Annual Conferences

IPSERA was founded in 1990 by a group of academics interested in establishing a forum to discuss purchasing and supply issues. The first conference was held in April 1992 at the University of Strathclyde.  It has since grown from its early beginnings to become a regular annual event that has been hosted on 4 continents, with around 200-250 people attending.

Compared to other conferences in the OM field, IPSERA is relatively small, and is a very social event where people get to know one another well and establish collaborations. It provides an encouraging environment for PhD students and early career staff to present their first papers. In our recent strategic review in 2013, we felt that ‘Small is Beautiful’, and that IPSERA has a special atmosphere that we wish to preserve. 



Upcoming events

    • 28 Mar 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 31 Mar 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Online

    IPSERA 2020 in Knoxville was postponed to 2021. However, due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the 30th IPSERA conference will also be the 1st digital conference.

    Go to the Conference website   

    IPSERA, the International Purchasing and Supply, Education and Research Association, is a unique multi-disciplinary network offering researchers, practitioners and educators a platform for development and extension of knowledge concerning Purchasing and Supply Management. The Annual Conference allows the exchange of most recent research developments in an inspiring scientific and social environment with contributions from academics in any field that is concerned with the understanding of Purchasing and Supply Management.

    For further information, please write to: Ipsera2021@ipsera.com

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