The University of Twente Purchasing Conference (UTPC) is a congress founded and organized by a team of international, motivated and highly engaged students from the University of Twente. Under the heading “Come and meet the excellence”, this conference specifically explores the topics of purchasing and supply management.

Participants of the UTPC have the chance of gaining state-of-the-art insights and the opportunity to meet with outstanding people in an international context, thereby extending their professional network.

The second edition of this one-day event will take place on March 4th, 2016 on the University of Twente campus in Enschede, the Netherlands. We invite talented and highly motivated students as well as young professionals, corporates and academics from all around the world with an interest in purchasing and supply management to participate in the UTPC. The agenda entails several building blocks: Centre stage take speeches given by CEOs, CPOs and partners of well-known corporations providing insights about the business impact of purchasing.

Furthermore, students can show their talent while working on interesting business cases provided by the sponsoring organizations and attend our career fair to connect to representatives of high-class companies to establish contacts for their future career. Several interview opportunities will be offered giving students the chance to discuss about possible job and internship opportunities. At the same time, young professionals, corporates and academics have exclusive access to our networking lounge. Altogether, the conference offers several networking breaks in order to provide all participants with the opportunity to become acquainted with each other, have inspiring talks and to make valuable contacts. The UTPC concludes with an interesting panel discussion involving all participants and inviting them to share their opinion on the business impact of purchasing.