Update: Change of date for eWorld Procurement and Supply
- Supplier Management
In an update to this original post, eWorld Procurement and Supply will not take place this September as planned, instead the organizers have erred on the side of caution and deferred to March 2022.
As they explained in a communication to delegates: “We are also determined that eWorld should always deliver a high quality experience that is not compromised by external factors, so with less than a month until the planned date and many people still concerned about meeting face-to-face, we feel it is better for us to defer until next Spring. eWorld Procurement & Supply will now take place on Tuesday 1st March 2022 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.”
All other information in this post remains correct at time of writing, so please amend your calendars accordingly.
eWorld back in person
For the first time since March 2020, the eWorld Procurement and Supply conference returns to the Grand Connaught Rooms in Westminster London in March 2022. This is the UK’s premier event for all senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives from organizations in both the commercial and public sectors, bringing together practitioners, consultants, solution providers and media for a day of keynotes, focused briefings, case studies and networking opportunities, all free to attend!
What to expect at eWorld
Revolution Events has been running eWorld twice a year for many years, and Spend Matters has attended and reported on almost every event. That’s why we feel qualified to say that it just gets better every year — the quality of the presentations, the topics that hit the right note for the time and outstanding networking opportunities with people in all industries from all over the world.
It’s expecting to host more than 250 procurement professionals as delegates, more than 30 expert speakers, a room full of vendors to showcase the latest in procurement and supply technology innovations, and sponsors, like Proactis and others, on hand to answer questions and offer advice.
There’s always been a good buzz around eWorld. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a good place to touch base with fellow practitioners, exchange insights, talk to vendors about what their customers are telling them and how they advise them, and genuinely form new relationships.
The theme is “Bouncing Back Better: Building a Resilient & Sustainable Future.” Following the past 18 months of major trials for international supply chains and all who touch them, the discussions will help procurement to build on their success stories from those difficult times and to contribute toward making the next decade one of more robust and responsible supply chain practices.
Topics to be covered will include:
- Covid and the global supply chain: Key impacts and lessons for the future
- Emerging from the global lockdown: What’s next for procurement? (trends, forecasts and predictions)
- Crisis management: Contingency planning and business continuity
- Agile procurement: Being ready for constant change and disruption
- Procurement on the move: Mobile and remote working
- Minimum contact: P2P automation and paperless systems
- Facing Brexit: Top priorities for the procurement function (legislation, GDPR, contract management and supply chain integrity)
- Legal matters: How could the incoming Insolvency & Governance Bill affect your supply chain?
- Digital transformation: Evaluating, selecting and implementing new technologies
- Future-proof: How cloud-based procurement can protect your business
- Supplier management: A new era of collaboration
- Purchasing with purpose: Supporting the shift toward sustainable and ethical business
- Procurement pathways: New skillsets, career mapping and expanding influence within the enterprise
If you’d like a taster of what eWorld is all about, and to hear from previous attendees, there’s a nice set of short videos on YouTube — access them here.
And if you’d like to read more about some of the key speakers and get their insights from previous eWorld events, take a look at these:
- Clive Rees, Vice President, International Chief Procurement Officer at Fujitsu, sharing his experience of moving towards a global procurement function in “The Good, the Bad and the Global.”
- David Jones, indirect and IT procurement leader for several large businesses including Waitrose, Efficio, Vodafone and John Lewis Partnership on “Procurement in 2030: More change coming than ever before.”
- Charlotte Carter, Solutions Specialist at Proactis on “What Might the New Decade Have in Store for Procurement?”
- Cate Warman-Powell, Head of Procurement Consumer Technology & Supply Chain at BT sharing her insight on ‘Transforming Procurement at BT.’
- Andrew Daley, co-founder at Edbury Daley hosting a session on “Brexit Contingency Planning.”
We are looking forward to hearing all the latest from the experts at the next eWorld on 1st March 2022, and meeting some new friends — hope to see you there.
- Supplier Management