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BREAKING: DPW moves annual conference to an all-digital experience

11 February, 2021 | By DPW

A new global experience for procurement

DPW today announced DPW2021 – it’s annual flagship conference – will be an all-digital experience connecting technology companies, buyers, thought leaders and media from around the world.

The new format will be an immersive and highly personalized 5-part experience uniting professionals across the globe with our trademark inspirational content, procurement’s best technologies, and highly engaging networking opportunities – all available at a click of a button.

“DPW will definitely make its welcome return this September despite the pandemic but, in the prevailing circumstances, we believe it is  impossible to hold the event in the way we are used to,” Matthias Gutzmann, Founder of DPW, said.

DPW’s decision to move to an all-digital format was strengthened by a recent survey of 500 procurement professionals and event experts showing 70% of respondents expect large conferences throughout 2021 socially distanced and with travel restrictions, and 27% fully virtual. Scenario 1 (“Normal” conference”) has been ruled out across the board.

Hosting an average conference with a reduced, regional audience, and stressful networking experiences, is not an option for DPW, whose industry acclaimed conference stands for superior quality, a global audience and a casual and fun environment.

“What energises us most about this new all-digital approach to DPW2021 is that it enables us to lead the way in driving new virtual experiences in procurement and to be more inclusive and engaging throughout the year. Bringing more customers, partners, technology industry leaders, and digital procurement enthusiasts together from around the world means we can provide more opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and learning,”

Matthias Gutzmann, Founder DPW

One event, five different experiences

Broadcast from our LIVE TV Studio at the stunning Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, attendees at home will be amazed by the monumental atmosphere and experience DPW2021 online as if it were live.

DPW2021 will be a multi-part experience that includes five virtual components:

  1. DPW CONNECT (1-31 Sept)
  2. Conference (15-16 Sept)
  3. Digital Procurement 50 Awards (15 Sept)
  4. DEMO Grand Finale (16 Sept)
  5. DPW2021 On-Demand (17 Sept – 31st Dec)

An all-new approach to virtual sponsorships

DPW2021 continues to be the premier technology event for thousands of digital procurement professionals by offering a mix of innovation, collaboration, and learning opportunities.

This event is an exceptional opportunity to build awareness of your brand among procurement technology leaders and practitioners from hundreds of Fortune 500 organizations. Share your company’s message virtually with some of the brightest minds in the digital procurement ecosystem.

Our new virtual sponsorship offerings are designed with you in mind and to help you achieve three key goals:

  1. Brand Building
  2. Content Sharing & Engagement
  3. Making Meaningful Connections

Every year, our sponsorship packages sell out shortly after the prospectus is released. We recommend completing the sponsorship request form as soon as possible. All sponsorship requests must go through an internal review process.

After you submit the request form, the DPW sponsorship team will be in contact with you within two business days to walk you through next steps. A signed contract is required to secure your sponsorship. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so be sure to complete a request form today.

Questions? Reach out to our team at

If you are a startup, learn more about our Startup Program at DPW2021.


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