Power your digital future: Talent, Technology & Innovation

14 March 2019 - 15 March 2019
08:30 - 17:30

March 14-15, 2019

Eden Roc, Miami, USA

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Power your digital future: Talent, Technology & Innovation

The Americas Procurement Congress is the best opportunity for senior procurement professionals in the region to come together and learn fresh approaches, drive inspiration and validate strategies in 2019.

With attendees sharing a common strategic priority of digitalization, the agenda sessions and networking facilitation will provide you with immediate workflow modifications to drive talent, technology and innovation, ultimately helping you maximize your digital success.

An agenda designed to accelerate your digital transformation

With digitalization being the highest priority for CPOs in 2019 behind cost savings, the Congress agenda breaks down the crucial elements that are needed for digital success.

Also featured are sessions showcasing how to elevate your operational excellence and ways to tackle regional trends.

Technology implementation

Ways to integrate emerging technologies into the function including examples of proof of concept, implementation & the scaling process

Data management

How to ensure you have the right data and analytics in place and accessible to your team as a foundation for your digitalization efforts

Digital Talent Capabilities

Ways to evolve your team’s skills, roles and responsibilities for the modern data and tech heavy world

Workflow efficiencies

How to set up your team for digital success through centers of excellence and agile teams

Regional trends

Ways to approach regional issues such as fluctuating tariffs in a proactive yet reactive manner

Operational excellence

How to ensure your function is driving value creation and your business partner agenda forward while your digital momentum builds

You’ll hear from Americas best

The Congress agenda features an all-star speaker line up. Not only will you hear from the visionary CPOs driving digitalization success but also from strategic leaders that will demonstrate the how-to. And that’s not all, you’ll also gain insight into relevant mega-trends with speakers outside of the procurement function.

Your networking opportunities will be valuable AND fun

Your next great idea is likely to be inspired by someone outside of your immediate network, so you’ll have over 10 hours to converse and connect with your peers. You’ll also appreciate that several networking activities are hosted outdoors, enabling the fresh Miami air to facilitate fresh thinking. Networking highlights include:

Congress happy hour

Congress happy hour

You’ll be in Congress sessions with familiar faces after this poolside welcome reception

Event coffee breaks

Event coffee breaks

There’s numerous opportunities sprinkled throughout the agenda to further explore session topics over a cup of joe with your peers

Outdoor evening reception

Outdoor evening reception

A highlight every year – you’ll enjoy spending some informal time with your new connections with dinner, music and fun outdoors with sea views

Americas Procurement Awards Ceremony

Americas Procurement Awards Ceremony

The inaugural celebration of procurement greatness in the Americas, where winners of the regional awards are crowned and the shortlist for the World Procurement Awards is announced - learn more and start your entry today!

This is a unique opportunity to problem solve with your regional peers

There are many universal elements to procurement but from region to region unique individual challenges arise. By bringing together 190+ procurement professionals from the Americas, there is a shared context, which is invaluable for collective problem solving. Whether it’s discussion around trade wars or M&A legislation, at Americas Congress you’ll get the unique opportunity to understand and solve for these moving parts.

You’ll be in great company at Americas Procurement Congress

The trailblazers of procurement within the Americas descend upon Miami for this event -
if you’re spearheading procurement success in your business, you need to be there!

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Here’s a taste of what you can expect

In its 6th year, the Americas Procurement Congress continues to get big and better. With the addition of the Americas Procurement Award, 2019 is set to be the best yet. Get excited by re-living last year’s event in the below highlights video:

We can’t wait to welcome you in Miami

Eden Roc Miami

Your two-days of inspiration and learning will take place in the central location of Miami Beach.
The juxtaposition of sessions in a conference facility complemented by networking in open air with sea views – you’ll leave with a new sense of energy and motivation to make more business impact.

Eden Roc
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Maximize your function’s talent, tech and innovation for digital success

Partnership opportunities at Americas Congress

Interact, engage and network with the most influential senior procurement executives from the region by becoming a partner of Procurement Leaders Americas Procurement Congress 2019.

A partnership provides you with the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to 190+ procurement decision makers actively seeking your solutions.

We provide tailored solutions to maximise your experience – please contact partnerships@procurementleaders.com or call +44 (0)20 7819 1029 to enquire about the opportunities currently available.


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Our Partners

Partners of the Americas Procurement Congress 2019


Having relationships with the right solution providers is critical to the impact your function makes on the business.

The Americas Procurement Congress will have carefully selected procurement solution providers onsite as Congress partners. These partners are there for you to brainstorm with to help you find solutions to your challenges, while also discussing how their product aligns to your functional objectives. 

Please see the partners already confirmed to contributing to the event:

Headline Partner


GEP helps global enterprises operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability, and maximize business and shareholder value. Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivaled domain and subject expertise, and smart, passionate people – this is how GEP creates and delivers unified business solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness. With 14 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, GEP – based in Clark, NJ - helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives. To learn about our comprehensive range of strategic and managed services, please visit www.gep.com. For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native, unified source-to-pay platform, please visit www.smartbygep.com


Knowledge Partners


ZeroChaos is a global provider of workforce management solutions that help organizations achieve greater management and financial control of their workforce and talent supply chains. ZeroChaos’​ award-winning solutions, including its vendor-neutral Managed Services Program, enable procurement and human resources to improve visibility into contingent labor spend and talent pools, effectively manage and optimize contingent workforce program performance, and mitigate risks. Headquartered in Orlando, ZeroChaos has global operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.



Insight Partners


Create real business impact for your organization by using C2FO to improve margins and strengthen your supply chain. As the world’s leading dynamic discounting solution, C2FO enables early invoice payment for a discount to your suppliers without impeding existing contracts. With more than 100,000 participating businesses across the globe, C2FO is the most trusted solution for Global 2000 companies and their suppliers. Learn more about accelerating innovation and results with your team at www.c2fo.com



In today’s fast paced global market timing is everything. You want to protect, grow or transform your business. To meet these challenges we offer clients small teams of highly qualified experts with profound sector and operational insight. Our clients include corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, investors and others who appreciate the candor, dedication, and transformative expertise of our teams. We will ensure insight drives action at that exact moment that is critical for success. When it really matters.





Engagement Partners




Hays Talent Solutions takes an innovative approach to your talent management needs. Through our industry leading global capabilities and expertise in local delivery, we offer you a fresh, unique approach to ensuring your workforce needs drive your business goals. We provide bespoke services including Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Service Provider (MSP) services, Vendor Management Solutions (VMS), Payrolling and modular services as well as can help you in your talent attraction strategies. Our aim is to ensure our clients always have access to the talent they need. Building solutions that deliver to their needs both now and in the future.





Scout RFP

Scout RFP makes strategic sourcing simpler, smarter, and more streamlined than ever before. Its intuitive, cloud-based platform – encompassing everything from project intake through sourcing pipeline to contract and supplier management to RFx and reverse auction tools– closes the loop on sourcing and, in the process, empowers collaboration, centralizes data, makes processes more transparent, and, ultimately, drives better business outcomes.




Networking Lounge Partners


Aquiire’s intelligent real-time procure-to-pay suite brings the convenience and simplicity of the consumer shopping experience to the business user with unparalleled compliance and savings. Aquiire features patented, real-time B2B e-commerce shopping from a single search, advanced alternative supplier pricing, spend visibility and cutting-edge supplier relationship management technologies to automate buyer/seller collaborations.

Aquiire’s best-in-class, intuitive user interface and real-time lower-price comparisons from alternative suppliers deliver untapped savings on indirect spend. Aquiire was awarded PayStream Advisor’s 2017 Innovative Procurement Technology of the Year and the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) 2017 Game Changer Award. Aquiire is MBE Certified.





The Smart Cube

The Smart Cube is a global provider of research and analytics solutions, primarily serving the CPG, financial services, retail, life sciences, energy and industrials sectors.

Addressing the needs of businesses in the intelligence age, our customised solutions provide a truly connected approach, delivered by talented minds and strengthened by Amplifi, our organisational intelligence platform, rich with knowledge, cutting edge tools and advanced analytics.

We work with a third of companies in the Fortune 100, helping them make smarter decisions, accelerate value and gain a competitive edge.

Headquartered in the UK with additional offices in the USA, Switzerland, Romania and India.





Partnership opportunities

Interact, engage and network with the most influential senior procurement executives from the region by becoming a partner of Procurement Leaders Americas Procurement Congress 2019.

A partnership provides you with the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to 190+ procurement decision makers actively seeking your solutions.

We provide tailored solutions to maximise your experience – please contact us via email or call +44 (0)20 7819 1029 to enquire about the opportunities currently available.

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$3,499 (Save $700*)

  • 2 day Congress pass (March 14-15, 2019) + 2 nights accommodation at Eden Roc Miami

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*Book by Wednesday October 31, 2018 to save $700 off the full booking rate of $4,199. For procurement practitioners only.

Are you a Procurement Leaders member? You will be eligible for a preferential rate to attend the Congress. Contact us at delegates@procurementleaders.com or +44 (0)20 7501 0547 for assistance arranging your attendance in accordance with your membership level.

Please note that delegate passes to Americas Procurement Congress 2019 are for procurement practitioners only.

All bookings will be qualified by Procurement Leaders, please make sure you have selected the correct delegate pass type before proceeding. You will be asked to pay the difference if the incorrect option is selected.

By proceeding you agree to the terms and conditions of this booking.

If you are a solution provider, vendor or consultancy please contact us on +44 (0)20 7501 0540 or via email to discuss the option to attend as a networking delegate/partner.

2 day Congress + 2 nights’ accommodation AC2017

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