The latest edition of eWorld yesterday at the QEII Centre in Westminster was very successful and lived up to the view that, in our time running Spend Matters Europe, this is the most improved procurement event in the calendar – it’s short, has varied content and is free to attend, an attractive combination.

Sure, Procurement Leaders has more big company CPOs, but as a sponsor, it is expensive and does the CPO of some global FCMG giant really want to talk to you, humble but interesting solution provider with a bright idea, but not a huge user base currently?  And if you are a category manager or Head of Procurement in a mid-sized firm, can you afford the pricy events? ProcureCon Europe has some really good content and its USP is excellent delegate participation in workshops and similar – but that’s pretty much a full week out of the office.

There were over 600 registrations this time at eWorld, probably a record, and while far from all of those folks turned up (it would be rather crowded if they did), every session we went to ranged from pleasantly busy to standing room only jam-packed. eWorld is free to practitioners – and has a more than decent conference programme, one that if you choose carefully, can give you as much insight as you will get from a day at pretty much any other event.

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