IPSERA 2020 Conference

Apr. 05-08, 2020

UTK Student Union

Knoxville, TN

The IPSERA 2020 conference will focus on procurement innovation.

Digital transformation is opening new opportunities for the management of purchasing and supply chains, making “big data” available and offering analytical tools to manage them, but also allowing networking and sharing innovative ideas. This enables both disruption of existing practices and technologies, as well as new ways to tackle sustainability challenges, e.g., through better transparency and control of supply chain risk. All of these developments offer gateways to improved efficiencies in procurement.

The conference will provide a forum for academics and practitioners to present research papers and discuss opportunities to improve effectiveness and creativity in organizations through the design of innovative purchasing and supply chain strategies (i.e., procurement innovation). The underlying intent of the conference is to gain a better understanding of strategic radical changes and innovations with environmental, ethical and responsible organizational performance.

Sunday, Apr. 05

9:00am - 6:00pm

Early Registration

9:00am - 6:00pm

Doctoral Workshop

9:00am - 6:00pm

Educators Conference


Meet the Editors PDW


JPSM Annual Meeting

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner and Welcome Reception

Location: World's Fair Park

Monday, Apr. 06

8:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 11:00am

Opening Plenary and Keynote

11:00am - 6:15pm

Parallel Sessions and PDWs

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch and Learn: Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing Panel

6:30pm - 10:00pm

Reception, Dinner, Awards

Location: Jackson Terminal

Tuesday, Apr. 07

8:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 10:30am

Opening Plenary and Keynote

10:30am - 4:30pm

Parallel Sessions and PDWs

4:45pm - 5:30pm


6:30pm - 11:00pm

Reception, Gala Dinner, Awards

Location: The Foundry

Wednesday, Apr. 08

9:30am - 12:00pm

Parallel Sessions and PDWs

11:45am - 12:30pm

Closing Session and Presentation of 2021 IPSERA Conference

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and Key Takeaways

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