A few months ago I was contacted by someone from a company called WB Research (WBR) with a very interesting question. The request came through LinkedIn with the subject line “Speaking Invite: ProcureCon Facilities“. Never having heard of ProcureCon Facilities I proceeded to do a little research.
I was excited to learn that WBR is a conference company that connects leaders in industry. I did not even realize there were “conference companies”.
WBR hosts more than 80 conferences every year and one of their flagship events is the ProcureCon Series. The ProcureCon Series is divided up into a number of conferences that unites leaders from various procurement categories.
Their stated goal is to leave you with fun and memorable experiences and to provide tactics and technology to grow your business. Both being goals that align well with my own goals and objectives.
I also learned that this event will be the first of it’s kind catering specifically to the Facilities Category of Procurement!
Needless-to-say, I became very excited.
After receiving the event agenda and speaking with the Program Director on the phone, I was even more excited to learn that the session they had in mind for me was called, “Construction Think Tank: Exploring Construction Procurement“.
To be part of something so unique and so helpful AND to be part of it’s inaugural event is just perfect! So of course I accepted the invitation.
Along with me, WBR expects to have 40 speakers. Most notably, Jill Zunshine, former Head of Global Real Estate & Facilities, for Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) & the 2016 ISM Education and Learning Person of the Year, and John Froschauer, Senior Procurement Manager, at Toyota North America. A complete list of speakers can be found here.
With such a prestigious list of speakers, I’m thrilled to be counted among them!
The event is expected to draw 150 attendees and the scheduled sessions include;
- Choosing The Right Maintenance Strategy For Your Facility,
- Negotiating With Building Owners,
- Developing A Strategic Plan For Facilities And Real Estate Procurement,
- Modern Methods In Energy Efficiency,
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Facilities Procurement,
- Unlocking The Keys To Supplier Diversity,
- among many others.
The event’s content is centered on four main themes; Strategic Structure for teams in Facilities, Real Estate, and Construction, Top Trends In Facilities Procurement, Best Practices In Real Estate Procurement, and Advancing Relationships with stakeholders, suppliers and subcontractors.
Not only am I honored to be asked to participate in something like this, I’m excited about the content and opportunity for learning too.
The event is a two day affair being held on January 22nd and 23rd at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Here is a link to the venue and a phone number to call. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllcc-fort-lauderdale-marriott-north/
Can you think of any better place to be than Miami in January?
I would love it if you would join me!
If you are able to attend and you’ve read my blog, please do come by and say hello. I would love to meet you.
Also, at the end of my session, I will be revealing a new feature that will be available to all session attendees. It will be a special invitation only feature on my website. I can’t wait to share that with you.
To secure your tickets to this event, you can REGISTER HERE or email Chris.Hanford@wbreasearch.com. Please let them know you learned about ProcureCon Facilities from my website and do drop me a line to let me know you are coming.
Can’t wait to see you all there in January.
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