Chief Procurement Officer Exchange 2015

October 18 - 20, 2015



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Welcome to Chief Procurement Officer Exchange

The CPO Value Creation Imperative: Preservation & Promotion

The life of the CPO has changed dramatically. The standard procurement tactics of buying and negotiating processes with suppliers is no longer enough to ensure security of supply and drive a competitive edge for the company.

Now is the time for Procurement to advance its relationship with all its stakeholders. To create and sustain true collaborative relationships with suppliers. To make headlines in product and service delivery innovations. To enhance sustainability initiatives. To utilize analytics to deliver deeper insights to the enterprise at large. To create the innovations that will not only enhance productivity, but open greater opportunities for procurement to deliver more value while still focusing on the bottom line.

Welcome to IQPC's 2015 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange. This highly anticipated and invitation-only event will enable the modern day procurement organization to maintain its leadership edge in an ultra-competitive and ever-changing world, by focusing on innovation, revenue growth and competitive advantage. As CPOs, if you are to be viewed as value creators, you must embrace a role that encompasses BOTH that of value protector (preservation) and a value generator (promotion). Our carefully constructed Exchange theme is about mastering the skills, talents, capabilities and competencies in achieving such a unique world.

The attendees chosen for this Exchange are procurement executives, who, like you, are expanding procurement's sphere of influence to shape strategy.

Our goal is to ensure each and every session delivers the right content, in a format where you can easily obtain the key takeaways and next steps. You will leave the Exchange with the benchmarks, tools, frameworks, methodologies, data, and inspirational insight to bring excellence into your procurement function that will ultimately impact and benefit your organization at large.

What distinguishes this event?

A Procurement Event Not For Everyone. Quite The Opposite.

Chief Procurement Officer Exchange presents the opportunity for delegates to network and build partnerships with peer level professionals, while learning new ideas and strategies that they can replicate within their own organizations, to build a best practices culture. Chief Procurement Officer Exchange has the following distinguishing features:

  • Brain Weave® discussions
  • Exclusive senior level attendance
  • Strategic conference sessions
  • Customized itinerary
  • One-on-one business meetings

  • Q&A: John Harrington, Citigroup

    John Harrington is Citigroup's Strategic EMEA Operations Manager, Payment Services, and presented on "Linking Purchase-to-Pay and Your Financial Supply Chain Globally: Recognising the Role P2P Plays in Freeing Up Your Working Capital" at SSON's European Purchase-to-Pay Week 2008 in June. Now SSON gets face to face with John to uncover the lessons learned from a long shared services journey, and to find the importance of KPIs and executive buy-in. SSON: John, let’s begin with a bit of background. How did you get to your current role? John Harrington: My background is finance. I qualified about eighteen years or so ago, and I’ve spent most of my career in finance, management accounting, statutory accounting business analysis etc - I moved around quite a bit. I sort of fell into shared services, I guess, about eight or nine years ago at Reuters, where I was asked to set up a pilot for the financial shared services area, established that and ran it for

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Speaker Highlights

 Peter Conrad
Peter Conrad
Global Head of Procurement
 Joanne Lupatkin
Joanne Lupatkin
Director, Strategic Sourcing
JetBlue Airways
 Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson
Vice President, Procurement Services
 Graham Leary
Graham Leary
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
Bi-Lo Holdings