Kelly Barner

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Kelly BarnerKelly Barner

Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point.  She has been in procurement since 2003, starting as a practitioner, and then working as the Associate Director of Consulting at Emptoris.

She has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends, and relevant economics at Buyers Meeting Point since 2009.  Kelly is also the General Manager at Art of Procurement, and Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business.

Kelly has her MBA from Babson College, as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.  She has co-authored three books:

  • ‘Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources’,
  • ‘Procurement at a Crossroads : Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry’, and
  • ‘Finance Unleashed: Leveraging the CFO for Innovation’.

Some awards that Kelly has won:

  • 2021: LinkedIn Creator Accelerator
  • 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine “Top Female Supply Chain Executive”
  • 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine “Pro to Know”
  • 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine “Pro to Know”
Speaker Details
  • Title

    Owner and Managing Director

  • Company

    Buyers Meeting Point

  • Presentation

    Hold My Beer: The History of Everyone’s Favorite Can (This Week in Business History Live Feature!)

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