Procurement Conferences – Clashfinder for w/c October 16th

If you are a Festival attendee, as I am, you will know the wonderful Clashfinder website, which gives you a timetable of all the artists playing on different stages throughout the day, so you can plan your movements and who to see where and when.

So we have done the same for major procurement events for the week of October 16th, four weeks away from today. Just click on our Clashfinder here.

Now you might think that is a little unnecessary, but just take a look at the detail. It is the most congested week for events I have ever known. It seems particularly odd that the CIPS UK event clashes with ProcureCon Europe which includes the CIPS European awards evening, but we understand “dates had been set” by both events before the CIPS / WBR awards partnership was agreed.

Then we have the software firms clash, maybe not too significant as most of the attendees are likely to be customers of the firms involved. But the whole situation looks particularly bad news for CIPS, we would suggest. Their agenda looks OK without really inspiring great enthusiasm – their focus on Brexit and modern slavery duplicates what other events have covered pretty thoroughly in recent times, and having a keynote described as “Global views from an Economist” does not exactly inspire confidence – is it a secret economist? Will he or she appear wearing a disguise?

Anyway, I will be in Madrid with BravoSolution, while my colleague Nancy Clinton (Spend Matters UK/Europe Publishing Director) and Sheena Smith from Spend Matters US will be comparing and contrasting the Coupa and Basware events.  So we’ll bring you all you need to know from all three of these major players in the procurement solutions market. But it’s a shame to miss ProcureCon in Berlin – that’s a great city to visit and this has been a good event too in recent years.

Anyway, enjoy the Clashfinder. And here are the links to the events …


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