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Main Day 1

26 September 2023

Dear Procurement: Make the “Table”

08:00
Registration
08:45
Welcome Address

Ben Sharples, Director, ProcureCon

08:50
Chairperson Welcome

Richard Beaumont, Founder, Eruditic

08:55
Opening Keynote: Commercial mindset
How to think more commercially in procurement and create the “table” rather than wait for a seat at it

Miguel Gonzalez, Global Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont

09:15
Keynote Panel Interactive
CPO perspectives on culture: How can you foster a culture of purpose in procurement and infuse your team with a mission?

Carel Aucamp, Chief Procurement Officer, BAT

Carlos Jorge, Group Procurement Director, International Airlines Group (IAG)

Fabienne Lesbros, Chief Procurement Officer, KONE

Gerasimos Stanitsas, Chief Procurement Officer, Helleniq Energy

Following the panel you will then break out into a small group roundtables – Benchmark with your senior-level peers and have your pressing questions answered by speakers

10:15
Keynote: CPO role evolution
How to redesign your role to a Chief Value Officer to maximize strategic business partnering, digital innovation and sustainability that drives greater business impact

Lars Bettermann, Chief Procurement Officer, Bridgestone

10:35
Coffee Break

Advanced ProcureTech

11:15
Panel: Digital transformation
Where to focus your digital transformation initiatives to reduce transactional working and increase your ability to add value

Adam Brown, Head of Procurement Platform Technology, A.P. Moller – Maersk

Donna Künzler, Head of Procurement Process Excellence & Digital Transformation, ABB

Fraser Hill, General Manager, Digital & Process Transformation, Shell

Vanya Petrovic, Global Director of Digital Procurement, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

11:45
Keynote Presentation
The future of Category Management: Business strategy alignment as a driver for competitive differentiation

Drasko Jelavic, Chief Executive Officer, Cirtuo

12:05
Keynote presentation: Digital transformation
How to develop procurements digital roadmap for the future and ensure that people and processes are prioritised before systems

Olaf Komitsch, Chief Procurement Officer, EnBW

12:25
Presentation
Topic TBC
Reserved for Sponsor
12:45
Lunch
Workshop: Topic TBC

Reserved for 4C Associates

Workshop: Topic TBC

Reserved for Argon & Co

13:45
Presentation: Digital innovation
How to leverage the tools and data you already have to build your own custom-fit digital solutions

Julio Peironcely, Global Director of Insights & Analytics – Cycles & Procurement, Danone

14:05
Presentation: Chat GPT in practice
How to use AI-enabled assistants for your strategic procurement to boost efficiency

Raoul Groening, Head of Procurement & Operations, Allianz

14:25
Presentation: Digital roadmap
How to take a holistic view of your digital aspirations and structure the transformation in line with your suppliers, stakeholders and the end-to-end value chain

Andreas Fries Jørgensen, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Demant

14:45
Presentation: Frictionless procurement
How to optimize your P2P processes through marketplaces and the automation of buying channels

Philipp Böckmann, Head of Digital Marketplaces & Consumables Procurement, BASF

13:45
Presentation: Third-party risk
How to build effective ongoing due diligence and exit plans to manage third-party risk

Hernan Huwyler, Group Head of Risk, Milestone Systems (Canon)

14:05
Presentation: Supplier assessment
How to assess the stability and performance of critical suppliers to ensure their resilience and your supply security in periods of volatility

Reserved for Sponsor

14:25
Presentation: Margin protection
How procurement can drive margin protection in VUCA times

Alejandra Garcia, SVP Global Procurement, DSM

14:45
Presentation: Cybersecurity
How to identify your key digital risk points and embed cybersecurity into every aspect of your supply chain management

Soile Hammargård, Chief Procurement Officer, GlobalConnect

13:45
Presentation: Total talent optimisation
How to commercially optimise your non-FTE requirements with models that balance cost, risk and knowledge required per project

Nick Williams, Head of Procurement, Santander

14:05
Presentation: VMS optimisation
How to successfully integrate your VMS with digital talent providers, new talent pools and other talent software to get the most out of emerging sources of new talent

Reserved for Sponsor

14:25
Presentation: Internal alignment
Rethinking how to enhance collaboration between HR and procurement so you can acquire contingent labour in a more joined up way

Amit Chitanand, Head of Procurement – External Workforce & HR Services, Unilever

14:45
Presentation:
Topic TBC

Reserved for Templeton Recruitment

13:45
Workshop
Topic TBC

Reserved for TradeCentric

14:45
Workshop
Topic TBC

Reserved for ProcurementIQ

15:05
Coffee Break
15:40
Presentation: Integrated value chains
How to unlock end-to-end value chains visibility and orchestration (from customers to suppliers) to unlock value and competitive advantage

Christophe Villain, Global Head of Supply Chain & Procurement Technology, Nestle

16:00
Presentation: Supplier relationship excellence
How to apply the principles of agility, adaptability & alignment with your supply base to tackle market volatility and achieve advanced SRM

Falk Kohler, Chief Procurement Officer, Coperion

Tobias Hankiewicz, Global Supplier Management Excellence Lead, Coperian

16:20
Presentation: Developing your suppliers
How to develop a diverse network of start-up and smaller suppliers and grow their companies alongside your business

Speaker TBC

15:40
Presentation: Office politics
How to navigate the modern office with a framework for managing internal stakeholders and developing your career

Giuseppe Conti, Professor of Negotiation & Influencing

16:00
Internal stakeholder engagement
Understanding how procurement’s ‘client’ business functions actually think and work

Jose Velayos, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Roche

16:20
Presentation: New work 202x
How to use shared leadership models in procurement to achieve the ideal work-life balance

Speaker TBC

15:40
Presentation: Future generations
How the next generation of procurement professionals under the age of 30 see their career aspirations, and what you need to do to motivate and retain them

Chris Taylor, Global HR Business Partner – Cycles & Procurement, Danone

16:00
Presentation: Governance
How to successfully manage governance across procurement, HR and the business to increase control of your global workforce spend

Tara Sudama, Contingent Workforce Manager, Arcadis

16:20
Presentation: Building a global program office for external workforce
How to drive your global managed services and contingent workers strategy whilst empowering your countries to deliver locally

Jonathan Shilton, Europe External Workforce Lead, Sanofi

15:40
Workshop
From Silos to Synthesis: Exploring the intersection of data foundation, data fabric, and procurement digital transformation

Reserved for Creactives

The Time For Sustainability Action Was Yesterday

16:40
Keynote Panel: Sustainability
Best practice strategies for supply chain decarbonisation, supplier engagement, and achieving transparency on your end-to-end emissions

Cecilia Persson, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, AstraZeneca

Ditte Marie Lindberg, Chief Procurement Officer, Lundbeck

Ozer Ergul, Chief Procurement Officer, Aquila Capital

17:20
End of ProcureCon Europe Day 1
17:30
Networking Drinks Reception

Main Day 2

27 September 2023

Creating Stability in an Unstable World

07:00
Breakfast Briefing: Women In Procurement (and those who support them)
How to attract & retain top female talent to build a high performing diverse team
08:00
Registration
08:45
Welcome Address

Ben Sharples, Director, ProcureCon

08:50
Chairperson Welcome

Richard Beaumont, Founder, Eruditic

08:55
CPO Keynote: Global uncertainty and market volatility
How to navigate a world of trade wars and unrest to reduce your reliance on China and increase your supply chain resilience

Dr. Arnd Hirschberg, Chief Procurement Officer, Transformation of Industry, Siemens Energy

09:15
Keynote Panel: SRM
How to balance supplier relationships with the uncomfortable conversations you need to be having in the current economic climate to come to win-win arrangements

Juha Taipalinen, Chief Procurement Officer, Finnair

Manu Johary, European Chief Purchasing Officer, Bunge

Remco van den Berg, Indirect Procurement Director, Friesland Campina

Sandra Bour Schaeffer, SVP Procurement – Cabin, Airbus

09:45
Keynote presentation: Developing soft skills
Assessing the “attitude vs. aptitude” traits that will be essential in our profession in a future where being human is your USP

Clive Rees, International Chief Procurement Officer, Fujitsu

10:05
Coffee Break
Workshop: Supply chain disruption
How to reduce risk in an unpredictable environment

Reserved for Sponsor

Optimising Procurement to Add Organisational Value

10:45
Presentation: Generating new revenue streams
How can procurement help to identify new revenue streams that add real value to the business?

Reserved for Sponsor

11:05
Panel: Operating model optimisation
How can you best structure your procurement organisation to allocate more capacity to what matters and deliver greater business value?

Ciaran Owens, Global Head of Procurement Excellence, Imperial Brands

Kai Berking, Chief Procurement Officer, ALBA

Lorenzo Morretta, Group Chief Procurement Officer, Generali

11:35
Panel: Data
How to fix your master data and unlock the key insights it contains

Reserved for Rosslyn

Roundtables

11:55
1. Outsourcing procurement
Assessing the benefits vs. the risks to determine if outsourcing works for you

Andrew Kent, Indirect Procurement Director, Gilead Sciences

2. Industry 4.0
How procurement can use our expertise to support the level of connectivity required to drive Industry 4.0 excellence

Elena Skripkina, Head of Procurement, Europe, ofi

3. Negotiation
Rethinking empathic negotiation design to identify the modern negotiation levers that work

Marek Dyczek, Global Indirect Procurement Director, AmRest

4. Making procurement sexy
How to attract diverse talent into procurement

Luz Mendez, Global Business Services Design Lead, PepsiCo

5. Digitalisation
How to deal with the proliferation of technology solutions in a category hierarchy

Phil English, Global Category Leader – IT & Digital, Syngenta

6. Stakeholder management
How to assess the motivations and engagement levels of your various stakeholders and tailor your relationship management and communication styles accordingly

Jafles Fernandes Pacheco, Group Chief Procurement Officer, Oerlikon

7. Procurement upscaling (SME focus):
How to scale up a procurement function from greenfield to brownfield and drive your value with internal stakeholders

Amelle Mestari, Head of Procurement, Bouygues

8. Sustainability
How to assess your indirect suppliers for sustainability performance

Sophie Cros, Head of Procurement Innovation & Digital Transformation, Bayer

9. Shared services centres
Assessing the “how, where and why” of establishing a shared services centre

Raquel Aquino, Head of S2P Buying Channels, Boehringer Ingelheim

10. Category management transformation
How to overhaul your category management processes with the new technologies and processes required to drive value

Xantal Oller, Vice President, Procurement & Logistics, Lincoln Electric

11. Topic TBC
TBC

Speaker TBC, Fastenal

12. Contract Lifecycle Management
CLM in the supply chain compliance landscape

Jim Leason, Managing Director EMEA, Agiloft

13. Contingent Workforce
How successful companies innovate and transform their contingent workforce strategies

Richard Bradley, VP Customer Success, Kelly Services

14. Supply Chain Decarbonisation
End-to-end approach and case studies

Anthony Rosa, Global Business Development – Net Zero Advisory Services, Enel X

Andrea Tassone, Global Net Zero Manager – Net Zero Advisory Services, Enel X

15. Topic TBC
TBC

Speaker TBC, Capita

12:40
Lunch
Workshop: Is procurement ready for GenAI?:
Exploring GenAI’s impact on the procurement industry and how to prepare for the future

Reserved for WNS

Workshop: Topic TBC
TBC

Reserved for Wunderman Thompson

13:40
Presentation: Decarbonising the supply chain
How to engage your suppliers and monitor the supply chain to reduce one of your largest areas of carbon footprint

Amanda Wood, Sustainability Director, Supply Chain, BAE Systems

14:00
Presentation
Short, medium and long-term role of carbon credits for SBTi

Reserved for 3Degrees

14:20
Interactive Presentation: Social value
How to develop a social value strategy for procurement and drive it forward in practical ways

Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise

Jaime Henriques Paiva, Head of Sourcing & Procurement – EMEA, Zurich

14:40
Presentation: Facilities & real estate
How to manage your real estate and facilities category in a sustainable way to reduce negative environmental impact?

Reserved for Sponsor

13:40
Presentation: Buyer locations
Lessons learned from challenging our traditional ways of thinking that we need buyers and procurement partners in all local regions

Matteo Stefani, Head of Procurement, Novartis

14:00
Presentation:
Topic TBC

Reserved for Egencia

14:20
Interactive Presentation: Re-building procurement from scratch
Lessons learned from applying Nemawashi methodologies and challenging traditional ways of thinking

Réda Guiri, Procurement Director, Toyota Insurance Services

14:40
Presentation: Innovation
How to truly move beyond cost saving to drive enterprise innovation and help identify new revenue streams that add real value to your business

Reserved for Sponsor

13:40
Presentation: Emotional intelligence
How to assess and develop this critical pillar of efficient leadership, perception of change, and organizational effectiveness

Anastasiya Matiishyn, Global Procurement Category Manager – HR Services, Corteva

14:00
Presentation: Building talent pools
How to invest in contingent labour development as a pathway to FTE to avoid fighting over the same qualified candidates as everyone else

Moritz Hoerster, Head of Transformation, Satair (Airbus)

14:20
Roundtable: Supplier engagement
Planning to maximise the engagement of diverse suppliers in your HR category strategy

Stuart La Brooy, Senior Global Category Manager – Professional Services & HR, Sony Pictures

14:40
Presentation: Governance
How to successfully manage governance across procurement, HR and the business to increase control of your global workforce spend

Reserved for Sponsor

13:40
Workshop: Topic TBC
TBC

Reserved for Wipro

14:40
Workshop: Topic TBC
TBC

Reserved for SpendHQ

15:20
Coffee Break
Workshop: Travel
How to prepare your travel programme for the future through innovation and advances in automation

Reserved for Sponsor

16:00
Keynote presentation: Supply chain resilience
How to leverage deep knowledge of your supply base, dynamic risk monitoring and more robust SRM processes to increase your supply chain resilience

Speaker TBC

16:20
Presentation
Topic TBC

Reserved for Sponsor

16:40
Presentation: Legislation overview
Assessing the latest range of international regulations and trade restrictions set to transform procurement and supply chain

David Loseby, Professor of Research Impact in Supply Chain Management, Leeds University Business School

16:00
Presentation: Category management
How to use digital transformation and a more commercial mindset to disrupt and transform the traditional category management model

Adrian Doyle, Head of Strategic Sourcing, ELMAC, Amgen

16:20
Presentation: Supply chain complexity
How to reduce complexity and increase resilience in your supply chain

Reserved for Sponsor

16:40
Presentation: Topic TBC
TBC

Kevin Kazenmayer, Head of Channel Development, TradeCentric

16:00
Presentation: Blue-collar temporary staffing
How to protect your company from regrets when selecting a frontline workforce agency

Slava Smirnikhin, Head of 3rd Party Labour Procurement, Maersk

16:20
Presentation: Automation
How to use talent acquisition automation tools to reduce costs, improve performance and free up time for HR to hit its key goals

Reserved for Sponsor

16:40
Presentation: Reshaping contingent workforce programs
Assessing the old, the new and the possible on workforce solutions

Milena Cerdas Víquez, Global Category Manager – Contingent Workforce, Philip Morris International

16:00
Workshop: Monitoring tier-n suppliers
How to increase visibility through all supply tiers to conduct effective supply chain due diligence and comply with broadening international legislation

Reserved for Sponsor

Assessing Innovative Tech Start-Ups

17:00
Dragons’ Den: Hear from the latest and greatest start-ups
Which one can best help you with your procurement priorities? – Cast your vote and the winner walks away with the Dragons’ Den trophy!

Speaker TBC, Mercanis

Fenella Boyle, Co-Founder & CEO, Versed AI

Accelerated Transformation

17:30
Closing Keynote
How to engage the business and use third party capabilities to accelerate your digital transformation and ensure fast adoption

Stephen Day, Global Chief Procurement Officer, Kantar

17:50
End of ProcureCon Europe Day 2
18:00
Networking Drinks Reception

Main Day 3

28 September 2023

Making Procurement Sexy

08:00
Registration
08:45
Welcome Address

Ben Sharples, Director, ProcureCon

08:50
Chairperson Welcome

Richard Beaumont, Founder, Eruditic

08:55
Opening CPO Keynote: CPO 2.0
How we need to transform procurement and the CPO role to go beyond savings and offer our organisations the deep insights that create genuine value

Robert Turner, Chief Procurement Officer, Deliveroo

09:15
Keynote Panel Interactive: Winning the talent war
How can you change your recruitment approach and create “Plan B” to get more talent through the door in an incredibly challenging recruitment market?

Aditya Joshi, Deputy Director – Head of Global CW Operations, Applied Materials

Florian Tué, Head of Procurement Transformation, Carrefour

Jean-claude Thompson, Head of Indirect Procurement, The Kraft Heinz Company

Stephen Tonks, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Fujikura

Following the panel you will then break out into a small group roundtables – Benchmark with your senior-level peers and have your pressing questions answered by speakers

10:15
Presentation: Reflections of a former CPO
Honest perspectives on the purpose of procurement, how you should measure success, and how we can attract more young talent into the field

Paul Alexander, Teaching Fellow – Procurement, University of Portsmouth, and former Chief Procurement Officer, British Airways

10:35
Coffee Break
11:15
1. Generating new revenue streams
How can procurement help to identify new revenue streams that add real value to the business?

Aslan Akyol, Chief Purchasing Officer, STASH

2. Next generation leaders
How to develop the next generation of procurement leaders with the skills, identity and confidence needed to articulate their value to the business

Philippe Duvivier, Purchasing Director – Global Creative Agencies, Procter & Gamble

3. Energy
How to transition to sustainable energy procurement in a context of high price volatility

Miguel-Angel Pescador, Head of Energy Procurement, EMEA, Kimberly-Clark

4. Supplier performance
How to go beyond mere “traffic lights” to determine the true value your suppliers are really delivering

Michele Tepedino, Senior Director of Global Indirect Procurement, Perrigo

5. Working capital
How to use creativity in supply chain financing and payment terms to optimize your working capital and ensure continuous trading

Christian Tchounda, Chief Procurement Officer, Oryx Energies

6. Digital transformation culture
How to change the mindset of your team and overcome the challenges of new technology adoption

Ferdinand Wieland, Senior Vice President Procurement, ThyssenKrupp

7. Supplier diversity
How to develop a diverse and inclusive supply base

Anca Gherasim, Managing Director, Procurement Group, Erste Bank

8. Data
How to fix your master data and unlock the key insights it contains

Baissire Diawara, Global Head of Procurement Tools, Systems & Processes, Sika

9. German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act 2021
Understanding the practical implications on your responsibility to identify and prevent ESG risks in your supply chain

Fabrício La Banca, Senior Vice President Procurement, Bauer Media Group

10. Supplier innovation
How can you re-examine your supplier relationships to focus on collaboration and encourage the innovation that unlocks genuine value for your business?

Stephen Thornhill, Category Lead, Alliance Healthcare

11. Agile procurement
How to structure yourself to maximise responsiveness to your organisation’s true needs and make informed decisions about suppliers, contracts, and processes quickly

Pierre-Philippe Van Besien, Head of Indirect Procurement, Bridgestone

12. E-procurement
How to leverage e-procurement tools to streamline your purchasing and supplier management process

Lorenzo Di Silvestro, Procurement Program Lead, Bridgestone

11:15
Presentation: Agile Sourcing
How to bring lean principles into sourcing to reduce the time and effort spent on RFPs

Minna Metsälä, Director of ICT Sourcing & Partner Management, Wärtsilä

11:35
Presentation: Delegated procurement
How to give non-procurement people the tools to reduce the administrative strain on procurement teams

Antonio Battista, Global Head of Procurement Excellence, Amer Sports

12:00
1. Generation Y&Z
How to engage the next generation of procurement talent and clients

Ana Maria Dias, Chief Procurement Officer, PERSÁN

2. Scope 3 Emissions
How to utilize your and your suppliers data to calculate and reduce scope 3 emissions across your value chain

Yuri Hembitski, Head of Sourcing Insights & Digitalisation, Novozymes

3. IoT and the digital supply chain:
How to use IoT as an enabler in procurement, monitoring every stage of the supply chain using real time data

Ankur Handa, Strategic Sourcing Leader – Digital Technology Ecosystem, Philips

4. Career development
Assessing what it takes to advance your procurement career to the top

Leticia Eizaguirre, Head of Group Procurement Transformation, International Airlines Group (IAG)

5. Cash flow
How to manage cash flow improvement in an environment where payment terms regulations intensify?

Eric Dubern, Indirect Sourcing Director, GE Healthcare

6. SRM
How to take your indirect SRM framework to the next level that factors innovation, risk and sustainability

Carole Bellone, Global Category Manager – People & Culture, Philip Morris International

7. Monitoring tier-n suppliers
How to increase visibility through all supply tiers to conduct effective supply chain due diligence and comply with broadening international legislation

Neville Tuck, Head of Procurement, Asahi

8. Future energy strategies
Rethinking energy sourcing to reduce reliance on Russian gas and meet ambitious sustainability targets

Elisabeth Peter, Chief Procurement Officer, LINHARDT Group

9. Managing cost pressures
What practical levers can you use today to mitigate increasing inflation, energy and materials prices?

Peter Christensen, Indirect Procurement Manager, Velux

10. Hybrid working
How to foster a culture of innovation in your teams and maintain motivation in the new hybrid world

Nina Bomberg, Global Director of Indirect Procurement, Dormakaba

11. IT procurement
Overview of the current trends in IT procurement to optimise your strategy

Farida Ismayilova, Head of Group Indirect Sourcing, Mediq

12:00
Presentation: Tail spend management
How to have the systems and process in place to effectively manage tail spend

Sven Jacobs, Global Head of Indirect Sourcing, Vattenfall

12:20
Presentation: Travel
Managing the risks of modern-day business travel: How to adapt to the post-Covid landscape

Paulo Igreja, Global Indirect Procurement Director, Visteon Corporation

12:45
Lunch

Future-Proofing Procurement

13:45
2027 Roadmap
How to establish a 5 year strategy to get beyond month-to-month thinking and build a best-in-class procurement function

Peter Koehne, Chief Procurement Officer, Speira

14:30
Keynote Panel Interactive: Customer-centricity
How to rethink procurement as a customer-centric function to act as a key contributor to business planning decisions and provide a seamless user-friendly experience

David Everett, Head of Indirect Procurement, Honda Motor Europe

James Austin, Senior Director, Commercial – Digital Technologies, Mars

Regine Pahmer, Vice President Indirect Procurement, GEA Group

Tom Wells, Strategic Sourcing Director, Bristol Myers Squibb

Following the panel you will then break out into a small group roundtables – Benchmark with your senior-level peers and have your pressing questions answered by speakers

15:10
Closing CPO Keynote: Artificial intelligence
Now that Chat GPT has kicked open the door on the possibilities of conversational AI, should we avoid or embrace it?

Jan Frater, Chief Procurement Officer, International SOS

15:30
End of ProcureCon Europe 2023 – See you next year!