C10 am - 10:45 am CDT Welcome and Keynote Speaker TBD The speaker will address a key trend of vital interest to our utility members and how it can fit within their procurement model, circular economy. Stay tuned!
10:50 am - 11:00 am CDT 2020 EUISSCA Member Award Announcement We will recognize a utility member who stood out during the last year for their commitment to sustainable supply chain and to the work and mission of the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance.
11:05 am - 11:25 am CDT Game Changer: Supplier Successful Practice Rapid Fire Session One of the most popular live sessions at our Sustainable Sourcing Conference. We will do our best to replicate the energy and the rapid sharing of valuable products and services that keep our supply chains trending in the right direction! What makes this easy is no PowerPoint or video creation is necessary, We will just pass the mic to you when it is your turn to share. All registered suppliers are invited to share a sustainable success – Enter your successful practice. Notification by September 1 if selected to share.
11:30 am - 12:15 pm CDT Survey Panel Session An overview of 2019 survey results & path forward with 3-4 utility members sharing how they use the survey.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm CDT Showcase Supplier and Networking Find ways to connect with the suppliers in the Showcase, check out a video, schedule a chat to find out more ways they can help you reach your goals. Get the most out of your registration through networking and connecting using the Whova app and the app chats. The app will be open beginning September 15 through December 31, 2020.
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm CDT Game Changer: Utility Member Panel Hear from 3-4 utility members on what has changed in their utility and their purchasing practices to move the sustainability discussion. This session always provides one or more "aha" moments for suppliers and other utilities. This session is a Game Changer in supply chain sustainability!
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm CDT Game Changer: Supplier Successful Practice Rapid Fire Session So popular we want to be sure we capture the most supplier successful practices we can. All registered suppliers are invited to share a sustainable success – Enter your successful practice. Notification by September 1 if selected to share. What makes this easy is no PowerPoint or video creation is necessary, We will just pass the mic to you when it is your turn to share.
2:45 - 3:00 pm CDT Closing Remarks
Are you interested in Day Two to gain more one-on-one networking with the electric utility industry executives (only available to Supplier Affiliate Members)? Consider joining. Read more.
September 23, 2020 (Exclusive day for EUISSCA utility and supplier affiliate members)
Note: September 23, Day Two of our Sustainable Sourcing Conference is open to members only. If you are interested in becoming a member select here if you are a utility, select here if you are a supplier/vendor to the electric utility industry. Your membership will be valid through December 31, 2021.
10:00 am - 10:15 am CDT Welcome Tony Tomczak, Vice President Corporate Services and CPO for DTE Energy and current EUISSCA Chair will welcome all utility members and supplier affiliate members to the first virtual Sustainable Sourcing Conference. He will provide a road map for the day.
10:20 - 10:40 am CDT Utility Industry Gathering Interact here with two utilities and other Supplier Affiliate Members on sustainability trends and topics. After registering to attend the conference, you will be asked to select a "table" to join during this session. Anyone not responding to the opportunity will be placed at a random table during this time.
10:45 am - 11:30 am CDT CPO Panel Hear from 3-4 CPOs about the challenges faced this year, their approach, and their vision for the future.
11:35 am - 11:55 am CDT Utility Industry Breakout Interact here with two different utilities from the previous breakout, and other Supplier Affiliate Members on sustainability trends and topics. After registering to attend the conference, you will be asked to select a "table" to join during this session. Anyone not responding to the opportunity will be placed at a random table during this time.
Noon - 12:15 pm CDT Break Take the next 15 minutes to recharge, check your email, grab a snack and prepare for the final stretch!
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CDT Game Changer: COVID Session No one could have accurately predicted the restructure, turmoil and anxiety COVID-19 brought to the electric utility industry and the world in 2020. The results and implications still aren't entirely known. However, the EUISSCA met frequently to help them connect with their members to wade through the un-chartered territory with the common challenges and concerns all faced. This session will share lessons learned, practices adopted and demonstrate how an organization's members working together helped navigate and create calm in a sea of turmoil.
Breakout Sessions, Pick One 1:10 pm - 2 pm CDT
RFx Assessment Tool - A deep dive into the tool members are using to have sustainability questions answered as part of an RFx (i.e.,RFP, RFQ, RFI) in bid proposals.
Hot Spot Assessment - Construction is the Hot Spot members have identified as their priority category to focus their efforts . Learn the process that was used and why this is important to our utility members for their budgets and sustainability reporting.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Supplier Showcase, Networking Find ways to network with attendees, connect with Alliance staff members, and get the most out of your Allliance Membership through networking and connecting using the Whova app and the app chats.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Closing Remarks and a Look Ahead
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