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The 20th Public Procurement Forum
The 20th Public Procurement Forum
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  What’s Noteworthy
Mast Icon Pre-Forum Seminar on Sunday, November 16.

Barbara Williams presents: “What Bird Are You? Relationship Strategies: The Art of Better Communication.”  You may have heard the buzz about Barbara’s sessions last year; come hear for yourself why she is so popular and, as a bonus, learn what bird you are and how to get along with the rest of the flock.

Register early to secure your space in this limited attendance session. Fee applies. Agenda
 
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Buyer Conference Monday–Wednesday,
November 17-19.


Julio Melara is an entrepreneur, author and one of America’s top motivational speakers. He opens the Forum with his compelling presentation Excelling and Enduring in a Changing World, which received outstanding reviews at the 2008 NASPO conference in New Orleans. Julio is president and co-owner of the Baton Rouge Business Report, a bi-weekly business newspaper, and publisher of 225 magazine, a consumer lifestyle publication. His story will educate, entertain and inspire you.

Jon Hansen of Ottawa, Canada has studied and written extensively about e-Procurement and the changing face of procurement around the globe. Author of an award-winning seminar series and founder of Procurement Insights, a leading blog on procurement, Jon brings a unique and highly informed perspective that will change the way you think about e-Procurement and the profession.

Scot Case knows all about greenwashing, the practice of providing false or misleading environmental information. His presentation, “In a World Gone Green…Who Are You Going to Trust?” identifies the six sins of greenwashing and prepares you identify legitimate environmental standards and certification programs.

Gloria Berthold is President of TargetGov, a national company focusing on government procurement. Her sessions are designed to help buyers better understand the risks and rewards suppliers face when doing business with government so you can enhance the outcome of your supplier development programs.

Sandy Dumont, “The Image Architect,” is a recognized expert in image psychology and impression management. Her entertaining and thought-provoking dinner presentation will prepare you to put your best foot forward to make a first and lasting impression. 
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Expo on Tuesday, November 18.
Network with hundreds of state and local government buyers; attend a round table discussion session specifically for suppliers to ask questions about doing business with Virginia. Expanded hours, premium booth locations and food service in the exhibit hall offer you ample opportunities to present your goods and services. More Info

     

 

Julio Melara
"Excelling and Enduring in
 a Changing World"

Barbara Williams “What Bird Are You? Relationship Strategies: The Art of  Better Communication.”


Barbara Williams
“What Bird Are You?
Relationship
Strategies: The Art of
Better Communication.”

Jon Hansen e-Procurement and the changing face of procurement around the globe

Jon Hansen
"Yes, Virginia! There is
More to eProcurement
than Software"


Scot Case “In a World Gone Green… Who Are You Going to Trust?”

Scot Case
“In a World Gone Green…
Who Are You
Going to Trust?”

Gloria Berthold

Gloria Berthold
Enhancing the outcome
of your supplier
development programs


Sandy Dumont

Sandy Dumont
Make a first and
lasting impression

 

 

 

Department of General Services
Division of Purchases and Supply
Commonwealth of Virginia 2008