Agile Procurement: Thriving through Disruption

16 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
08:30 - 17:30

Executive Briefings: 15 May 2018



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For quite some time we have acknowledged that procurement organisations are at a crossroads. As we transition from cost savings to value creation, organisations are looking to (and putting more pressure on) senior procurement professionals to find new ways to deliver value and a superior performance.


Alongside changing business demands, the rapid development of digital technologies has transformed the business world. Over the next decade, digital will continue to evolve, providing transformational and disruptive triggers for procurement.


As analytics becomes more powerful, procurement will be able to play an increasingly pivotal role in business decision-making. As such procurement professionals need the knowledge, tools and skill set to take an increasingly more active role in overall business strategy and leadership.


World Procurement Congress has established itself as the foremost global gathering for senior procurement professionals. Nowhere else will you gain the global insight, access to a more senior network of peers and authoritative content to equip you with the actionable insight, inspiration and networking to help you move forward, at speed.

Key themes:

  • Thriving through disruption: What is the impact of digitalisation on procurement so far and what is next?
  • How is talent recruitment, upskilling and retention keeping up with the pace of technology development?
  • Is procurement successfully pivoting its role within the organisation to one of "a consultancy within"?
  • Threats to cyber security are further exposing the vulnerabilities of the extended supply chain: New risks demand a new call for action
  • The pathway to creating and delivering an agile procurement organisation
  • Successful models for collaborative innovation

Best speakers in the industry

Some of the most influential names in procurement share their success stories, including:

  • Joe Agresta, Procurement Vice President, Johnson & Johnson
  • Carlo de Notaristefani, President & CEO, GlobalOperations, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Christian Holzer, Group Head of Corporate Function Procurement Supply Management, ThyssenKrupp Group
  • Walter Charles, CPO, Biogen Inc
  • Thomas Udesen, Global Head of Procurement, Bayer AG
  • Cindy Elliott, VP Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, The Clorox Company
  • Fried-Walter Muenstermann, CPO, BASF
  • Catharina James, Entrepreneur & Inventor, Cambridge Nanosystems
  • GianlucaColombo, SVP, Ferrero

Unmissable insight

World Procurement Congress 2017 was an incredible few days of insight, debate, networking and inspiration for over 450 individuals from leading procurement teams across the globe.


The Congress dived deep into the trends shaping the future of procurement, exploring how leading procurement professionals can best equip themselves to meet the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities they present.



2017 Highlights




Key highlights included:


  • A C-level panel debate on why C-suite need CPOs to become strategic thinkers
  • Transformation Accelerator insight: how data can empower your journey to transformation success
  • PLX session with Richard Noble OBE from The Bloodhound Project – developing high risk ventures
  • Speakers corner: A chance to meet the speakers following keynote addresses
  • Launch pad: 2 book launches and an interview with 2016 World Procurement Awards Future Leader winner
  • Deep dive roundtables on topics including the future of sourcing, mapping a digital procurement strategy and advanced spend analytics

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‘Head of’ level or above

34

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100

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Joe Agresta

Joe Agresta

Procurement Vice President
Johnson & Johnson
David Loseby

David Loseby

Former Group Procurement Director
Inchcape Plc
Maggie Robinson

Maggie Robinson

VP Mars Global Services Commercial
Mars Inc
Guillaume Leopold

Guillaume Leopold

CPO
Coty Inc
Thomas Udesen

Thomas Udesen

Global Head of Procurement
Bayer AG
Gianluca Colombo

Gianluca Colombo

SVP
Ferrero
Walter Charles

Walter Charles

CPO
Biogen Inc
Jamal Chamariq

Jamal Chamariq

Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain - APAC
Estee Lauder Inc
Simeon Mellor

Simeon Mellor

Head of Global Commercial
AstraZeneca
Hari Sundaresan

Hari Sundaresan

CPO
BT Group
Carlo de Notaristefani

Carlo de Notaristefani

President & CEO Global Operations
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas

Managing Director - Head of Global Sourcing
Barclays
Christian Holzer

Christian Holzer

Group Head of Corporate Function Procurement & Supply Management
ThyssenKrupp
Catharina James

Catharina James

Entrepreneur Inventor
Cambridge Nanosystems
Nadav Rosenberg

Nadav Rosenberg

Partner
Entrepreneur First
Warrick Cramer

Warrick Cramer

CEO Director
Vodafone Group Tomorrow Street
Simon Bradley

Simon Bradley

Head of Innovation Security
Airbus
Deborah Dull

Deborah Dull

Program Officer Supply Chains
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Lars Andersson

Lars Andersson

Head of Digital Procurement Automation & Analytics
Maersk AS
Stefan Zorn

Stefan Zorn

VP Customer Success
Globality
Fried-Walter Muenstermann

Fried-Walter Muenstermann

CPO
BASF
Jean-Christophe Deville

Jean-Christophe Deville

Purchasing Director
Toyota Motor Corporation
Cindy Elliott

Cindy Elliott

Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Vice President
The Clorox Company
Sebastien Bals

Sebastien Bals

Chief Procurement Officer
UCB S.A.
Nandini Basuthakur

Nandini Basuthakur

CEO
Procurement Leaders
David Rae

David Rae

Head of SEIC
Procurement Leaders
Steve Budd

Steve Budd

VP Product & Platform
Procurement Leaders

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