I'm often asked what makes Procurement Leaders different. I'm proud to say that we'll be able to encapsulate this in one place next week: the World Procurement Congress (WPC).
The event takes place over two days – 21/22nd May – in London and represents the flagship in our series of global leadership events. Aside from increasing the content, we've been working hard to truly understand and reflect in our agenda what procurement chiefs need in order to be more effective.
A pioneering agenda…
Evolving from our London Forum, the World Procurement Congress offers in-depth sessions over two days that focus on the key strategic topics every procurement function needs to address: people, process, risk and value.
We will be announcing a ground-breaking benchmarking study and hosting a ‘Procurement Question Time' panel to bring the discussion to life around these vital topics.
Global thought leaders in procurement…
Global speakers and facilitators, namely CPOs from Unilever, AstraZeneca, Mars and Estée Lauder will share the leading-edge initiatives they are using to set a new benchmark for procurement excellence.
Some highlights here include Tom Linton, CPO of Flextronics, who will share his forward thinking ‘Top 10 Trends Impacting Procurement,' and Rick Hughes, CPO at Procter & Gamble, who will deliver a keynote address on ‘Risk & Resilience: Achieving Flexibility within Today's Lean & Long Supply Chains.' Both presentations are not to be missed.
This is one of the most valuable parts of each and every event. Our community is unlike any other and the WPC format has been optimised to allow you to collaborate and network, through topical roundtables, speed networking, lunches, themed breakfasts, a designated meeting zone and spectacular evening entertainment.
The WPC has already attracted over 300 senior procurement professionals representing some of the sharpest minds in our profession.
Don't miss this one!
Alex Martinez is CEO of Procurement Leaders
The World Procurement Congress takes place at the London Hilton on 21st-22nd May. The agenda is available to download here.