2016 Summit Promotional Kit

We would appreciate your help immediately spreading the word about the Summit through newsletters, blogs, social media, press contacts and any other means.  Below are some resources to help you spread the word.  If you have questions, please email events@sustainablepurchasing.org.

Summit Information

  • What: 2016 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit
  • Description: SPLC’s Summit brings together leading sustainable purchasing experts and practitioners from a wide variety of sectors and regions to share best practices, build valuable relationships, and co-develop programs for guiding and benchmarking institutional leadership in sustainable purchasing.
  • Theme: Share expertise. Find solutions. Build relationships. Shape the future.
  • When: Tuesday, May 24 – Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • Where: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Registration: https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org/summit16/register  (Early bird ends April 1st)
  • Who Attends: Senior leaders in procurement and supply chain, sustainability, marketing and business development, policy, standards and certifications, consulting, and public interest advocacy.

Places to Promote the Summit

  • Event Calendars: Put the meeting on your organization’s internal and external event calendars.
  • Newsletters: Announce the meeting in your internal and external newsletters.
  • Social Media: Promote it on social media.  (see instructions below)
  • Email: Think about specific people you’d want to see at the meeting, and send them the template email below.
  • Signature: See example and graphic below
  • Company Blog: Write a post about the Summit, use sample verbiage below and content from the 2016 Summit website
  • Association Partners: Ask your professional associations to announce the meeting to your peers.
  • Relevant Organizations: Ask organizations with aligned interests to include it in their internal and external communications.

Promotional Graphics

Please feel free to use any of the graphics on this page in your promotion of the meeting. SPLC 2016 Summit banner
Email Signature Block:

Email Templates

We have both HTML and Rich Text email templates. You can use the HTML designed invitations by opening them, highlighting the whole message, and copying and pasting it into the message body of an email.

Rich Text Email Templates

Invite your peers to receive a 10% Discount!

Hi ________,
I want to share with you a discount code for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2016 Summit, May 24-26, in Washington, DC. [I will be going and] I think you would get a lot of value out of attending. Input the MEMBERREFERRAL discount code to get 10% off when registering as a non-member.

About SPLC

Founded in 2013, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasing efforts by large organizations. The Council has quickly attracted, from a wide variety of sectors and regions, more than 150 members with over $200 billion in collective purchasing power. In 2015, SPLC released Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0, which has been called the “most comprehensive literature to date” on sustainable purchasing. More than one hundred organizations are now using SPLC’s Guidance, resources, and online community of practice to create strategic sustainable purchasing programs, or enhance existing ones.

About SPLC’s 2016 Summit, May 24-26, Washington, DC

Following up on the Council’s well-reviewed 2015 Summit, the 2016 Summit will bring together 300 leading sustainable purchasing experts and practitioners from a wide variety of sectors and regions for two days of best practice sharing, training, and relationship building. This year’s Summit features 100+ speakers, 45+ interactive workshops, and a Leadership Awards banquet.

Pre-Summit Events

SPLC Connect, a unique matchmaking event for sustainability-oriented buyers and suppliers, will take place during the day on Tuesday, May 24th. Summit registration is not a requirement for participation.

Short Courses will give participants an opportunity to go in-depth on a number of topics: Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Behavior, Supply Chain & Climate, Spend Analysis for Sustainability Leadership, Evaluating the Credibility of Sustainable Product/Services Claims, and Building a Renewable Energy Purchasing Strategy. Summit registration is not a requirement for participating in the short courses, which take place on Monday, May 23rd.

Let me know if I can answer any questions.

Sincerely, ______________

PS: Organizations that register for the 2016 Summit and become SPLC members at the same time get 10% off their new membership.

SPLC Connect Invitation for a BUYER

Hello ___________,

Have you heard about SPLC Connect, a sustainability-focused buyer-supplier matchmaking event taking place in Washington, DC on May 24th at the Kellogg Conference Center? It’s unique because a committee of sustainability-savvy purchasing professionals are vetting the participating suppliers to identify those that can help organizations make genuine improvements in their sustainability performance. Buyers participate for free, so I’d encourage you to check it out and register. More buyers and suppliers are registering every day. Meeting scheduling has already begun!

Features of SPLC Connect

  • Schedule up to 16 fifteen minute one-on-ones with suppliers
  • Roundtable Discussions – pre-scheduled and drop-in conversations on hot topics, and
  • Networking Lunch and Happy Hour Reception

SPLC Connect is being held during the day before the opening night keynote for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council‘s 2016 Summit, which may also be of interest to you.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
___________

SPLC Connect Invitation for a SUPPLIER

Hello _________,

I think that [Company Name] would get value out of participating in SPLC Connecta sustainability-oriented buyer-supplier matchmaking event taking place on May 24th in Washington, DC. SPLC Connect precedes the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2016 Summit, which may also be of interest to you. Collectively, the purchasing organizations involved in SPLC have more than $200 billion in purchasing power. Here’s more information about both events:

  • SPLC Connect takes place on Wednesday, May 24th, at the Kellogg Conference Center. Connect is ideal for suppliers to meet buyers one-on-one, introduce their solutions, and establish a relationship. It is a uniquely high-trust environment because all supplier registrations are being pre-screened by a group of sustainability-savvy purchasing professionals. Supplier profiles get viewed hundreds of times before the event and stay published to continue promoting the supplier long after the event. Selected suppliers pay $750 to participate in SPLC Connect, which can include as many as 16 fifteen minute one-on-one meetings with buyers, in addition to informal networking during lunch, a happy hour reception, and topical roundtable discussions. Meeting scheduling has already begun! Sign up your business to participate in SPLC Connect
  • SPLC’s 2016 Summit takes place May 24-26 in Washington, DC, bringing together hundreds of leading sustainable purchasing experts and practitioners from a wide variety of sectors and regions to share best practices and develop programs for guiding and benchmarking leadership in sustainable purchasing. Non-members pay $1,150 to attend the two day Summit. Register to attend the Summit

You may also have an interest in joining the Council. If you sign up to attend the Summit at the same time, you save 10% on your first membership. Here are the member benefits.

I hope to see you in DC!
Sincerely,
______________________ 

SPEAKERS: Invite your networks to receive a 10% Discount!

Hi ________,

I’m honored to be speaking at the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2016 Summit, May 24-26, in Washington, DC, alongside an impressive and exciting list of 100+ speakers in 45+ sessions. As a speaker, I’m pleased to share with you the opportunity to register for 10% off using the this special discount code: SPEAKERREFERRAL.

About SPLC

Founded in 2013, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasing efforts by large organizations. The Council has quickly attracted, from a wide variety of sectors and regions, more than 150 members with over $200 billion in collective purchasing power. In 2015, SPLC released Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0, which has been called the “most comprehensive literature to date” on sustainable purchasing. More than one hundred organizations are now using SPLC’s Guidance, resources, and online community of practice to create strategic sustainable purchasing programs, or enhance existing ones.

About SPLC’s 2016 Summit, May 24-26, Washington, DC

Following up on the Council’s well-reviewed 2015 Summit, the 2016 Summit will bring together 300 leading sustainable purchasing experts and practitioners from a wide variety of sectors and regions for two days of best practice sharing, training, and relationship building. This year’s Summit features 100+ speakers, 45+ interactive workshops, and a Leadership Awards banquet.

Pre-Summit Events

SPLC Connect, a unique matchmaking event for sustainability-oriented buyers and suppliers, will take place during the day on Tuesday, May 24th. Summit registration is not a requirement for participation.

Short Courses will give participants an opportunity to go in-depth on a number of topics: Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Behavior, Supply Chain & Climate, Spend Analysis for Sustainability Leadership, Evaluating the Credibility of Sustainable Product/Services Claims, and Building a Renewable Energy Purchasing Strategy. Summit registration is not a requirement for participating in the short courses, which take place on Monday, May 23rd.

Let me know if I can answer any questions.

Sincerely, ______________

PS: Organizations that register for the 2016 Summit and become SPLC members at the same time get 10% off their new membership.

Generic Sample Email

Hi _____,
I’ll be at the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s upcoming Summit in Washington, DC on May 24-26 and wanted to invite you to attend as well.

SPLC’s Summit provides an opportunity to learn sustainable purchasing best practices, share knowledge across regions and sectors, and build valuable relationships with like-minded professionals. Check-out the program and speaker list, as well as the organizations that will be attending. If you like what you see, register today on the 2016 Summit website.   

Let me know if you have any questions.  I hope to see you there!
Sincerely,
______________________ 

PS: Organizations that register for the 2016 Summit and become SPLC members at the same time get 10% off their new membership.

Powerpoint Slides

powerpoint_slides_promotional_summitIf you will be giving a presentation to an appropriate audience (internal as well as external to your organization), here are a number of Powerpoint Slides you can choose from to talk about nearly every aspect of the Summit!

Photos & Videos

If you would like to use some photos or videos in promoting the Summit, we have several slideshows with hundreds of photos and a several videos available on the 2015 Summit Multimedia Summary webpage.

Social Media

LinkedIn
The most valuable social media outreach you can do is on LinkedIn. Please post the following simple message in a LinkedIn “status update”, write a LinkedIn Post, post a message to an appropriate LinkedIn Group that you belong to, or send it to your LinkedIn contacts. 

I’m going to be attending the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2016 Summit in Washington DC, May 24th-26th. I highly recommend this event and encourage you to give the program a look: https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org/summit16/program-overview 
I hope to see you there!

Share with your social media audience that you are planning to attend the 2016 SPLC Summit! Below you will find sample verbiage to use for Twitter and LinkedIn.  SPLC’s Twitter ID is @SPLCouncil.  The hashtag for the Summit is #SPLC16.

  • We’ll be at the @SPLCouncil 2016 Summit, May 24-26 in DC. Join us in advancing #sustainable #purchasing! http://bit.ly/1PzPeqz
  • Be a part of the future of #sustainable #purchasing. Register today for the #SPLC16 Summit: http://bit.ly/1PzPeqz
  • Take part in peer-to-peer discussions with leaders in #sustainable #purchasing. Register today for the #SPLC16 Summit http://bit.ly/1PzPeqz
  • Be sure to book your stay for the #SPLC16 Summit – rooms are filling up quickly! http://bit.ly/1PzPeqz

Press Releases

  • Members and partners that would like to put out a press release that highlights their role in the Council and the Summit are encouraged to do so.
  • Please use messaging from the SPLC website and 2016 Summit website when crafting your press release.
  • If you would like a quote from an SPLC spokesperson about your participation, we will be happy to provide one.  Please contact us at cuchulain@sustainablepurchasing.org.

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