2014 Purchasing Cooperatives Conference
NCBA CLUSA‘s Purchasing Cooperatives Conference is the only event by, for and about purchasing and shared-services cooperatives. Drawing CEOs from leading cooperatives, this conference is the best opportunity for professional networking, benchmarking and sharing of best practices unique to purchasing and shared-services cooperatives.
The 2014 Purchasing Cooperatives Conference brings together powerful programs and products, but it’s the people who connect the creativity and vision of the industry with market growth and the future of cooperatives that makes this conference unique. Take advantage of two days of networking with peers, colleagues, friends, and industry icons.
PCC's budget-friendly conference offers many outstanding speakers at open sessions and break-out sessions that give you a sound return on your investment. The basic registration fee includes access to two general sessions, open sessions, exhibit hall and expanded networking events, including:
This conference program is designed to provide you with an outstanding educational experience and exceptional networking opportunities that will enable you to move your co-op forward. Gain new skills and knowledge to enhance your expertise as a cooperative leader. If you attend only one conference this year, the 2014 Purchasing Cooperatives Conference is your best value!
JOINT KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dame Pauline Green, President, International Co-operative Alliance
Dame Green will address a joint session of the Purchasing Cooperatives Conference and the Annual Cooperatives Conference on the afternoon of September 9. Her session is certain to inspire all as she challenges participants to achieve recognition for the co-operative model of business within the global institutions so that the movement can continue to grow and expand in the coming decades.
Dame Pauline Green is the first woman President of the International Co-operative Alliance in its 116 year history. Elected in 2009 at the General Assembly, Pauline argued that the time is right for radical change in the priorities of the ICA, and called on members to rally to help her achieve the sort of global body that the size and reach of the movement deserves.
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN
Take advantage of a great deal and save $100 by registering for the Purchasing Cooperatives Conference early. Early-bird pricing is available through July 31, 2014; rates will increase $100 on August 1.
BONUS FOR PCC ATTENDEES!
This year marks the first time NCBA CLUSA's Purchasing Cooperatives Conference and Annual Cooperatives Conference will join forces to bring you a full week of cooperative networking and collaboration. Come for one or stay for both with bonus pricing! Save $175 when registering for both. Click here for more information on the Annual Cooperatives Conference.
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
225 Third Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel is offering PCC and ACC attendees a discounted room rate of $184/night plus taxes. Please make your reservations online or call (612) 375-1700 and ask for the NCBA CLUSA Meeting Block. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made on or before August 18, 2014 to enjoy the group rate (rooms booked after this date may be subject to prevailing rates).
The hotel is located in the Historic Mill and Riverfront Districts in downtown Minneapolis.
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel is located 8 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (code: MSP).
The hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport.
Taxi service to the hotel is approximately $50 one way, Super Shuttle is $18 (arrange in advance), and Light Rail is $2.75.
From the airport: Exit at the Government Plaza Station on 5th Street and turn right on 3rd Ave. South three blocks north to Washington Ave. The Depot is on 3rd and Washington Avenues South. The fare is $2.75.
Many major car rental companies have facilities at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Please visit specific rental company Web sites for details.
Minneapolis' average high temperature in September is 72 degrees; the average low is 52 degrees. That said, hotel meeting rooms tend to be cool; please pack a jacket or sweater for your comfort.
September 8th, 2014 10:00 AM through September 10th, 2014 12:30 PM
225 Third Avenue South
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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