It was bitterly cold, but the procurement ice warriors turned out in force yesterday at the QEII Centre Westminster for the first big international procurement event of the year – eWorld Procurement and Supply. (Good job it wasn’t on today, as we suspect no-one would have made it!) There were over 200 delegates there we understand from event organisers Revolution Events – who have been expertly running these conferences for years, it has to be said. (Peter’s note; I was very impressed to see well over 100 people in the keynote even at 9.30am,  given trains from some parts of the London area weren’t running – and Jamie Foster’s session was very good, a real practical, practitioner focused start to the day. We’ll have more on that shortly).  And another nod to both KnowledgeBus (for the welcome butties and hot drinks on a cold winter/nearly spring morning) and to PROACTIS for the ‘paid-for’ lunch – so nice not to have to go foraging in the snow at lunchtime!

But enough of weather and food – the wonderful thing about eWorld is how flexible your day can be. It has a great drop in/drop out culture – which means you can turn up and attend whichever sessions you chose without having to commit in advance to a whole day if you are unable to. In the long run that probably means they get an even bigger audience!

However, that doesn’t apply to us – we like to get to see as many sessions as possible; it’s unfortunate we can’t get to see them all. But we will be bringing you coverage of the ones we did attend over the course of the next couple of weeks, with a few interviews thrown in with presenters we managed to catch up with, or with unsuspecting delegates we managed to corner.

 

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