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13-14 July 2017

Designed to drive continuous progress in procurement, Ovation brings together a unique group of global leaders and thinkers to discuss the future of procurement and supply management, in an exclusive, private environment.

INNOVATION

Our ground-breaking study into Supplier-Enabled Innovation was unveiled at this year's Ovation.

With in-depth research into the innovation capabilities and approaches taken by leading organisations, as well as best-practice case studies, Ovation provided CPOs with the inspiration to refine future strategies.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "I was able to make several strong connections with other CPO's at the event. The content was thought provoking and the interaction with thought leaders was excellent."
    Rob Donoho, VP Procurement, E&J Gallo

  • "Ovation is an exclusive, intensive CPO-level debate and networking event with inspiring and well recognized speakers out of the procurement function."
    Eva Wimmers, SVP Group Procurement, Deutsche Telekom

  • "Very engaging and a chance to network extensively during the event."
    Korlan Strayer, SVP Global Procurement, Metso

SPEAKERS

2015 speaker

Pamela Meyer is an expert in deception detection, an internet entrepreneur, Huffington Post columnist and best-selling author.

2015 speaker

IBM's former CPO, and Procurement Leaders Advisory Board chairman, John Paterson chairs Ovation for the second year running.

2015 speaker

Ulrich Weinberg is Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute School of Design Thinking and an expert in collaborative innovation.

2015 speaker

Author and strategic advisor Stefan Lindegaard focuses on open innovation and the people and culture that drive innovation.

2015 speaker

As President & CEO of Canadian electronics-giant Celestica, Craig Muhlhauser has spent a long career in hi-tech, automotive and defence.

2015 speaker

Mischa Dohler is co-founder of smart city pioneer Worldsensing and Head of Telecommunications Research at King's College London.

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

Many of the world’s leading Chief Procurement Officers congregated to debate many the issues that will define procurement in the years to come.

Guests included:

JUERGEN NELIS

CPO
Givaudan

DETLEF SCHULTZ

Chairman of the Board Vodafone Procurement Company
Vodafone Group

MIGUEL CAULLIEZ

Head of Global Procurement
Nokia

PAULA MARTINEZ

VP Global Procurement
UCB

KATHARINA STENHOLM

CEO
SABMiller Procurement

FRIED-WALTER MUENSTERMANN

President, Procurement
BASF

TIM TOLHURST

CPO
DSM

BOB MURPHY

CPO
IBM

THE VENUE

Europe: Park Weggis Resort

Europe: Park Weggis Resort, Switzerland, 6-8 July, 2016

Situated right on the banks of Lake Lucerne, the 5 star Park Weggis offers a luxurious Swiss retreat.
The hotel was opened in 1875 as "Hotel Bellevue" and the main building and "Schlössli" wing are art of beautiful nouveau construction.

With its Japanese Garden, wellness spa, outdoor pool, spa and lakeside sports centre, there are plenty of activities to keep guests entertained.

Located approximately 20km from Lucerne, and 55km from Zurich, The Park Weggis pair’s old-world charm, service and ambiance with modern comforts in a luxurious residential setting.



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