PROGRAM

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2024 

09:30 am - 4:30 pm





09:30 am - 4:30 pm 

9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Pre-Conference Workshop:  Best Practices in IT Solution Procurement Procurement Speaker:  Lise Patry, LLB-Partner, LMX Law LLB and Panel Members: Vikas Bhardwaj, Associate Partner, Gartner Consulting; Daniel Bourque, Associate General Counsel, Workday; Thomas Yates, Foreign Legal Consultant, Gowling WLG; Graham Ragan, Partner, Gowling WLG

Principles Workshop:  Introduction to Public Procurement
Instructor:  Slavi Nalbantov

Hospitality Suite 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2024 

9:00 am - 10:30 am

10:00 am - 11:30 am

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm -1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



8:00 pm 

10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Co-op Meeting

Buyer’s Meeting

Trade Show

Lunch

Opening Ceremony and Welcome, special guest, Claudette Commanda, Elder

Keynote: Success, Self-Confidence and Performance

Networking Break

Practical Strategies for Dealing With Evaluation Challenges

Travel Break

Mistakes - The Ones I've Made and What They Taught Me

Welcome Reception - Sponsored by

Free Time: Enjoy the night in Ottawa

Hospitality Suite

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2024 - Wear your charity t-shirt today on Casual Conference Day

7:00 am - 8:15 am

8:15 am - 9:15 am

9:15 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:45am 


10:45 am - 11:15 am


11:15 am - 12:15 pm


12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm


2: 45 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm


6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Breakfast

Relationships Matter: How to Get a Seat at the Table

NIGP Ambassador Update

Travel Break

Session A: Enhancing Vendor Performance & Building Relations

Session B: When Bidders Attack - dealing with bid protests!

Networking Break sponsored by 

Session A: Influencing Others to Embrace Change 

Session B: Interpreting Market Needs: Why Diversification Matters in Public Procurement 

Lunch and Networking

Session A: Reducing Supply Chain Friction in Construction Procurement 

Session B: Supply Ontario Update

Networking Break

Session A: Ten Essential Building Blocks for a Sustainable Procurement Program 

Session B: Collaborating with Consulting Engineering Firms for Seamless Municipal Projects 

Mix and Mingle Reception

Chair's Awards Dinner and Gala, and Entertainment including cash bar and photo booth

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2024 

7:30 am - 8:45 am

8:45 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am - 11:00 am


Breakfast

Litigating Procurement Disputes - Managing the challenges you might encounter 

Simply Managing Risk in Procurement Documents 

Closing Remarks and Wrap-up

Safe Travels