Professional development is our core mission - learning methods include face-to-face courses, online courses, Webinars and events. There is something to be said about in person networking and events. In fact, nothing can replace it.
95% OF FORUM ATTENDESS RATED NETWORKING WITH COLLEAGUES AS THE BEST REASON TO ATTEND. FORUM OFFERED OVER 13 FORMAL NETWORKING SESSIONS IN 2016
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Every summer NIGP hosts ‘Forum’ the largest gathering of public procurement officials in America. NIGP Forum includes over 60 educational workshops, networking activities, and an award-winning products exposition that boasts over 200 suppliers showcasing the latest products and services available to government.
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91% OF ATTENDEES SAID EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP TOPICS ARE RELEVANT TO THEIR NEEDS
As a Forum exhibitor you have the opportunity to interact with procurement agents from all facets of the government including state agencies, cities, counties, k-12, higher education, hospitals and more.
- 89% OF ATTENDEES ARE LIKELY TO RECOMMEND OR PURCHASE PRODUCTS FROM EXHIBITORS
- ATTENDEES SPEND OVER $200 BILLION COLLECTIVELY
Chapters play a vital role in the NIGP organization. With 73 chapters and growing, Chapter events provide local professional development opportunities throughout the country. From reverse tradeshows to regional conferences to the newly trademarked Speed Buying™, these exclusive events promote innovation and excellence in the public procurement profession.