Robert C. Worthington, LLB


One of Canada's foremost experts in purchasing, contracting and competitive bidding law, Robert Worthington custom-designs keynote addresses for corporate events. His refreshing presentation style makes him a popular headliner for procurement industry conferences, conventions and symposiums. Robert doesn't speak in legalese – he gives his audience straight talk and straight answers on topics important to them. And, he always adds a little humour to his presentations, just to keep things light. Robert is a dynamic speaker, an excellent presenter and a highlight of every conference he attends. When you're planning your next corporate event, we hope you'll treat your members and guests to a lively, entertaining appearance by Robert Worthington. They won’t want to miss him … and they’ll want him back again next year!

keynote speaking engagements (selected)

Conferences, Conventions, Symposiums, Forums, and Round-Tables for:

SCMA BC, 2014; SCMA Ontario 2014

SCMA Regina, 2013; SCMA Edmonton, 2013

Purchasing Management Association of Canada, National Conference Moncton, 2012

OIPMAC Conference, Niagara Falls, 2012

AIPMAC Calgary, AIPMAC Edmonton, 2012, MIPMAC Winnipeg, 2012

Canadian Public Procurement Council Forum (CPPC), 2000, 2001- 2004, 2012

Purchasing Management Association of Canada, Regional Workshop, Whistler, 2011

Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management (CIPMM, formerly MMI), 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Canadian Airports Purchasing Association (CAPA), 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010

Ontario Universities Purchasing Management Association (OUPMA) 2004, 2007, 2010

Interuniversity Services, 2002, 2005, 2010

Canadian Laboratory Suppliers Association, 2010

Senior Purchasing Executive Round Table (SPERT), 2002, 2005, 2009

Ontario Colleges Conference (OCMPA), 2009

Canadian Communities "Road Show", 2009

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Western Canada Division, 2001, 2007, (NIGP U.S.A. Webinar, 2009)

Law Society of Saskatchewan, Regina & Saskatoon, 2011

Law Society of British Columbia, Tendering Law, 2007

Newfoundland Law Society, Tendering Law, 2006

Numerous AGMs and regional meetings of professional purchasing organizations including PMAC, EDCO, CAUBO, WUPA, NAEB, PNWPA, AHPA, and others.

Numerous Public Procurement Forums, Construction Association Conferences, and industry events. Comprehensive list upon request.

what conference attendees have said

Excellent! Bob should be at all of our conferences!

His session was great. I would recommend having this speaker again at our next sessions.

This was a totally awesome session. So much information in such a short presentation!

Bob Worthington is an annual favourite that people don't want to miss.

Excellent. Bob should be at every session!

Interesting and enjoyable, I learned a lot.

Bob is very personable and funny. Great job!

I wish we had all afternoon with this speaker.

I absolutely loved the speaker's style and informed delivery.

Bob was extremely interesting to listen to and he was very amusing.


I could have listened to Bob for hours.

Excellent examples, very relevant and recent.

I appreciate that this moderator brings so much experience to the session, great examples, no boring moments.

Have Bob back again next year!

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