Word from the Chair

On behalf of the Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC), I am excited and honoured to be hosting the 2019 Canadian Public Procurement Forum in Toronto. CPPC is the leading resource for public procurement professionals across Canada continuing to serve and educate our membership, which spans federal, provincial, municipal governments as well as healthcare, academia and crown corporations. 

Our annual Forum travels across the nation having been to the Yukon, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and Edmonton, and I am thrilled to host this year’s Forum in Toronto, our nation’s largest city. Toronto houses a diverse and multicultural community where there is lots to do, see and eat. I know all of our guests will be welcomed and I encourage you to explore our beautiful city.

This year’s theme is ‘Transitioning to Strategic Procurement’, a topic that is top of mind. Emphasizing the importance of data and understanding our spend in forming the appropriate procurement strategy is key. This year’s forum will also cover topics such as innovative procurement, social procurement, and value/outcome based procurement that will bring together the best partners in the private and public sectors to garner innovative solutions to our problems.

I look forward to sharing an exciting and informative program that will strike dialogue and synergies amongst procurement professionals. Come and join me in Toronto!

Hugh Amiel, Chair CPPC Forum 2019

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

Why Attend CPPC Forum?

You would like to attend our Forum this year in Toronto 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 21st edition of our Forum.


Registration is now open. Click here to access our online form. You will find below the detailed regular rates.

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

CPPC                                                                  Member                        Non-member

Full Forum + Pre-Forum Seminar                 $1350                                 $1750

Full Forum only                                                 $1000                                  $1300

One-Day only                                                      $550                                    $850

Pre-Forum only                                                  $350                                    $450

Hotel Registration

The CPPC group rate is no longer available as our room block is full. If you still require accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, contact Marina DiGirolamo, Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:30 Eastern time at 416-595-2547 for the best available rate. (If you call outside of these hours, your call will be routed through Central Reservations and you will likely receive a higher rate.) Alternatively, you can email Marina at, and she will respond to your email at her earliest convenience.

Get a Discount on Your Travel With UP Express!

Visit before November 6th and use promo code CPPC2019  to receive a 25% discount on Adult Return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Airport to Toronto Union Station (regular price $24.70* CND).   Tickets are valid for 1 year from time of purchase.

  • Select “From Pearson To Union,”;
  • Select an Adult Return ticket for your round-trip;
  • Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button  and then Checkout to pay for ticket

At checkout…

  • apply the promo code CPPC2019 during purchase

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by vehicle.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

The Hyatt Regency Toronto is a 10 minute walk from Union Station.

*Price subject to change.

Marketing Opportunities

The CPPC encourages companies who do business with governments at all levels to take this opportunity to meet public procurement officials outside of the confines of a contract negotiation.

Marketing opportunities in the form of exhibit booth space and sponsorships are available for the three-day conference. For more information, click here to download our sponsorship brochure.


Our program for Transitioning to Strategic Procurement is now available. Click here to view it and see the preliminary schedule of what will be a great event again this year.  Most of our sessions have been confirmed and we are working on finalizing the last few details in order to offer our participants a program rich in content with workshops and learning activities that will leave you with practical tools to use in your working environment.

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 2019 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 two 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 2019. 

The app will accommodate all the resources and information needed for attendees to take full advantage of their experience at Forum 2019 in Toronto. The app offers an up-to-the-minute communication platform for all users and can supplement and enhance the content of Forum 2019 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 2019, 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 Toronto points of interest to the Forum event location – the Hyatt Regency Toronto.

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 !!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Toronto next November !