SPLC Connect

About SPLC Connect


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SPLC Connect is a sustainability-oriented buyer-supplier matchmaking event that takes place during the day before the 2017 SPLC Summit, May 8, in the same location as the 2017 Summit, the Sheraton Downtown, Denver, Colorado. Organized by purchaser members of the Council, SPLC Connect introduces purchasers to innovative suppliers who have earned the esteem of their sustainability-savvy purchasing professional peers. This event provides purchasers and suppliers opportunities to build relationships through self-scheduled 15-minute one-on-one meetings.

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
14 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.

 

Preliminary Schedule on Monday, May 8, 2017*

*This is the preliminary schedule as of March 2017 and is subject to change. 

9:00 am Registration Opens
10:00 am Welcome Remarks and Orientation 
10:20 am
  • One-on-one Meetings
  • Roundtable Discussions
12:15 pm SPLC Connect Lunch
1:20 pm
  • One-on-one Meetings
  • Roundtable Discussions
2:35 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm
  • One-on-one Meetings
  • Roundtable Discussions
5:00 pm SPLC Connect and Summit Welcome Reception 
6:30 pm
  • Summit Event Ends
  • Dine-Arounds (Optional)

 

 

What's Unique about SPLC Connect?

This event is 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 SPLC Purchaser Role members, supported by SPLC staff, reviews all nominated suppliers. Suppliers are selected to participate when their products and services offer superior environmental, social, and/or economic responsibility and when those solutions align with needs expressed by registering buyers. Committee approval is a requirement for SPLC Supplier members as well as non-members. Please do not book travel to attend Connect until your participation has been approved, which can take between 1-14 days depending on the committee meeting schedule.

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 when they login to Connect. To get started, register for Connect via the Summit registration site. 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


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Green Power Happy Hour Sponsor

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Mobile App Sponsor

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Zero Waste Sponsor

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Waste Diversion Certifier

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Registration
closed since 8 May 2017
Organizers
Schedule
Registration 22 Mar – 8 May
Meeting Selection 22 Mar – 8 May
Event 8 May
Details
Language English
Costs Free for Buyers
$250 for Member Suppliers
$450 for Non-member Suppliers
Venue Court Place 1550
Denver, United States
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 130
Meetings 300
Participants
Canada 2
United States of America 136
Total 138
Profile Views
Before Event3169
After Event 380
Total3549