Procurecon Facilities 2019

January 28 - 29, 2019

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, FL

Charles Valvarikos Success Story

My ProcureCon Story by Charles Valvarikos

‘ProcureCon Facilities provided excellent insights on the challenges facing Facilities Procurement professionals in today's business environment.’

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Charles Valvarikos
Director Facilities Sourcing
RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Charles’s ProcureCon Story at a Glance:

First Year Attended: 2018

How He’s Participated: Attendee

Conference Highlights: Great cross selection of companies, which meant varied viewpoints on a subject that doesn’t get enough representation in the industry.

This was my first time attending a ProcureCon event…

…I was referred by my VP who had received an email. He couldn’t make it but he thought I might be interested and got me in touch with a sales person.

The draw to attend the event was…

…I saw some big company names in the speaker line up – Toyota, BNY Mellon, etc. That got my attention. Not to mention that there just aren’t enough conferences purely focused on the facilities side of procurement.

I did a presentation on the innovation trends I learned from the conference...

…At the conference, I was very impressed by the cross selection of companies present. The content presented was very interesting and I took back a whole bunch of notes on innovations and trends in the industry. I did a presentation about all that I learned to the global head and my operating team. We’re looking to implement some of these strategies in the upcoming months.

So, yes, I would consider my time spent at the event very valuable!

I am already looking forward to the 2019 conference…

The time I spent at the event was definitely well spent. I was able to bring back valuable strategies and present them to my team. The event was a perfect platform for my peers to get together and discuss flexible innovation and agile strategies to implement at our businesses. I am hoping to reconnect with some of these peers next year and talk to them about the results I’ve seen implement these ideas.