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 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
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.)
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:
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.
JOIN AN ENVIRONMENT SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR IDEATION AND PEER-2-PEER COLLABORATION:
“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.
Expertly chaired by:
Executive General Manager
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
NEW for 2017
Data Science, Business and Society - thought-leadership by:
CBE Vice President, Leading Innovation
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
Chief Procurement Officer
The Co-Operative Group
Vice President, Sourcing
Head of Generation Procurement
Toyota Motor Corporation
Head of UK Procurement
“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
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
Exchange ideas, knowledge and share your experience with 900+ of the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in procurement
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
“I love the breadth and the different international perspective.”
Austin McKeehan, CPO TIAA CREF