2020 events in focus: World Procurement Week

By Georgia Wilson
Back for its second year, World Procurement week 2020 is renowned for gathering esteemed procurement visionaries, influencers and practitioners. The co...

Back for its second year, World Procurement week 2020 is renowned for gathering esteemed procurement visionaries, influencers and practitioners.

The comprehensive event will run from the 12-14 May 2020, providing an inclusive and energising experience for those speaking and attending.

Breaking down the week-long event, we take a closer look at the agendas and speakers that you won’t want to miss!

World Procurement Congress: 13-14 May 2020

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One of the industry’s largest global gatherings of senior procurement executives, World Procurement Congress is a two day event that focuses on the visionary and future trends that will impact and shape the long term success of procurement. 

Top five speakers at the event include:

  • Amanda Davies - Global Indirects Chief Procurement Officer at MARS Inc. 

  • Bob Murphy - Chief Procurement Officer at IBM 

  • Alexandra Lopez - Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President of Global Procurement Services at CISCO

  • Miguel Gonzalez - Chief Procurement Officer at DuPont

  • Fabienne Lesbros - Group Supply Chain Management Director of Commercial and Services at Vodafone

World Procurement Awards: 14 May 2020

Each year the greatest procurement organisation and thought leaders gather at the world procurement awards to be a “part of something special”. The awards presented at the event not only offer global exposure, but also the chance to motivate and reward your team.

This year’s award titles include:

  • The Basware Procurement Excellence Award

  • The Smart Cube Procurement Leader Award

  • The GEP Procurement Team Award

  • The Capita Future Leader award

  • The H&Z Procurement Team Award

  • The Ivalua innovation Award

  • External Collaboration Award

  • Cross-functional Collaboration Award

  • Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • Talent and Development Award

  • The Greensill Supply Chain Initiative Award

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • Risk Management Award

  • P2P Specialist Provider Award

  • Procurement Technology Award

  • Procurement Consultancy Project Award

Indirect Category Leadership Forum: 12-13 May 2020

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The only event dedicated to helping indirect leaders deliver non-cost values to wider businesses. The forum includes: inspirational case studies, interactive discussions and informal networking.

Top five speakers at the event include:

  • Philip Bigland - Procurement Director at Dyson

  • Torben Anderson - Head of Towers, Blades and TRansport Global Procurement at Vestas

  • Matteo Consonni - Global Category Lead of Corporate Services at Corning

  • Rebecca Lonsdale - Director of Indirect Procurement at Britvic

  • Emmanuelle Lesage - Vice President of Global Sourcing Indirect at Boehringer Ingelheim

Strategy Deep Dives: 12 May 2020

This year’s Strategy Deep Dives at World Procurement Week are digitalisation and sustainability. World procurement Week describes a successful strategy as one that is regularly adjusted based on monitoring progress against milestones and adjusting to changing conditions. With this in mind, the Strategy Deep Dives have been designed to provide the opportunity to dedicate a day to assess and evaluate the state of businesses and industries, and realign strategic goals, priorities and action plans.

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