Art of Procurement, a media company focused on the value potential of corporate procurement and supply management, has announced its acquisition of Buyers Meeting Point and MyPurchasingCenter, complimentary content creation and community resource organizations with a similar mission and focus.
The acquisition creates a multi-brand, multi-channel procurement and supply management-focused media organization supported by a community of over 50,000 procurement and supply chain professionals and a back catalog of over 2,500 freely available podcasts, videos, and educational articles.
“We have worked closely with Buyers Meeting Point for many years, and I’m excited by the opportunity to integrate their strong community and content archive as we continue to grow Art of Procurement into the world’s largest source of free, high quality inspirational and educational content for procurement and supply chain professionals.” said Philip Ideson, Founder and Managing Director of Art of Procurement.
“This acquisition provides the platform for Art of Procurement’s growth into adjacent verticals, where we will continue to apply our market leading ideation and content creation processes to help inspire, guide, and advise the procurement leaders of today, and tomorrow.”
As part of the acquisition, Kelly Barner, who has owned and managed Buyers Meeting Point since 2009, will be named as co-founder of the combined entities. She has held a role at Art of Procurement since 2017, and currently works as the company’s Head of Content and Operations.
“Helping the members of the procurement community achieve their full potential has been my passion since founding Buyers Meeting Point 15 years ago,” said Barner. “Bringing these respected brands together in one aligned organization will multiply the impact we can have and significantly increase our reach.”
About Art of Procurement
Art of Procurement was founded by career procurement professionals to inspire procurement leaders to think differently about the value they can bring. In addition to hosting the #1 procurement podcast worldwide, Art of Procurement provides access to the events, resources, thought leaders, and tools that will help procurement drive change with confidence and advocates for the value procurement offers to the larger organization. Learn more at https://artofprocurement.com/
About Buyers Meeting Point
Buyers Meeting Point is an online knowledge and professional development resource for procurement and supply management professionals. Founded in 2009, Buyers Meeting Point provides the procurement community with an events calendar, blog, book reviews, and active social media network, all of which are trusted sources of information for practitioners and solution providers alike. For more information, please visit www.buyersmeetingpoint.com.
MyPurchasingCenter was founded in 2011 to provide procurement professionals with the information required to keep their companies competitive in a dynamic global marketplace. In 2020, Buyers Meeting Point acquired the content, brand, and social media presence associated with MyPurchasingCenter and integrated them into the existing community and content activity.