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14 - 15 November, 2017

Challenges You Might be Facing 

The role of procurement continues to evolve. With new technologies advancing more quickly than ever before, those who remain in “business as usual” mode are destined to be left behind. Poor or inefficient procurement strategies will have negative business consequences. We are already seeing this occur. 

About the Seminar 

To ensure your organization’s continued success, The Conference Board has gathered some of the most progressive minds in the area of procurement to provide visionary insight into how they are meeting their future procurement challenges, and how they see the industry evolving in the years to come. 

Through a series of lectures, panels and case studies, this conference will provide you with a deeper understanding of the emerging trends of procurement, and provide detailed guidance on where you should be directing your attention over the next several years. 

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Michael Meaden, Vice President, Worldwide Production Procurement Sourcing, IBM Corporation 
  • Joanne Couture, Executive Sourcing Leader, GE Global Operations – Sourcing, General Electric
  • Jose Varela, Vice President – Sourcing Operations and Package Engineering, 3M Company

The Benefits to You 

Some of the key takeaways include: 

  • Learning how to deploy robotics and automation to realize exponential efficacies
  • Modernizing procurement and shifting from a value-based model to a model focused on solving business challenges
  • Building a road map for deploying more tactical supplier contracts with win-win negotiations
  • Leaving with a deeper understanding of how technology will be a huge driver beyond 2018
  • Grasping how blockchain is already becoming an integral part of procurement strategy 

Integrating these strategies early will position your organization above your competitors and allow you to securely work with the most advanced and preferred suppliers. 

Who Should Attend 

Anyone who is seeking to enhance the strategy, operations and measurement of their online community, including: 

  • Chief Procurement Officers
  • Chief Operations Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Human Resources Officers
  • Heads of Procurement 

VPs, Directors and Managers of:

  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain
  • Supply Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Category Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Digital Sourcing
  • Purchasing
  • Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Development
  • Legal 

Three Things to Do Now  

1. Register

Register early and save $100. This offer ends September 30, 2017. 

2. Save the Date 

Block off your calendar for the following dates: November 14-15, 2017 at The Conference Board. 

3. Get Involved! 

If you would like to get involved in this year’s conference, please contact us.

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