Regional Summit | CHICAGO

SEPTEMBER 17th - 18th, 2019

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OMNIA Partners, Public Sector hosts can’t-miss cooperative purchasing events all throughout the year. We are committed to best practice sharing, community networking, and ongoing education with the goal of promoting strong partnerships focused on your growth and success.


Supplier Engagement Session (NEW THIS YEAR!)

Tuesday, September 17th | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Some of the highlights include:

  • Learn more about the vital tools and resources available from OMNIA Partners
  • Meet and share best practices with other OMNIA Partners suppliers operating in your market
  • Take the opportunity to ask questions of our panel of key OMNIA Partners participating agencies
  • Discover how to work directly with the OMNIA Partners team overall and specifically to your area

Expo Hall

Wednesday, September 18th | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The supplier expo will provide:

  • Opportunities for you to interact with current and prospective customers
  • Discover growing trends and innovations in cooperative procurement
  • Hear from respected industry leaders and get to meet with your dedicated OMNIA Partners team members

EVENT DETAILS


DATE: September 17th - 18th | Add to Calendar

LOCATION:
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W 22nd Street | Oak Brook, IL | 60523

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK:
Room Rate: $139 per night
Reservation Deadline: August 27, 2019

 HOTEL RESERVATION

 


Agenda


Tuesday, September 17th | Supplier Engagement Session
12:00  PM - 04:00 PM Supplier Content Session with Training
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Cocktail Reception for Attending Suppliers
Wednesday, September 18th | Expo Hall & Lunch
08:30  AM - 10:00 AM Exhibitor set-up
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM Agencies/suppliers networking on exhibit floor
11:45 AM - 01:30 PM Complimentary lunch, presentations, giveaways and announcements
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM Continued agency/supplier networking on exhibit floor
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Exhibitor break down

Speaker


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Tammy Rimes, MPA

Tammy served as Purchasing Agent for the City of San Diego, the 9th largest city in the nation and as Emergency Logistics Chief during the 2007 Witch Creek Fires that raged for 17 days and destroyed over 2000 homes. Under her leadership, the City consolidated its warehouse operations, centralized all purchasing and contracting operations, and moved to a more customer focused approach. Now, as the Executive Director of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP), she is helping to grow this new Association to serve as THE source for educational content, legislative advocacy and support for cooperative procurement. Besides her government background, she has past sales and marking experience in the airline, retail, electrical utility and even the wine industry! Tammy has the unique perspective of working in three different worlds – corporate, government and entrepreneurial.

Take Your Cooperative Strategy to the Next Level
Let's say you already know about cooperative purchasing...but do you know how to create a strategic plan to drive real savings - in time and money? Discover innovative procurement tactics from other agencies, unveil approaches when emergencies arise, and plan the set of questions and analysis needed to conform with your own policies and how to educate your own internal teams (i.e. attorney’s, City Council) on the benefits of moving to a cooperative contract. This interactive, entertaining session also includes real examples and scenarios to help practice that decision process. Make Your Purchasing Team be MVP for your organization!

Want to register or learn more?

Contact events@omniapartners.com for additional details or questions about registering for Regional Summits.