At the Forefront of Positive Growth
2-6 November 2020
Our Time is Now
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!
Learn From the Best of the Best
Global VP, MGS, Indirect CPO
Group Head of Procurement
SVP & Chief Cycles & Procurement Officer
CPO and VP Global Procurement Services
Chief Procurement & Sustainability Officer
President Henkel Global Supply Chain B.V & CPO
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
How can we build a business that will thrive in a world of unpredictable and accelerating change?
Nurturing Talent & Culture
How can procurement officers develop good corporate culture for Gen Z?
Building a Broader, More Diverse & Robust Ecosystem
How can we enable growth through network quality, innovation, and partnerships?
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
How can procurement lead the business, drive CSR & expand sustainability to all the layers of the supply chain and beyond?
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 organization. Here is the audience you can expect to be attending:
Chief Procurement Officers
With a bespoke itinerary across a number of targeted sessions, CPOs will have the opportunity to benchmark and knowledge share with peers through a series of keynote insights and small peer to peer working groups.
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.
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.
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 the world’s largest virtual procurement audience through a range of bespoke partnership opportunities to demonstrate thought leadership, raise awareness and generate leads. Partnering with the event provides access to content, latest trends and challenges being faced by customers.
Procurement Excellence Leaders
Converting the CPO and 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
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!
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!