Fatima F Calkins President Fatima F Calkins, CPPO, CPPB, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Sr. Purchasing Agent

As the 2017-2018 President, I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue building on the great foundation we have! We have a lot to be proud of! Over the last year, we continued to experience record growth, maintaining membership at over 1,000 members.

Over the next year, your FAPPO Board will focus on engaging our membership, offering more educational classes and networking opportunities that are more strategic in nature and more reflective of what our membership has requested. We will continue to expand our member services and advocate for our profession.

We are already planning the Fall Workshop in Pompano Beach scheduled for October 27, 2017. Details will be coming soon! Plans for the 2018 51st Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show, “The Power of Performance”, are underway with some exciting keynote speakers.

Lastly, I wanted to say thank you to the members who have volunteered to be on committees for our 2017-2018 FAPPO year. For all members, there are plenty of ways to become involved, if you are interested in volunteering, feel free to contact me. If you are a new member, make sure to introduce yourself to me, other officers or board members. We want to make sure you are welcomed and included. This journey cannot be made alone as leaders, but it is through your support and encouragements that we shall continue to have FAPPO be a First Class Organization, and an Organization that its members are proud to be a part of.

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to working on your behalf!

Truly yours,
Fatima F Calkins, CPPO, CPPB FCCM
2017-2018 President

What's New

2018 Fall Workshop

FAPPO Fall Workshop ”DEFINING EXCELLENCE IN PROCUREMENT” November 2, 2018 Lido Beach Resort Sarasota, Florida It’s never too early to begin planning! The FAPPO Fall Workshop “Defining Excellence in Procurement” will be held at the Lido Beach Resort on November 2, 2018.

2018 Fall Workshop Call for Presentations

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 2018 FALL WORKSHOP ”DEFINING EXCELLENCE IN PROCUREMENT” FAPPO is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2018 FALL WORKSHOP to be delivered to the membership on November 2, 2018. The deadline to submit proposals, bio, and summary is August 31, 2018. Topics for presentation should support the above theme and motivate, educate, and challenge our members. Every presenter is invited to share experience, expertise, knowledge, and transferrable capabilities with colleagues to offer solutions for future success.

The Value of FAPPO Membership

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2018 Entity Award and Best Practice Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners!

2018 FAPPO Award Winners

I am pleased to announce the 2018 FAPPO Award Winners! Congratulations! Fatima F Calkins FAPPO President 2017-2018

2018 Conference Newsletter

We are two weeks away from our 51st Annual Conference and Trade Show! A Big Thank you to our Officers, Committee members and all our Volunteers for all the hard work and efforts in preparing what will be a memorable and unique Conference this Year! The FAPPO Conference will offer you a unique experience. One that will empower you with tools to enhance your performance. The sessions are designed to offer you with valuable knowledge, the great opportunity to network, foster business partnerships, and interact with the industry expert speakers, exhibitors, colleagues, and the FAPPO Community. Please join me in thanking our Sponsors and Exhibitors at this year's Trade Show as we have lunch with them and tour this year's trade show on Thursday, May 23, 2018.

Good News - Professional Development Committee

Good News from your FAPPO Professional Development Committee on Board approved revisions to the College Education Reimbursement (CER) and Scholarship Programs.

2016 Membership Guide

The 2016 membership Guide is now available.