Procurecon 2016 (past event)

November 08-November 10, 2016

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Day 1

07:45 AM - 08:30 AM Registration, Coffee and Welcome

Collect your pass, grab a coffee and start networking


08:30 AM - 08:35 AM Organiser’s Welcome, Business Card Exchange and Introduction to Chairman Ton Geurts

Tom Webber, Editor, WBR

Find out who else is attending ProcureCon Europe this year, understand the research behind this edition’s programme and make new contacts before the sessions start.

08:35 AM - 08:50 AM State of the Profession Address - The Supply Century

David Noble, Group CEO,, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
Receive a personal insight into the changes in the business and economic environments and the impact on procurement and supply. David will share his thoughts and plans on how CIPS can shape what the future of procurement and supply will look like and its role in supporting professionals along the way.
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David Noble

Group CEO,
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

08:50 AM - 09:20 AM CPO Interview– What Does Good Transformation Look Like?

Richard Beaumont, Chief Procurement Officer, Prudential Elena Bernardo, Head of Procurement Europe, Amazon

For the first time learn more about Amazon’s procurement strategy with a live interview with its most senior procurement manager in Europe. Examining processes, organisational structure and goals this is a unique chance to understand how Amazon procurement works collaboratively with suppliers in its ecosystem to become a leader in nearly every market in which it competes.

  • Introduction to Amazon procurement: history, organisation, goals

  • How Amazon approaches supplier relationship management to drive collaboration and deeper, more profitable partnerships

  • Challenges Amazon procurement overcame whilst standing up its global procurement function
  • How Amazon’s procurement teams will change in the next 5 years to support growth

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Richard Beaumont

Chief Procurement Officer
Prudential
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Elena Bernardo

Head of Procurement Europe
Amazon

09:20 AM - 09:50 AM CPO Case Study - Lessons Learned Delivering Savings During a Complex Transformation Journey at Solvay

Kristian Saksida, Chief Procurement Officer, Solvay

Find out how a senior CPO made the big decisions necessary to overcome a business-critical challenge and delivered better-than expected results. Thought provoking, frank and best of all totally interactive this is as intimate as you can get. With his CFO experience Kristian will bring a unique perspective to transformation:

  • Examining the drivers for transformation and how the journey was planned by Solvay management

  • How change was led by procurement and the skills utilised by the team to make change stick

  • Lessons learned in stakeholder management, supplier management and compliance you can use in your own transformation journey

  • How procurement continuously delivered savings throughout the transformation project

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Kristian Saksida

Chief Procurement Officer
Solvay

09:50 AM - 10:10 AM How to Create Belief, Energy and Trust in Your Innovative Procurement Team

JJ van der Meer, Partner, PA Consulting

Join JJ Van der Meer, former VP and Head of Production Procurement at GSK as he discusses various activities that an innovative procurement organisation must undertake and how they use them to engage reluctant stakeholders. You will discover:

  • Why procurement teams should be using various innovations levers such as partner to win, different collaboration models, working with suppliers to harness the latest technology

  • How to engage internal stakeholders early on to be part of the innovation strategy

  • How to operate beyond the procurement function to drive the innovation agenda in the business

  • New and different ways to positively engage stakeholders

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JJ van der Meer

Partner
PA Consulting

10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Supporting Global Excellence In Procurement

Steve Goldring, Global Managing Director, Worldwide Business Research



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Steve Goldring

Global Managing Director
Worldwide Business Research

Challenge the panel of experts to solve your biggest problems in transformation so you leave with new ideas and strategies to drive different and better results. With heads of procurement from tech, FMCG, and oil and gas you will benefit from a broad range of perspectives.

  • What changes do you need to make to your team to make them perform better?
  • How is digital disrupting the process of transformation in most major businesses today?

  • How to measure performance of your procurement team in the emerging digital economy

  • What to look for from future procurement skill profiles to keep pace with rapid changes in the business environment

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Richard Beaumont

Chief Procurement Officer
Prudential
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Celia Sanchez San Juan

Director Group Procurement
Adidas
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Antonia Wanner

Director, Global Commodities Procurement
Nestle
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Axel Horst

Operational & Commercial Excellence Manager
Shell Global Solutions

10:55 AM - 11:30 PM Morning Networking Break



11:30 PM - 12:00 PM CPO Interview – How to Build a Procurement Organisation Fit for the Future Business Environment

Ton Geurts, Chief Procurement Officer, NV Bekaert Will Beattie, General Manager, Continental Europe,, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
With over 20 years’ experience leading teams of procurement professionals Ton is eminently qualified to offer lessons learned whilst building local and global teams. In this frank and open exchange Ton will offer you advice on organisational development best practice, drawing on his time as Chief Procurement Officer of the multi-billion revenue chemicals giant Akzo-Nobel as well as his present role at NV Bekaert.

  • 5 major challenges facing procurement in today’s rapidly evolving global marketplaces
  • How to understand what your business needs next to design a procurement organisation fit for the future
  • How to engage all your stakeholders in the process of defining your future procurement organisation
  • Procurement versus business experience – which one is best for your future team?


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Ton Geurts

Chief Procurement Officer
NV Bekaert
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Will Beattie

General Manager, Continental Europe,
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM Shared Services : Changing the Game in Strategic Sourcing at Thomson Reuters

Nicolas Passaquin, Vice President, Global Head of Sourcing Delivery, Thomson Reuters
Find out how Thomson Reuters’ global expert on sourcing is freeing up the team of sourcing experts to focus their time and skills on creating value for the business. Using a shared services approach Nicolas is discovering he can achieve unexpected results whilst keeping the global teams fully engaged.

  • Why is Thomson Reuters choosing a shared services model over other competing alternatives?
  • How to structure the right sourcing delivery model to ensure effectiveness throughout the organization
  • How to leverage shared services capabilities to focus your core sourcing team on added value activities
  • How to embed a culture across your enterprise of doing more with less to give impetus to sustainable change

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Nicolas Passaquin

Vice President, Global Head of Sourcing Delivery
Thomson Reuters

12:25 PM - 1:05 PM Guest Presentation – SMAC/BRAID: Preparing Procurement for Digital Disruption to the Global Supply Chain

Leslie Wilcocks, Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation, London School of Economics and Political Science

As the digital revolution impacts every industry it is vital you understand what the new changes mean to you and your procurement teams around the world. For example, how virtual can your team organisation be? How mobile and distributed can they be? Can you move faster to find and work with better suppliers? What efficiencies can you gain by employing more digital capabilities? These and other key questions you need answers to will be addressed by Professor Leslie Wilcocks, a world-renowned expert on digital disruption.

  • Where did the digital revolution come from?

  • How to test and measure the impact of digital disruption on your global supply chain to ensure your business is ready for future changes

  • How to gain competitive advantages from digital disruption to become a market leader

  • How digital is changing the nature of relationships between businesses and the implications for your supplier management strategy

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Leslie Wilcocks

Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation
London School of Economics and Political Science

1:05 PM - 1:10 PM What’s the Big Idea? Getting the Smartest Guys in the Room

Tania Seary, Founder, Procurious
In the first of 3 daily thought-provoking sessions Tania Seary from Procurious, the global procurement network, will provide you with a new way of thinking about engaging and attracting talent in the digital business environment.
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Tania Seary

Founder
Procurious

Lunch

1:10 PM - 1:10 PM Lunch

Take a break, enjoy unlimited food in the restaurant and make lots of new contacts.


Drop In Clinic

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Drop In Clinic – Tips and Advice as You Begin Your New Transformation Project

Richard Chiari, Chief Procurement Officer, Erber Group
Solve specific procurement challenges you have with an experienced procurement professional during a 20-minute one-to-one session. Only two available so make sure you register early to avoid disappointment.
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Richard Chiari

Chief Procurement Officer
Erber Group

Track A – Procurement Talent 2020

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Case Study – Building the Right Team to Move from Tactical Buying to Strategic Value Creation

Ann-Francoise Versele, Head of Professional Services Procurement, NV Bekaert

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Ann-Francoise Versele

Head of Professional Services Procurement
NV Bekaert

Track B – Local to Global

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Case Study - Quick and Easy Steps to Consolidate Indirect Spend on a Global Level

Andreas Hettwer, Chief Procurement Officer, Capgemini

As your teams shift focus from local to global procurement it is crucial you empower them with the right mindset to do their jobs well. Client intimacy at a global level is not easy to achieve so you need to think carefully about how to leverage national best practices globally. Discover how from Andreas as he shares recent experiences:

  • How to change mindsets from purely national to regional or global procurement without losing touch with national best practices

  • How to maintain client intimacy even when operating on a global level

  • How to streamline processes and keep focused on productivity as you move to a global model

  • How to sustain your new practices and behaviours even during periods of transformation

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Andreas Hettwer

Chief Procurement Officer
Capgemini
1. Critical Behaviours to Operate Beyond Your Responsibility Matrix to Hit Company Goals
Richard Beaumont, Former CPO, Digital Prudential Digital Services

2. Balancing Investment in People, Process and Technology to Maximise the Impact of Transformation
Elena Bernardo, Director of Procurement, Amazon EU

3. How to Take Advantage of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Focus on Higher Value Tasks?
Professor Leslie Wilcocks, Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation, London School of Economics

4. How to Map Future Value for Your Business
Wendy Stopher, Head of Group Purchasing, Rolls-Royce

5. How to Mitigate Supplier Risks and Achieve Higher Levels of Compliance as Your Business Undergoes Change
Bob Donohue, President, Cost and Compliance
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Richard Beaumont

Chief Procurement Officer
Prudential
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Elena Bernardo

Head of Procurement Europe
Amazon
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Leslie Wilcocks

Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation
London School of Economics and Political Science
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Wendy Stopher

Head of Group Purchasing
Rolls-Royce
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Bob Donohue

President
Cost and Compliance

Track D – Synergy Workshop

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Mastering Best Practice Execution to Ensure Changes You Invest in Take Hold for Longer

Les Ball, Former VP Supply Chain EMEA, Eaton

One of the biggest challenges facing procurement organisations today is making sure transformation strategy is properly implemented and that those changes stick. All agree the answer is ‘better execution’. Join Les Ball as he offers new thinking on achieving ‘better execution’.

- 20 minutes presentation

- 25 minutes group work

- 15 minutes Q&A


  • Why transformation projects fail and how to avoid the pain

  • What does best practice execution mean to your business?

  • How to get global procurement teams to measure execution as a KPI

  • How to identify the benefits of execution in your P&L

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Les Ball

Former VP Supply Chain EMEA
Eaton
Our clients are now sourcing their talent from a diverse range of suppliers – either through strategically planned engagements or through internal networks. This mix of resource presents a portfolio of challenges not previously experienced by HR, Procurement and Management communities. What lessons can AGS share in relation to how its clients and onsite teams are addressing these challenges?
  • How do we integrate our Contingent and Permanent Talent needs?
  • What can I do to engage and manage the wider supply chain?
  • As my talent channels expand – how can I ensure a consistent brand is presented?
  • How should I be preparing for Brexit?

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Mike Beresford

Director of MSP, RPO & SOW Business Development, EMEA
Allegis
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James May

Director, Client Solutions
‎Allegis Global Solutions

Track B – Local to Global

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Case Study – How to Develop a More Robust Commercial Category Strategy as Part of Your Procurement Transformation

Martin Dolezel, Head of Procurement EMEA, Pfizer

If you are in the process of changing your approach to category management make sure you attend this session to discover how Pfizer is finding success with a recent shift in strategy. To explain the benefits of the new commercial category management project Martin will draw on his team’s experience and in-depth feedback from around the business.

  • Is category management really right for you?

  • How to make quick changes to your category management strategy without dramatically altering your organisation chart

  • How to engage your internal stakeholders in the design and implementation of commercial category management to ensure it is sustainable

  • How to integrate new category management strategies into your overall transformation approach

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Martin Dolezel

Head of Procurement EMEA
Pfizer

Track C – Buck’s Fizz Roundtables – Transformation Tools and Techniques

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Session continues

Track D – Synergy Workshop

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Session continues

Track A – Procurement Talent 2020

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Interactive Case Study - Training Behaviours and Processes to Keep Your Procurement Team Agile and Ready for the Future

Aamir Shaukat, Chief Procurement Officer, Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Find out which behaviours and processes you need to develop across your teams to transform into a world-class procurement organisation. Once mastered these competencies will help you create more value for your stakeholders, faster and still deliver even more savings. Drawing on his experience as a senior procurement manager at a variety of global businesses in Asia and Europe, Aamir is well placed to offer new thinking on the subject.

  • How to find the right mix of talent to drive behavioural change across your procurement organisation

  • How to define the capability framework to develop the right training approach for your own team

  • How to build a ‘start-up’ culture in your procurement organisation that challenges convention and focuses more on the innovation agenda

  • How to target continuous improvement in your teams to protect procurement from changes in the future

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Aamir Shaukat

Chief Procurement Officer
Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Track B – Local to Global

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Session continues

Track C – Buck’s Fizz Roundtables – Transformation Tools and Techniques

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Session continues

Track D – Synergy Workshop

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Session continues

Track A – Procurement Talent 2020

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Session continues

Track B – Local to Global

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Interactive Case Study: How to Optimise Business Partnering in a Global Procurement Strategy to Capture Innovation and Value

Celia Sanchez San Juan, Director Group Procurement, Adidas
Drawing on her passion for developing stronger relationships with internal business partners and suppliers alike, Celia is well positioned to provide you with new best practices from her experience, most recently at Adidas.

  • How to identify and unlock hidden value from your local partner networks
  • How to persuade internal business partners and senior management to consider elevating local suppliers to strategic global positions
  • How to design and implement a local category approach that complements and supports your global strategy
  • The role of tools and systems in controlling local spend inside a global cost management programme


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Celia Sanchez San Juan

Director Group Procurement
Adidas

Track C – Buck’s Fizz Roundtables – Transformation Tools and Techniques

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Session continues

Track D – Synergy Workshop

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Session continues

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Break

Refresh, grab a coffee and introduce yourself to new contacts to expand your professional network in the solution lounge where you can also find breakthrough procurement tools and services.


Track A –Transformation Enablers

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Interactive Case Study – Creating a New Procurement Organisation as Publishing Moves from Print to Digital

Andreas Grabher, Chief Procurement Officer, Ringier

When Andreas first arrived at Ringier there was no procurement organisation and spend was managed inside the CFO’s office. Since then the global business environment has been impacted by the advent of online, cloud, digital and the print sector, perhaps more than others, has had to dramatically transform. Sharing some of his experiences during this time, Andreas will focus on his lessons learned:

  • Starting from scratch; how to build a procurement function from the ground

  • The key aspects and priorities to consider when organising the department

  • Communicating in a persuasive manner: ensuring that added value is visible and measurable

  • How quickly can work generate value and where do the risks lie?


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Andreas Grabher

Chief Procurement Officer
Ringier

Track B – Challenging Convention

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Interactive Case Study – How to Build the Right 2020 Roadmap for Your Procurement Organisation

Matthias Riese, Chief Procurement Officer, Rohm

What will your procurement organisation look like in 2020? Discover how an old style procurement team is evaluated and equipped with the necessary tools and process to become a state-of-the-art procurement organisation.

  • Understanding Röhm’s vision for Procurement Organisation 2020

  • Challenges and opportunities in the German tooling industry

  • How Röhm will fast track the transformation roadmap

  • Obstacles to overcome during the change programme

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Matthias Riese

Chief Procurement Officer
Rohm

Track C –Leadership Boardroom

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM CPO Leadership Boardroom & Private Reception 5 Top Priorities to Prepare Your Procurement Organisation for the Future

Richard Beaumont, Chief Procurement Officer, Prudential

Join other CPOs to discuss ways to add value to your business from different senior positions to ensure your career continues to develop. Combining informal discussion with a drink and networking this is the ideal intimate group to help you plan your next move.

  • 3:55 PM – Introductions

  • 4:15 PM – Open discussion

  • 5:00 PM – Private drinks reception


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Richard Beaumont

Chief Procurement Officer
Prudential

Track A –Transformation Enablers

4:50 PM - 5:30 PM Interactive Case Study – Procurement Transformation through the Usage of SOEs/Cognitive Tools

Michael Koehn, Procurement Manager EMEA, IBM

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Michael Koehn

Procurement Manager EMEA
IBM

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Nina Guezennec

Chief Procurement Officer
Suntory Beverages and Food
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Nafeh Masood

Chief Procurement Officer
NYU Abi Dhabi
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Matthias Riese

Chief Procurement Officer
Rohm
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Will Beattie

General Manager, Continental Europe,
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

Track C –Leadership Boardroom

4:50 PM - 5:30 PM Session Continued

Join other CPOs to discuss ways to add value to your business from different senior positions to ensure your career continues to develop. Combining informal discussion with a drink and networking this is the ideal intimate group to help you plan your next move.

  • 3:55 PM – Introductions

  • 4:15 PM – Open discussion

  • 5:00 PM – Private drinks reception


Track A –Transformation Enablers

5:30 PM - 5:35 PM Closing Thoughts

Ton Geurts, Chief Procurement Officer, NV Bekaert

Receive 3 crucial take-aways from your chairperson to share with colleagues in the office.


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Ton Geurts

Chief Procurement Officer
NV Bekaert

Track B – Challenging Convention

5:30 PM - 5:35 PM Closing Thoughts

Nina Guezennec, Chief Procurement Officer, Suntory Beverages and Food

Receive 3 crucial take-aways from your chairperson to share with colleagues in the office.


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Nina Guezennec

Chief Procurement Officer
Suntory Beverages and Food

Track C –Leadership Boardroom

5:30 PM - 5:35 PM Stream Continues

5:35 PM - 11:59 PM Christmas Market – Networking Reception

Join your peers and colleagues in the luxurious surrounds of the Hotel Palace during this themed networking reception. Relax, unwind and share a drink with friends as you build a new procurement network onsite.