Purchasing Seminar

June 8-10, 2025 | Kansas City, MO

June 8-10, 2025 | Kansas City, MO

Attend

2024 Registration
pricing

Standard Rate

Available April 30, 2024

First Registrant: $1,725

Second Registrant: $1,600

Market Fundamentals session

Takes place Sunday, June 2, 2024

$425

Evening only

Add-on available with purchase of early bird/standard registration

$525

A refund will be given if registration is cancelled by May 15.

After that date, a credit will be issued for the following year. The credit is good for ONE year only but can be used by anyone in the company.

Download the Purchasing Seminar app

Connect with other attendees through messaging, the event feed or the meeting scheduler. View the agenda, speaker bios, presentations, local maps and more.

How to download the app

  1. Hit the appropriate mobile button above for iOS (Apple) or Google Play (Android) and download the CVENT EVENTS app.

  2. Search for our event – Purchasing Seminar. Enter the event name or ID in the search bar.

  3. Download the event (if prompted, enter the event ID and tap “Download Event”).

  4. Enter your info. First name, last name and email address you used for the Purchasing Seminar registration.

  5. Verify your account. You will receive an email with a verification code. Enter it and click the arrow.

Book your hotel

The 2024 Purchasing Seminar room block at the Loews Kansas City Hotel is full. We recommend the following hotels that are near Loews, the Purchasing Seminar host hotel:

Ambassador Hotel Kansas City
1111 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106
Discounted room rates available

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Hotel
1301 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64105

Hotel Phillips
106 W 12th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

Who you’ll meet

More than 700 professionals in ingredient purchasing, sales, marketing and more attend the Purchasing Seminar every year. The event facilitates a variety of networking opportunities, allowing you to exchange ideas with peers and establish connections with potential suppliers.

Attendee FAQ

Find answers to all your questions about the Purchasing Seminar.

What is the Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar?

The Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar features presentations and panels on ingredient and commodity markets, meat and poultry complex, weather, energy, trends, the economy, packaging, transportation and more. The event exists to serve the food industry and provide opportunities for connection. Since 1978, the Purchasing Seminar has been an industry cornerstone, playing a critical role in the success of our community, especially in challenging times.

When and where will the 2024 Purchasing Seminar take place?

The Purchasing Seminar will be held June 2-4, 2024, in Kansas City, MO, at the Loews Kansas City Hotel.

Who should attend?

The Purchasing Seminar is designed for executives and managers who are involved with ingredient procurement, market analysis, risk assessment, supply chain management and corporate planning. The conference provides significant networking opportunities for marketing and purchasing professionals.

You can view a full list of companies that attended in 2023 here.

What is the event agenda?

The event agenda will be available January 2024.

How do I register?

To register for the 2024 Purchasing Seminar, click here.

How much does it cost to attend?

For more information on event rates, click here.

What is the registration cancellation policy?

A refund will be given if registration is cancelled by May 15. After that date, a credit will be issued for the following year. The credit is good for ONE year only but can be used by anyone in the company.

How can my company sponsor the Purchasing Seminar?

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, check out the Sponsorships section of our website.

Have more questions?

Send us a message or give us a call, and we’ll get back to you with answers.

Christina Sullivan
Purchasing Seminar Coordinator
816-756-1000 ext. 871