SPLC’s annual Summit brings together visionary purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions in order to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy.

Meet a few of the Main Stage speakers:


Plan now for 4 days of programming:

Joint meeting of SPLC's Board & Strategic Advisory Committee - Breakfast, Thursday, May 26thVIP Reception - Wednesday Evening, May 25thSPLC Leadership Awards Dinner - Wednesday, May 25thReception - 5pm Tuesday, May 24thGreen Power Happy Hour - 5pm on Wednesday, May 25thSummit Sessions - Daytime, Thursday, May 26thSummit session schedule - Wednesday, May 25thOpening Night Keynote - Evening of Tuesday, May 24thSPLC Connect: Buyer-Supplier Matchmaking Event - Daytime on Tuesday, May 24thFull and Half-day Short Courses - Daytime on Monday, May 23rd

Praise from Previous Summit Attendees

“I see several opportunities, which I can implement immediately in my organization.”

“Quality of the content, and the people in attendance was unparalleled.”

“I like the wide variety of organizations that were in attendance. It exposed me to opinions and theories that I don’t typically encounter.”

“I found the summit to be extremely valuable and resourceful.”

“The shared knowledge between various members is unbelievable, overwhelming, and enlightening.”

“The focus of many sessions on the social/ethical aspects of sustainability were exactly what I was looking for. That was very refreshing. The environment didn’t get short shrift, either.”

“Thank you for bringing public and private institutions together as well as purchaser, supplier and public interest groups to have these crucial conversations in advancing sustainable purchasing. This work will only advance through these invaluable connections.”

“Really pleased to have participated. Great work being done and wonderful to be with so many committed people.”

“I liked connecting with peers, vendors, working on useful tools/offerings, getting ‘big picture’ stories and info from NGO’s… being around the collective expertise of the SPLC members is useful in and of itself.”

“Lots of peer-­to-­peer engagement. SPLC did a great job of structuring the event to get input from participants, which builds the community.”

“I was skeptical if the SPLC Conference would be of value for me as a buyer for a financial services firm; thought the conference might be geared more to government and manufacturing. A colleague who attend last year told me it would be a fit for me and I would not be disappointed. I am really glad I took that advice. SPLC was a fantastic event with valuable content for anyone involved in any type of purchasing.”

“Great to get the NGO perspective on stage!”

View the 2015 Multimedia Summary:

2015 Summit Summary: Slides, Videos, Photos, Quotes and more

Summit Partners

AASHE ACCO BSR Center for Resource Solutions Farm-to-Cafeteria Conference GreenBiz Iseal Alliance ISM MCSP MWCOG NASPO NCMA NIGP NGLCC Practice Greenhealth ProcureCon Indirect East Procurious RPN RSB USGBC