At the Forefront of Positive Growth

2-6 November 2020

Our Time is Now

Procurement’s vision has always been to accelerate more growth areas and capabilities for the future.

2020 has irrevocably changed the way in which we all do business. What has got us here is not going to move us forward and realise procurement’s vision to be a valued strategic business partner.

Now is the time for procurement to identify new and long-lasting sources to support business growth and play our part in fixing broader societal issues!

Speakers

Learn From the Best of the Best

Amanda Davies

Amanda Davies

CPO

Mars
Gilles Andrier

Gilles Andrier

CEO

Givaudan
Janelle Orozco

Janelle Orozco

CPO

Diageo
Farryn Melton

Farryn Melton

CPO & SVP

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Magnus Bondesson

Magnus Bondesson

CPO

Ingka Group, IKEA Retail Business
Joachim Christ

Joachim Christ

CPO & EVP

Merck KGaA
Alexandra Lopez

Alexandra Lopez

CPO and SVP

Cisco Systems
Willem Mutsaerts

Willem Mutsaerts

Chief Procurement & Sustainability Officer

Givaudan
Bertrand Conquéret

Bertrand Conquéret

President Henkel Global Supply Chain B.V & CPO

Henkel
Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy

CPO

IBM

An Agenda for a Better World

Five days. All levels of seniority and job specificity. Real-life case studies. Intimate, fast paced breakouts. Bring your entire team and let’s restart and ignite better procurement for a better world.

Navigating Through Chaos

Navigating Through Chaos

How can we build a business that will thrive in a world of unpredictable and accelerating change?

Nurturing Talent & Culture

Nurturing Talent & Culture

How can procurement officers develop good corporate culture for Gen Z?

Building a Broader, More Diverse & Robust Ecosystem

Building a Broader, More Diverse & Robust Ecosystem

How can we enable growth through network quality, innovation, and partnerships?

Digitalisation and User Empowerment

Digitalisation and User Empowerment

How can we embrace the digital revolution to further increase efficiency and capability whilst delivering competitive advantage?

Sustainable Procurement as a Strategic Imperative

Sustainable Procurement as a Strategic Imperative

How can procurement lead the business, drive CSR & expand sustainability to all the layers of the supply chain and beyond?

Re-Imagining Category Management

Re-Imagining Category Management

How can we design new categories to suit new areas of critical spend and support the changing needs of the business?

The Ultimate Team Experience

The Congress is an opportunity for your entire team to come together, learn, benchmark and network at all levels of the organisation. Here is the audience you can expect to be attending:

CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS

With a bespoke itinerary across a number of targeted sessions, CPOs have the opportunity to benchmark and knowledge share with peers through a series of keynote insights and working groups

Digital Leaders

Is digital emerging as the great post Covid-19 accelerator? Attendees with a digital leaning will gain insight on leveraging digital opportunities that will support during and post a Covid-19 restart.

Category Leaders

Through an itinerary built on insights on re-thinking spend patterns and re-writing category plans, category leaders will have the opportunity to deep-dive into strategic categories that bring competitive advantage to the business

Sustainability Leaders

Those senior leaders with responsibility for sustainability and CSR will be prescribed a suggested content and networking itinerary that helps with the execution and performance of the business’s sustainability agenda

Procurement Solution Providers

Engage with the world’s largest virtual procurement audience through a range of bespoke partnership opportunities created to demonstrate your thought leadership, raise awareness and generate leads

Excellence Leaders

Converting the business vision into a robust strategic reality is no easy task. For those with such a responsibility over governance, procurement capabilities and quantifying data and metrics, sessions have been designed to help accelerate the process.

The Fun Stuff

Americas Procurement Awards Virtual
Americas Procurement Congress Virtual Networking
Celebrating the Best of the Best

Following the conclusion of the congress agenda on 5 November, the winners of the annual World Procurement Awards are announced at a celebratory live virtual event.

Judged by an independent panel of industry leaders, the awards celebrate the very best in procurement practice in the world that are raising the benchmark for procurement excellence and pioneering the future of the function.

Make sure you join us to celebrate and network with the winners!

Networking

At the World Procurement Congress Virtual, we already have the 5* content you have come to expect from Procurement Leaders live events, but how do we translate the key connections and networking online? Stay tuned, in the run up to this event as we announce our new and improved topic-based connections as well as the fun and lighthearted group networking sessions – get ready to be entertained!

What’s new:

  • The virtual agenda affords more pace, dynamism and punchier content delivery & opportunities for global interactions
  • Join us on multiple opportunities to engage and interact with X-functional business leaders to glean insights from a diverse range of business experiences
  • Opportunities to connect and expand your personal and professional network virtually as well as socialise in smaller networking groups
  • Testimonials

    General Manager, Supply Chain - MTN Group

    Where and when else will i get to sit at the feet of such wisdom and experience filled global CPOs and pick at their brains from the comfort of my living room… and for free…? Its a priceless experience

    Head Productivity & Performance Global Procurement, F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

    It is important to understand what others are doing, learn from it and drive with this learning the performance of my organisation.

    CPO, Heineken

    A great way to genuinely allow the procurement community to interact around the world and I’m sure all of us who attended have all taken vital elements from the sessions

    CPO, Ferrara Candy Co Inc.

    This is a great arena to do a fast catch up as we don’t have the time to be able to do this much infusion of information through our daily jobs.

    Vice President Procurement, Delek Group

    The networking, the topics, I believe I have 7 pages of notes to take back, I can’t wait to go back to our team and tell them what I’ve learned and start putting it in place.

    Vice President, IBM Corporation

    One, the content is excellent. Two, you have speakers from every industry and it’s top leaders in those industries who are describing what they’re going through and giving you ideas of how you can improve your journey as well.