SPLC Connect

About SPLC Connect

SPLC Connect is a buyer-supplier matchmaking event that takes place the day before the 2015 SPLC Summit, in the same location. SPLC Connect introduces purchasers to innovative suppliers who have earned the esteem of the sustainability-savvy purchasing professionals involved in the Council. Conceived of and organized by leading SPLC Purchaser members, this event is sure to serve the needs of institutional purchasers and innovative suppliers seeking opportunities to grow their business through sustainability!

Participant feedback:


“Unlike all other matchmaking events I have attended, all the players at the event had a shared interest in sustainability. This meant we shared a much more sincere interest in finding ways to work together than in other matchmaker situations.”


Features

One-on-one
Meetings

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Schedule up to
20 meetings.

Roundtable
Discussions

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Discuss hot topics
in small groups.

Networking
Reception

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Build relationships
over food and drink.

 

Schedule on May 26, 2015

No need to fly on Memorial Day! The event start-time accommodates same-day flights from the East Coast!

3:00 pm Welcome & Orientation  
3:30 pm  
6:00pm

Networking Dinner Reception
(One-on-ones can be pre-scheduled at this time as well)

 
8:30 pm Event Ends  

 

What's Unique about SPLC Connect?

It's being organized by purchasers who are serious about sidestepping greenwashing in order to find solutions that genuinely improve the social, environmental and economic performance of their supply chain! In other words...
Buyers register for FREE!

Suppliers and Buyers, start booking your meetings TODAY

Don't wait! Scheduling is "First Come - First Served"

SPLC Connect is a buyer-supplier matchmaking event that takes place the day before the 2015 SPLC Summit, in the same location. SPLC Connect introduces purchasers to innovative suppliers who have earned the esteem of the sustainability-savvy purchasing professionals involved in the Council. Conceived of and organized by leading SPLC Purchaser members, this event is sure to serve the needs of institutional purchasers and innovative suppliers seeking opportunities to grow their business through sustainability!

Features

One-on-one
Meetings

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Schedule up to
20 meetings.

Roundtable
Discussions

hp_thumb_3

Discuss hot topics
in small groups.

Networking
Reception

hp_thumb_4

Build relationships
over food and drink.

 

Schedule on May 26, 2015

No need to fly on Memorial Day! The event start-time accommodates same-day flights from the East Coast!

3:00 pm Welcome & Orientation  
3:30 pm  
6:00pm

Networking Dinner Reception
(One-on-ones can be pre-scheduled at this time as well)

 
8:30 pm Event Ends  

 

What's Unique about SPLC Connect?

It's being organized by purchasers who are serious about sidestepping greenwashing in order to find solutions that genuinely improve the social, environmental and economic performance of their supply chain! In other words...

 

It's being organized by PURCHASERS LIKE YOU!

Suppliers will be vetted by purchasing professionals with expertise in sustainability
Suppliers will have offerings that align with the needs expressed by participating purchasers.
Emphasis will be put on inviting suppliers that are offering ground-breaking innovation.


Are you a purchaser? Want to get involved as an event organizer or host?

 

Supplier Selection Process

A committee of purchasing professionals will poll SPLC Purchaser members and Connect registrants to:
(1) find out their anticipated purchasing needs, and
(2) ask for recommendations of suppliers who they hold in high regard for their sustainability efforts and offerings.

The committee will invite suppliers that appear to be a good fit to submit detailed profiles on the matchmaking website. The committee will evaluate these profiles to admit suppliers on a rolling basis, in proportion and in alignment with the needs of the registering purchasers.

In the weeks before the event, purchasers and suppliers will be able to review each others’ profiles and select who they would like to schedule meetings with.

How Can SPLC Suppliers Ensure They Are Considered?

All SPLC Supplier Role members are invited to submit a detailed profile on the matchmaking website, immediately. To get started, click the green "Register" button at the top of the righthand column. The committee of purchasing professionals leading the supplier selection process will consider these profiles when selecting suppliers to admit to the event. There is no guarantee that member suppliers will be invited to participate given that spaces will be allocated in proportion to and in alignment with the needs of the registering purchasers.

 

We wish to appreciate the Procurement Division of the City of Ghent, Belgium, for hosting an excellent buyer-supplier matchmaking event during the 2014 EcoProcura Conference. The success of that event inspired SPLC Connect. Learn more about the City of Ghent's sustainable purchasing work


Title Sponsor

Small

Event Sponsors

Small
Small

Host Sponsor

Small
Small
Registration
closed since 22 May 2015
Sponsors
Schedule
Registration 1 Mar – 22 May
Meeting Selection 5 May – 23 May
Event 26 May
Details
Language English
Costs Free for Buyers
$250 for Suppliers
Venue Seattle
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 79
Meetings 311
Participants
Canada 3
India 1
United States of America 80
Total 84
Profile Views
Before Event2445
After Event 2344
Total4789