2022 Conference Agenda

The NPI Conference Committee is pleased to offer our Delegates these outstanding educational and networking opportunities at the 54th Annual Conference and 27th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement and Carlton N. Parker Awards Ceremony. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change as the program is finalized.

Attending the Conference? Get your Continuing Education Hours documentation worksheet here.

Sunday, October 9    
Time Event Host
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM Registration  
5:00 - 6:00 PM VIP Reception VIP Committee
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception NPI Board of Directors
Monday, October 10    
Time Event Presenter
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration  
7:45 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast, Opening Ceremony & Officer Installation  
8:30 - 9:45 AM Keynote: Purple Cow Leadership: Stand out as an effective Leader Saby Waraich
10:00 - 11:00 AM Breakout Session – TBD  
Breakout Session – Trends in Procurement: Workforce development and consistent emerging technology changes and challenges, along with the impact of remote work. Lisa Mehalko, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, GCPM, GCPCA, CIA
11:00 -2:00 PM Partner and Exhibitor Connect Time (lunch provided)  
2:00 - 3:00 PM Bad Buying – How Organizations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups Peter Smith
3:15 - 4:45 PM Breakout Session – Filing a Federal Procurement Flight Plan. Dr. Kim Abrego, PT, DPT & Shelley Vineyard, MBA, NIGP-CPP, RTSBA
Breakout Session – Gaining and Retaining a Generational Procurement Staff. Maria L. Roux
Tuesday, October 11    
Time Event Presenter
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration  
7:30 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:00 - 9:00 AM Performance Metrics: How Do You Measure (Up)? Carrie Mathes, MPA, CFCM, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P.
9:15 - 10:15 AM

Procurement with Purpose – How organizations can change the way they spend money NOW to protect the planet and its people

Peter Smith
10:30 - 12:00 AM

Breakout Sessions: – 

  1. Modern Market Research: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?
  2. How One Leading County Ensures a Ready Supplier Pool.

 

  1. Stephanie Gale
  2. Bob Brewer, CPPO, CPPB
Breakout Session – The Resiliency Roadmap: Optimizing Federal Disaster Funding to Fortify Your Community. Dr. Kim Abrego, PT, DPT & Shelley Vineyard, MBA, NIGP-CPP, RTSBA
12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Learn Tammy Rimes, MPA
1:30 - 2:30 PM Breakout Session – TBD  
Breakout Session – TBD  
2:45 - 3:45 PM DOJ Antitrust/Procurement Collusion Task Force Update 2022 Zac Trotter and Mary McCarthy
4:00 - 5:00 PM Breakout Session – How the City of Santa Monica, CA Is Streamlining Procurement to Foster Partnership.  Araceli Esparza
Breakout Session – TBD  
6:30 - 9:30 PM 27th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award Gala Event and Carlton N. Parker Award Ceremony  
Wednesday, October 12    
Time Event Presenter
 8:00 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration  
9:00 - 10:00 AM Can Innovation go with Procurement? Sebastian Chua
10:15 - 11:15 Breakout Session – TBD  
Breakout Session – TBD  
11:45 - 1:15 PM Lunch: NPI Business Meeting  
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Invest in Your Team: A Strategic Approach to Staff Development  Rebecca Montano Smith
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Breakout Session – TBD  
Breakout Session – TBD  
 

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