednesday, Oct. 9 will focus on e-sourcing and the latest in procurement technology. As Jason wrote yesterday, this conference “will also feature an entirely new content focus from the Spend Matters side of the house.”
The final good news is, we’ve simplified the pricing structure and slashed ticket prices by more than half for practitioners. Hotel Sax is also offering a special discounted rate for attendees who book before Sept. 12. Thanks to everyone who provided us with feedback—as you can tell, it’s been hugely helpful! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions or ideas.