World Congress, the nation's premier event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals announced the event's return to Chicago with an esteemed lineup to prepare for a "Yes, and" world.
World Congress consistently features leaders and influencers as keynote speakers and leaders of engaging sessions. This year, World Congress attendees will hear from the most sought-after experts who continue to drive significant and impactful innovation, including:
- Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Double Quartet
- Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics and Chairman, Futurist Institute
- Zach Baumann, Talent Researcher, Air Force Personnel Center
Orbert Davis and members of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Double Quartet will open World Congress and lead participants in an interactive and entertaining session on what great leadership looks, feels, and sounds like using the concepts of improvisation.
Jason Schenker, one of the world's top economic and financial forecasters, will provide his outlook on the economy, financial markets, and labor market. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute. He has been ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker a top forecaster in 46 categories, including #1 in the world for his accuracy in 26 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Chinese Yuan, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and U.S. jobs.
Zach Baumann, an active-duty U.S. Air Force Support Officer who has been disrupting the DoD status quo since his first day of military field training, will close World Congress with a look at today's gaming communities and explore the power they hold for the future of the DoD. Specializing in the “people” enterprise, Bauman’s work has been repeatedly recognized for his innovative and “why not” approach to solving problems, shaping strategy, and influencing others. Before starting his current job as a talent researcher at the Air Force’s Personnel Center, Baumann completed an MBA at the University of Colorado – Boulder focused on analytics and entrepreneurship. In between classes, Baumann co-founded Air Force Gaming, a grass-roots movement of digital natives that is changing the future of how service members connect.
“I am thrilled to welcome Jason and Zach to the main stage, and to bring powerful improvisation skills to our community,” said Kraig Conrad, NCMA Chief Executive Officer. The NCMA community is excited to hear from these world-renowned visionaries and learn how to re-imagine and re-shape the future of contract management.
World Congress will be hosted as a hybrid event July 17-20, 2022, with both virtual and in-person experiences. The in-person event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, and the virtual event will be delivered through an immersive online platform. Visit ncmahq.org/worldcongress for more details to learn more about the conference.
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org.