Starting life as eMarketplace World during the heady days of the eBusiness revolution, the first event was so over-subscribed that it had to be repeated just six months later, simply to satisfy the intense demand for information about the new wave of procurement technologies. As these technologies evolved and matured, eMarketplace World morphed into eWorld and over the next 20 years spawned several satellite events – such as the ground-breaking SPSS Conference on sustainable purchasing and the regional Procurement Summit in Manchester – whilst continuing to host hundreds of industry professionals every spring and autumn at the bi-annual London outings.
To ensure continuity during the global pandemic, eWorld transformed itself into one of the UK’s first truly interactive virtual events in Spring 2021 before returning to its multi-faceted real-life format in Spring 2022 and Spring 2023.
Now the event is evolving yet again, to deliver even more value and new ideas to the increasingly sophisticated procurement profession…
The first Procurement Strategies & Innovation (PSI 2024) will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2024 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, as a uniquely vibrant showcase of everything that’s new in the procurement profession. Running as a single annual forum for the foreseeable future, PSI will focus on bringing together a peerless group of senior practitioners, innovators and creative thinkers: to unite the profession in solving many of the industry’s most common challenges.
The event will be more curated and interactive than ever before, building on its incredible 20-year pedigree and an annual research programme to help shape the strategic procurement agenda for the next decade and beyond. Free seminar tracks and dedicated networking elements will focus on Strategy, Leadership, Innovation and real-world Solutions – to bridge the gap between what’s already possible and a vision of the future embracing new developments in artificial intelligence (AI), crypto-currencies and the metaverse, to name just a few.