Canadian Packaging

PMAC conference preview


May 26, 2010
by Purchasingb2b Staff

In two weeks, supply chain professionals from all across Canada will congregate in Regina, Saskatchewan for Winds of Change, the 85th annual conference of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC).

The conference agenda includes 24 education sessions, covering topics ranging from pandemic preparedness to supplier diversity to procurement law.

Two of the educational sessions—detailing lean supply chain strategies—will be conducted by Shane Tulik of Nu-Fab Building Products, who contributed a feature article on the subject in the March/April issue of Purchasingb2b.

There will be four keynote speakers: futurist Jim Bottomley will speak about innovation, Saskatchewan Roughriders president and CEO Jim Hopson will talk about effective transformation strategies, persuasion expert Heath Slawner will address the importance of having influence, and entrepreneur Darci Lang will speak about motivation and leadership.

Also on the roster are three networking events: an authentic cowboy dinner at the Beaver Creek Ranch & Horse Centre, a reception at the RCMP Heritage Centre and the Board Chair Gala, where the inaugural PMAC Awards of Distinction will be presented.

For more about the conference, consult PMAC’s preview column on the conference or consult the full agenda.

Purchasingb2b will be there for the entire duration. Please come by our booth (number 05) to say hello or contact editor Deborah Aarts if you’d like to meet to discuss industry trends or share feedback about the magazine.