When will there be a ‘World Procurement Day’?

23 June 2011
Did you know that today is ‘World FM Day’? I found out yesterday and my first question was: “when is ‘World Procurement Day’?” Answer: there isn’t one, well not yet. The purpose of this initiative is to celebrate the importance of the FM profession and raise its profile around the globe. Various organisations have arranged events to mark the day, which takes place on the third Thursday in June every year. Events are being held across the globe from Brussels to Bangalore, Toronto to Texas and Shanghai to San Francisco. How much these achieve I’m not sure, but I suspect even if it is only those already in the profession who currently embrace it, it will bring them a sense of pride and unity. And over time, perhaps its influence will grow. So while colleagues in facilities management enjoy the growing glow of recognition that comes from today having been declared ‘World FM Day’, I’d like to know if you think a similar day for the procurement profession would be beneficial. ☛ If you want to follow updates throughout the day from SM sister publication FM World, follow @FM_world on Twitter
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