This Month at SIG – May 2021

Here's your monthly update on the latest thought leadership, networking events and training with SIG.

This month we kick-off SIG’s Procurement Technology Summit, have a host of exciting industry research and training to keep you up to date with Procurement’s rebirth.

Procurement Technology Summit 

The 2021 Procurement Technology Summit will pioneer a new era for sourcing leaders and their teams to transform the future of procurement. Come prepared to engage and learn from the brightest industry experts, connect through AI-powered speed networking, and experience live solution deep-dives from best-in-class providers.

This year’s agenda includes a really unique line-up of keynote speakers who are covering key Procurement topics like design thinking, diversity & inclusion, the future of technologies and building a high-performing team.

We’re inviting SIG’s buy-side members and their ENTIRE TEAM to attend. Yes, you read that right! Whether you’re a team of two or 200, everyone on your team gets to attend for free!

The Summit will take place May 4 – 6 and will be 100% online, so you can attend sessions as it fits your schedule.  You do not want to miss this event, so register today and get ready to be impressed! 


Thought Leadership Webinars 

Making Invisible Visible: What is Preventing Progress on Women in Leadership?

May 12 
Presented by: Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman researchers spoke with more than 160 senior female leaders in business and surveyed more than 300 male and female executives on the gender leadership gap. They uncovered four hidden barriers, each directly affecting a company’s ability to win through talent and build a sustainable culture for all.

Join this webinar with Global Inclusion & Diversity Chair and Oliver Wyman's Americas Managing Director, Terry Stone, as he presents key insights from Oliver Wyman's Making the Invisible Visible study, followed by a panel discussion featuring women in procurement leadership.

The EcoVadis Carbon Action Module

May 27
Presented by: EcoVadis

This webinar will cover the EcoVadis Carbon Action Module, a comprehensive carbon management solution embedded with EcoVadis Ratings and the world’s largest sustainability network, enabling broad-scale reporting and collaborative performance improvement.  EcoVadis empowers sustainable procurement and climate change leaders with insights on supplier GHG/carbon management practices and provides a toolkit to prioritize, engage and drive emissions reductions to meet your decarbonization goals.

Featured Content from Industry Experts 

The Critical Connection Between Procurement and Tax 

Rapidly changing, increasingly complex tax compliance requirements threaten to diminish the value procurement transformations deliver to the organization if not addressed hand-in-hand. 

Gain a clear understanding of how the complexities of indirect tax calculations and related accounting requirements can be resolved. 

How to maximize ROI on Travel Spend 

As the world opens up and business travelers get back on the road, we’re not heading back to business as usual. As someone in charge of the finances for your company, how do you set an ROI target for travel spend in this current situation? 

This 31-point checklist will assist you in answering questions like these as you navigate the business travel resurgence.  

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Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

Desmond Williams is the digital marketing Manager for SIG. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Sociology from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. With a background in Marketing and Sales, relationships are at the core of his values.