Arnold Schwarzenegger announced as Keynote for Coupa Inspire '18 North America
Business management spend specialist Coupa Software has announced that Hollywood legend and the 38th Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger will speak at Coupa Inspire '18 North America.
The conference theme is “To the Power of You” and will take place May 6 - 9 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
Schwarzenegger and Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn will engage in a “fireside chat” Tuesday, May 8 on the main stage exploring a range of topics, including the entrepreneurial spirit, the power of collaboration and the importance of never losing sight of your goals.
On Monday, May 7, The New York Times best-selling author, adventurer, explorer, and mountaineer Alison Levine will lead a discussion based on her book: “On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership.”
Inspire ’18 champions the exponential power of the Coupa community highlighting how Value, Inspiration, Innovation and Collaboration are transformed when raised “To the Power of You.”
The conference brings together more than 2,000 customers, business leaders and industry analysts to explore how leading organisations are actively managing their business spend.
Schwarzenegger is one of the world’s most recognised individuals having starred in some of the most popular action movies of all time, before moving into public office when elected as the 38th Governor of California. Since leaving office in 2011, he has continued to promote state and local clean energy efforts by founding the non-profit R20: Regions of Climate Action.
Additionally, in 2013, he established the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California, devoted to seeking bipartisan solutions to environmental, economic, and other public policy issues.
“At the age of 20, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the youngest person to win the Mr. Universe bodybuilding title, which he won five times. Leaving Europe as a young man to become one of the world’s biggest movie stars is an inspirational story in its own right, but to follow this up with roles in public office shows what can be achieved with drive and ambition,” Bernshteyn said.
“We are delighted that he will speak at Inspire ’18 and are sure it will be an inspirational discussion.”
Inspire, which attracts more than 100 speakers, is one of the industry’s largest business spend management events with representatives from a cross-section of sectors including retail, finance, healthcare, technology, and others.
At Inspire ’18, global leaders from small, medium and large organisations will share how they are raising business spend management “To the Power of You” and unleashing real, measurable business value at their companies.
The Ultimate Procurement & Supply Chain Event
From September 28th-30th, network with C-level executives, gain insight from industry pioneers and walk away with actionable insights that accelerate your career. By the end of the week, we promise you’ll have the skills to solve the world’s most pressing supply chain and procurement challenges.
The three-day show is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats. Whether you attend virtually or in person, you’ll strategise how to cope with global disruption, learn from industry leaders, and walk away with tips, tactics, and tangible connections.
How to Attend
In a COVID-disrupted era, we know that the majority of people would rather avoid travelling for events─why take the risk, right? In response to the continued disruption, BizClik Media Group has decided that Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will offer the best of both worlds through hybrid accessibility.
That means you and your peers can attend the event in person or virtually ─ with no disadvantages for people who choose not to make the trip to the Tobacco Dock venue.
Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London, an industry-leading venue that is renowned for delivering world-class events. For attendees’ peace of mind, the venue is working to the government-endorsed AEV All Secure Framework, alongside mia’s AIM Secure and ‘Good to Go’ accreditation, they will ensure that we achieve a COVID-secure environment to facilitate all of your networking needs.
Our physical venue is both historic and stunning, but it has no bearing on the information that you and your peers can gain from the event. You can still absorb it all, interact with other attendees, and enjoy the conference experience on your alternative, virtual platform.
The platform will feature live feeds from all of the stages, as well as virtual networking areas. So, if you want to avoid travel, it’s not a problem! You can still get involved and enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your own home.
What’s on the agenda?
With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, Procurement & Supply Chain 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach.
Across the three-day event, a number of relevant topics and trends surrounding procurement and supply chain will be discussed.
- Tuesday 28 September - Digital supply chain
- Procurement strategy (11:30 am)
- Supply chain leaders forum (12:00 pm)
- Women in supply chain (14:00 pm)
- Procurement technology (14:30 pm)
- Wednesday 29 September - Procurement consulting
- Sustainability (11:30 am)
- Supply chain management (12:00 pm)
- Digitalisation (14:00 pm)
- Risk & Resilience (14:30 pm)
- Thursday 30 September - APAC sessions (04:00 am)
Influential executives from around the world will give their insights and professional experiences surrounding these topics, allowing you and your company to leave with valuable information.
The past year has shown how important supply chains are and the importance of managing them correctly. With increasing digitalisation across all industries, you won’t want to miss out on our great speakers and information surrounding this topic. Preparing your company for the future is key, and we are sure you will gain great insights at our three-day event.
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