June 09, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
New York, June 9, 2011 - Spend Matters and ProcureCon are excited to announce they are in the midst of an active partnership designed to drive additional thought leadership and discussion in the procurement and supply chain area. The organizations have been working together for a couple of months already and are looking forward to collaborating more closely both on Spend Matters research and at ProcureCon events.

The partnership between the two organizations was founded on mutual respect that took significant time to develop. Carina Kuhl, who runs ProcureCon for WBR, invited Jason Busch from Spend Matters to more closely assess today's ProcureCon events and community (Spend Matters had previously been critical). Jason and his team accepted the challenge, scouted out two ProcureCon events and spoke to a number of vendor and practitioner attendees. All signs pointed in the same direction — ProcureCon was on the up, providing solid and consistent insight and value to attendees.

The partnership will feature shared surveys and research stemming from the ProcureCon community about the latest sourcing and procurement trends, investments and activities in the market. ProcureCon will actively promote Spend Matters Compass and Perspectives research to its community members as well. Spend Matters also plans to showcase some research findings and results in various roundtable and panel discussions at ProcureCon events (and potentially through video segments and other means).

The organizations are excited to launch into further collaboration in 2011 and beyond.

About ProcureCon
ProcureCon events are organized by independent research analyst firm WBR in both Europe and North America. Each ProcureCon event gathers 200-300 senior procurement executives to exchange insights in regards to procurement and sourcing developments, challenges and best practices in an intimate, interactive conference setting. WBR analysts create the event programs based on in-depth conversations with industry executives and advisory boards. Approximately 85% of the program is run by procurement practitioners and the event size allows for many hours of meaningful interaction.

About Spend Matters
The Spend Matters blog is dedicated to everyone that wants to gain insight into Spend Management, digging dig into the techniques, the "secret" tools of the trade, the technology, and its impact. We'll take a diverse approach to exploring topics. One day we might examine the Spend Management implications of economic and trade policy. The next we might gossip about industry happenings and events. Regardless of topic, we will keep our discussion lively and on target. Because we can all agree that spend does matter.
Jason Busch