Our Buyer2Buyer discussions are interactive, open discussions that give buyers the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss top issues and trends of the day, and solve common challenges.
Buyer2Buyer calls take place each Fall and complement the valuable “Smartest Thing” networking sessions that take place in-person at the ICBA Conference. Calls are scheduled by product category or store demographics to ensure the ideas discussed are relevant and actionable.
Every few weeks, we're bringing together buyers from ICBA Member Stores for a series of “open-forum” conference calls. The purpose of these calls is to provide a forum for buyers to share the strategies and tactics they're using to maintain operations, adapt to the current environment, and serve customers and stakeholders.
ICBA Members can log in here and check the "Important Info & Reminders" section to access recaps and recordings of past calls, and to also see registration details for any upcoming calls. You can also email us at Office@ICBAinc.com.
The Smartest Thing, as part of the Buyer2Buyer programming, gathers campus store professionals for collaborative discussions at the annual ICBA Conference. During the Smartest Thing session, participants reflect on the past year, sharing what worked and what didn't. Stores have the opportunity to learn from one another and even crowdsource solutions to their current problems. At the end of the session, participants discuss what they're planning to try next. Each participant then writes down the "Smartest Thing" they heard that day to share with the rest of the group and to take back to their store.
Thank you to all who joined us for Buyer2Buyer discussions at ICBA 2020 in Tucson! If you'd like to review what was discussed, or if you weren't able to join us in person, we've created a recap of the discussions.