Program Overview



Full Program Schedule coming soon
See Schedule Overview below


We have accepted over 100 compelling speakers from organizations like the World Bank, the State of California, Danone, Harvard, LA Metro, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Mastercard, US EPA – on topics such as:         


Resilient Supply Chains: Engaging Small Suppliers in Sustainability and Climate Preparedness

A 360º View of Circularity and How to Integrate it into your Purchasing

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers: Proven Strategies to Increase your Purchase of Local, Sustainable food

Real impact: Changing Lives through Supply Chain Responsibility 

Carbon Neutrality: A Multi-Prong Approach to Climate Leadership

Leveraging Supply Chain Data/Transparency to Identify, Avoid, and Mitigate Risk

Circular Procurement of IT – How Can We Get from Theory to Practice?


The full schedule is coming soon as we finalize speaker commitments – in the meantime the At A Glance schedule below will enable travel and meeting planning.

Monday, May 18

Tuesday, May 19

Wednesday, May 20

Thursday, May 21


Exhibit Hall Open

9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

9:45 am – 1:30 pm


New Attendee Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am


Opening Plenary

8:30 – 10:00 am

Opening Plenary

8:30 – 10:00 am


Local Sustainability Tours


SPLC Connect

Buyer – Supplier

 Matchmaking Event 

 10:00 am – 5:00 pm




Breakout Sessions

10:15 am – 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

10:15 am – 12:30 pm


Lunch by Sector

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Exhibit Hall Lunch 

12:30 – 1:30 pm

CPO Roundtable

12:30 – 1:30


Breakout Sessions

1:30 – 3:30 pm


Breakout Sessions 1:45 – 5:30 pm


SPLC Award Ceremony

3:30 – 5:15 pm


SPLC Connect & Summit Welcome Reception in Expo Hall

5:00 – 6:30 pm


Interface HQ

Tours and Reception

6:30 – 8:30 pm 


SPLC Summit Party

National Center on Civil and Human Rights

7:00 – 9:30 pm 



For a taste of the varied program offerings, high caliber practitioner-presenters, compelling keynotes, and engaging workshops that make the Summit so rewarding, see the speakers featured at the 2019 Summit, as well as last year’s full program schedule.