|President Joe Benjamin / Tampa International Airport / Procurement Agent|
Plans for the 49th Annual Conference and Trade Show to be held at the Rosen Centre Orlando, May 22-25, where we will be "Proving Our Professionalism", are now in full swing. Our Officers, Executive Director and the many faithful chairs and their committees are hard at work on putting together a world class conference that will educate, entertain and provide a professional networking opportunity, second to none. We have a dynamic keynote speaker kicking off each day that you won't want to miss, along with some great workshop session speakers all three days. Opening night of the conference, May 22nd kicks off with our social/networking event with a Motown Theme. Monday is our Trade Show and one day registration to attend the Trade Show is open at no charge to all government employees, but we hope that you will register for a full conference registration and take advantage of all of the sessions and events taking place at the conference. We are also working on scheduling 2 or 3 educational opportunities, to be held in Spring/Summer 2016 for those that need certification or recertification credits or you just want to expand your knowledge on current best practices. Watch for times, dates and host locations.
THE 3 C’S OF COOPERATIVE PURCHASING: CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CONTRACT COMPARISON, AND CREATING A SUCCESSFUL COOPERATIVE STRATEGY
The 2016 membership Guide is now available.