Commodity / PROcurement EDGE – Agenda

Commodity/PROcurement EDGE: Event Breakdown

October 7-9, 2013 at the Hotel Sax Chicago (Downtown Chicago)

Day 1 (Monday, October 7)

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

On the first day of the conference, we’re offering several Executive Roundtable Discussions dedicated to the topic of Near-shoring

Day 2 (Tuesday, October 8): The Main Event

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Day 2 features Keynote Speakers, a Policy Panel Discussion and a variety of Breakout Sessions.

  • Keynote: Manufacturing and Economic Outlook
  • General Session: Then-Now-Future Retrospective on Technology
  • Networking Lunch and Cocktail Hour

Later on Day 2, attendees choose three Market Outlook Breakout Sessions from the following:

  • Steel
  • Transportation 
  • Aluminum 
  • Energy 
  • Packaging 
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Commodity Management Technology 

Day 3 (Wednesday, October 9)

8:00 am – 11:30 am

On the third day of the conference, we’re offering two different tracks for our attendees to choose from, dedicated to the topic of Conflict Minerals or Technology

*These sessions will be professionally videotaped and edited for future use (potential webinars; hosted viewing on the MetalMiner and Spend Matters sites; etc.)


*Participants who successfully complete this program will receive up to 12 hours of continuing education. They may be applied toward ISM CPSM recertification, CPSD recertification, C.P.M. recertification, and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. Note: ISM does not endorse, certify or sponsor this program or its content.