Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 01, 2014
Former Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania will be the keynote speaker addressing more than 800 public procurement professionals at NIGP’s Forum in Philadelphia on Monday, August 25 from 8:30AM – 9:45AM. Governor Rendell’s remarks will focus on themes of competitiveness, infrastructure investment, education and effective use of tax revenues in his presentation, “Can America Stay on Top? The Challenge to American Competitiveness.”
Rendell served two terms as governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011). During this time he successfully cut spending and improved efficiency leading the state to savings of over $1 billion. In addition, as mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000), Rendell eliminated a major deficit, balanced the city`s budget, and generated five consecutive budget surpluses. Philadelphia`s renaissance, which the New York Times called "the most stunning turnaround in recent urban history," is largely attributed to his determination, inspiration, and energy.
After 34 years of public service, former Governor Rendell has become a champion for progress in the area of alternative energy, and now serves as a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and Ocean Thermal Energy. He has also remained involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management and Greenhill Advisors. The former governor continues to encourage investment in our nation's crumbling infrastructure. He continues to serve as co-chair of the Building America`s Future organization.
The NIGP Forum is the Institute’s premier education 4-day event providing attendees over 60 workshops led by subject matter experts, numerous networking activities and a lineup of thought-provoking professional speakers. The Forum’s products expo on August 25 and August 26 features over 200 exhibitors. This large concentration of government supplier provides public procurement professionals a unique opportunity to gain awareness and understanding of the latest products and services available to government agencies.
Learn more about NIGP and its 2014 Forum program at http://www.nigp.org/forum .
Since 1944, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement has built a reputation on providing members with premier education and research programs, professional support and technical services that elevate recognition and esteem for the profession. We are an association with over 2,900 member agencies representing 15,000+ professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America.