Monday, May 14 | 10:00 - 17:00
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel at the Depot, Minneapolis, MN, USA
We currently have 100+ attendees registered and paid, but many have yet to create their participant profile. We've found that 85% of matchmakers create their profiles in the final two weeks, but don't wait! The earlier you register, the more exposure you get!
SPLC Connect is a sustainability-oriented buyer-supplier matchmaking event, organized by
purchaser members of the Council who are serious about sidestepping greenwashing in order to find solutions that genuinely improve the social, environmental and economic performance of their supply chain!
SPLC Connect introduces purchasers to innovative suppliers who have earned the esteem of their sustainability-savvy purchasing professional peers and provides purchasers and suppliers the opportunities to build relationships through self-scheduled 15-minute one-on-one meetings.
CONNECT IS ORGANIZED BY PURCHASERS LIKE YOU!
Use the link below to register via the Summit registration portal. An
email will be sent within 24-48 hours with your log in credentials for the matchmaking platform used for Connect.
Included in the email will be instruction on the overall process, an
invitation to create your profile, and a call to action to start
Buyers register for free | Member Suppliers: $250 | Non-member Suppliers: $450
“Unlike all other matchmaking events I have attended, all the players at the event had a shared interest in sustainability. This meant we shared a much more sincere interest in finding ways to work together than in other matchmaker situations.”2016 and 2017 Connect Participant
*Buyers register for FREE!
*Schedule up to 15 one-on-one meetings!
*Improved participant messaging capabilities leading up to event.
*Customizable profile to attract well-suited meeting matches.
*Suppliers and Buyers- start booking your meetings on March 1, 2018!
SPLC Connect, a matchmaking event, is a quick and easy way to meet potential buyers and suppliers. People meet and discuss opportunities at high speed. Fifteen minutes is usually enough to build relationships and identify areas for further discussion.
Roundtable Discussion sessions are thirty-five minute topical conversations between up to 10 participants. You can choose to join a topical Roundtable Discussion instead of participating in one-on-ones throughout the day. This can be a nice way to meet multiple people at one time who have a common interest in a specific topic. It can also just be a nice break from participating in one-on-ones.
Register for Connect via the Summit registration site. Once approved (typically within 48 hours), you'll receive an email invite giving you access to the matchmaking platform.
Stakeholders love measurable, tangible results. Measure the impacts of your organization's sustainable purchasing efforts can yield a number of positive benefits, but it can be hard to do. Come ready to share experiences and discuss.
Purchasers, how do you engage your suppliers around sustainability? Suppliers, how do you want to be engaged? What's most effective? Join this discussion to learn what other participants are trying and share your experiences.
Purchasers, how do you rate/evaluate your suppliers around sustainability? Suppliers, how do you want to be evaluated? What's most effective? Join this discussion to learn what other participants are trying and share your experiences.
A common barrier to sustainable purchasing is the perception that it always costs more. But perception is not always reality. Come discuss with other Connect participants how to make the business case for sustainable purchasing.
The number of sustainability certifications and standards in the marketplace can be overwhelming. But they are a critical enabler of sustainable procurement for many organizations. How can members of the SPLC community make sense of the sustainability standards landscape and help improve the quality and coverage of sustainability standards.
The toxicity of products and their effects on human health is coming under increased scrutiny. What actions can purchasers and suppliers take to make products safer? Come ready to share experiences and join the discussion.
Zero Waste and the Circular Economy are increasingly hot topics in the field of sustainability. How can organizations realistically incorporate them into business practices? Do they always make sense? Come ready to
share experiences and discuss.
Circular Economy Session Track Supported by HP.
A committee of SPLC Purchaser Role members, supported by SPLC staff, reviews all nominated suppliers. Suppliers are selected to participate when their products and services offer superior environmental, social, and/or economic responsibility and when those solutions align with needs expressed by registering buyers. Committee approval is a requirement for SPLC Supplier members as well as non-members. Please do not book travel to attend Connect until your participation has been approved, which can take between 1-14 days depending on the committee meeting schedule.
In the weeks before the event, purchasers and suppliers will be able to review each others’ profiles and select who they would like to schedule meetings with.
All SPLC Supplier Role members are invited to submit a detailed profile when they login to Connect. To get started, register for Connect via the Summit registration site. The committee of purchasing professionals leading the supplier selection process will consider these profiles when selecting suppliers to admit to the event. There is no guarantee that member suppliers will be invited to participate given that spaces will be allocated in proportion to and in alignment with the needs of the registering purchasers.