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World Congress 2017 Agenda

View the final program. Printed copies will be available onsite.

Saturday, July 22

4:00pm–7:30pm Chapter Presidents Summer Soiree** (Chapter Presidents Only)
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Fountainview Room

Sunday, July 23

8:00am–3:00pm Leadership Master Class: Summer Session* (All Chapter Members Welcome)
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago Ballroom 8-10
12:00pm–2:00pm Free Contract Management Career Fair
Navy Pier, Lakeview Terrace
4:00pm–5:00pm Opening Main Stage Keynote: Vice Adm. David H. Lewis, Director, Defense Contract Management Agency
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
5:00pm–6:30pm Exhibit Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & Opening Reception
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
Sponsored by 
SourceAmerica
5:30pm–6:00pm Virtual Chapter Meetup
Navy Pier, NCMA Booth, Festival Hall A
6:00pm–6:30pm Newcomers Welcome Meetup
Navy Pier, Room 324
6:30pm–7:30pm NCMA Collaborate Kick-Off
Navy Pier, Lakeview Terrace Rooftop

Monday, July 24

7:00am–8:00am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
8:00am–9:00am Main Stage Keynote: Omera Khan, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Aalborg University Copenhagen
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
9:00am–10:30am Main Stage Discussion: Speed Debate: NCMA Style
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
10:30am–11:15am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
Sponsored by 
BAESystems
11:15am–12:30pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions (A)
12:30pm–2:00pm Networking Lunch
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
2:00pm–2:30pm Coffee and Dessert with Exhibitors
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
2:30pm–3:45pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions (B)
3:45pm–4:00pm Break
4:00pm–5:15pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions (C)
6:30pm–10:30pm

NCMA Celebrates!*
Untitled Supper Club

Sponsored by
APU

Tuesday, July 25

7:00am–8:00am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A 
8:00am–8:45am Main Stage Keynote: Robert Giandalone, Vice President of Procurement for the Americas, Marriott International
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
8:45am–9:30am Main Stage Keynote: Dan Helfrich, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
9:30am–10:30am Main Stage Discussion: CM Power Hour
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
10:30am–11:15am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
Sponsored by 
BAESystems
11:15am–12:30pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions (D)
12:30pm–2:00pm Networking Lunch
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
1:30pm–2:30pm
CMLDP Alumni Community Book Discussion
Navy Pier, Room 317
2:00pm–2:30pm Coffee and Dessert with Exhibitors
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
2:30pm–3:45pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions (E)
3:45pm–4:00pm Break
4:00pm–5:15pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions (F)

Wednesday, July 26

7:00am–8:30am Breakfast with CMLDP Graduation and Awards Presentation
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
8:30am–9:30am Main Stage Keynote: Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
9:30am–9:45am Break
9:45am–11:00am Concurrent Breakout Sessions (G)
11:00am–12:00pm Main Stage Discussion: NCMA's World Series Showdown
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom
1:30pm–5:30pm NCMA Certification Exams*†
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Missouri Room
2:00pm–6:00pm Federal Acquisition Success with SEWP***
Navy Pier, Rooms 301–306

Thursday, July 27

8:30am–4:30pm National Education Seminars*
Navy Pier, Rooms 325 & 326
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Agenda is subject to change.

Attendees will receive 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or Continuous Learning Porint (CLP) credits for their attendance.
This event meets all requirements laid out in 5 CFR 410.404.

* An event requiring an additional registration cost

** A complimentary, invitation-only event requiring separate registration

*** A complimentary event requiring separate registration

† An event requiring an application and approval prior to participation

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