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You Love Procurement

We would like to thank everyone that attended the recent Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management 23rd annual CIPMM National Workshop.

The CIPMM organizing committee, the session presenters and all of the attendees from the public and private sectors all supported what we feel was one of the most successful workshops yet.

A special thank you to all the attendees that stopped by our booth and showed their support for our "I Love Procurement" Sticker Campaign.
We were thrilled with the number of attendees that participated and we also want to thank the Heart and Stroke team for their work to raise awareness for an important cause.

With your support we handed out more than 200 stickers at the workshop and while we did not reach our goal of a sticker for every attendee, out of appreciation for the huge response, we have donated the full goal amount of $400 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

We all feel the same way about procurement, and we thank you all for helping us spread the love.


What We Learned
All of the concurrent sessions presented during the CIPMM conference were both interesting and professionally enriching.
For those that didn't make it to all the sessions, here are some highlights from select sessions:

Tackling the Problems of Doing Business in the Digital Age - Forensic Science and Innovation Weigh In, was an awesome session moderated by Tanay Patel of DFAIT. Samiah Ibrahim (CBSA Manager, Forensic Document Examination) was a great speaker and covered very interesting CSI-like techniques and touched on the challenges of going paper-less and what a "signature" might become in a digital age.

Shaping Procurement Together, was a very positive session presented by OSME Director General Shereen Benzvy Miller that focussed on new commodity management initiatives, procurement strategies for goods and services to simplify access to federal procurements, and bringing supply and demand together.
Green Procurement, An Enabler to Meet Government Priorities was a proactive session presented by PWGSC's Margaret Bailey, Policy Development and Cindy O'Driscoll, Acting Team Leader on new integrating environmental considerations into procurement and materiel management processes supports priorities like; reducing cost, achieving efficiencies, increasing collaboration, and sparking innovation.

Cutting Edge Governance and Public Private Partnerships by Marcel Chiasson Director at the Institute on Governance was an insightful presentation on the challenges that in the next decade, will cut across institutional or operational divisions related to demographic, economic, and fiscal transformations.
Tools, Tips & Info


2012 CIPMM National Workshop Presentations

To access presentations from the various sessions at the Workshop, please visit the following CIPMM link:

2012 CIPMM Workshop Presentations



contains news, insights, links to published articles and other helpful information aimed at keeping public sector managers well informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of Canadian public sector procurement.

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  You Love Procurement
  What We Learned
  Procurement Tools & Tips

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