About SIG

EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. It has served these professionals and opened dialogues with their counterparts in finance, HR, marketing and other business functions throughout its 24-year history. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG provides "next" practices, innovation and networking opportunities in the following ways:

For Executives

Training and Learning Opportunities

  • Webinars
  • Continuing Education
  • CPO Virtual Forums
  • CPO Roundtables
  • Executive Roundtables
  • Town Hall Teleconferences
  • Executive Immersion Program
  • SIG University Executive Curriculum

Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities for contributing as a Subject Matter Expert

  • Speaking at live SIG networking events
  • Facilitating a Webinar or Town Hall Teleconference
  • Contributing content to the SRC (SIG Resource Center)
  • Participating in the Thought Leaders Council, which provides strategic direction for the SRC
  • Serving on the SIG Advisory Board, which provides strategic direction to SIG that enhances member experiences
  • Joining the SIG University Board, which provides strategic direction to the development of training curriculum
  • Contributing to the Inside Sourcing newsletter or SIG Speaks industry blog with top-of-mind topics

For Sourcing Staff

Training and Learning Opportunities

  • SIG Events
  • SIG Resource Center
  • SIG University
  • SIG Student Talent Outreach
  • This Week at SIG

Leadership Opportunities

  • Sharing your knowledge through the SIG Speaks blog
  • Asking, answering or providing expertise with the Peer2Peer Discussion Resource
  • Speaking at events
  • Contributing to the Inside Sourcing newsletter on top-of-mind topics



ABOUT SIG events: Online and In Person

Global Executive Summits

  • Twice a year
  • 350-400 attendees
    • 72% Buy-side corporation attendees
    • 28% advisors, consultants, provider attendees
    • 39% C-level or Vice President
    • 29% Senior Director or Director
    • 27% Senior Manager or Manager
  • 3 days of learning and networking
    • Schedule overview
    • Interactive knowledge-based discussions
    • Multiple networking opportunities

Regional Roundtables

  • 10-12 events in cities across North America, the UK and Australia
  • Shorter day from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 20-50 attendees
  • Interactive, intimate meetings
  • General sessions
  • Panel discussions
  • Roundtable rotations
  • Networking breakfast and lunch

Town Hall Teleconferences

  • Monthly interactive conference calls
  • 1-hour virtual events
  • Intimate buy-side only discussions
  • Timely topics
  • Highly conversational, open-mic dialogues

Symposiums

  • 5-6 events in cities across North America
  • 1 extended day from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • 60-110 attendees
  • Keynote sessions
  • Breakout sessions
  • Live Peer2Peer brainstorming
  • Interactive roundtable discussions
  • Networking breakfast, lunch and happy hour reception for deeper connections

Executive Immersion Program

  • Intensive workshops in cities across North America
  • Executive buy-side audience
  • Half-day format, including lunch
  • Learning objectives on current, burning topics from industry experts

Webinars

  • Weekly topics categorized as thought leadership or solution deep-dive
  • 1-hour virtual events
  • On-demand for further learning
  • Pertinent content by members, for members