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NIGP Forum 2023

The flagship event for public procurement professionals to learn, network, and explore innovation in our field.

Every year we up the ante and strive to make NIGP Forum a better experience than the year before.  We're excited about some of the change being implemented for this year to deliver more value and continue delighting each one of you, whether you choose to join us in person or virtually.

NIGP Forum is where the public procurement community comes together to prepare for what's next.

At Forum, our member network brings together professionals at all levels and career stages to​ learn from and support one another. It’s the environment where innovative ideas are shared and​ worked on collaboratively. It’s where our profession is exposed to new thinking and prepared to​ develop new solutions that will reshape our work. It’s where relationships are forged to support​ you through your growth journey. It’s where you can find the vetted, trusted, and indispensable​ partners to help you with current and future challenges.

The educational component of the conference covers the latest hot topics, best practices, resources, and skills needed to help improve job performance and provide professional development for public procurement professionals. 

Attendees leave Forum, whether virtual or in-person, with renewed energy for responsibly sourcing projects and a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges facing today's procurement professionals.

Connect with colleagues, explore bold ideas, and gain new experiences to accelerate your professional goals.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Solutions, answers, contact details and vital information

Whether you join us in-person or virtually,
NIGP Forum offers a tailored experience focused on our members’ needs.


August 19 - 23
Louisville, KY

  • 19.25 Contact Hours
  • Keynote Plenary Sessions
  • 60+ Learning Sessions 
  • 6 Interactive Workshops
  • 8 Current Conversations Networking Sessions
  • 200+ Exhibitors at the Products Expo
  • Awards Lunch


August 21 - 23
New virtual platform

  • 17.5 Contact Hours
  • 4 Live Keynote Plenary Sessions
  • 28 Live Learning Sessions 
  • 5 Current Conversations Networking Sessions

July 16, 2023

In Person

$972 until July 16  | $1,002 as of July 17

$1,172 until July 16 | $1,222 as of July 17


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Once you register...

You will receive two e-mails:

A confirmation of your Forum registration

A copy of your invoice

If you need assistance during registration contact a member of our Customer Care team either via email (forum@nigp.org) or by calling 1-800-367-6447 

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing via email to forum@nigp.org.  Cancellations received on or before July 23 will receive a full refund less a $175 administrative fee.  There will be no refunds for cancellations received after July 23, 2023.  Registrations are transferable at any time to another individual within the registrant’s entity.  There are no refunds for no-shows or early departures from the event.

Attendee Participation

By participating in the Forum 2023, you agree that NIGP is authorized to share your name and contact information with Forum 2023 exhibitors and sponsors.

Special Need or Request

Participating in Forum?  Have a special need or request?  Email forumspecialneeds@nigp.org

Attendee Code of Conduct

NIGP is dedicated to providing a safe, friendly, welcoming, and harassment-free environment at all NIGP hosted/sponsored events, whether in-person, online, or virtual. 

NIGP will ensure that all events are inclusive, respectful, productive, and harassment-free for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, marital status or partnership status, religion or creed, or any other basis protected by U.S. Federal, state or local laws. 

I agree to abide by this code of conduct while participating in any NIGP-sponsored events or activities.  Cooperation is expected from everyone and NIGP will actively enforce this code throughout any NIGP-sponsored event.  We expect all participants to abide by this code of conduct at all events, including ancillary events, and official and unofficial social gatherings.  Violations are taken seriously.  Participants violating this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled at NIGP’s discretion.  Read the complete version of our attendee code of conduct

Forum 2022 at a glance