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Coronavirus forces Coupa to move Inspire event to fall

03/30/2020 By and

Updated April 2 with more details about the event location.

Because of the coronavirus crisis, Coupa is the latest solution provider to reschedule its spring customer event, and new dates in the fall are being confirmed for Inspire North America, according to Coupa’s website.

The original event was scheduled for Las Vegas, but other sites are being explored for the fall event.

Coupa said it is exploring options to also include online access for the event, which highlights the suite provider’s solutions for business spend management (BSM). Coupa has an updated FAQ about the change and posted this statement:

“As you know, the health and well-being of the entire BSM Community is our top priority, and we have been watching the COVID-19 situation closely. After careful consideration, we have decided to reschedule Inspire North America for Fall 2020.

“We are already busy working with our valued partners, suppliers, vendors and colleagues to finalize the plan. In the meantime, please be safe and we will keep you posted on our new dates as soon as they are confirmed.”

Coronavirus concerns have led many procurement and finance solution providers to cancel components of their spring events:

  • EcoVadis Sustain (March, now a virtual event)
  • Oracle Modern Business Experience (including Modern Supply Chain World) (March, no event, but speeches to be broadcast)
  • SAP Ariba Live (March, Las Vegas event rescheduled as a virtual event)
  • Ivalua Now (March, Paris event called off, but webcasts and online updates planned)
  • Basware Push.Play.Connect (April, Berlin event canceled and virtual one planned)
  • Procurement Leaders (March 16-19 event in Miami is moved to September)
  • ISM (canceled national conference in Boston for April 26-29. Click link for full message from ISM.)
  • Basware Connect (Las Vegas, May 6-8 canceled.)
  • Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) — April summit in Florida is canceled, and an all-digital event is being planned.
  • Ivalua Now (US event in Washington, D.C., is canceled, but a virtual event will be held on the same days, May 4-6)
  • Jaggaer (announces a virtual summit for April 16)
  • Coupa Inspire (Inspire in Las Vegas will now be held in the fall, and online options are being considered.)

See Spend Matters’ full coronavirus coverage here.

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