Planning for New Orleans

By Tammy Dow, CVS – Director of Conferences, SAVE International

Your 2020 Value Summit Planning Committee held our first meeting in August. Already there a number of things to be excited about in the planning for 2020:

  • We have a very exciting list of potential keynote speakers
  • We have number of exciting venues that we will be exploring for the closing reception which will provide you with an amazing New Orleans experience
  • We have a number of New Orleans inspired Value Summit themes so stay tuned for the winning theme announcement

Did you know that the French Quarter is also referred to as the Crown Jewel of New Orleans? Founded in 1718, it is one of the New Orleans most historic neighborhoods due to its Bohemian charm, history, steamboat cruises, old-world architecture and Bourbon Street fun as well as the reimagined French market and modern boutiques.

The 2020 Value Summit Planning Committee is working on the draft Call for Papers as well as the draft Call for Workshops. These will be issued very soon. In the mean time, think about what you would like to share with your colleagues at the 2020 Value Summit. As per last year, we are asking authors to clearly demonstrate how their papers and workshops tie to one or more of our core competencies.

SAVE International takes pride in recognizing the successful contributions of the value profession from industry, government and value analysis providers. I would like to take this opportunity to call for a 2020 Value Summit Honors & Awards Committee Chair as well as committee members. If you are interested in volunteering on the Honors & Awards Committee, please contact the SAVE business office ( or SAVE’s Director of Conferences, Tammy Dow (

Finally, it is never to early to apply to be a sponsor of and/or exhibitor at the 2020 Value Summit. Without sponsors and exhibitors, we cannot provide a quality event at a reasonable cost to our members. More information about our 2020 Value Summit sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities will be provided soon.

Your enthusiastic and dedicated 2020 Value Summit Planning Committee is all jazzed up for New Orleans. Please plan on being in New Orleans, LA, June 6-9, 2020.