7 Key Contract Management Conferences To Attend in 2019

Looking to increase your knowledge of industry best practices and learn how to overcome contract management challenges? Or better yet, hoping to find the best contract management software for your organization?  These 7 contract management conferences will allow you and your colleagues to meet other professionals in your field, collaborate on overcoming process challenges and bottlenecks, and meet with contract management and procurement software thought-leaders to learn about the smart tools and technology that are rapidly changing the way organizations do business and manage contracts.

1.   CLOC Vegas Institute 2019

Las Vegas, NV – May 14-16, 2019

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium states that 90% of CLOC 2018 attendees surveyed plan to attend the event again this year.  Come together with CLOC members and other attendees for valuable takeaways,  lessons, and guidance to help improve your organization’s legal department and business.  CLOC Institute is considered the largest, most popular, and most respected gathering of legal operations professionals.

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2.   BIO 2019

Philadelphia, PA – May 31-June 6, 2019

This event is specific to pharmaceutical and biotechnology leaders for a week of networking, shared ideas, discovery, and more.  BIO 2019 will allow you and your team to address life science and related areas such as biomanufacturing, genomics, cell therapy, clinical trial agreement management, and more.  Last year’s convention held 1,800+ exhibitors, 180+ education sessions, and 300+ company presentations.

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3.   NCMA – World Congress 2019

Boston, MA – July 28-31, 2019

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is hosting World Congress 2019, the largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals with 2,000+ attendees.  This conference is perfect for federal, state, local, industry, and commercial businesses to connect and share advice at all career levels.

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4.   2019 ABA San Francisco Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA – August 8-13, 2019

The American Bar Association is providing legal professionals with a chance to network and share experiences while attending workshops and learning from thought leaders in the field of law.  This conference is a must for contract law professionals.

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5.   ACC Annual Meeting

Phoenix, AZ – October 27-30, 2019

Networking opportunities and advanced informational seminars are just some of the benefits you’ll receive from attending the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) annual meeting.  Take your team to the next level by learning from leading in-house lawyers and other legal professionals as they discuss hot topics and challenges associated with legal and regulatory standards.

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6.   2019 IACCM Americas Conference

Phoenix, AZ – November 4-6, 2019

Don’t miss this year’s agenda, focusing on contract economics, ethics, and innovation.  The International Association for Contract and Commercial Management always takes attendees above and beyond with thought-provoking seminars, networking events with legal, procurement, and contract management vendors, top-notch gatherings, and more.

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7.   NCMA – GCMS 2019

Arlington, VA – December 9-10, 2019

The 2019 Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS) is hosted by The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), providing government and industry contracting professionals with training to enhance their organization’s processes.  Take advantage of breakout sessions and networking opportunities with approximately 1,000 other attendees hoping to share industry insights and ideas with you.

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Conferences are a great way to ensure your organization is up-to-date with industry standards and to gain insights on technology that’s available to help you with day-to-day functions like contract workflows, signatures, and data analysis.  Many individuals use conferences to keep in touch with others in their field and find it’s a great way to help align thoughts by stepping out of the usual routine and think critically about how to improve contract management and procurement processes.