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What You Need to Know about Evolve ‘14

The time has come for Periscope’s 3rd annual Evolve conference in Austin, and it’s getting bigger and better every year! Join us April 21-23, 2014 as we bring together public sector procurement professionals nationwide to discuss the latest trends and obstacles in the industry and the future of procurement in 2014 and beyond!

KEY THEME. Productive networking and education on innovative ways to eradicate waste, maximize value, and drive savings in the public sector through procurement automation.

GREAT EVENT, GREAT LOCATION. The Evolve conference has grown significantly over the years, with a doubling attendance rate and an impressive agenda full of valuable takeaways. Evolve ‘14 will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines just outside of Austin. The hotel boasts comfortable guest rooms, vast meeting spaces, dining, and activities all in one convenient location.

HIGH-CALIBER KEYNOTE SPEAKERS. Former Governor of Pennsylvania Edward Rendell will join us to deliver a compelling keynote presentation on how he promoted strategic cost cutting and drove procurement savings, among many other achievements, throughout his eight-year leadership. Past speakers have include top names, like Roy Spence, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Austin advertising agency GSD&M, and Gilbert Tuhabonye, Olympic runner, author, and motivational speaker.

THOUGHT-PROVOKING SESSIONS. Backed by a purpose-driven approach, Periscope is determined to provide education on relevant solutions and strategies necessary for achieving procurement success. The Evolve ‘14 agenda will also include exciting news on product launches and updates and provide the opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue with respected procurement leaders via panel discussions and learn real-life examples of procurement transformation.

BEST PRACTICE TRAINING. There will be plenty of opportunities to participate in in-depth breakout training sessions to gain further understanding of the ins and outs of powerful procurement tools, like the NIGP Code and Periscope’s top-rated software BuySpeed, via interactive live applications and product demos, and learn more ways to get the most out of these solutions. The Evolve conference additionally offers certification exam preparation and continuing education credits.

HUGE PUBLIC SECTOR FOLLOWING. Evolve attendees typically include chief procurement officers, certified purchasers and procurement directors, and IT and finance professionals from state and local government agencies, school systems, special districts, and higher education entities.

AFFORDABLE COMMITMENT. Early Bird Registration is currently available for $385. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines is offering a discounted rate of $108 per night. We’ll provide meals, beverages, and activities.

*To take advantage of Early Bird pricing for a limited time, register now at evolve.periscopeholdings.com/registration.

Registration Open for Evolve ‘14

Early Bird Registration is now open for Evolve ‘14, Periscope’s annual thought leadership procurement conference! Evolve ‘14 provides an opportunity for public procurement professionals to network with others in the industry, attend best practice training sessions, learn how to get the most out of eProcurement, and more! The conference will take place April 21-23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, located just outside of Austin. Keynote speaker information and conference agenda will be provided soon. Come find out how with a purpose driven approach you can take your ordinary procurement processes and transition into strategic practices that eradicate waste and maximize the value of every dollar spent. To take advantage of the Early Bird rate or view the latest details on Evolve ‘14, please visit evolve.periscopeholdings.com.

Save the Date – Evolve ‘14!

Mark your calendar for Evolve ’14! Periscope is thrilled to announce that its annual procurement industry conference will be held April 21-23, 2014 at an exciting new location! Please save the dates and join us at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, located just outside of Austin, at an affordable discounted rate of $108 per night. Evolve brings public procurement professionals nationwide together to learn ways they can streamline processes for maximized efficiency, hear about the latest procurement innovations and trends, participate in in-depth training sessions and discussions of industry hot topics, and play a role in shaping the future of procurement solutions. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to make a difference in your organization! More conference details and keynote speaker information to follow…

Early Bird Registration Deadline for Evolve ‘13

Periscope would to like to remind all who are interested in attending its Evolve ’13 procurement conference from April 1-3 that Early Bird Registration will come to an end on February 28. Regular Evolve Registration will immediately follow and be available until March 25. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge of procurement trends and obstacles in the public sector, learn more about advancements in eProcurement functionality, participate in in-depth training sessions, and network with other professionals in the industry. To take advantage of the Early Bird rate, please visit evolve.periscopeholdings.com now to complete your registration and view the conference agenda and other important details. Join us and find out how you can maximize value within your organization!

NIGP Code Training Offered at Procurement Industry Conference

Periscope Holdings, Inc. announces its plans to host NIGP Code training at Evolve’13, its annual thought leadership procurement conference that will take place April 1-3. In addition to listening to respected industry leaders present the latest news on exciting planned developments and new value-added services available, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a best practice training session, conducted by Deborah Hail, Periscope’s Manager of NIGP Code Services.

Come hear why the NIGP Code is the leading classification system for products and services needed by governmental entities at all levels. Whether you are a long-time user of the Code or brand new to it, the session will provide a solid foundation that will help you get the most out of this solution and is a great way to further extend your knowledge. Also, you will learn how other cities, counties, and agencies are using it to bring the highest levels of order and efficiency to their overall procurement processes.

The NIGP Code provides an essential tracking tool to improve the registration and maintenance of vendor files, capture purchase history, generate key business indicator reports, track inventory, and identify cooperative purchasing opportunities. Join us at Evolve’13 and find out how it can be leveraged to drive significant benefits and savings for your organization.

Online registration is now available. To register or view conference agenda and other important details, please visit evolve.periscopeholdings.com.

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