The top 10 global procurement conferences for 2024

23 Feb 2024 · 9
The procurement and supply chain industry has grown year after year, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be slowing down anytime soon. Staying on top of the industry’s latest trends and updates is no small feat, especially when there’s already so much to manage in your day-to-day. 
Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone—there are plenty of procurement conferences and expos to help advance and share knowledge on the state of procurement. 
These procurement conferences are an opportunity to forge partnerships, learn more about how the global supply chain works, and gain an insightful view of the future of procurement. If you’re a procurement professional looking for an industry event to expand your knowledge, you’re going to want to check out these top 10 procurement conferences. Divided by region, these conferences are your go-to for procurement learnings in 2024.

Top procurement conferences in Europe

  • 14th - 16th May, 2024
  • Intercontinental London, London, England
The World Procurement Congress enjoyed unprecedented success last year and will return to London in 2024. It's one of the longest-running procurement conferences globally, having welcomed over 1,100 Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) to the stage across all 20 occasions. The Congress is a must-attend event for procurement leaders who want to learn more about the future of procurement. 
It’s an opportunity to collaborate with industry peers to explore how your procurement team can navigate paths for sustainable growth. You’ll learn about building robust supply chains with a clear route to net zero, designing procurement-enabled collaboration networks, and building a fully mapped global supply chain that mitigates disruptions. Need we say more?
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  • 16th - 17th May, 2024
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The 10th Edition of the Global Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in Amsterdam is an event that brings together thought leaders, procurement experts, and other industry professionals to chat about the future of supply chain and logistics. Get inspired by game-changing keynote speeches from industry leaders, like Laura Araujo, Associate Director of Biotherapeutic and Supply at Johnson & Johnson, and Jennifer Han FJ, Chief Product Supply Officer, Nutrition at Unilever. 
Key topics include simplifying fleet operations with data analytics and AI, e-commerce and last-mile delivery optimization, and blockchain technology in the supply chain. The summit is your golden ticket to game-changing opportunities for networking and process transformation.
  • 12th - 13th June, 2024
  • Schuppen 52, Hamburg, Germany
The Procurement Summit is coming back for the 7th year in a row to provide insights for all those in the procurement sector. If you’re interested in learning more about digitalization and innovation in purchasing, then this is the conference to attend. 
The conference will highlight the newest topics in procurement in a two-day summit with top keynote speakers drawn from across the globe, among them Alejandro Basterrechea from Zalando and Martina Boxberger of Merz Pharma. You’ll not only benefit from insights provided by these industry leaders, but there will also be panel discussions with CPOs, roundtables, and workshops for more in-depth interactions. 
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The best procurement conferences in North America

  • 25th - 27th March, 2024
  • Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
The 2024 SIG Global Executive Summit is a procurement event that promises key learning experiences for all procurement leaders focusing on ESG in 2024. If you want to learn about supplier relationship management and how to generate value from all types of suppliers, then mark your calendar for this event. 
There will also be a CPO forum and roundtable program for networking and brainstorming on issues that your organization faces. It’ll feature open discussions, peer networking, and presentations on the latest industry trends. Key speakers at the event include Tony Abate, SVP and Global CPO at Cigna, and Daryl Hammett, GM of Global Demand, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Operations at AWS. The Summit will be a three-day event packed with the latest best practices and innovative processes in procurement—not one to miss.
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  • 25th - 27th March, 2024
  • Intercontinental Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
The Americas Procurement Congress 2024 is an event for all procurement leaders who want to be part of the future of the industry. The event brings CPOs and procurement professionals together to address key topics in the field. It’s one of a series of international conferences with a central theme of "Horizon 2030: Glide paths to sustainable growth". The conference focuses on how procurement professionals can drive resilience in the procurement sector by exploring nearshoring & reshoring to unlock new strength. Other items on the agenda include improving performance by developing capabilities for agile operations. 
Keynote speakers at the Americas Procurement Congress 2024 include Melissa Warneke, the VP & Head of Sustainable Procurement at Aon, and Peter Sharoff, Chief Procurement Officer at AXA XL. Mark your calendar, make your , and grab your ticket today.
  • 29th April - 1st May, 2024
  • MGM Grand Conference Centre, Las Vegas, USA
ISM Word is a global procurement event that attracts thousands of thought leaders and supply management professionals every year. It’s the perfect conference to learn about the future of procurement, with sessions on leveraging GenAI for competitive advantage and negotiation strategies for mitigating procurement challenges and risks that are sure to develop your skills. 
With keynote speeches from Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, and José Andrés, Chef, Restaurateur, and Humanitarian, this isn’t one you’ll want to miss. Register today for the event and join over 2,000 procurement professionals on a journey toward reimagining the future of procurement and the global supply chain. 
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The must-attend procurement conferences in Asia and Africa

  • 9th - 11th July, 2024
  • Equarius Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore
The ProcureCon Asia Conference 2024 is a procurement event for CPOs or senior procurement professional looking to upscale procurement strategies. Join representatives from Asia's biggest companies, such as DHL, VISA, and Standard Chartered, who are ready to share insights on their procurement success. 
These procurement leaders will walk you through a wide variety of topics, such as navigating today’s economic uncertainties and how you can anticipate the procurement landscape in 2030. It’s an action-packed event with interactive sessions, roundtables, and panel discussions. It’s a comprehensive platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and strategic insights that equips attendees with tools and strategies to optimize business agility through procurement.
  • 9th - 12th September, 2024
  • Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Annual Smart Procurement World INDABA conference is an event dedicated to procurement and supply chain issues in both private and public procurement. The conference unites procurement professionals from across the board, including, supply chain representatives, CPOs, industry thought leaders, and procurement solution providers. 
If you want to learn more about procurement and supply chain issues, including effective forecasting and how you can accurately map this to procurement, this is the event for you. You’ll also learn about public sector supply chain management, minimizing cost volatility, and strategic commodity management.

Top procurement conferences in Oceania

  • 14th - 15th May, 2024
  • Hilton Sydney, Sydney, Australia
The ProcureCon Australia event returns to Sydney in May, bringing together leading procurement professionals from Australia and New Zealand. It offers attendees the chance to network with other industry professionals, discover leading trends, and get insights on how to stay on top of the evolving procurement landscape.
If that wasn’t enough, there will also be discussions on integrating AI into your procurement and how to level up your Environment, Social, and Governence (ESG). If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, this is the perfect conference for you to attend and listen to top industry leaders, like Louisa Cotter, Head of Procurement at Perth Airport, and Anu Srinivasan MD, Head of Procurement at PwC.
  • 16th August, 2024
  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne, Australia
The 16th edition of the Procurement Australia Annual Conference is a one-day event centered on a special theme: "Collaborating for Purpose – A new era of impactful procurement”. The conference will be a key forum to present, discuss, develop, and report on procurement best practices. 
It’s a vibrant hub of expertise and collaborative thought that brings together esteemed members from various sectors. Diverse perspectives are set to converge and delve into the latest trends and strategies in procurement. The conference's top agenda revolves around three topics—Sustainable, Ethical & Social Procurement, Transforming Procurement Practices, and the Future of Procurement. Get your tickets and be a part of the ongoing evolution that’s shaping the procurement landscape.
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