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.

Message from the Chair

We are delighted that Cindy Elliott, Vice President - Global Strategic Sourcing at The Clorox Company will chair the Americas Procurement Congress 2019.

In the video below Cindy outlines her expectations of the event, and why you should make sure you’re there:

An agenda designed to accelerate your digital transformation

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

Hear from America’s best

The Congress agenda features an all-star speaker line up. Industry leaders sharing their knowledge and insights in Miami include:
  • Cindy Elliott, The Clorox Company
  • Al Williams, Barclays
  • Frank McKay, Jabil
  • Kevin Tuel, Ricoh
  • Stewart Clarke, Siemens Healthineers
  • Carol Danoff, Discovery
  • Colleen Soukup, General Mills
  • Allesandro Marangon, Novartis
  • Joseph Dudas, Mayo Clinic

Benefit from valuable AND fun networking opportunities

Congress happy hour

Congress Welcome Drinks Reception - in Partnership with
Bain & Company

Start your Congress experience with your procurement peers with a beach view 2-hour poolside drinks 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

You’ll be in great company

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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

Confirm your place today and 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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Speaker line-up

The Americas Procurement Congress agenda features the knowledge and insights of a range of leading experts from the region, including CPO’s and procurement leaders from global brands, including:

Cindy Elliott, Vice President - Global Strategic Sourcing, The Clorox Company

Cindy Elliott

Vice President - Global Strategic Sourcing

The Clorox Company

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Cindy leads the global sourcing organisation serving the diverse functions and businesses including Clorox®/Pinesol®/Liquid-Plumr®/409® laundry and home care cleaning products, Brita® water filtration, Glad® bags & wraps, Kingsford® charcoal, Burt’s Bees® natural personal care, Fresh Step® cat litter, Hidden Valley Ranch® dressings, Renew Life® digestive health products and Nutranext vitamins and supplements. With a critical eye on supply assurance of the wide variety of raw and packaging materials, the GSS transformation has also advanced work on sourcing strategies, risk mitigation, responsible sourcing and sustainability, supplier diversity, SRM and sourcing innovation.

Al Williams, Managing Director and CPO, Barclays

Al Williams

Managing Director and Chief Procurement Officer


Frank McKay, CPO, Jabil

Frank McKay

Chief Procurement Officer


Claudia Rodriguez, Corporate Vice President - Chief Procurement Officer, Motorola Solutions

Claudia Rodriguez

Corporate Vice President - Chief Procurement Officer

Motorola Solutions

Stewart Clarke, Senior Vice President, Regions Procurement, Siemens Healthineers

Stewart Clarke

Senior Vice President, Regions Procurement

Siemens Healthineers

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After obtaining Masters Degree from Thunderbird in International Management, joined Siemens in August 1997 as an international procurement trainee. He has worked at Healthineers since July 1999 (Ultrasound, Sales Region USA, Shared Services, Global Regions Procurement, Healthineers Corporate Procurement, Head of Procurement, Siemens Healthineers China).

Carol Danoff, Chief Procurement Officer, Discovery Communications

Carol Danoff

Chief Procurement Officer

Discovery Communications

Alesandro Marangon, Head of Procurement Americas, Novartis

Alesandro Marangon

Head of Procurement Americas


Jack Lange, Senior Vice President, Procurement Executive, Bank of America

Jack Lange

Senior Vice President, Procurement Executive

Bank of America

Joseph Dudas, Vice Chair, Supply Chain Management, Mayo Clinic

Joseph Dudas

Vice Chair, Supply Chain Management

Mayo Clinic

Colleen Soukup, Vice President, Worldwide Sourcing, General Mills

Colleen Soukup

Vice President, Worldwide Sourcing

General Mills

Tim Chou, Independent Football Data and Analytics Consultant

Tim Chou

Independent Football Data and Analytics Consultant

John Sitilides, Geopolitical Strategist & Diplomacy Consultant to the U.S. Department of State, Trilogy Advisors LLC

John Sitilides

Geopolitical Strategist & Diplomacy Consultant to the U.S. Department of State

Trilogy Advisors LLC

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John Sitilides is Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC, specializing in government affairs, political communications and geopolitical risk management.

His client portfolio includes industry leaders in real estate development, home construction and agribusiness, and emerging technology companies. Working with former Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, senior Congressional staff and retired ambassadors and military officers, he specializes in federal environmental permitting & regulatory reform, private property rights, water infrastructure, energy technology and natural resource conservation issues.

Sitilides serves on the Board of Directors of 3doo Inc., an advanced media technology company, and of Biovest International, developing personalized cancer immunotherapies. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Advanced Imaging Society, promoting the global film industry’s arts and technologies.

He has testified before Congress and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNN International, One America News and BBC News, and been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Reuters, Institutional Investor, and scores of leading broadcast, print and digital media.

Under a U.S. government contract, Sitilides manages the State Department’s professional development program for senior U.S. diplomats in Greece and Cyprus, in coordination with the Turkey program. He is a professional speaker on geopolitical risk management and the business impact of global affairs and American politics at investor and business conferences, and before government, military and intelligence community audiences.

He was Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project through 2011, following seven years as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute specializing in NATO/EU interests throughout southeastern Europe, until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Previously, he served as federal affairs strategist to AKT Development Corporation, a major California land development corporation, where he managed Congressional & Executive branch agency lobbying & communications strategies on federal wetlands, endangered species, and property rights issues. He launched his career as a communications and legislative aide to Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY), including on his successful 1986 and 1992 re-election campaigns.

Sitilides serves on the Board of Directors of International Orthodox Christian Charities, a global humanitarian organization, and the Board of Trustees of Leadership 100, a national Greek Orthodox foundation. He is a member of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the New York State Society of Washington D.C., the Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C., the Association of Former Senate Aides, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

Aaron Oyler, Senior Manager Global Procurement, Adobe Systems

Aaron Oyler

Senior Manager Global Procurement

Adobe Systems

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Aaron joined Adobe in 2011 after nearly a decade long career as a software developer in the semiconductor industry. From the start, Aaron has effectively used his technology expertise to benefit Adobe, both as a category manager and systems builder. In his current role as leader of Adobe’s Center of Excellence, Aaron focuses on combining technology and a process improvement mindset to implement and build best in class tools and processes that help Adobe P2P team members enable Adobe Business success.

Aaron earned his BS Degree in Business Information Systems from Utah State and later his MBA from the Marriott School of Management.

Austin McKeehan, VP, CPO, Head of Sourcing, Purchasing, Finance Strategy and Continuous Improvement, TIAA

Austin McKeehan

VP, CPO, Head of Sourcing, Purchasing, Finance Strategy and Continuous Improvement


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As the VP of Strategic Sourcing for TIAA, Austin’s team is responsible for managing approximately $2B in supplier spend and negotiating more than 2,000 contracts annually on behalf of TIAA’s business units. Austin’s additional sourcing responsibilities include Supplier Diversity program management, Contract Management, Purchasing and heavy support of the Supplier Risk program.
Since joining TIAA in 2009 as a Director in Strategic Sourcing, Austin has held roles of increasing responsibility. In addition to directing the Strategic Sourcing group for the past six years, Austin also led the Finance Operations team between 2014 and May 2018.

Prior to TIAA, Austin led a team of sourcing professionals at Bank of America, where he was a key player in seven mergers and acquisitions, managed over $2 Billion in spend and obtained his Six Sigma Black Belt. Austin also worked for the Ford Motor Company and Vastera (a joint venture with Ford Motor Company). At Vastera, he held leadership positions in their Finance, Business Strategy and Operations departments. He also played a key role in their IPO and helped open their Tokyo, Japan office.

Austin holds an MBA from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Corporate Strategy and obtained his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, where he studied Business Management and Japanese. He speaks fluent Japanese.

Bob Amareld, Associate Director Strategic Operations Technology Global Procurement, Biogen

Bob Amareld

Associate Director Strategic Operations Technology Global Procurement


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Bob Amareld leads the Strategic Operations and Technology function for Global Procurement at Biogen. In this role, he has led the digital transformation of procurement by bringing in technology such as automated spend analytics, E-sourcing, advanced data analysis, market intelligence, Contract Lifecycle Management along with easily searchable catalogs and spot buy services. He has also created 3 distinct Centers of Excellence supporting Biogen globally, which include our BPO Buying Desk COE, our CLM COE along with our Advanced E-sourcing COE. These digital transformation activities and strategic off-shoring initiatives have supported and enabled Biogen’s procurement team to achieve savings totaling over $500MM in just 3 years. Additionally, Bob has diverse experience in Procurement, Sourcing, Biomedical and Process Engineering, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Transfer and R&D. He has Masters degrees in Business and Biomedical Engineering from UNC and Johns Hopkins respectively.

Conrad Smith, Sr. Director, Global Procurement, Adobe Systems

Conrad Smith

Sr. Director, Global Procurement

Adobe Systems

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Conrad joined Adobe through the Omniture acquisition in 2009. Over the past 25 years, Conrad has led several global organizational and operational transformations in Procurement, IT, and HR. In his current role, Conrad has led Adobe’s Global Procurement transformation that has dramatically reduced PR-PO-Contract resources and delays; at the same time elevating the real and perceived value add of Global Procurement across Adobe. Adobe Global Procurement is quickly becoming a recognized leader in innovation and business centric results.

Conrad earned his BS Degree in Biochemistry from Brigham Young University and later his MBA from the Marriott School of Management.

Damon Ascolani, Vice President, Head of Global Procurement, TransUnion

Damon Ascolani

Vice President, Head of Global Procurement


David Kern, Head of Global Procurement, TripAdvisor Media Group

David Kern

Head of Global Procurement

TripAdvisor Media Group

Greg Tennyson, CPO, VSP Global

Greg Tennyson

Chief Procurement Officer

VSP Global

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Greg Tennyson is a recognized global executive with extensive experience leading transformative change across a wide range of organizations including operations, procurement, customer support, supply chain, shared services, finance and contracts for Fortune 500 companies.

He is currently the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at VSP Global and was previously the CPO at Salesforce.com and Oracle Corporation with global source-to-settle and travel-to-expense responsibilities.

Greg has his MS in Management and is credentialed by the Sourcing Interest Group. Previously he held his ISM C.P.M. and NCMA CPCM credentials. Greg was a Finalist for the World Procurement Awards 2018, Smart Cube Procurement Leader Award; and is currently a finalist for Sourcing Industry Group, Sourcing Star Award to be announced October 2018.

He sits on a number advisory boards for emerging high-tech companies as well professional organizations.

Howard Richman, Head of WorldWide Indirect Procurement, Citrix Systems

Howard Richman

Head of WorldWide Indirect Procurement

Citrix Systems

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For the past 20+ years, Howard has helped lead or advise on Global Procurement transformations at six different multi-national corporations, helping them become high performing functions integrated with the strategy of their business. Currently, Howard serves as Head of Global Indirect Procurement for Citrix Systems, Inc. where the Procurement transformation has been integral to the business strategy of streamlining processes, improving operating margins and innovation through strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management, and containing costs while it makes its pivot to the cloud and migrates to a SaaS subscription service operating model.

Howard’s responsibilities have been wide ranging, including Finance, Procurement Change Management, Supply Chain Business Development, Raw Material Commodities Hedging and Trading, and leading Global IT Procurement and Indirect Procurement functions. While leading Indirect Procurement at Merck, Howard served on the boards of Telerx, a call center business, and the US Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce, which promotes use of firms owned by Asian-Americans. Later as a consultant, Howard helped establish and run a GPO for the hospitality industry before taking the role at Citrix.

His experiences with Risk Management are wide ranging as well, from dealing with Failure Mode & Effect Analysis for turboshaft helicopter engines to managing the risks of supply and price volatility of agricultural commodities due to floods, drought and political upheaval impacting the supply chain.

Howard and his wife like to spend their time playing with their 5 grandchildren, but in between, he sneaks in time for his other passion - a round of golf. He has BA and MA degrees in Economic Geography as well as his MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, where he lectures annually to a Marketing class on how to work with Procurement. Howard’s Citrix Procurement Team was also awarded the 2017 Procurement Leaders Award for Cross-Functional Transformation.

Laks Natarajan, Head Global Business Services, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Laks Natarajan

Head Global Business Services

Marsh & McLennan Companies

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Laks joined Marsh & McLennan in 2010 as the Chief Procurement Officer. His role was expanded in 2012 to head Global Business Services which includes the Sourcing/Procurement and Real Estate/Facilities organizations. Laks’ previous jobs were with TD Ameritrade where he was the Chief Procurement Officer and TD Bank where he led the US Sourcing Organization.

Laks holds an MBA in Operations and Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.

Vitold Horodecki, Americas Chief Procurement Officer, Capgemini

Vitold Horodecki

Americas Chief Procurement Officer


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Vitold is the Capgemini Americas Chief Procurement Officer, responsible for all categories: IT and Telco, External Resources, Training, Professional services, Travel and meetings.

Previously, Vitold was the Capgemini Travel Director hosted within the Global Procurement organization. Before, amongst other roles at HP, he has managed the worldwide hotel and card programs. In 1999, he joined HP in Belgium, working for the Finance department after his national service at the French Embassy in Rome.

Vitold has a true passion for innovation and for the sustainable growth topics.

Vitold holds a master’s degree in applied economics, with a major in Banking and Finance, and a master’s degree in economics modeling. He is based in Montreal.

Tom Donatelli, Senior Vice President, Indirect Procurement & Corporate Real Estate, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Tom Donatelli

Senior Vice President, Indirect Procurement & Corporate Real Estate

Teva Pharmaceuticals

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A transformational business leader with an exceptional track record delivering significant value during periods of large-scale change, Tom currently leads indirect procurement globally at Teva, in addition to leading Teva’s global corporate real estate function.

While he and his procurement team work closely with all of Teva’s business units and functions to deliver sourcing strategies that translate to bottom-line results globally, his real estate team is tasked with optimizing the global real estate portfolio.

Tom’s background includes senior leadership roles in finance, procurement and real estate at several high-performance organizations including Pfizer, Accenture and IBM. He also led Pfizer’s International Treasury Center in Dublin, Ireland. Throughout his career Tom has distinguished himself as a change leader who intuitively understands how to bring out the very best in people and teams.

His career started at ITT’s Avionics Division, where he worked as a manufacturing engineer soon after earning his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Tom also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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

Insight Plus Partners

Bain & Company

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world’s business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick.

The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 55 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. www.bain.com


Globality is revolutionizing how companies buy and sell services.

Using innovative AI technology built upon a constantly-expanding knowledge foundation with millions of data points, the Globality Platform creates a level playing field fostering economic inclusion. Companies get the best service provider at the right price for every project. And suppliers win projects based on the merits of proven performance, expertise, and passion. Through safe and secure technology, Globality brings digital transformation to services procurement and unlocks unprecedented access to top-level firms around the world.

With the help of Smart Sourcing technologies, Globality clients can capture billions of dollars in bottom-line impact. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies are leveraging the Platform’s strategic AI sourcing partner, Glo, to improve the quality and decrease the cost of services, all while driving greater transparency, accountability, and fairness.



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 has developed a highly engineered, comprehensive suite of spend management solutions because industries and organizations have unique challenges that cannot be met by a one size-fits-all approach. Powered by advanced analytics and the world’s most engaged supplier network, JAGGAER is the partner of choice for the world’s leading companies and institutions, from manufacturers to the public sector, and universities. JAGGAER is the world’s only company delivering best-of-breed solutions to manage the entire procurement spectrum, from indirect to direct spend.

Powered by a unique supplier-centered approach, JAGGAER provides the visibility, insight, transparency, and technology to rev up your procurement initiatives and decisions. Let a JAGGAER representative demonstrate exactly how our industry leading solutions can change your business.



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. Follow us at @Ivalua.



Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app. More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at www.tradeshift.com


Taulia was founded in 2009 with a single purpose – to enable companies across the supply chain to 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 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.



Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) is the cloud platform for business spend. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management.



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



AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges – from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation. These are the moments when everything is on the line – a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters.



Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth. www.accenture.com/strategy

Exclusive Diversity & Inclusion Partner


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 CPUC-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities.



Engagement Partners


Basware is the global leader in providing networked source-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers. Find out more at www.basware.com


Booking.com Business

Booking.com for business (www.booking.com/business) is a tailored offering specifically focused on business bookers and travellers to allow seamless booking and managing of business travel in the simplest, smartest and most rewarding way. More than one in five bookings made on Booking.com are made for business. Enhanced features for business travel on Booking.com highlight those places which are frequently used for business, tapping into its extensive review data to make easy work of finding those that are business traveller tested and approved. Booking.com for Business also provides a free tool for travel managers and assistants that allows booking on behalf of others. Booking.com for Business is a platform with enhanced functionality and reporting designed to meet the specific needs of corporate travel, while delivering the same ease as Booking.com enabling every business traveller to book with confidence, wherever their business takes them.



Insight Sourcing Group

Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on Strategic Sourcing and procurement-related services. The firm has developed a reputation for the collegiality and high calibre of our team, our tremendous focus on client results, our entrepreneurial and innovative approach to the space, and for our ability to consistently deliver strong outcomes.
Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate Strategic Sourcing savings, increase Spend Visibility, provide category intelligence, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms.
Typical client results include 20% average savings per indirect spend category, 5 – 15% for direct spend categories, 400 – 600% first-year return on investment, and project payback periods measured in months.



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

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.




BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,500 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate (95% over the past 10 years), with 2017 sales of US$25.7 billion.



Amazon Business

Amazon Business combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to the needs of businesses. Amazon Business provides easy access to hundreds of millions of products and a variety of benefits, including Business Prime. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/business

Rapid Ratings

RapidRatings International provides a supplier risk management solution that enables companies to most effectively assess the financial health of their suppliers and vendors. We offer Financial Health Ratings (FHR®) on thousands of public and private companies in over 100 countries using a unique proprietary methodology that is proven to outperform traditional risk measures. We save clients money, improve their efficiency and enrich their supplier relationships, giving them the insight they need to proactively manage their suppliers and best protect their businesses.




Sievo is a leading procurement analytics company providing Spend Analysis, Savings Lifecycle Management, 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.



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.



Media Partners

Solution Map

Buying a procurement solution? Quickly gauge the market with SolutionMap by Spend Matters. It’s free, fast and easy to use:

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Based on 1,000+ functional requirements across the source-to-pay, contingent workforce and services procurement technology spectrum, SolutionMap reliably benchmarks leading solution providers using equal parts analyst- and customer-based scoring inputs.

SolutionMap helps procurement professionals keep track of technology market developments, assess provider capabilities based on organizational needs and identify best-fit vendor shortlists for solution selection.

Visit SpendMatters.com/SolutionMap to get started

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 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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Make sure you don’t miss out on the change to take part in the largest gathering of senior procurement executives in the Americas - book your place at the Americas Procurement Congress 2019 below. Alternatively please contact delegates@procurementleaders.com to enquire about registering your place.

Please note that delegate passes to the Congress are for procurement practitioners only. If you are a procurement service provider looking to purchase a networking pass, please contact us at partnerships@procurementleaders.com or +44 (0)20 7819 1029



$3,849 (Save $350*)

  • 2 day Congress pass (March 14-15, 2019) + 2 nights accommodation at Eden Roc Miami
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*Book by Friday, January 18, to save $350 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.