Procurement Talent 2013 – a hot topic for a new event

You may have noticed another new logo over to the right under our conference, research and media partners heading.  We’re supporting  an event next March 6th in London called “Procurement Talent 2013”.

What attracted us to it when I was approached by the organisers was simply that it is the first (as far as we know) event focused purely on what we see as one of the hottest topics in the procurement world – how to attract, retain, train, develop, motivate and inspire procurement professionals who are central to the success of any procurement organisation. (And beyond the functional boundary actually, as we know many professionals who sit in IT, marketing or other functions, but carry out roles that are fundamentally procurement in nature).

This has always been a topic close to my heart, but of course it fits also with our new jobs website, Spend Matters search4 procurement. Our recent Paper, “The Four Faces of Procurement” (download it here) also looks at issues around the capabilities the profession will need in the future, and we’ve got another Paper coming out soon which looks at another key angle of this challenge.

I’m going to be chairing the event with my usual (insert appropriate words at this point...), Hays are the headline sponsor, and the organisers have already got what looks like a very interesting range of contributors and speakers lined up :

  • Roger Davies, Group Head of Procurement, MARKS AND SPENCER
  • Ashley Readshaw, Chief Procurement Officer, ASTRAZENECA
  • Pernille Boisen, Chief Procurement Officer, ROLLS-ROYCE
  • Andrew Croston, Chief Procurement Officer, FUJITSU
  • Wendy Irvin, Group Chief Procurement Officer, CAPGEMINI
  • Chris Taylor, Talent Acquisition Manager, TRINITY PROCUREMENT (SABMILLER)
  • Gilbert Chow, Global Category Manager, ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS
  • Stephen Pearce, Global Head of Procurement, ARYSTA LIFESCIENCE
  • Barry Hooper, Head of Procurement, NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY

That really is an impressive list, which I think shows how seriously leading firms are taking this topic. So we hope the event will appeal to forward thinking organisations in all sectors - do take a look  at it in more detail. There are also sponsorship opportunities for those of you on the provider side of the procurement industry.

See you there!

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