Crowdsourcing Insights on the Future of Procurement: Big Ideas Summit to Break New Ground

Social Media Gives Everyone a Voice: Make Your Ideas Heard During Unprecedented April 21 Event

Mar 15, 2016, 13:46 ET from Procurious

BOSTON and LONDON, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention procurement and supply management professionals: Make your voice heard around the world. Through an unprecedented think-tank event powered by social media, will crowdsource everyone's thinking on the future of procurement during their second annual Big Ideas Summit on April 21, 2016.

As the leading free online business network for the profession, Procurious will connect 50 top executives, thought leaders and CPOs with its 12,000+ worldwide members to forge new ground—together. Every delegate's big ideas will contribute to solving thorny issues, and harnessing new opportunities. All are invited to participate by going to—where they can register for Procurious and then join the Big Ideas Summit group.

"Procurement needs to start thinking the unthinkable and rethinking the possible. We can't be constrained by our current paradigms; our digital forum will help us surface divergent views and answers from all over the globe," said Tania Seary, Founding Chairman, Procurious. "This will help us seed an innovation movement that knows no boundaries."

Sponsored by IBM, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), The Hackett Group, and Coupa, the Summit will feature several provocative sessions. Leaders from these organizations, as well as Facebook, AstraZeneca, The World Bank, and more will discuss:

  • Thinking the Unthinkable: How the global business environment is changing, how to spot trends and disruptions, and "unthinkables" to prepare for.
  • Rethinking the Possible: Today's megatrends, from ethical supply chains and on-demand services to the Internet of Things.
  • The Conversation Century: How leaders are using social media to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, and maintain a career edge.
  • Procurement's Blind Spots: How procurement is applying key agile capabilities, and addressing "unthinkable" risk mitigation issues.

Find your voice; the conversation has already begun! Participants are already asking hard questions, vetting their ideas, and reading exclusive, advance insights from the presenters. On April 21, when they click to Procurious, they will also be able to exchange viewpoints on the proceedings, shared by video, and get involved in real time via social media, on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook, using the hashtag #BigIdeas2016. Members will also be able to access more rich content in the days and weeks after this gathering.

Join the global movement now: visit and register today.

Tweet this: Join the global conversation with your ideas for transforming #procurement at our #BigIdeas2016 Summit, April 21

About Procurious
Procurious is the world's first online business community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals. It's a hub to advance your career, develop your skills and expand your global professional network. With 12,000+ members across the globe, Procurious aims to empower procurement leaders to connect, collaborate and take a more innovative professional outlook. Think of Procurious as a professional network, news and knowledge hub, learning and career center, all in one place. Join now at - it's free to register and participate.

Contact: Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications or 781-449-8456

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