NASPO is hosting the Annual Conference next week in Grand Rapids, Michigan! The week will be full of excellent content as well as exciting opportunities to meet and network with procurement colleagues from across the country. Beginning on Sunday with a Procurement U training on how CPOs can strengthen their seat at the table and build relationships with other cabinet-level leadership in their state. The conference focuses on ways that procurement officials can enhance the profession and build relationships. The entire conference culminates in a panel with the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) focused on understanding the perspective of chief administrator on pressing procurement issues.
This conference is not only filled with amazing content! Participants will dive into data analytics, highlight getting the best value out of state procurement, how to create a mentor imitative in their home office and NASPO will also conduct the annual business meeting and elect the new Board members for 2019. Finally, we will highlight the five George Cronin Award finalists and reveal the award winners at the elegant and prestigious Celebration Dinner on Wednesday night.
Michigan’s state motto reads, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” As we welcome you to Grand Rapids, we hope that you will look about you and see the wonderful learning environment that only a NASPO Annual Conference can provide.