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Executive Briefings 15 May 2017
Congress 16 - 17 May 2017


Intercontinental London – The O2

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World Procurement Congress

What trends are shaping the future of procurement? And how can you as a leading professional best equip yourself to meet the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities they present?

These are the questions at the heart of the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress 2017.

This global event, in its 11th annual edition, is designed not only as the premier knowledge sharing and networking forum, but it is also structured to provide you with a strategic and practical toolkit to help drive transformation within your business.

So if you want to be part of the future, the launchpad is WPC 2017 in London next May.


While we develop the agenda for another unmissable event, please view our event preview to get an idea of what’s in store for World Procurement Congress 2017.

What’s new and topical for 2017?

  • THE BIG PICTURE: The changing face of the geopolitical environment
  • FUTUREPROOFING: Innovation in a time of fail fast
  • Making procurement 100% CUSTOMER-CENTRIC
  • Measuring SUPPLIER ENABLED INNOVATION top-line contribution
  • PEOPLE & CULTURE in the digital era: The future of labour
  • How will DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES revolutionize the procurement industry and its professionals by 2020?

An introduction from the 2017 chairman
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"The speakers have been truly world class; extremely senior business leaders from some of the best corporations in the world"

Alberto Méndez Rebollo, CPO, Vattenfall

WHAT TO EXPECT

15 May
NEW - Executive Briefings

Covering best practice, actionable advice, unbiased perspectives and exclusive new research you won’t find anywhere else focusing on:

1. Enabling Better Strategic Decision Making through Data & Intelligence

2. Building a Competitive Advantage through Cost Leadership, Differentiation and Focus

(N.B. executive briefings will run concurrently from 12:00-17:30 on 15 May. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.)

16-17 May
Congress

Hosting over 100 inspiring speakers and 700+ senior procurement professionals these 2 days will feature interactive deep-dive roundtables, topical breakouts and CPO case studies, exploring:

  • THE BIG PICTURE: The changing face of the geopolitical environment
  • FUTUREPROOFING: Innovation in a time of fail fast
  • Making procurement 100% CUSTOMER-CENTRIC
  • Measuring SUPPLIER ENABLED INNOVATION top-line contribution
  • PEOPLE & CULTURE in the digital era: The future of labour
  • How will DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES revolutionize the procurement industry and its professionals by 2020?

17 May
World Procurement Awards

Taking place following the Congress, the awards will see over 900 procurement elite come together to celebrate procurement excellence.

Winners will be announced across 16 categories during a prestigious award ceremony at the Intercontinental London – The 02.

Find out more about the World Procurement Awards.

JOIN AN ENVIRONMENT SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR IDEATION AND PEER-2-PEER COLLABORATION:

World Procurement Congress Infographic
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“This is the only event where you can find the right level of procurement executives from across the world.”

Gianluca Colombo, VP Procurement, Ferrero

Speakers confirmed to date include:

We are working to recruit the most influential names in procurement to share their success stories with you in May.

Speaking opportunities
For speaking opportunities please contact: k.ushakova@procurementleaders.com

Expertly chaired by:

Scott Wharton

Scott Wharton
Executive General Manager

COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA

NEW for 2017
Data Science, Business and Society - thought-leadership by:

David Gann

David Gann
CBE Vice President, Leading Innovation

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

Fabienne Lesbros

Fabienne Lesbros
Chief Procurement Officer

The Co-Operative Group

Eva Andren

Eva Andren
Vice President, Sourcing

Ericsson

David Druett

David Druett
Head of Generation Procurement

Rwe Group

Jean-Christophe Deville

Jean-Christophe Deville
Purchasing Director

Toyota Motor Corporation

Christoph Quick

Christoph Quick
Head of UK Procurement

Rwe Group

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“I’m here because there were some fabulous keynote speakers who drew my attention, and there's an ability to network and meet people who I normally wouldn't.”

Amanda Davies, CPO Europe and Eurasia, Mars Chocolate

WHY ATTEND

Outstanding speaker line up

Our research and community reach gives us exclusive insight and access to the industry’s best

Curated, inspirational content

Inspiration, best practice, actionable advice, unbiased perspectives and exclusive new research you won’t find anywhere else

What’s new for 2017

Interactive workshops, innovation showcases and exclusive insight from leading expert analysts

Stay ahead of the curve

Discover the latest trends & research around the future of procurement, and hear how to architect the digitalisation of procurement to drive better performance

Unrivalled networking

Exchange ideas, knowledge and share your experience with 900+ of the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in procurement

Varied format

This 2-day event offers a mixture of plenary keynotes, interactive roundtables, and practical breakouts, so you get the information you need in the format you prefer

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“I love the breadth and the different international perspective.”

Austin McKeehan, CPO TIAA CREF

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

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For more information on the event, please contact:
Fouad Katat, Customer services
Tel: +44(0)20 7501 0547
Email: f.katat@procurementleaders.com
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