The World Procurement Congress is the industry’s largest global gathering of senior procurement executives. The two-day event focuses on the visionary, forward-looking trends that will shape the long-term success and impact of the procurement function.
In 2020 procurement must evolve to support the c-suite agenda and, in doing so, become permanently relevant to the CEO despite a backdrop of market uncertainty and external factors that could dampen growth prospects. This year’s congress will equip delegates with the knowledge, real life case studies and solutions to pivot for business success.
An agenda built to help you deliver
The Congress has been designed to help procurement become permanently relevant to the CEO and directly contribute to business growth. Key themes include:
Digitalisation: Next steps and proof of concept
Look into how the latest digital solutions can contribute to the function’s long term goals
Risk management and supply chain resilience
Learn from leading CPOs on how they have transformed the function into an ultimate risk mitigation tool for the business
Value creation as the means to delivering business critical objectives
Understand what opportunities are available for procurement to influence business priorities through the use of effective digitalisation and improved internal relationships
Acting as a global citizen
Contrast and compare different action points from leading practitioners when it comes to procurement’s role in the sustainability efforts
HEAR FROM the best of the best
The speaker line-up at World Procurement Congress is unrivalled. Hear from 100+ big thinkers and achievers, including:
Group Supply Chain Management Director Commercial & Services
Head of Group Procurement
Hani Al Saigh
Chief Procurement Officer and VP Global Procurement Services
IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN A NORMAL CONFERENCE…
Benefit from a wider point of view, with inspirational sessions delivered by subject matter experts from outside the procurement function
Procurement Leaders communities track
Join in-depth discussions tailored around the Women Procurement Leaders, Future Procurement Leaders and Sustainable Procurement Leaders communities
PL Lates & Networking opportunities
A series of informal networking opportunities at great locations across London. Build on your network and create valuable global connections in a relaxed environment.
CPO challenger series
These thought-provoking workshop sessions are for CPO level attendees only, addressing top strategic priorities
All of the sessions on the agenda are underpinned by Procurement Leaders’ industry-leading research and insights
World Procurement Awards
Concluding the Congress, 1000 of the greatest procurement organisations and thought leaders from around the world will once again gather for a spectacular evening of anticipation, entertainment, and inspiration. Find out more.
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Don’t just take our word for it
“It’s a terrific opportunity for procurement leaders to step outside of their day to day activities.
How many days in a year do you get to meet 800 of the top thought leaders in the field of procurement? That only happens once a year here at the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress.”
Senior Director Procurement, Mondelez
“It’s important to expose yourself to the changing environment. And a Congress like this gives you a good opportunity in a very compressed environment to learn about new developments in the area. I also have a lot of people coming with me – so I am exposing my employees to other people in the area, it’s a great networking opportunity.”
“I always like to attend Procurement Leaders events. It’s fantastic to meet other professionals, facing similar issues so we can look at new ideas and innovation to get one step ahead.”
Head of Strategy & Planning, Sony Europe
“It is always good to be here – for the networking and to gain information about trends and have the inspiration about what we can change in our organisation.”
Director of Supply Chain Management, Siemens