SPLC’s annual Summit brings together 400 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.


2017 Summit attendees will be the first to see and experience SPLC BENCHMARK℠, a new online platform developed by SPLC members for benchmarking sustainable purchasing leadership. As a registrant of the Summit, you will receive an exclusive invitation to test-drive the platform in the week preceding the Summit. The SPLC BENCHMARK℠ platform will be presented from the main stage on the first day of the Summit. Throughout the Summit, the platform will be available for demos at the SPLC expo booth. On the last day of the Summit, you will have the opportunity to engage with the developers of the benchmarking criteria in an interactive workshop.


Who Attends

Professionals attend from a wide variety of organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Sample participant titles from the 2016 Summit:

  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • VP Strategic Sourcing
  • VP Supply Chain
  • Senior Director of Finance
  • Director, Contract Administration
  • Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • Associate Director, Purchasing
  • Sustainability Leader, Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Procurement Coordinator
  • Senior CSR Analyst
  • President & CEO
  • Principal
  • Certification Officer
  • Sustainability Communications Manager
  • Standards & Quality Control Manager
  • Senior Regulatory Counsel
  • VP Value Chain Outreach
  • Program Manager

What Attendees Say...

SPLC’s Summit is one of the most dynamic and informative events that I attend. Great networking.
– Debbie Jaslow-Shatz, Sourcing, Bloomberg

I had the opportunity to meet true sustainability leaders who care about the external impacts their purchasing decisions have on our society. This represents true value in my network.
– Nadine Cino, CEO & Co-Founder, Tygabox

This was one of the best sustainability-related gatherings I’ve experienced in my 20 years working on sustainability.
– Stephan Sylvan, Senior Advisor, US EPA

This is absolutely the best conference of this type that I have attended. I really appreciated the amount of time dedicated to networking, and that this was interspersed throughout the conference.
– Michelle Bhattacharyya, Coordinator, Global Living Wage Coalition


A Matchmaking Event for
Sustainability-focused Buyers & Suppliers

Monday, May 8th, Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel

SPLC Connect is a sustainability-oriented buyer-supplier matchmaking event that takes place during the day before the opening night programming of the 2017 Summit. Organized by purchaser members of the Council, SPLC Connect introduces purchasers to innovative suppliers who have earned the esteem of sustainability-savvy purchasing professionals. This event provides purchasers and suppliers opportunities to build relationships through self-scheduled 15-minute one-on-one meetings.

Beautiful Location
in the Heart of Denver

Plan now to join 400 of your peers at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, May 8-10, 2017!

Plan now to join 400 of your peers at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, May 8-10, 2017!

Our meeting facilities at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel were designed by world-renowned architect, I.M. Pei. The hotel is located next to Denver’s fun 16th Street Mall, full of restaurants and entertainment.

Summit Partners

ACLCA American Sustainable Business Council American Meetings Inc. Art of Procurement BSR Climate Registry GreenBiz Green-e Green Journal Iseal Alliance MCSP NASPO NGLCC NIGP ProcureCon Indirect East RPN TCO Development SkyTop Strategies The Sustainability Consortium USGBC UNEP 10YFP