ProcureCon Indirect returns on 24th-26th April, promising three days of networking, benchmarking and debate among 300 of Europe’s leading indirect procurement practitioners.
Building on the success of last year’s meeting, the ProcureCon Indirect team have put together an entirely revamped agenda, focusing only on the critical issues affecting CPOs and senior indirect sourcing professionals. It’s truly an agenda by the industry, for the industry, with discussion topics chosen by a special Advisory Board made up of key figures from within the industry – namely:
Giuseppe Conti, Associate Director Services Procurement, Merck Serono SA
Erik Dam, Global Purchasing Director, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Mikkel Larsen, Procurement, Rolls-Royce
Jamie Foster, Global Procurement Director, ESAB Holdings Ltd
Herve Menassol, Global Capital Purchases Associate Director, Procter & Gamble
Thibaut Eissautier, Chief Procurement Officer & Head of Group R&D, Member of the Group Executive Board, McBride
As well as the 2-day conference, ProcureCon Indirect will feature a special Focus Day addressing the use of procurement analytics in managing risk, informing strategic initiatives and getting value-added services from suppliers.
Delegates will hear 10 indirect procurement best practice case studies from the CPOs of leading companies, including Network Rail, Goldman Sachs, Centrica, The Royal Mint and the Metropolitan Police Services – plus panel discussions, roundtables, workshops and Oxford-style debates.
All 30 speakers have been briefed to share candid insight into what really drives their procurement strategies. Vidya Gunapala, Chair of the Procurecon Advisory Board, says, “We really want our speakers to dig deep and reveal some of the secrets behind their procurement strategies – we certainly don’t want to see any generic presentations!” Each speaker will also provide three tools and three techniques for delegates to feed back to their teams and implement.
ProcureCon Indirect 2012 will take place at the Tower Guoman Hotel London on 24th-26th April 2012