EPIC Awards at ProcureCon Canada: City of Toronto recognised for team innovation

By Olivia Minnock
The winners of the EPIC Awards, organised by ProcureCon Canada in partnership with Supply Professional, were announced this week at the 2019 event in To...

The winners of the EPIC Awards, organised by ProcureCon Canada in partnership with Supply Professional, were announced this week at the 2019 event in Toronto.

Billed as a premier program for procurement professionals, the EPIC Awards recognise leadership in the procurement sphere as well as innovation and high achievers.

Michael Power, Editor of Supply Professional magazine, presented the awards. “Procurement in 2019 is a profession facing several challenges and disruptive forces including ever evolving technology, the constantly shifting economical and political landscape, the pressures of risk mitigation, cost reduction pressures, or simply being asked to do more for less.

“Canada’s procurement community routinely handles these challenges as true professionals,” he commented.

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Four awards were announced at this year’s ProcureCon Canada, with categories including individual innovation, team innovation, ‘rising star’ and supplier excellence.

This year, the award for team innovation went to The City of Toronto, which runs various campaigns to boost tourism, commerce, community services, and to generally make Toronto a great place to live and work for all its citizens.

Presented with the award were General Manager Lloyd Brierly and Chief Purchasing Officer Michael Pacholok, who Brierly says “did all the work”. “We can’t do the work without our clients, so we’re very grateful to Lloyd for nominating us,” said Pacholok.  

“In order to continue to recognise excellence, WBR and the ProcureCon team have partnered with Supply Professional magazine to present the EPIC Awards for 2019,” said Alex Chard, Senior Project Director at WBR, which organises the ProcureCon series.

The EPIC awards can benefit businesses and supply chain professionals by elevating credibility and offering recognition for nominees and winners, as well as allowing attendees of ProcureCon to hear about some of the latest achievements in the space and learn from those with years of experience.

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