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Agenda

Monday, 2 November
1pm – 4pm GMT

Day 1 – GROWTH THROUGH VOLATILITY

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1:00PM - 1:15PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

Amanda Davies, Global VP, MGS, Indirect CPO, Mars
Nandini Basuthakur, CEO, Procurement Leaders

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1:15PM - 1:35PM

C-SUITE PANEL

 

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

Bob Murphy, CPO, IBM
Amanda Davies, Global VP, MGS, Indirect CPO, Mars
Klaus Staubitzer, CPO, Siemens
Interviewer: David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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1:35PM - 1:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM – HOSTED BY GEP

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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1:55PM - 2:00PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – HOSTED BY BASWARE

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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2:00PM - 2:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – PROCUREMENT LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL ERA (2-3PM) – Invitation only
    -What are the new competencies needed to support the evolving needs of the business?
    -How procurement leaders can become more agile, experimental and collaborative
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION – HOW TO WORK WITH YOUR CFO TO CREATE A VALUE NETWORK FOR THE WHOLE BUSINESS
    Jane Liang, Group Head of Procurement, British American Tobacco
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY – ALIGNING GLOBAL AND REGIONAL PROCUREMENT ALONGSIDE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE TO DELIVER GREATER BUSINESS IMPACT?
    -How can you lead with agility and collaboration on a globally strategic and regional level?
    -How can you better leverage collaboration from your internal stakeholders and procurement business partners?
    -How can you join up your categories to leverage innovation from suppliers to increase the rate of change?
  • INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP CASE STUDY – THE GREAT RESET: AGILE CATEGORY MANAGEMENT
    -What will our category planning and spend patterns look like in the new normal?
    -Where are the most immediate OPEX opportunities?
    Have certain categories become obsolete?
    -Do new categories exist yet and should they?
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2:30PM - 3:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • PANEL DISCUSSION – LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND MEASURING SUCCESS
    -How to become a master of digitilisation rather than a victim
    -How to implement digital transformation in a time of business change
    -What should a roadmap for digital procurement look like?
    -What are the results of a successful digital procurement transformation?
  • CASE STUDY – ARE YOU STRUCTURED APPROPRIATELY TO SUPPORT THE FAST-PACED NEEDS OF YOUR BUSINESS?
    -How to work with your CFO to create a value network for the whole business
    -Do you have a complete understanding of your business goals and requirements?
    -How can you align your operating model better to your business units?
    -How can you use technology to minimize complexity and make supply to the business easier?
  • CASE STUDY – A NEW CULTURAL APPROACH TO RISK MANAGEMENT: LESSONS LEARNT FOR NEW UNKNOWNS
    -Accelerating risk management approaches to ensure security of supply
    -From category manager to risk manager, a must have for the current climate?
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3:00PM - 3:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM – HOSTED BY SAP

 

Christopher Haydon, President, SAP Procurement Solutions

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3:20PM - 3:25PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – HOSTED BY INTEGRITYNEXT

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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3:25PM - 3:40PM

CEO & CPO INSIGHTS

 

In pursuit of success: CPO – CEO relationship

Gilles Andrier, CEO, Givaudan
Willem Mutsaerts, Chief Procurement & Sustainability Officer, Givaudan
Interviewer: David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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3:40PM - 3:45PM

DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS

 

David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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3:45PM - 4:00PM

NETWORK EXPANSION

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4:00PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

Tuesday, 3 November
1pm – 4pm GMT

Day 2 – REBOOTING THE ECOSYSTEM

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1:00PM - 1:15PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

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1:15PM - 1:35PM

PLx KEYNOTE

 

Wiring your brain for success: Creating innovation, not just ideation

  • What are you willing to give up to change the way we work?
  • How do we enable leaders to unlearn past modes and habits of success?
  • What innovative methods can better help next generation of leaders?
  • How good leaders inspire action

Matthew Syed, Author, Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking

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1:35PM - 1:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM – HOSTED BY BASWARE

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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1:55PM - 2:00PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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2:00PM - 2:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (2-3PM) – Invitation only
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION – UNLEASHING ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION
    -How to leverage disruptive technologies and business models to tackle the biggest challenges
    -How to drive internal ventures and successful collaboration models with innovative start-ups at scale
    -How to drive a culture of entrepreneurship and think in “ecosystem” terms to succeed at generating innovation
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY – TRANSFORMING VISIBILITY INTO ADVANTAGE
    -Visibility gaps across supplier compliance, payments and risks reduce efficiency and strategic value
    -How leveraging technology helps Procurement organizations bridge these gaps
    -Achieving advantage through faster, better decisions and more resilient supply chains
  • INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP CASE STUDY – BUILDING AND SUPPORTING SUPPLY CHAINS FROM THE GROUND UP
    -Protecting your trusted supplier eco systems against disruptions and supply breakdowns
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2:30PM - 3:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CASE STUDY – HOW DO WE SUCCESSFULLY WORK WITH AGILE START-UPS IN WHAT CAN BE A VERY DIFFICULT PERIOD OF CHANGE?
    -How can you leverage innovation from the start-up ecosystem?
    -How can start-ups and suppliers scale up their innovation to create a new standard in a period of flux?
    -What infrastructure needs to be built to create a joined-up approach?
    -How can procurement influence stakeholders to drive initiatives here?
  • INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES – INDUSTRY WORKING GROUPS FOR BENCHMARKING AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
  • CASE STUDY – MORE VIRTUAL EVERYTHING: INNOVATING SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT
    -The pandemic has been a catalyst for innovation. With travel bans in place, businesses found alternative ways to engage with suppliers with virtual playing a key role.
    -What practices are here to stay and what is the best mix for long lasting supplier relationship management?
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3:00PM - 3:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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3:20PM - 3:25PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – HOSTED BY IVALUA

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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3:25PM - 3:40PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

Building a broader, more diverse & robust ecosystem: How can we enable growth through network quality, innovation, and partnerships?

Alexandra Lopez, Chief Procurement Officer and VP Global Procurement Services, Cisco

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3:40PM - 3:45PM

DAY 2 CLOSING REMARKS

 

David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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3:45PM - 4:00PM

NETWORK EXPANSION

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4:00PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

Wednesday, 4 November
1pm – 4pm GMT

Day 3 – REVITALISING OUR PEOPLE AND TEAMS

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1:00PM - 1:15PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

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1:15PM - 1:35PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Nurturing talent & culture: How can procurement officers develop good corporate culture for Gen Z?

Janelle Orozco, CPO, Diageo

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1:35PM - 1:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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1:55PM - 2:00PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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2:00PM - 2:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – EQ VS IQ: WHAT ARE THE NEW SKILLS OF THE PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL? (2-3PM) – Invitation only
    -How to shift the paradigm of how procurement is viewed and improve the importance of emotional intelligence
    -How can being viewed as an advisor, upskill and upgrade your procurement function?
    -How do data analysts and scientists fit into the procurement team of the future?
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION – WHAT ARE THE NEW REPORTING METHODS TO SUIT AGILE OPERATING MODELS?
    -How can you implement an agile way of working with a more collaborative, flexible and efficient approach to develop your team’s skillset and gain business buy-in?
    -How can agile operating models allow collaborative working?
    -How can agile operating models develop skills and talent in your business?
    -How can procurement keep pace and react to business needs using this way of working?
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY
    Rob Alexander, CPO, EMEA, JLL
  • INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP – FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF WORK
    -“Business as unusual” – how has Covid-19 changed the future of work?
    -What are the longer-term effects of the pandemic on the workplace?
    -Supporting new ways of working with the right tools and solutions in the long term
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2:30PM - 3:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CASE STUDY – NEW APPROACH TO PROCUREMENT: COMMUNICATE, EDUCATE, COLLABORATE
    -What does successful internal and external stakeholder management look like?
    -How to transform procurement into a key business function
  • DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP
    Pablo Gustavo Zini, Chief Strategic Sourcing, The IMF
  • PANEL DISCUSSION – FOCUS ON REAL ESTATE & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
    -New ways of working are here to stay – What type of office environment do we need to provide to our employees?
    -What does a new and optimized approach to real estate and facilities management look like?
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3:00PM - 3:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM – HOSTED BY GEP

 

Faye Shaw, Managing Director – Corporate Shared Services, Serco
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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3:20PM - 3:25PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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3:25PM - 3:40PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

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

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3:40PM - 3:45PM

DAY 3 CLOSING REMARKS

 

David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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3:45PM - 4:00PM

NETWORK EXPANSION

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4:00PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

Thursday, 5 November
1pm – 4pm GMT

Day 4 – SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT AS A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

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1:00PM - 1:35PM

CALL TO ACTION

Reaching new frontiers in procurement: Acting as a global citizen

Thomas Udesen, EVP & Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer
Bertrand Conquéret, President Henkel Global Supply Chain B.V & Chief Procurement Officer, Henkel
Katharina Stenholm, SVP & Chief Cycles & Procurement Officer, Danone
Herve Le Faou, CPO, Heineken

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1:35PM - 1:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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1:55PM - 2:00PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – HOSTED BY INTEGRITYNEXT

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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2:00PM - 2:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (2-3PM) – Invitation only
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION
    Emma Peacock, VP Global Procurement, Mars
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY – BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN AND GAIN 360° VISIBILITY THROUGH DATA
    -The consolidation of data in disparate complex systems has provided end-to-end visibility, control and accountability
    -Building a procurement model that fosters true partnership with suppliers and extending into the project deliver space
    -Building a culture of sustainability cross-functionally
  • INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP – FOCUS ON MARKETING – MARKETING SPEND & POSITIVE GROWTH
    -As the world consumes more conscientiously, how will brands have to adapt to thrive in a future where less is more?
    -How will this newly reinvigorated public consciousness affect marketing spend?
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2:30PM - 3:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • PANEL DISCUSSION
    Hosted by:
  • INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES – INDUSTRY WORKING GROUPS FOR BENCHMARKING AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
  • PANEL DISCUSSION – FOCUS ON LOGISTICS
    -Logistics has been heavily impacted by the pandemic and the challenges of moving goods and delivering across global supply chains look set to stay until a vaccine is available world-wide
    -How can movement of goods be safeguarded through a robust approach to logistics management?
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3:00PM - 3:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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3:20PM - 3:40PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

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

Kai Nowosel, CPO, Accenture

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3:40PM - 5:00PM

WORLD PROCUREMENT AWARDS 2020

 

Recognised as the pinnacle of professional achievement, each year the greatest procurement organisations and thought leaders from around the world gather for a spectacular evening of anticipation, entertainment, and inspiration at the World Procurement Awards

Friday, 6 November
1pm – 4pm GMT

Day 5 – AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE

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1:00PM - 1:35PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

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1:35PM - 1:55PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

Partnering for better business and a better world

It is our belief that it is good business to be a good business. More than ever, it is important that we leave a positive legacy. As an individual, and as a business. Ingka Group, operating the IKEA retail business in more than 30 countries, is set on becoming People and Planet Positive. It is our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, now and in the future. We and our partners in our indirect supply chain aim to create positive societal impact. For better business and a better world.

Magnus Bondesson, CPO, Ingka Group, IKEA Retail Business
Interviewer: David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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1:55PM - 2:15PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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2:15PM - 2:20PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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2:20PM - 2:50PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (1 hour) – Invitation only
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION – HOW CAN CSR DRIVE PROCUREMENT CONVERSATION
    -Should procurement policies be an extension of CSR?
    -How to wed your CSR and procurement goals?
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY – PROCUREMENT’S ROLE IN GROWTH: MEASURING THE VALUE OF INNOVATION
    -Key metrics to measure the success of your Innovation program
    -How to develop simple quantifiable metrics to measure the value of diverse innovation initiatives
    -Typical innovation value types
    -Managing your Innovation portfolio to balance value vs delivery
    -Benchmark targets for innovation metrics
  • INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP – FOCUS ON TRAVEL
    -Fast forward 2021, what does a remodelled travel policy look like?
    -How do businesses build safe, responsible, and practical travel policies?
    -Ensuring that travel spend is optimised and employees’ travel needs are met
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2:50PM - 3:20PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • PANEL DISCUSSION – STABILISING THE DIGITAL SYSTEM: WHAT IS REQUIRED IN 2020 AND BEYOND?
    -What are the technologies to watch out for in the next decade?
    -How can we harness new perspectives for future procurement by using creative disruption?
    -How can we apply disruptive technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and RPA to Procurement for increase the pace of change?
    -What are the possible outcomes for procurement and what are the positive impacts on the wider business?
  • CASE STUDY – SYNERGISING PROCUREMENT AND BUSINESS DIGITAL PRIORITIES FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
    -How an effective digitalisation journey can provide opportunities to you and your function in demonstrating value to the business
    -What organisational considerations should be made to best implement a successful digitalisation strategy
    -How can you manage the changes across the company as well as the function to create a synergised plan?
  • CASE STUDY
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3:20PM - 3:40PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders
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3:40PM - 3:45PM

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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3:45PM - 4:00PM

PROCUREMENT LEADERS INSIGHTS

 

David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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4:00PM - 4:10PM

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Amanda Davies, Global VP, MGS, Indirect CPO, Mars
Nandini Basuthakur, CEO, Procurement Leaders
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4:10PM

HAPPY HOUR