Innovation in The Age of Accelerated Performance

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

Congress: March 21-22, 2019
Executive Briefing: March 20, 2019

Turnberry Isle, Miami


Learning to be agile in a world that is constantly changing is crucial.

In a hyperconnected, real-time streaming world, organizations often still interact and transact in analogue rather than digital. Adjusting to mass collaboration across departments and adopting a process for continuous innovation that scales are the core pillars for success now for procurement.

The 5th annual Americas Congress 2018 brings together 200+ procurement innovators, to address all facets required to successfully accelerate functional and cross functional performance in this disruptive world.

Hear from the leading experts in the industry

Americas Congress 2018 will be expertly chaired by Tony Abate, CPO, Cigna.
Take a look at a short introduction video with Tony below:

Tony heads a speaker faculty featuring some of the most influential names in procurement, including:

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Join the conversation in March when we explore:

  • How organizations and procurement can collaborate to evolve and remain relevant in this age of accelerations
  • How to become more agile and resilient to meet the rapidly changing requirements of today’s enterprises
  • Preparing your organization for automation: How AI is transforming tomorrow’s digital supply chain
  • Insuring against disruption: How to protect IP in a market of open innovation
  • Accepting the big disconnect in your talent strategy and how to fix it: How to recognise the procurement talent of the future
  • How do you create velocity for the function and business in an era of open innovation and IP?

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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 Congress 2018.

A partnership provides you with the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to 200+ procurement decision makers actively seeking your solutions.

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


Cindy Elliott

VP Global Strategic Sourcing
The Clorox Company

Anthony Abate

Cigna Corporation

Howard Richman

Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Citrix Systems Ltd

Joe Agresta

Procurement VP
Johnson & Johnson

Richard Crane

SVP Commodity Management
Royal Philips

Nilton Garcia

Head Zone Procurement Americas
LafargeHolcim Ltd

Renata Rodrigues Albuquerque

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

Tim Cronin

Florida Blue

Tom Linton


Edna Conway

Chief Security Officer Global Value Chain
Cisco Systems

Roland Simon

VP Global Procurement and Corporate Sustainability
Avery Dennison

Mercedes Romero

Former VP Global Procurement (CPO) Latin America, VP Supply & Procurement Venezuela
Diageo PLC

Wayne Evans

Vice President Head of Procurement Americas and Global Sourcing Head-Transportation

Sean Cumbie

Head of Procurement, Global Biotech

Miguel Gonzalez

Chief Procurement Officer


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Our Partners


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 For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native, unified source-to-pay platform, please visit



Insight Plus Partner


Globality is a one-stop shop for procurement teams that combines sophisticated artificial-intelligence technology with deep domain expertise to connect your organization with top service providers around the world. We pre-vet hundreds of firms across various specialties, currently helping businesses source consultancies, marketing agencies or law firms. Globality enhances your existing systems, policies and processes to deliver superior results and faster speed to market. Working with Globality, you’ll improve your company’s bottom line with significant process efficiency savings, substantially lower project costs and optimal results.


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.



JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, offers complete SaaS-based indirect and direct eProcurement solutions with advanced spend analytics, complex sourcing, supplier management, contract lifecycle management, savings tracking, and intelligent workflow capabilities. Our solutions suites are trusted by the world’s largest education, manufacturing, health care, retail, CPG, logistics, and public service organizations.



Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs. It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris, Suzhou, Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo, and Stockholm.



Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform. Recognized as a Leader by Gartner, Ivalua’s Source-to-Pay suite is leveraged by over 250 leading companies across the globe to manage over $500 Billion in direct and indirect spend. The platform’s combination of ease-of-use, depth, breadth and flexibility ensures high employee and supplier adoption, rapid time to value and the ability to meet unique or evolving requirements, evidenced by the industry’s leading 98%+ retention rate. Realize the possibilities at Follow us at @Ivalua


Executive Briefing Partner


Resilinc is the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions and delivers scalable enterprise solutions that enable supply chain professionals to gain visibility across multiple tiers of their complex, global supply chains. With a comprehensive offering that encompasses multi-tier supply chain mapping, single points of failure analytics, global disruption event monitoring and management, mitigation workflow and part-level supply chain compliance programs for conflict minerals monitoring and business continuity planning, Resilinc has become the leader in comprehensive supply chain resiliency solutions. Resilinc helps customers achieve supply chain resiliency through innovative and patent-pending technology, an extensive resiliency-driven supply network, and a proven comprehensive enterprise scale solution that delivers strong value to both clients and supplier partners.



Insight Partners


Since 2000, SynerTrade has headquarters in Munich, Paris, and New York, with offices in over 20 global locations – SynerTrade is a leading international Source to Contract provider with cloud-based solutions to digitalize your company’s procurement processes. SynerTrade’s full service and flexible procurement suite ACCELERATE comes with over 30 applications set to assist with advancing your procurement process all built around simplifying your work. A recognized leader in solutions from strategic sourcing to spend analysis, SynerTrade focuses on the simplicity of being a technology partner, and customer advocate. With more than 650 clients worldwide, SynerTrade has built the expertise to transform your time-consuming activities into a digital environment.



• Source to Contract

• Procure to Pay

• Supplier Management

• Spend Analysis

• Purchasing Intelligence



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


ConnXus supplier management software solutions simplify the complexities of global supply chains and allow buyers to achieve their goals of responsible and sustainable sourcing. ConnXus is a NMSDC, CAMSC, CPUC and State of Ohio-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities. For additional information about ConnXus and their growing suite of supplier management solutions, visit the company’s website at, and to register your company on the ConnXus platform, visit:



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.



Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, solves the hardest contract management problems on the easiest to use platform. Icertis helps companies transform their commercial foundation ensuring compliance, improving governance, mitigating risk and enhancing user productivity, thereby improving the bottom line. The Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform is used by 1+ million users at companies like 3M, Abbvie, Cognizant, Daimler, and Microsoft, to manage 3.5+ million contracts in 40+ languages across 90+ countries.


Insight Sourcing Group / SpendHQ

Insight Sourcing Group is the premier management consulting firm focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services in North America. With hundreds of corporate and more than 50 private equity clients, Insight Sourcing Group has developed a reputation for delivering big impact. Typical client results include up to a 30% EBITDA improvement, 842% first-year return on investment, and project payback in less than 90 days. SpendHQ is an independent business unit of Insight Sourcing Group and is offered as a standalone product for organizations that need complete spend intelligence in order to achieve their goals. SpendHQ was initially created for Insight Sourcing Group’s internal use to provide the visibility needed to drive savings for clients. Insight Sourcing Group focuses exclusively on strategic sourcing, spend analytics, and procurement process transformation. SpendHQ leverages the human capital at Insight Sourcing Group, along with its knowledge and expertise in sourcing, procurement, and cost reduction gained from over 1,500 projects performed around the world.



Taulia was founded in 2009 with a single purpose - to enable companies across the supply chain free up cash to boost business growth. Through turning every invoice into a revenue opportunity, Taulia enables organizations to strengthen supplier relationships while adding millions to the bottom line. Some of the most innovative brands in the world rely on Taulia, including Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Pfizer, Hallmark, and many other Fortune 500 companies from various industries. Taulia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, England; Düsseldorf, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Austin, Texas; and Park City, Utah.


OnDemand Resources

Since 2003, OnDemand Resources, a four time Inc. 500/5000 company has enabled clients to address their critical expert resource needs in Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations by rapidly matching them with project and interim independent subject matter talent. Companies get the right skills, at the right time, for immediate impact and fast results at a significant cost advantage over traditional consulting alternatives.



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:



Efficio’s experts work with clients to identify, deliver and sustain improvement opportunities in procurement. At the same time, we transform your capabilities in order to sustain these improvements for the long term. Our international team combines unrivalled procurement expertise and industry experience with a unique blend of intellectual capital and technology – a powerful mix that delivers outstanding results. We work in partnership with you, and our services include a variety of deployment models. These range from focused consulting engagements to long-term managed services, all facilitated and powered by our eFlow procurement technology. We deliver long-term sustainable results, often with our fees tied to financial outcomes. And we support a variety of clients, including blue-chip multinationals, Private Equity (PE) companies and SME clients around the world, helping them drive increased value from procurement. We have offices in New York, Canada, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Geneva, London and Paris.



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.


Bureau van Dijk

Bureau van Dijk is now a Moody’s Analytics company. We capture and treat private company information for better decision making and increased efficiency. With information on 275 million companies we are the resource for company data. A key benefit of our information is how simple we make it to compare companies internationally. Our information includes: - What companies do, how they’re performing and the people that run them - Financial data, legal entity details, MandA activity and news - Corporate structures and ownership Access our information via a range of interfaces that are designed to help different business challenges and streamline workflows. Many of our customers blend our information with their own internal data for superior insight. Welcome to the business of certainty.



Founded in 1999, Scanmarket is the market-leading global Strategic Sourcing platform. Our proven cloud-based solution is trusted by 300+ customers across more than 80 countries. Our sole focus is on driving real, measurable business results via an easy to deploy, easy to use platform which includes: Spend Analysis eSourcing (RFx & Auctions) Project Management Contract Management Supply Base Management eLearning


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.




Sievo is a leading procurement analytics company providing Spend Analysis, Savings Lifecycle Manage-ment, Spend Forecasting and Contract Management solutions, also featured as value leader in Spend Matters’ SolutionMap for Procurement and Spend Analysis. We help our clients identify opportunities, translate them into manageable savings projects, embed created value into budgets and ensure that the savings truly hit the bottom line.

At Sievo, we don’t stop at backward-looking analytics but deliver more by creating forward-looking forecasts and comprehensive analytics. By combining internal information with external data sources our machine learning technologies help revealing hidden value from the complex system landscapes with poor data quality.

Let us help to translate your procurement data into dollars.




Citi®, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.


Citi® Commercial Cards, with proprietary issuance capabilities in 100 countries, including local-currency programs in 64 countries, has long been considered a leading commercial card provider to large and multinational organisations globally. Citi Commercial Cards’ products form the core of the expense management strategies for nearly 500 multinational corporations, making Citi a premier card issuer in terms of technology, innovation and volume. For more information regarding any of Citi’s innovative global solutions, please visit



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.




DHL Resilience360 is an innovative, cloud-based platform that helps companies visualize, track and protect their business operations. The solution enables early risk assessment for supplier qualification processes and monitors suppliers for immediate supply chain threats as well as early warning signs of internal distress that may develop over time. DHL Resilience360 seamlessly integrates with business systems to track companies’ risk in combination with their business performance indicators. By digitalizing supplier risk management, Resilience360 empowers better decision making and more sustainable sourcing by procurement leaders and positions enterprises to turn potential disruptions into a competitive advantage.




Workspend is a global Total Talent Management Solution provider. With two decades of experience, we have been able to create a scalable solution to meet the needs of mid-market and enterprise clients. Our Managed Service Provider, Workspend, and our Vendor Management Solution, SimplifyVMS, creates a business workplace where you can make decisions based on real time facts and findings. We empower our clients to be more productive by streamlining the Procure to Pay process in a simple and easy to use workflow resulting in Cost Savings, Transparency, and Risk Mitigation.



Media Partners

Buyers Meeting Point

Buyers Meeting Point provides no-nonsense coverage of the procurement industry - always with the needs of inquisitive practitioners in mind. Buyers Meeting Point provides the procurement industry with an events calendar, blog, active social media network, and podcast, all of which are trusted sources of information for practitioners and solution providers alike. Owned and managed by industry veteran Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point is a strategic resource to forward-thinking procurement and supply chain professionals. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @BuyersMeetPoint


Supply Chain Digital

Supply Chain Digital is an innovative, forward thinking ’Digital Community’ aimed at providing Procurement & Supply Chain professionals with industry leading news, analysis, features and reports about the world’s biggest supply chains. Supply Chain Digital showcases the very latest supply chain and procurement trends by featuring insights from ’Thought Leaders’ across the globe who are implementing ’transformations’ inside large scale organizations. As the fastest growing global community of Procurement & Supply Chain professionals - Supply Chain Digital showcases the latest Industry Best Practices, the latest in Procurement & Supply Chain Technology as well as all the leading Events, Associations and Award winning companies globally.



SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.


Business Chief

Business Chief, formally known as Business Review Magazines, is a media brand fit for the digital age, providing cutting-edge content tailored for company executives, business pioneers and industry thinkers. Divided into eight separate regional titles, Business Chief tells the stories that matter to business leaders and professionals on their way to the top. Through our expertly-crafted digital magazines, websites, videos and social media, those stories reach the right people. Our flagship features are the Leadership Showcases; exclusive interviews with key decision-makers at some of the biggest companies on the globe, documenting their journeys to business transformation and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. With further themes focused on technology, talent and sustainability, Business Chief has insight on the trends that matter to C and V-level executives, while also delivering consumer-friendly lifestyle content to reflect their interests and wider ambitions. On top of all that and more, Business Chief showcases in-depth digital reports on companies every month, ensuring it covers every angle in the world of business. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


Partnership opportunities

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

A partnership provides you with the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to 200+ 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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  • Pre-Congress Executive Briefing (March 14)
  • 2 day Congress pass (March 15-16)



  • 2 day Congress pass (March 15-16)

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