SPLC Connect: Sustainability Buyer-Supplier Matchmaking Event

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SPLC Connect is a sustainability-oriented buyer-supplier matchmaking event that takes place during the day before the opening night programming of the 2016 SPLC Summit. Organized by purchaser members of the Council, SPLC Connect introduces purchasers to innovative suppliers who have earned the esteem of their sustainability-savvy purchasing professional peers. This event provides purchasers and suppliers opportunities to build relationships through self-scheduled 15-minute one-on-one meetings.

Last year, 75% of participants registered in the final 21 days before the event! Register now so you'll be visible when the bulk of the registrations come in.


Schedule for May 24, 2016

10:00 am Welcome & Orientation  
10:20 am One-on-one Meetings & Roundtables  
12:15 pm Lunch  
1:20 pm One-on-one Meetings & Roundtables  
5:00 pm Reception  
7:00 pm Event Ends  



Buyers: FREE! 

SPLC Member Suppliers: $250*

SPLC Non-Member Suppliers: $450*±

*Suppliers will only be asked to pay this fee after their application has been approved by the Planning Committee. After approval, you will be sent a link to pay, after which point your profile will go live and you can participate in requesting and accepting meeting invitations. Please do not book travel until your place in the matchmaking event has been confirmed

±Click here for more information on SPLC membership. 


What is unique about SPLC CONNECT?

It's being organized by PURCHASERS LIKE YOU!

This event is organized by purchasers who are serious about sidestepping greenwashing in order to find solutions that genuinely improve the social, environmental and economic performance of their supply chain! In other words...
    • Suppliers will be vetted by purchasing professionals with expertise in sustainability
    • Suppliers will have offerings that align with the needs purchasers looking to improve the social, environmental, and economic performance of their organization's operations and supply base.
    • Emphasis will be put on inviting suppliers that are offering ground-breaking innovation and business models that have a positive impact on people and the planet.

Learn more about how the Supplier selection process works on the FAQ page...


2015 Participant feedback:

Slideshow of the 2015 SPLC Connect event: 
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“Unlike all other matchmaking events I have attended, all the players at the event had a shared interest in sustainability. This meant we shared a much more sincere interest in finding ways to work together than in other matchmaker situations.”

“The SPLC Connect was very successful–I only signed up for 4 connections and I wish I would have committed to more.”

“Thought this was a great way to network with vendors. Learned a lot in a short period of time.”

“It’s a great ice-breaker at the beginning of the summit.”

“I had three impromptu meetings and found two of them to be very valuable.”

“It is an opportunity to get someone’s undivided attention, which is hard to do in hallway breaks where conversations can be cut short by the movement of people to and fro.”

“Great way to meet folks I might not otherwise have met during the summit. I also got a lot of value out of the roundtable discussions – glad those were 30 min.”

“I was impressed, a very well done event and I will participate again.”


Participants (111)