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 Export to Your Calendar 1/4/2021 to 1/8/2021
When: Monday, January 4, 2021
8:00 AM
Where: Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, California  93940
United States
Contact: CAPPO Office
(831) 464-4896

Online registration is available until: 12/11/2020
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On behalf of the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the 2021 Annual CAPPO Conference, our 104th Session. Each year, public procurement professionals from state, county, municipal, special districts, utilities, transportation agencies, K-12, and higher education agencies attend the CAPPO conference to exchange ideas and to resolve challenges California public agencies face by sharing information on technical advances, cost factors, new laws, and sources for products and services. As a group of professionals, we network, learn, and grow by attending workshops, seminars, and general sessions throughout the week. The vendor expo part of the event is a highlight of the conference experience which allows attendees and exhibitors to meet face to face, share ideas, and can see new products and services that are available for use in their respective agencies.

CAPPO, being the oldest public procurement association in the United States, was established in 1915 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior in public procurement. CAPPO continues in this tradition by offering professional development opportunities to our members throughout the year. Please consider joining us for the annual conference, the premier annual event with the purpose of bringing CAPPO members together for networking, learning, and professional enrichment. Our Program Chair, Jack Pellegrino, CPCM, is busy preparing for you an exciting conference schedule designed to grow and enrich the skills of public procurement officials like yourself.

We are pleased to announce our Keynote speaker is José Moreno Hernández, an engineer and former NASA astronaut. Hernández was assigned to the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-128. He also served as chief of the Materials and Processes branch of Johnson Space Center where he developed equipment for full-field digital mammography at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This invention aids in the early detection of breast cancer. Hernández was born in French Camp, California, but calls Stockton, California, his hometown. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Pacific in 1984 and an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996.

Our host City of Monterey provides a great selection of restaurants, shopping, and attractions within walking distance from the Monterey Conference Center, and hotels. It’s never too early to begin planning to attend, as the 2021 CAPPO Conference is less than a year away! There are multiple registration options to select from, please take a moment to review the brochure for additional details.

The 2021 Conference Committee’s goal is to make the 2021 Conference “Planting for Success - Harvesting the Knowledge” a conference where you’ll be inspired to “Grow your Knowledge” and increase your self-confidence. The conference committee is busy preparing the groundwork for an awesome harvest. Join us in making 2021 a successful harvest as we continue to build on CAPPO’s first 100 years of success.

Michael R. Derr, NSCS
2020/21 CAPPO President

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