The World's Most Exclusive and Renowned CPO Think Tank

11 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
08:30 - 17:30
Chateau Hotel Mont Royal, Chantilly, France
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This July, 50 CPOs will gather at the world’s most exclusive CPO think tank retreat for two days of inspiration and innovation. With unrivalled networking, thought-provoking presentations, and challenging discussions, attendees set out to change the industry and the future of procurement as we know it.

Experience the Ovation retreat for yourself

5 Reasons The Most Progressive CPOs Attend the Ovation Retreat

Global CPOs Only: 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: The retreat is all about you, developing ideas and gaining inspirations to unlock future opportunities with 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 line-up of speakers - explores a variety of topics including digitalisation, 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 the most dynamic and disruptive group-level CPOs from our premium membership community. 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.

The 2019 Retreat

50 Global CPOs are set to gather on 11-12 July in the midst of the Chantilly forest just north of Paris at Chateau Hotel Mont Royal.

Prestigious visionaries will lead workshops and drive divergent thinking as we explore the future of supply and how CPOs must harness complex supply networks and ecosystem by pulling in value from myriad sources.

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

  • Flex CPO
  • Siemens CPO
  • Starbucks Executive VP Global Supply Chain
  • Mondelez CPO
  • Philips CPO
  • BAyer CPO
  • Babcock CPO
  • Electrolux CPO
  • Husquarvna CPO
  • Osram CPO

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.