Procurement Council


Forum 2023


Save the date –  April 30th – May 2nd 2023

Procurement 2.0:  The New Normal

We are very excited to announce that announce that our annual event will be back in person in the spring of 2023.

Indeed, our Forum 2023 will take place in Calgary from April 30 to May 2, 2023

More details on the program and the event itself will follow in January.

After more than 2 years of absence, mark your calendars and join us for an event that will not only be rich in content but will also be great for reunions and networking.

Call For Presentations


The CPPC is inviting proposals for Education Sessions at our 2023 Forum. As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to speak in front of an estimated audience of 100 public procurement professionals. Under the theme of Procurement 2.0: The New Normal this event will be a great opportunity to showcase your successes but also to share best practices related to public procurement. Your contribution to help advance our profession will be greatly appreciated by our participants.

Who attends?
Forum 2023 is unique in serving the broad public procurement sector, which is represented at all levels in all regions of Canada: federal, provincial/territorial, municipal, healthcare, education, NGOs and Crown corporations.
The CPPC attracts delegates and speakers from across the country. This annual conference is an event where decision makers in public procurement come to network, share leading practices and find collaborative partners to support the profession in moving it forward.

Why present?

  • Great exposure opportunity for you and your organization as professional leaders;
  • Contribute to elevate the knowledge base of the public procurement profession;
  • Excellent networking opportunity with other experts and colleagues;
  • Build relationships with the Canadian Public Procurement Council, the leading voice for professionals involved in public procurement in Canada.

Session format

  • Each session is approximately 60 to 90 minutes with a 10 minute period for questions and discussion;
  • Sessions should be interactive in the format of workshop, panel discussions or lecture;
  • Sessions should also include hands-on exercises and tools that participants could easily take back to their workplace for immediate use and implementation.

Session objectives
We are looking for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to come forward and share the knowledge they have gathered in the public or private sector related to the following topics:

  • Attractiveness/retention not only of resources but also suppliers;
  • Agility in your organizational processes and flexibility in your day-to-day activities;
  • Influencing legislators to facilitate strategic procurement in the new reality;
  • Proposing solutions to adapt to the new market reality;
  • Emergency preparedness ensuring business continuity;
  • Vendor performance/relationship management;
  • Supply chain challenges in the new global reality
  • Collaborative innovation;
  • Lean management initiatives;
  • Strategic Procurement.

How to apply?
Please email your proposal to by January 27, 2023. All proposals should include:

  • A creative, concise but descriptive session title;
  • A session overview (50-75 words 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).

Other information
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 Program Development Committee based on a number of criteria, including topics and benefits to delegates.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Calgary in May 2023 !