Canadian Packaging

Change in the air in Regina


June 15, 2010
by Deborah Aarts

Regina, Saskatchewan was the place to be for supply chain professionals earlier this month.

A total of 487 delegates attended Winds of Change, the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC)’s 85th annual national conference, which took place in the prairie city from June 9 to 11.

True to its title, a sense of change permeated the conference. The keynote presentations and educational sessions left no doubt that the profession is in a state of major transition as procurement practitioners become supply chain professionals.

The conference included many important moments, including the official launch of the new Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation (which replaces the old Certified Professional Purchaser, or CPP, credential) and the presentation of the inaugural Awards of Distinction.

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