California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO) Presents “A Harvest of Knowledge”. The 96th Annual Conference and Vendor Exposition will take place on Monday, January 14th-18th at the Embassy Suites Napa Valley in Napa, California. CAPPO’s Vendor Exposition is the most important public sector Trade Show in California, and this promises to be the one event you cannot afford to miss!
CAPPO helps cities, counties, schools, colleges, universities, special districts, and the State to build and strengthen fully effective purchasing departments. CAPPO’s ongoing educational programs and high ethical standards have provided substantial benefits to these entities. Good government and good purchasing are mutually beneficial.
Conference attendees represent all areas of public purchasing: state, county, municipal, educational, special districts, and courts. These are the individuals who make the buying decisions and award recommendations at the agencies they serve. In addition, CAPPO will be inviting other professional purchasing associations to attend the Vendor Exposition. These associations include the following:
National Association of Purchasing Management/Institute for Supply Management (NAPM/ISM)
National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)
National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)
California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO)
National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI)
Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO)
The Annual Educational Conference Includes:
*Presentation of timely topics by knowledgeable speakers from procurement, finance, manufacturing, service industries and governmental administration.
*Workshops designed for cities, counties, education, special districts and the State.
*Professional Development presentations of technical papers by CAPPO members and other purchasing professionals.
*Presentation of service awards.
*Formal Association business required by CAPPO’s Bylaws, concluding with the election and installation of new officers and directors.
*Social programs including the President’s Banquet, guest/spouse’s program and other leisure time activities.