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What is DPW Conference?
DPW Conference is an annual technology event held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and considered the world’s largest and most influential tech event of the procurement industry. Now in its second year, DPW Conference has grown to 3,500 attendees and become a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of procurement technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.
Spend Matters has said we are “the techiest and best new procurement conference in years”. The Next Web has said DPW Conference is “the future of procurement”. Vodafone CPO Ninian Wilson has called us “a laboratory for new ideas.”
When is DPW Conference 2022?
DPW Conference will be on Wednesday, 21 September (Day 1), and Thursday, 22 September, 2022 (Day 2). But don’t think we’d start on Day 1! Oh no, Day 0 (20 September) will be filled with side events curated for founders, as well as pre-event networking dinners for select attendees.
The start and finish times on each of our stages will vary, but you can plan to be onsite at DPW Conference from 9 am to 6 pm CEST each event day, 21-22 September, 2022.
Where does the conference take place, and how do I get there?
The in-person part of DPW Conference will take place at the Beurs van Berlage, located at Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands.
What can I expect from the online experience?
We pride ourselves on our vast experience in organizing events, both in-person and online-only. By combining the two, we have created a truly hybrid event that will provide the best experience, regardless whether you are joining us in Amsterdam or online.
What you can expect from the online event is the same as you can expect from the in-person format: valuable content, interactive sessions with audience engagement, and plenty of opportunities to connect and do business with people attending in-person and online.
What can I expect from the in-person experience?
DPW Conference is known for its pioneering spirit. We’re blazing forward – with the highest health and safety measures in place – by returning to meeting in-person at the stunning Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.
DPW Conference 2022 features two days full of stage programs in addition to several side events, roundtable discussions, and facilitated workshops. Our speaker line-up includes successful founders and business leaders, top-notch investors, and other tech influencers.
Networking is what makes a conference. That’s why we are introducing more and new networking experiences at DPW Conference 2022, to help build strong relationships among attendees.
Where can I see the full DPW Conference 2022 schedule?
The DPW Conference 2022 schedule will be released early 2022! We’ve lined up two days of inspiring talks, unmissable content, Q&As and masterclasses, with more talks and speakers added each week.
Join ProcureTech leaders and innovators, and more in Amsterdam and online next September.
Explore the full schedule here.
Where can I stay in Amsterdam? Do you have any hotel recommendations?
What is the dress code for DPW Conference?
DPW Conference is a business event. That said, you don’t have to worry too much about your outfit: most attendees opt for a business casual look with simple pants/jeans or a skirt, a (corporate) t-shirt, and a blazer. If you’re participating in a pitch competition, a white shirt with rolled-up sleeves will do just fine. We’d recommend dressing smart-casual – you can’t go wrong.
How can I contact the DPW team?
You can reach the team by email at email@example.com
How can I become a sponsor?
How do I apply to become a speaker?
If you are interested in speaking at DPW Conference 2022 and would like to submit a speaker submission, please visit our Speaking at DPW Conference page for more information.
I’m interested in investor/VC opportunities at DPW Conference, whom do I contact?
Is there a charge for registering for DPW2021?
Yes, there is a fee for attending DPW2021. Running a state-of-the-art virtual conference with superior content comes with high costs on our end. That said, admission charge is significantly lower than our in-person event.
What type of tickets are available for DPW2021?
For more information, please visit our ticket page.
When will I be able to register?
Registration to DPW2021 will open on 10th March.
Can I cancel my pass for 2021?
Things happen, we understand. Our cancellation policy gives you the flexibility to do what you have to do whether you’re attending digitally, or in-person.
You can get a full refund on your pass through 30 April, 2021. If you cancel from 1 May, 2021 through July 14 2021, you’ll get a 50% refund if you cancel more than 24 hours after purchase. After 14 July, 2021, we will not provide a refund (regardless of whether or not you attend DPW2021) if you cancel more than 24 hours after purchase. After 25 August, 2021 we will not provide any refunds.
How can I cancel a pass?
If you need to cancel your pass, just get in touch with us by replying to your registration confirmation email or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to get multiple tickets for my business, what do you offer?
Please email email@example.com for group discounts.
Where can I find the invoice for my ticket?
Your invoice is in your ticket confirmation email, which you will receive after you purchase your ticket.
Do you offer a student discount?
Yes. Students are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, innovators, and next-generation procurement leaders. We offer DPW2021 tickets at no cost to help students find the next big idea and engage with senior procurement leaders. For more information, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have free or discounted tickets for members of groups not well-represented within the procurement community?
Yes. DPW aims to be the most inclusive and representative event in procurement. We’ve set aside 500 no-charge tickets to DPW2021@… for members of underrepresented groups in procurement including but not limited to: women, underrepresented backgrounds, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, veterans. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for more information or contact our team at email@example.com.
What are the programs for startups?
Our goal at DPW is to help startups reach the next level through connections, business, and access to capital. Our DPW2021 startup program gives startups the opportunity to showcase their products, get feedback, and gain access to capital, new customers, and future partners.
Now that we’ve taken DPW2021 online, we can deliver more value to startups on even better terms – for just €599.
What you’ll get:
Get four (4) Premium Tickets for your team, with access to content and networking features.
Meet Investors and Procurement Leaders
Use our award-winning matchmaking and networking platform to connect and meet with investors and procurement professionals.
Pitch On Stage
Get a chance to showcase your startup during our Innovation Fastlane sessions matching corporations with relevant startups to help solve innovation challenges.
Share Your Story
Attended by media, bloggers and influencers, DPW2021 is your best place to stand out and boost your brand awareness.
Who can apply for a startup pass?
We accept applications from startups whose technologies contribute to the digital procurement ecosystem. Core digital procurement companies as well as startups rolling up the space from other angles are welcome.
Verified startups that meet these criteria can apply for the startup program.
- Your company’s product must have launched no earlier than 2015
- You have to have an existing product or an MVP
To attend DPW2021, please apply here. Once your application has been accepted, you can register for a startup pass.
Who is eligible for DEMO?
DEMO is open to all startups exhibiting at DPW2020. Of the 40 startups attending DPW2020, the top 10 startups will be selected to battle it out and be crowned the winner of DEMO at DPW2020. Startups present in front of investors, media, sponsors, and procurement professionals.
You can apply here to exhibit at DPW2020.
If selected, is there a cost to attend DPW2021?
Yes. Organising a virtual event of this quality and magnitude is expensive. Thus, we ask that the attending startups share some of the cost with us. The price for attending startups is low and only €599 + VAT
How does my company apply to attend DPW2021?
Please fill out the online application. Note that all information submitted during the application process is strictly confidential and will NOT be shared with anyone without your approval.
How can I find investors?
You will also have the chance to connect with all investors (and all other attendees) through our award-winning matchmaking and networking platform, which will be accessible two weeks before the conference begins and close two weeks after the event.
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