A focus day on SRM or business alignment

14 May 2019
08:30 - 17:30
Intercontinental London - The O2


Re-calibrate your strategy

A successful strategy is revised and adjusted regularly based on monitoring progress against milestones and adjusting to changing conditions. While we all endeavour to review our strategies regularly, the reality often is, we don’t dedicate enough time to do so.

The Strategy Deep Dives have been designed to give you the opportunity to dedicate a day to take a step back, assess and evaluate the state of your business and industry, and re‑align your function’s strategic goals, priorities and action plans to manage SRM and improve business alignment.

A micro perspective to the macro Congress themes

The Strategy Deep Dives are the perfect supplement to your attendance at the World Procurement Congress. The focus day allows you to breakdown some of the big-picture Congress themes to examine the tactical details to make the vision a reality. The Deep Dive agendas topics go far beyond the top-level that is explored during the Congress, to include multiple sub-themes of SRM or Business Alignment.

If your function is placing a priority on improving your risk mitigation approach or strengthening your business partnerships – this extra day is a MUST ATTEND.

A valuable addition to your Congress attendance

Here’s three reasons why you should attend a Strategy Deep Dive:



CONNECT with peers who have a similar strategic focus to learn from each other’s successes and side-step potential pitfalls


BENCHMARK your strategic plans to measure progress and find ways to improve to your action plan for advancement


SOLVE for common short-term challenges so you have time and resource to progress on your mid to long term strategic roadmap

A featured event within World Procurement Week

By attending a Strategy Deep Dive, you are automatically a part of the wider World Procurement Week community that connects over 1000 procurement professionals! You’ll be able to carry on making new connections and developing business relationships with this wider community into the evenings through organised networking activities.


The choice is yours - SRM or Business Alignment

Designed to supplement the strategic themes of the World Procurement Congress agenda, this focus day deep dives on one of two timely topics and provides you with additional networking opportunities, strategic-execution support and a forum to share and learn from unique ideas:

SRM Strategy Deep Dive

Build resilience in your value chain

If you’re looking to solve for the following challenges, attendance at the SRM Strategy Deep Dive is the right fit for you:

  • How should procurement navigate the changing geo-political and geo-economic environment, and overcome its impact on the supply and value chain?
  • What strategies and tools should we use to enhance our global risk radar and accelerate early detection of risk?
  • How should we manage cyber security and data within the supply chain?
  • How can we collaborate and innovate with suppliers to create strategic, competitive advantages?
  • How can we make sustainability a key driver of SRM for sustainable and profitable growth?

Business Alignment Strategy Deep Dive

Supercharging your business alignment strategy

Our research shows that business alignment remains extremely high on the agenda for procurement functions in 2019: to be the strategic partners they want to be, procurement needs to constantly up their game in influencing their internal stakeholders.

If you’re looking to solve for the following challenges, attendance at the Business Alignment Strategy Deep Dive is the right fit for you:

  • Understanding the needs of the business: How to drive business opportunities and be innovators and anticipators
  • Culture and mindsets: How to change cultures and mindsets within procurement first and then the wider business
  • Operational excellence: How to balance the business needs to be fast and agile, with robust procurement processes
  • Organisational Structure: How to structure your function and processes to best solve business needs
  • Talent: How to acquire, train and upskill the right talent to optimise business alignment
  • Performance metrics: How to move from operational to performance metrics
  • The future of procurement: What’s next for business alignment as procurement moves up the maturity curve?

Armed with new connections, insights, and a renewed focus, return to the workplace eager to take on the challenges of the future and drive real results.

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Our Partners

Strategy Deep Dives 2019 partners

Business Alignment Deep Dive Partner

Amazon Business

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SRM Deep Dive Partner


riskmethods provides an award-winning Supply Chain Risk Management solution to address the entire lifecycle of identifying risk, assessing impact and enacting plans to prevent or mitigate risk. Our approach combines innovative Big Data and Artificial intelligence capabilities with insightful risk intelligence to ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time. Leading businesses trust riskmethods to fuel their supply chain risk management programs. Armed with a digitized representation of the risk profile for their supply network, our customers are able to make better decisions and achieve first-mover advantage in the face of threats. This immediate visibility to emerging risk exposure helps clients assure supply, maintain compliance and protect their revenue and reputation. www.riskmethods.net