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Recommended Procurement Webinars Nov 2-6: Mid-market Digital Transformation, Industries in 2021, and Supply Chain Mapping


In addition to the recommended webinars listed below, there are two other dates this week I’d like to call your attention to...

  • On Tuesday, I’ll be releasing the October ISM-NY Report on Business at 9:45am ET. Check back to see how the New York Metro economy is faring in terms of current business conditions, employment, six-month outlook, and prices paid.
  • I am co-presenting an ISM-New Jersey webinar with ProPurchaser President Rod Sherkin on Thursday afternoon that will focus on ‘best practices’ that may not survive the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can ensure cost containment going into 2021. (Click here to register)

If you are planning your procurement webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend checking out Procurious Big Ideas 2020 on November 18th. The pandemic has ‘leveled the playing field’ in a manner of speaking, turning all participants into digital delegates this year. I’ve provided some insight for the event, which also features #1 New York Times Selling Author Dr. Jonnie Penn ("What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?") and Nik Gowing, Co-author of “Thinking the Unthinkable.”  

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The Journey to Digital Procurement: Real-Life Perspectives From Newsquest (Coupa, Xoomworks)

November 3rd, 9am ET

Every digital transformation journey is different, and the organizers of this event have identified an under-served segment: mid-market companies. They offer up the case of NewsQuest (subsidiary of Gannett, publisher of 165 newspaper brands and 40 magazine brands in the UK) as a successful example. Jason Baldaro, Group Purchasing Manager at Newsquest, will talk about how NewsQuest elevated and operationalized customer-centric procurement, and he will be joined by Hakan Duran at Coupa.


Industries in 2021 (Economist Intelligence Unit)

November 4th, 10am ET

This event is a great ‘buy’ for your money – in 30 minutes, EIU Director of Industry Operations Ana Nicholls and industry analysts Arushi Kotecha and Barsali Bhattacharyya will provide an overview of the insights covered in the newly published Industries in 2021 report, including automotive, consumer, energy, finance, healthcare and telecoms.


Supply Chain Mapping: Why it Matters (Resilinc)

November 5th, 1pm ET

The description for this event offers up the following point: “In a recent survey of 600 procurement professionals by Supply Chain Quarterly, 73% are planning large-scale changes and half say the peak impact of Covid-19 will be within the next six months.” The question that naturally follows is just as poignant – will you be ready for the supply chain disruptions still to come? Join Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil and Managing Director David Chevalier as they discuss successful supply chain mapping and how technology can help.




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