Register for Women In Procurement
Join 300+ of your sourcing peers who have already signed up to attend!
rethinking BUY-TECH & enterprise TECH sourcing
FORGE: Technology Sourcing Community Gathering fills a gap in the market for procurement and technology leaders to come together and talk tech!
Addressing the technology you need and the technology you buy, both in procurement and the wider business, the program offers valuable, practical tips and techniques from 60+ industry leading minds, who are committed to helping you to further your digital literacy, sourcing and deployment best practices.
With a spotlight on professional development; experts will heighten your skills in negotiation, persuasion, storytelling and collaboration.
Delivered in a way that maximizes learning, benchmarking and networking, FORGE: Technology Sourcing offers skills workshops, informal content huddles, peer-led collaborations and guest keynotes, in an unrivalled, collaborative community environment.
WHAT'S UP FOR DISCUSSION?
1. "BUY-TECH" PROGRAM
The technology you need to enable procurement
Hear latest trends on the rapidly evolving "Buy-Tech" landscape, plus innovation, how to operate and function.
2. ENTERPRISE TECH PROGRAM
The technology your company needs you to source
Addressing the tech stack for the business, hardware, software, professional services, data, cloud, Third Party Platforms and more.
3. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Building your digital literacy and strategic application
Workshops and skills sessions will focus on understanding tech, negotiation, storytelling, partnering and collaboration.
4. WOMEN IN PROCUREMENT NETWORKING EVENT
Grow your leadership and peer network
Engaging keynotes and discussion groups will kick-start conversations to support and inspire your career.
Getting there early?
Join us at the Women in Procurement Network seminar
Focused Seminar 4:00-8:00PM CT
Sunday April 30, 2023｜The Westin, Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Through collaborative engagement with global sourcing leaders working in a diverse range of companies from Fortune 500 to high-growth, startups.
Expand your knowledge
By unlocking access to the collective wisdom of our community as we address market trends and disrupt the procurement agenda.
To the problems you face daily across a variety of subject matter.
Connect with a global community of 6,800+ sourcing professionals.
Have fun!Our events bring the business of procurement to life. Highly interactive formats inspire engagement, ideas sharing and outcomes-driven discussion.
THANKS TO THE STEERING COMMITTEE
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Walgreens Boots Alliance
(Recent) Trane Technologies
Sponsors & Exhibitors
WHAT DO ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT FORGE EVENTS?
10/10..... The networking and speakers were a key factor in my recommendation.
This was the best event I've attended since I've been in Sourcing. Simply Fantastic!
First event was a home run. Great community, with more high-level participants than newcomers.
The content, speakers, and format were awesome. Best conference I've ever attended.
VIP sessions were outstanding, the private sessions were phenomenal, great exchanging ideas with peers and networking!!
City of Edmonton
The speakers were on point in relating to my job function.
This was a fabulous event. The sessions, the individuals attending, and the networking....
Knocked it out of the park!