Important Information Regarding Forum 2020

The new reality in which we have been immersed for several weeks is upsetting our current ways of doing things.  It forces us as procurement professionals to adapt to a constantly changing environment.  It also forces us as an organization to reposition ourselves in the face of our annual Forum.  It is therefore with regret that we are obliged to postpone our annual Forum scheduled for next November in Calgary to a later date.  We are currently working on various alternatives that will allow you to continue developing your professional skills while staying connected with your public procurement professional community.  Details will follow shortly.

Word from the Co-Chairs

We are truly delighted to be hosting the 22nd annual CPPC Forum in the beautiful city of Calgary this November.  Calgary is accustomed to hosting large events in true Western style such as the Calgary Stampede and Winter Olympics to name just two, I know the Forum will be no different.   Calgary is a city rich with beautiful landscapes, picturesque skylines and urban vibrancy, our Western hospitality provides a dynamic array of experiences that give endless opportunities for adventure!

We are fortunate to have the support from CPPC, and with this support want to create a Forum that encourages the exchange of ideas, information and experiences on procurement-related activities and bring value to the supply chain management function of our member organizations.

The team is creating a program that is reflective of the Vision 20/20 theme, looking back over the past years and what we can do as Procurement Professionals moving into the future. The topics range from drafting competitions through to execution, including areas of technology, sustainability and innovative solutions, etc.

Personally, I love to learn and laugh.  I want to invite everyone to come west and do just that in November!  Let the adventure begin!


Jelena Maric & Cheryl Comeau, CPPC Forum 2020 Co-Chairs

Want to have a sneak peek of Calgary? Click here!

Why Attend CPPC Forum?

You would like to attend our Forum this year in Calgary to live an amazing experience but you don’t know how to convince your supervisor that this event is worth it ? Download our Why Attend CPPC Forum document and show it to your supervisor so he can see what you can get and why you have to participate at the 22nd edition of our Forum.


Further details will follow on registrations when new dates are confirmed.

*Only visa and mastercard are accepted as a credit card payment method.

CPPC                                                                  Member                        Non-member

Full Forum + Pre-Forum Seminar                $1150                                  $1550

Full Forum only                                                  $800                                  $1100

One-Day only                                                      $400                                    $700

Pre-Forum only                                                  $350                                    $450

Hotel Registration Policy

Staying at the host hotel helps the CPPC meet its contractual obligations, therefore keep registration fees down. Take advantage of the convenience, camaraderie and savings by staying at the Westin Calgary where the event will be held. Attendees choosing alternate accommodations will be assessed a $150 surcharge on their registration fee. In your registration process you will be asked to provide your hotel reservation confirmation number so please make sure you complete your hotel reservation first. To book you room, please click here to access our hotel registration page with special rates for the event.

Local attendees: If you plan to commute daily and live within a 100 kilometer radius of the Westin Calgary, please include as part of your registration the commute mileage (one way) when registering and you will not be assessed of a 150$ surcharge.

Room Sharing: Attendees sharing a room at the Westin Calgary must provide a confirmation number and list all names on reservation for verification and you will not be assessed of a 150$ surcharge


Our program for “Vision 20/20” is under development. Details will follow.

Call for Presentations

The Call for presentations period is now closed. However, if you have a proposal to submit that would be in line with the theme of the Forum you can still do so. The program committee may still take it into consideration.

Please email your proposals to  All proposals should include:

  • A creative, concise but descriptive session title
  • A session overview (50-75 word maximum) which will briefly describe the content and most importantly how it links to our Forum theme and session objectives
  • Intended format of the session and how you intend to make it interactive
  • Learning outcomes and takeaways for the participants (please list 2-3 items in bullet form)

As a not-for-profit association, the CPPC does not provide honoraria for session presenters at our Forum. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel and other expenses. A complimentary one-day registration for the day on which the presentation is scheduled is provided.

Selections will be made by the Forum 2020 Program development Committee based on a number of criteria, including topics and benefits to delegates.

Mobile Application

To improve the overall attendee experience and to follow emerging technology trends in event management, the CPPC decided to invest in a mobile application for Forum. Over the past three years we have tackled the learning curve and validated real benefits of this investment. Now, with a growing number of users and the improved ability to communicate with Forum participants, we will offer the experience again this year at Forum 2020.

The app will accommodate all the resources and information needed for attendees to take full advantage of their experience at Forum 2020 in Calgary. The app offers an up-to-the-minute communication platform for all users and can supplement and enhance the content of Forum 2020 sessions by including easy access to presentation materials. This means you won’t need to bring paper copies, you can follow along using this app.

During Forum 2020, the app will have all the information on sessions, attendees, speakers, sponsors, social events, etc. It will also allow users to have access to different maps from all of Calgary points of interest to the Forum event location – the Westin Calgary.

Users will receive alerts in the app during the event so no one will miss any of the action throughout Forum. In addition, evaluation surveys will be available through the app allowing users to provide immediate feedback on our sessions and on Forum in general, which is great for us to use in our efforts to continuously improve year after year.  Finally, a gamification feature will allow people to live a more interactive experience and the chance to maybe win something!

Stay tuned to download our Forum mobile application before the event !!