KCRPE will host, for the first time, a Young Professionals Luncheon and Networking session on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., hosted by Stephanie Creed, CPPO, CPPB,

Procurement Manager, City of Olathe. To qualify,

you must be under 40 years of age OR new to

public procurement (three years or less). The

cost is included in your registration, so just mark the appropriate field and come join us!

            Agenda At-A-Glance
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
   10:00 a.m. - MAPP Board Meeting

   11:00 a.m. - Young Professionals Luncheon

     1:00 p.m. - Opening Plenary Session - What Is Your Path to Success in Procurement?
     2:30 p.m. - Breakout Sessions -

                         The Negotiator! No, it's not William Shatner, it could be you!

                         Getting the Best Out of People
     3:45 p.m. - Plenary Session featuring NIGP Area 6 Chapter Ambassador

                         Jody Jacoby
     4:30 p.m. - Chapter Business Meetings
     6:00 p.m. - Social Event

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
      7:30 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet and Networking
      8:45 a.m. - Plenary Session - Cyber Security & Fraud - Protect Your Entity's     
                         Procurement Cards
    10:30 a.m. - Plenary Session - Leadership Communication: Develop, Deliver,
                          Connect with your End Users in Procurement
     11:30 a.m. - Lunch on your own
       1:00 p.m. - Vendor Exposition
       5:30 p.m. - Delegate/Vendor Mixer and Networking

Friday, October 7, 2016 -
      7:30 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet and Networking
      8:45 a.m. - Plenary Session - Take the Mystery Out of Payment Bonds and
                          Performance Bonds
    10:00 a.m. - Plenary Session - Five Steps to Building Your Successful Procurement


C. J. Dykhouse

Boone County, MO Counselor

Virginia, McDowell

President & Board Chair

Global Gaming Women

Mike Alden, Retired Director of Athletics, University of Missouri

Social Event

Young Professionals

Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Agent


This year's social event will be held at the Coco Key Water Resort at the Adams Mark Hotel from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.   The event includes dinner, a full array of water park attractions, a DJ and another activity for those who don't want to enjoy the water park. A cash bar will be available.  Vendors and guests may attend the social event for $45.00; delegates fee is covered in full registration.

                                Must be 21 to attend.

                                Delegates, spouses, children, and other guests may use   

                                the water park at the half price fee of $12.00 each.

Kim Borchers

Deputy Chief of Staff

Kansas Governor's Office

Keynote Speakers

Rennette Apodaca

Executive Director of Procurement & Accounts Payable

Albuquerque Public Schools