November 2-4, 2015
Edmonton, Alberta

Preliminary Program

A preliminary program is now available.  Click here to view it.  Its content will evolve in the next few weeks so we strongly recommend that you visit this page on a regular basis to view have access to the most updated version of this program.

Registration (Early bird rates until September 18)

Registration is now open.   Click here to start your registration through our online registration form.  Take advantage of reduced registration fees by registering now.

Registration fees:

Pre-Forum Seminar  (full day):     350$ with full Forum registration, 450$ for Pre-Forum only

Pre-Forum Seminar (1/2 day):     250$ with full Forum registration, 350$ for Pre-Forum only

Full Forum Registration (3 days):  CPPC members:  820$,    Non-members:  1120$

Forum 1 day registration:  CPPC members:  400$,   Non members:  700$

Applicable taxes will be added to rates when registering.


Hotel Registration Policy

Staying at the host hotel helps the CCPC meet its contractual obligations, therefore keep registration fees down. Take advantage of the convenience, camaraderie and savings by staying at the Westin Edmonton. Attendees choosing alternate accommodations will be assessed a $150 surcharge on their registration fee. In your registration process you will be asked to provide your hotel reservation confirmation number so please make sure you complete your hotel reservation first. You can directly access our hotel reservation page by clicking here.

Local attendees: If you plan to commute daily and live within a 100 kilometer radius of the Westin Edmonton, we will waive the $150 surcharge fee assessed to attendees making alternative hotel accommodations. To avoid the surcharge fee, you must include as part of your registration the commute mileage (one way) when registering.

Room Sharing: Attendees sharing a room at the Westin Edmonton are exempt from the surcharge fee, however must provide a confirmation number and list all names on reservation for verification.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsoring the event can be a great marketing opportunity for organizations doing business with governmental agencies.  Your company can be visible throughout the event to a group of professionnals who are globally responsible for over 15 billion dollars in spent on a yearly basis.

The program also includes a Product and Services Expo on November 2 and 3 which will be a great opportunity to showcase your products and Services.

Click here to dowload our Marketing opportunity brochure.

A Word from our Forum Chairs

It is with great pride that together the cities of Edmonton, Red Deer and Airdrie are co-chairing the 2015 Canadian Public Procurement Council Forum in Edmonton, Alberta. The very essence of the CPPC is collaborative relationships and we are very excited to together develop a program of workshops, dialogue and education that will support membership in meeting our shared challenges.

Almost every decision made at all levels of government has a Procurement impact or factor and the value of the Public Procurement Professional is now being recognized and sought after early on in the decision making process which is very exciting to see.

This once a year opportunity allows you to engage in workshops, seminars, products exposition and networking. Our Forum program is currently under development but the focus is on value and results. Workshops with actual take-a-ways to bring to your agency and break-out sessions are designed to gain fresh perspectives and new ideas.

We are the professionals and we want people to come to us first. Bring us your concerns, your questions, your problems and we in turn will show you value and results. Keep Calm, and let Procurement handle it… See you in Edmonton!

Kathleen Muretti, City of Airdrie
Jelena Maric, City of Red Deer
Gwen Barr, City of Edmonton

Call for presentations

Even if our Program is almost completed and will be available very soon The CPPC is still inviting proposals for Education Sessions at our 2015 Forum. As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to speak in front of an estimated audience 125 public procurement professionals. This will be a great opportunity to showcase your successes but also to share best practices related to public procurement. Your contribution to help advance our profession will be greatly appreciated by our members.

Who attends?

Forum 2015 is unique in serving the broad public procurement sector, which is represented at all levels in all regions of Canada: federal, provincial/territorial, municipal, healthcare, education, NGOs and Crown corporations.

The CPPC attracts delegates and speakers from across the country. This annual conference is an event where decision makers in public procurement come to network, share leading practices and find collaborative partners to support the profession in moving it forward.

 Why present?

  • Great exposure opportunity for you and your organization as professional leaders;
  • Contribute to elevate the knowledge base of the public procurement profession;
  • Excellent networking opportunity with other experts and colleagues;
  • Build relationships with the Canadian Public Procurement Council, the leading voice for professionals involved in public procurement in Canada.

 Session format

  • Each session is approximately 60 minutes with a 10 minutes period for questions and discussion.
  • Sessions should be interactive in the format of workshop, panel discussions or lecture.
  • Sessions should also include hands-on exercises and tools that participants could easily take back to their workplace for immediate use and implementation.

Session objectives

Our theme for this year is “Keep Calm and Let Procurement Handle it”. We are looking for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to come forward and share the knowledge they have gathered in the public or private sector related to the following topics:

  • Identify best practices that will help public procurement professionals show value and improve customer satisfaction;
  • Tools to analyze performance of procurement processes and other related processes
  • Reporting and performance measurements to show results

 How to apply

Please email your proposals to All proposals should include:

  • A creative, concise but descriptive session title
  • A session overview (50-75 word maximum) which will briefly describe the content and most importantly how it links to our Forum theme and session objectives
  • Intended format of the session and how you intend to make it interactive
  • Learning outcomes and takeaways for the participants (please list 2-3 items in bullet form)

Since our program is almost completed we cannot guarantee at this point that we will be able to incorporate your proposal into our program.

Other information

As a not-for-profit association, the CPPC does not provide honoraria for session presenters at our Forum. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel and other expenses. A complimentary one-day registration for the day on which the presentation is scheduled is provided.

Selections will be made by the Forum 2015 Program development Committee based on a number of criteria, including topics and benefits to delegates.

Photos from the City of Edmonton.