Each year we host executives and procurement pros for a day and a half event packed full of education and networking (so much networking). This year's event is a little different. It's still an intimate gathering of like minded people, but we've expanded the educational side to encompass all things spend control. Innovation '16 is now a partnership of PROACTIS and Intesource!
Join us September 18-20 in the valley of the sun (A.K.A. Scottsdale, Arizona) at the Hotel Valley Ho. We have some great speakers and fun networking functions lined up.
This conference is all about you! Who wouldn't want to attend an event where the focus is on them? Our goal is to provide anyone who oversees, or is involved in, the procurement process with a meaningful educational experience while you make new friends (or as we call them in the business world - new contacts).
We realize it's a big deal to take time to attend a conference so here's why you should attend:
1. Educational Opportunities Abound: Benefit from the wisdom of industry leaders. Get key takeaways and actionable insights from educational sessions. Learn the value of a company-wide procurement strategy, how to transform procurement into a strategic asset, what it takes to bridge the gap between the CFO and CPO and so much more!
Bring your questions, challenges, and great ideas to share with the group. This is, after all, a networking conference! Which brings us to our next point…
2. Networking: Meet with like minded business professionals who often face similar hurdles in their own organizations. Attendees build lasting relationships that allow them to call on each other for inspiration and ideas through the year. Networking is scheduled into the agenda, but don't worry we make sure it's in a fun, informal setting.
Just don't forget to dress Arizona appropriate for the networking functions - I wouldn't say we are hot in September but we aren't cold either. So instead of reaching for that suit coat maybe grab your polo shirt instead.
3. Face Time with the Experts: PROACTIS and Intesource employees take a back seat at this event. This event isn't about us - it's about spend control. That being said you'll still have access to our folks and they'd love to answer your questions, share what they've learned, and put you in touch with a customer who has actually put that knowledge to use.
4. Have a Good Time: As always, our conferences are geared to motivate, engage and inspire - to send you home with strategies and tactics that will aid in your company's success. In addition, we encourage you to kick off your shoes (figuratively of course) and let your personality shine through!
Not quite ready to grab your suitcase, pack your sunglasses and flip flops, and jump on a plane? Try this on for size...
If you invest the time and money to attend Innovation '16 the value is far greater than the cost. There is something for everyone and there's no registration fee!
The Hotel Valley Ho is a trendy, vintage hotel that has classically cool roots and still stands strong today as a must-stay destination in Downtown Scottsdale. The hotel is situated in the arts district and is just a couple blocks for an array of restaurants and bars. Let's not forget their beautiful pool with regular live music!
Feeling adventurous? You can take a trolley tour of Old Town Scottsdale, hit the luxurious shops at Scottsdale Fashion Center, get your gambling on at a nearby casino, or hit one of our famous golf courses. Not exciting enough a short Uber (or taxi) can get you to local hiking hot spots.
Whether you decide to experience all Scottsdale has to offer, you can guarantee you'll return home with new tools, valuable contacts, and a renewed enthusiasm that will help you evolve your spend control program. Click here to register or for more information about Innovation '16.
We look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!