BOSTON and LONDON, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As global procurement training budgets continue to plummet, executives are taking control of their careers by turning to new digital opportunities to enhance their skills and professional development.

Procurious is the world's first online business community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals. (PRNewsFoto/Procurious)

Online tools such as eLearning and digital discussions are creating new ideas, strengthening networks, and bolstering decision-making approaches in this changing landscape.

With this in mind, Procurious.com, the leading global online business network for procurement and supply chain professionals, is bringing its global digital conference to the U.S. for the first time, the Chicago Big Ideas Summit on September 28, 2017.

«After seeing more and more professionals opting to develop their skills and gain knowledge through eLearning and other online channels, we felt it was time to disrupt the traditional conference and training paradigm,» said Tania Seary, Founding Chairman of Procurious.

«Big Ideas will empower ambitious individuals, from wherever they are in the world, to stay ahead of the curve, with insights and content from industry leaders on topics that will change the future of the profession.»

The summit follows the demand Procurious has seen for online learning, with 65,000 downloads of its introduction to procurement eLearning module and, just this month, over 5,000 procurement pros taking part in Career Boot Camp.

Procurement and supply chain professionals are invited to participate in this groundbreaking Summit online and connect with thousands of others around the world, as well as senior executives, thought leaders and CPOs – all from the comfort of their own offices or homes.

By registering as Digital Delegates, procurement’s rising stars will be able to connect directly with other attendees, access videos and other educational content– and even receive a digital goodie bag.

Digital Delegates will also benefit from live video insights from thought leaders and CPOs presenting during the physical Summit at the Wit Chicago, including several new additions to the agenda:

  • BBC Broadcaster and Visiting Professor at King’s College, Nik Gowing
  • American Blockchain Council Executive Director, Jack Shaw
  • IBM Vice President of Global Procurement, Graham Wright
  • Basware Vice President of Purchase to Pay, Eric Wilson
  • MRA Global Sourcing Managing Partner, Naseem Malik
  • Tealbook CEO and Founder, Stephany Lapierre
  • Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO, Nina Vaca

To register to attend for FREE as a Digital Delegate, sign up with Procurious and join the Big Ideas Summit Chicago 2017 – Digital Delegate group.

About Procurious
Procurious is the world’s first online business community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals. It’s a hub to advance your career, develop your skills and expand your global professional network. With 25,000+ members from around the globe, Procurious aims to empower procurement leaders to connect, collaborate and take a more innovative professional outlook. Think of Procurious as a professional network, news and knowledge hub, learning and career center, all in one place. Procurious Founding Chairman Tania Seary has been named by IBM as a Futurist, and by Supply Chain Dive as the 2016 Influencer of the Year. Join now at www.procurious.com– it’s free to register and participate in the platform.

Contact: Caroline Legg, Warner Communications 
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