The World's Most Elite CPO Think Tank
This July, 50 hand-selected CPOs will gather at the world’s most exclusive CPO think tank retreat for two days of inspiration and innovation. With unrivaled networking, thought-provoking presentations, and challenging discussions, attendees set out to change the industry and the future of procurement as we know it.
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5 Reasons The Most Progressive CPOs Attend the Ovation Retreat
Elite-Only Attendees: The world’s most dynamic minds in one place to address the industry’s most complex and rapidly evolving demands
Uncharted Waters: One-of-a-kind event that pushes conversation beyond the traditional confines of procurement and motivates change for the future - NOW
Inspiring Atmosphere: Hands down no better setting to inspire innovation, fresh thinking, and meaningful interaction amongst peers
Unrivaled Networking: The luxury of time coupled with social activities and hands-on sessions is the perfect catalyst for building lifelong, valuable business connections
No Selling: Ideas and inspiration to unlock future opportunities, but no sales pitches
Ovation’s retreat agenda is different from any other event you will attend
We look far beyond the traditions of procurement, scanning the horizon for the future trends and topics that group-level CPOs must begin to think about NOW.
Our two-day, action-packed agenda - supported by a collaborative environment and an elite lineup of speakers - explores a variety of topics including digitization, artificial intelligence, collaborative innovation, robotics, new business models, value chains, and entrepreneurial leadership.
Attendees benefit from external perspectives into the challenges that shape the business landscape, society, and in turn procurement - today, tomorrow and for decades to come.
A retreat reserved for a small group of big thinkers
The invitation-only retreat is reserved for 50 of world’s most dynamic and disruptive group-level CPOs. The exclusive gathering takes inspiration to the next level with its world-class retreat setting. As part of the Ovation retreat experience, attendees will enjoy two days at a relaxed and luxurious property designed to ignite creativity and free-thought with its unique atmosphere. With the gift of time and Ovation’s beautiful setting, the greatest minds in procurement will challenge, enlighten, and motivate fellow thought leaders.
2018’s retreat will take place at the stunning Inn at Perry Cabin in Maryland, USA.
The Ovation CPO Community
We are proud and privileged to have welcomed some of the most forward thinking and experienced CPOs in the world to Ovation with guests representing a cross-industry group of large, multinational companies
What the CPO Community Has To Say:
“An opportunity to think strategically ahead beyond day to day issues.” Wolfgang Rauch, CPO, Novartis
“Both the content of the event and the informal conversations make you leave Ovation feeling energized.” Tom Linton, CPSCO, Flex
“To be world class, you need to mix with Ovation. At Ovation the best are there. And therefore, I always ensure that I’m there.” Bob Murphy, CPO, IBM
“Ovation is unique because it looks at procurement from a different angle. The time you spend with other CPOs while being challenged on new ideas and new technologies – it’s invaluable.” Matthew Tuller, CPO, CH2M
Ovation Speaker Alumni
CPOs aren’t the only visionaries at Ovation – they are joined by equally inspiring thinkers from outside procurement, uniquely positioned to challenge the procurement function as we know it.