Gartner Research

Increase Supplier Engagement Through Supplier Summits

Published: 31 January 2019

ID: G00367752

Analyst(s): Miguel Cossio


Supplier summits help companies develop stronger supplier relationships by communicating corporate initiatives and overall expectations to the supplier audience most able to support them. This research helps chief procurement officers plan and execute an effective supplier summit.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Collaborate With Internal Stakeholders to Define a Theme-Based Agenda and Desired Outcomes for the Event
  • Invite Suppliers With the Greatest Impact to Your Organization, as Well as Those That Can Best Support Your Key Initiatives
    • Ensure Attendance of the Suppliers’ Senior Leadership
  • Recognize Top-Performing Suppliers With a Supplier Awards Program

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