The Virginia Department of General Services, Division of Purchases and Supply would like to invite you to attend the 2019 Public Procurement Forum, Virginia’s largest event for public procurement professionals and supplier partners. The Forum has been promoting procurement training and networking opportunities for 30 years with opportunities to increase your procurement skill sets and meet with hundreds of supplier partners. The Forum presentations emphasize the importance of communication as it applies to everyday life and work situations. You will discover new ways to improve contracts and reduce costs. The three-day event will include several concurrent sessions, a Supplier Connect Exposition on Tuesday afternoon, and plenty of time during and after the conference to network and connect with your colleagues.
About the Forum:
The Public Procurement Forum is an annual educational event developed and delivered by the Department of General Services Division of Purchases and Supply (DGS/DPS). Launched in 1987 and held every year with the exception of two years when budget contingencies prevented holding it, the Forum is attended by state and local government procurement professionals and nonprofessionals whose work relates in some way to procurement. The Forum is part of the nationally recognized educational program directed by the Virginia Institute of Procurement within DGS/DPS.
The Forum is first and foremost about continuing education in procurement. Many procurement professionals have earned state (VCA, VCO, VCM) or national (CPPB, CPPO, C.P.M., etc.) certification and are required to earn continuing education hours in order to recertify their professional credentials. The Forum is a cost-effective way to gain significant educational benefits for a modest cost.
Sessions are presented on dozens of topics aimed at the varying skill levels and experience of the participants. Speakers come from the ranks of nationally recognized procurement thought leaders, DGS/DPS and other agency professionals and from local governments.
A secondary benefit of the Forum is the opportunity for peer networking and collaboration. Through formal and informal engagement, the Forum strengthens individuals in their careers while collectively strengthening Virginia procurement overall. Virginia leads the way in procurement education and the Forum is a key reason for this achievement.
Full Forum Registration Fee (November 17-20, 2019) - $425.00
Late Registration Fee (on or after October 18, 2019) - $500.00
The registration deadline is November 1, 2019.
Registration Fee for the 2019 Forum includes breaks, and lunch Monday and Tuesday.
Supplier Connect Standard Exhibit Booth – November 19, 2019 - $600
Supplier Connect Standard Double Booth – November 19, 2019 - $1200
Supplier Connect Deluxe Single Exhibit Booth – November 19, 2019 - $700
Supplier Connect Deluxe Double Exhibit Booth - $1400
Supplier Connect Premium Single Exhibit Booth - $800
Supplier Connect Premium Double Exhibit Booth - $1600
Equipment Showcase 20x20 - $2300
Equipment Showcase 30x40 - $3400
Equipment Showcase 40x50 - $4500
Extra Lunch Ticket $39
For more information, visit https://forum.dgs.virginia.gov/
Payment for ALL participants and suppliers must be received no later than November 8, 2019
The Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
The Forum uses a central lodging reservation system. To ensure you receive the conference rate, please do not contact hotels directly.
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If you have any questions about registration, please contact Conference Registration at (540) 231-5182 or the Conference Registrar, Sarah Downer, at firstname.lastname@example.org and (540) 231-0990.