Forum

September 16-19, 2018
Whitehorse, Yukon

16-19 septembre 2018
Whitehorse, Yukon

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Registration

Registration is now open. Click here to access our online form. You will find below the detailed early bird rates.

*Only visa and mastercard are accepted as a credit card payment method.

CPPC                                                                  Member                        Non-member

Full Forum + Pre-Forum Seminar                $1150                                  $1550

Full Forum only                                                  $800                                  $1100

One-Day only                                                      $400                                    $700

Pre-Forum only                                                  $350                                    $450

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 host hotel. 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.

Local attendees: If you plan to commute daily and live within a 100 kilometer radius of the host hotel, please include as part of your registration the commute mileage (one way) when registering.

Room Sharing: Attendees sharing a room at the host hotel must provide a confirmation number and list all names on reservation for verification.

Marketing Opportunities

The CPPC encourages companies who do business with governments at all levels to take this opportunity to meet public procurement officials outside of the confines of a contract negotiation.

Marketing opportunities in the form of exhibit booth space and sponsorships are available for the three-day conference. For more information, click here to download our sponsorship package.

Program

Our program for “Transforming Public Procurement” is under development. Details will follow.

Call for Presentations

The CPPC is inviting proposals for Education Sessions at our 2018 Forum. As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to speak in front of an estimated audience of 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 participants.

Who attends?

Forum 2018 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 minute 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

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;
  • Success stories related to innovation and the outcome of your initiatives;
  • Use and implementation of new technologies and electronic tools to aid  in the procurement process;
  • Introduction of performance measurement;
  • Collaborative innovation;
  • Lean management initiatives;
  • Strategic Procurement.

How to apply

Please email your proposal to forum@cppc-ccmp.ca by March 9, 2018. All proposals should include:

  • A creative, concise but descriptive session title;
  • A session overview (50-75 words 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).

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 Program development Committee based on a number of criteria, including topics and benefits to delegates.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Whitehorse next September !