Haste Ye Back Paul Wakelin, procurement manager for IBM, explains his approach to strategic sourcing (top) during a session. Global Corporate Summit participants and guests gathered before boarding the Royal Yacht Britannia, berthed in Edinburgh, on their final evening in Scotland.
hundreds of thousands of dollars, to a radio walkie-talkie app, offered for free. And outsourcing was a hot-button
topic, as the group tried to wrap its arms around rates, goals, and definitions.
NEXT STEPS During the final Open Sourced session, participants raised issues needing further exploration and discussed how PCMA could help address their chal- lenges. Some of the PCMA resources to look for in the near future:
› Outsourcing model map — various outsourcing models and consider- ations for each › Road-tested technology trends — what technologies meeting planners are using and what the next evolution in these products could look like › Global safety resources — a compila- tion of resources available to determine safety for taking meetings abroad, particularly in developing markets › SMMP training for vendor partners and smart practices — opportunities
for vendors and suppliers to learn the essentials of SMMP in organizations and how they can best help meet their clients’ objectives, as well as a series of programs focused on current SMMP trends, communication strategies, and reports and measurement.
ON THE WEB Read a Convene interview with the members of the PCMA Corporate Task Force who helped create the agenda for the inaugural PCMA Global Corporate Summit at convn. org/CorpSpeak.