Chair Institution – Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School is a Grande Ecole from France with campus in Nantes, Paris, Beijing and São Paulo. In 2021, Audencia launched the innovative initiative named GAÏA – the first School of Ecological and Social Transition – to address the devastating consequences of global warming, the collapse of biodiversity and the increase in inequalities all which put us in an emergency situation, forcing to both accelerate and choose a certain form of radicalism.

Host Institution - PUC-Rio

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO) is a community institution of Higher Education, philanthropic and non-profit that aims reflection, growth and enrichment of society. The campus hosts over 26,000 students in an area of ​​104,000 m2 in the iconic City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PUC-Rio not only offers a fabulous location, but also large experience hosting international events. The venue is strategically positioned 1km away from Ipanema beach and a transportation hub to other areas of the city.

IPSERA 2024 Key Facts

Important information about the event, including its main theme and other relevant details.
Please read carefully to prepare yourself for an amazing experience at the conference!

Organizing Committee

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Conference venue

The IPSERA Conference is organized by PUC-Rio, see the map and campus tour.


Key Dates

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About Rio de Janeiro

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The Chair’s Welcome

We are glad to welcome the IPSERA community to Rio de Janeiro for the 33rd edition of our beloved Conference!

The theme for 2024 aims to inspire our community to advance the role of Purchasing & Supply Management (PSM) on producing alternatives to a world that is failing on people and planet… Emerging alternatives to a sustainable world and the role of PSM; Research from and to Emerging Economies and their contribution to PSM; Emerging innovation and digitalization and their impact to PSM; Emerging business models based on sustainability, circularity and transparency and their implications to PSM.

The Conference will be held at the premises of PUC-Rio, where amazing academic facilities embedded in green and welcoming surroundings that are waiting for us.

Before we meet in Rio de Janeiro, do not hesitate to get in touch with proposals you might have for our Conference. We need everyone’s engagement to ensure IPSERA’s grand debut in Latin America!

Leonardo Marques

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