Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, is pleased to announce its SYNERGY 2011 conference will be held May 3-5 at The Hotel Sax in Chicago, IL. SYNERGY 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of this industry-leading spend management conference. This event promises to bring together the foremost supply chain and spend management professionals for education, best practice sharing and collaboration.
If the old saying that knowledge is power is true (which I obviously believe it is), then Synergy 2011 promises to be a watershed year for more than just the fact that it is the 10th Anniversary of the Corporate United annual conference.
Featuring a high powered line-up of industry thought leaders such as IACCM’s Tim Cummins and SaaS trendsetter Rob Bernshteyn, whose COUPA organization has more than established its position as a major industry player, this year’s schedule will tackle a range of timely topics that will truly engage an audience that is interested in the kind of outside the box thinking that is necessary to maintain professional relevance in a dramatically altered industry landscape.
As a means of providing us with a glimpse into what we might expect from Synergy 2011, I will be pleased to welcome Corporate United VP David Clevenger to the PI Inquisitive Eye tomorrow afternoon to talk about this year’s conference including how the venue has progressed since its inaugural launch in 2001. For those interested in learning more about Clevenger and Corporate United, here is the link to the January 21st PI Window on Business segment “The Modern Group Purchasing Organization: Leveraging Spend, Increasing Value.”