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5 Reasons to Attend 2023 Ivalua NOW Nashville!

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by Eloise Barnum

Y’all Ready? We are thrilled to invite procurement leaders, innovators, customers, and colleagues to Ivalua NOW Nashville

This year we’re embarking on a journey toward “Breaking New Ground”! Braving the unfamiliar, and pushing boundaries – we’re embracing this opportunity to make a lasting positive mark upon the world!

Don’t miss your chance to join us to discover groundbreaking techniques to maximize the potential of your procurement teams and processes. Plus–we’ve got a few surprises up our denim sleeves – come be a part of it! 

Register HERE                                    Agenda                           IVALUA NOW INFO

It’s not too late to join us! Below, we list the 5 Reasons to Attend Ivalua NOW Nashville

1. Location: Nashville, TN “Music City” + The Country Music Hall of Fame

This year, our team invites you to join us in Nashville – the perfect springtime destination! With its vibrant atmosphere, warm climate, and stunning natural beauty, we have plenty of experiences planned for you to enjoy. Come explore one of America’s fastest-growing cities in May!

Our conference sessions will be held at the “one-and-only” Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located in downtown Nashville. First opened in 1967 on Nashville’s Music Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum launched its current downtown location in 2001. One of Nashville’s premiere destinations, we are thrilled to host our sessions here!

2. Opening Night Welcome Reception at Grand Ole Opry

Step into a century-long legacy of musical greatness at the Grand Ole Opry! Since 1925, the Grand Ole Opry has welcomed countless country music superstars to its stage. Over the years it’s helped create and shape some of our favorite hits, playing a major role in propelling both traditional and modern sounds throughout times – making sure we always have enough twang for generations to come! 

Enjoy a lively cocktail hour, our Customer Award Ceremony on the Opry Stage, followed by our Opening Reception in the Opry’s backstage studio. You’ll feel like you’ve entered a new world as you are entertained by renowned performing acts throughout the evening. All while enjoying a unique dining experience and delicious cocktails mingling with your industry peers!

3. 2023 Procurement Awards Ceremony

We’ll also host our Ivalua 2023 Awards Ceremony on the Opry Stage, – an event celebrating and recognizing innovators who are revolutionizing the way they do business!

Hear from industry experts to gain valuable insight into what it takes for a successful sourcing strategy today and join us as we honor those forward-thinking organizations that have achieved amazing results with inventive initiatives!

4. Keynotes: Ivalua CEO, David Khuat-Duy and JamesJC’ Curleigh, President & CEO of Gibson Brands and former President of Levi Strauss & Company

Our second day will kick off with Ivalua’s Founder and CEO, David Khuat-Duy, as he  champions those who endeavor to discover and create something entirely new–bringing an inspiring spirit of innovation. These innovators are challenging existing perspectives, pushing boundaries, and uncovering remarkable opportunities for progress – ultimately leading us down a path towards positive change.

Later in the day, we’re looking forward to hearing from our closing keynote speaker, James ‘JC’ Curleigh, President & CEO of Gibson Brands and former President of Levi Strauss & Company. JC has taken on exceptional challenges—pioneering solutions for brand momentum, product innovation, and business growth. He will be sharing what “Breaking New Ground” means to him through his inspiring journey and paths to success. 

We’ll also hear from leading brands such as: Desjardins, Teledyne, Applied Materials, Cleveland Clinic, Whirlpool, Cornerstone Building Brands, State of Virginia, CACI, and Civic Initiatives as they share their best practices and procurement transformation journeys.

Access the full speaker list HERE.

5. Closing Party at Gibson Garage

As we conclude Ivalua NOW 2023 year in style – join us in downtown Nashville! 

Come experience the world of music like you never have at Gibson Garage, a must-see destination for guitar players, enthusiasts, and anyone looking to celebrate all forms of musical expression! 

We’ll have libations, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live music, dancing, and a few surprises to “boot”. Bolo ties and cowboy boots optional–but always encouraged! 

Register Today and reserve your spot at 2023 Ivalua NOW Nashville: Breaking New Ground!

Don’t forget, if you cannot make the event in-person, we have a virtual option as well. 

Register HERE                                    Agenda                           IVALUA NOW INFO

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Blog Author - Eloise Barnum, Content Marketing Manager

Eloise Barnum

Content Marketing Manager, Product Marketing

Eloise Barnum leads the Global Content initiatives for the EMEA and AMER Product Marketing team at Ivalua. With over 15 years of experience developing digital content and strategy solutions in Tech, SaaS, Public Sector, and Healthcare, she is currently collaborating across multiple marketing and communications teams to identify product marketing trends, produce relevant and engaging content, and develop plans for a cohesive cross-channel experience. A strategic product marketer with pointed focus, her skillset also includes email marketing optimization, sales enablement collateral development, and bylines for multiple thought leadership publications. Eloise graduated from Providence College with a dual degree in Finance and Political Science.

You may also connect with Eloise on LinkedIn

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