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2023 Agency Purchasing Conference
October 17-20, 2023
Oglebay Resort
Wheeling, WV

Registration opens Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

The West Virginia Purchasing Division has begun planning its 2023 Agency Purchasing Conference, and we’re excited about what’s in store. We’ll kick off the conference with an evening social on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, followed by a schedule of five concurrent in-person workshops and 10 webinars during the following three days.

The Purchasing Division is excited about this annual training event!


Conference Features

This year’s agenda will feature:

• An evening social, with appetizers and beverages provided;

• Five concurrent in-person workshops and a concurrent webinar with new workshop topics planned;

• A beginner’s track with seven workshops perfect for individuals new to the state purchasing process or those who simply need a refresher but are not sure what classes to take;

• Group meals with plenty of opportunities for networking; and

• Special recognition of the 2023 “Procurement Officer of the Year” award.

To view a copy of this year’s agenda, click on the button below. Please note that this agenda is subject to change and is being shared for informational purposes only. 

Registration and Fee

The registration fee will be $175 per person, which covers materials, group meals, administrative costs, and attendance to all workshop sessions. Individuals with special dietary restrictions should contact Courtney Sisk Johnson at (304) 558-4213.

Payment of the conference registration fee will be accepted at the time of online registration.  The preferred method of payment is the state Purchasing Card.  If you wish to pay by IET, you may contact Courtney Sisk Johnson at the phone number above.

Participants who need to cancel their registration to the 2023 Agency Purchasing Conference MUST do so by Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Failure to do so may result in a penalty fee for late cancellation.  To cancel your attendance, please contact Courtney Sisk Johnson at (304) 558-4213 or Courtney.S.Johnson@wv.gov.

To view a copy of this year’s tentative agenda, please click on the button below. Please note that this agenda is subject to change and is being shared for informational purposes only.


Lodging Arragements

Reservations may be made beginning August 2 by calling Oglebay at 1-877-436-1797.  To receive the contracted room rate of $96 per night for a standard single or double occupancy room (plus a 3% historic preservation fee), be sure to reference the Purchasing Conference.

Award Nominations

The Purchasing Division is pleased to continue its tradition of honoring its agency partners with the "Procurement Officer of the Year" award.  To submit a nomination, click here.  Questions regarding nomination submission may be directed to Samantha Knapp at (304) 558-7022.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, August 30, 2023.



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