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World Procurement Congress 2020 (Virtual)

Procurement’s vision has always been to accelerate more growth areas and capabilities for the future.

2020 has irrevocably changed the way in which we all do business. What has got us here is not going to move us forward and realize procurement’s vision to be a valued strategic business partner.

Now is the time for procurement to identify new and long-lasting sources to support business growth and play our part in fixing broader societal issues!

Five days. All levels of seniority and job specificity. Real-life case studies. Intimate, fast paced breakouts. Bring your entire team and let’s restart and ignite better procurement for a better world.

When: Mon November 2 13:00 - Fri November 6 14:00

SIGnature Event: Transformation and Talent Optimization

SIGnature Events are powerful one-day meetings in which buy-side practitioners benchmark with other organizations and network with colleagues facing similar issues. The event offers executive roundtables, general session speakers, CPO presentations, analyst overviews and SIG Talks (15-minute discussions in a "Ted Talk" format), as well as a Provider Showcase program. Delegates will learn and network throughout the day to keep the discussions going and build long-term collegial relationships.

When: Thu November 5 08:30 - 17:30

Proactis ReThink'20 (Online)

Proactis ReThink is a free, 3 day online event that will help you 'ReThink' your spend management and digital transformation initiatives so that you can become faster, leaner, smarter with optimized procurement and payables processes to deliver greater bottom-line value.

Join Jenny Draper of Spend Matters for a session on "Making a Business Case for Procurement Technology Investment in Your Organization."

Join this event to:

- Engage with a range of spend management transformation topics including P2P, AP and supplier engagement.
- Listen to thought leaders present their views and visions.
- Hear how our customers have led transformational change.
- Explore industry best practice and trends, meet solution and services suppliers, and expand your network.

When: Tue November 10 15:00 - Thu November 12 16:00

Big Ideas Summit Global 2020

Stop….go….stop...go. The pace of change this year has been breathless. You’ve not only survived, but thrived! Now it’s time to take a break, re-group and invest in yourself. Re-energize your batteries, nurture your brain, reignite your curiosity and set yourself up for success in 2021.

The Big Ideas Summit brings together the best and brightest thought leaders from across the globe, to share their insights on how you can plan for next year and beyond. Learn how to:

* Think the unthinkable - Adapt to change quickly
* Understand the risk landscape - Navigate today’s risk-rich environment
* Create new sources of value - Leverage fresh category opportunities
* Embed business continuity - Prepare yourself and your suppliers for the next disruption
* Protect your career - Upskill based on the needs of the USA, Asia Pacific and European job markets
* Use technology to get ahead - Gain visibility, manage supplier relationships, access new sources of supply, manage contracts and risk

...and so much more.

Secure your ticket to the not-to-be missed, world-class procurement and supply chain event.

When: Wed November 18 09:00 - 13:00

SIGnature Event: Elevating to Excellence - People and the Business

Regional SIGnature Events are powerful one-day meetings in which buy-side practitioners benchmark with other organizations and network with colleagues facing similar issues. The event offers executive roundtables, general session speakers, CPO presentations, analyst overviews and SIG Talks (15-minute discussions in a "Ted Talk" format), as well as our famous Provider Showcase program. Delegates will learn and network throughout the day, then wind down the afternoon with a happy hour, casual one-on-one discussions and a pocket full of long-term collegial relationships.

When: Wed December 9 08:30 - 17:30