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2019 Conference Agenda-Tentative

the Future is OURS

Sunday October 6
4:00 - 5:00pm 1st Timers Introduction to NPI
5:00 - 6:00pm VIP Reception-Invitation only
7:00 - 9:00pm Welcome Reception
Monday October 7

8:00 - 9:00am

Opening Ceremony and Breakfast
9:15 - 10:45am

Keynote Presentation

The Champion’s Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World

Ross Bernstein
11:00 - 12:00pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Wearing the C: Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Captains and Coaches in Sports
Ross Bernstein

Or

Using Technology to Create Work Efficiencies (AEP Award Criteria #7)
Sharon Hauht

12:00 - 1:15pm

Members Awards Luncheon
1:30 - 3:00pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Expertise-Based Procurement: Moving Your RFP from C To A
Dr. Dhaval Gajjar

Or

Disaster Procurement Policy & Procedures (AEP Award Criteria #18)
Jason Reed, Tina Yoke, Debbie Wellnitz & Gary Jayne
3:15 - 4:45pm

General Session


Strategic Execution: Bringing Innovation to Procurement


Paul Emanuelli

Evening on your own Optional Social Event
Tuesday October 8
8:00 - 10:00am
General Session-Partner Focus Session (and Continental Breakfast)
This session replaces the traditional exhibit floor interactions with focused mini-presentations in a small group environment. Designed to deliver the maximum message with immediate feedback, this rotating table format is sure to provide valuable information!

 

10:30 - 11:30am

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Year in Review - a Highlight Reel of Leading Procurement Stories
Paul Emanuelli

Or

We Didn't Accept Your Friend Request: Managing Difficult Conversations in the Age of Social Media
Ireyan J. Clark and Shannon Pleasant

12:00 - 1:00pm

General Session
 
Lunch and Learn with NCPP

Tammy Rimes, NCPP

1:15 - 2:15pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Preserving Grief – Leading a Rapid Response to Community Tragedy
Cynthia Sanford

Or

The Strings Attached to ‘Free’ Federal Grant Funds
Sharon Hauht
2:30 - 3:30pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Everything I Need to Know About Procurement I Learned from My Mixed Breed Chihuahua
Ireyan J. Clark-Sam

Or

Don’t Adopt the Monkey: Leadership Secrets for You and Your Team
Saby Waraich
3:45 - 4:45pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Building your Bench – Workforce Trends and Developing Talent through Professional Development, Internship and Mentorship Programs
Jordan Henson

Or

It’s More Than Just Measures (AEP Award Criteria #4E)
Beth Fleming
6:30 - 9:30pm
24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Awards Gala and Carlton N. Parker Award Presentation
Wednesday October 9
8:30 - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 10:15am

General Session


Battlefield to Boardroom: The basics that anchor procurement culture

Chris Kay, Director Strategic Sourcing – Hotel Operations, Global Procurement, MGM Resorts International®

10:30 - 12:00pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Using a Maturity Model Approach to Inventory and Assess Your Sustainable Purchasing Activities
Kris Spriano

Or

Demystifying Indemnity & Limitations of Liability (LOL): It’s no laughing matter!
Leslie Marell


12:15 - 1:15pm
Annual Business Meeting and Installation of Officers Lunch
1:30 - 2:30pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

2019 AEP Submission Tips Session (Multiple AEP Award Criteria)
AEP Committee Members

Or

Reducing Fraud & Managing Risks (AEP Award Criteria #8B)
Shannon Pleasant
2:45 - 3:45pm

General Session

The 2019 NPI Annual Conference concludes with a “can’t miss” session. Brian Iselin joins us live from www.slavefreetrade.org in Geneva, Switzerland, to address the role of public procurement in the fight against modern day slavery.
Brian Iselin