ProcureCon Europe and Future Purchasing CatMan Survey Results

It is less than a month until the ProcureCon Europe event in Berlin from November 6th to 8th, at the Hotel Palace. The agenda has taken shape now and looking at the dozens of sessions (presentations, workshops, round-tables ...) there are some intriguing prospects.

For example, Amazon are already one of the most significant and controversial businesses in the world, and as well as their powerful consumer business, the firm is looking to transform their B2B offerings. Thier internal procurement approach will also be of interest, so Elena Bernardo, the Head of Procurement Europe for the firm is a real draw.

Then we have Leslie Wilcocks, the Professor of Technology, Work and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. LSE academics are amongst the leaders globally in their subjects, so hearing Wilcocks talk about digital disruption, and the impact it is likely to have on supplier relationships, should be fascinating and insightful.

There are also CPO presentations on topics including shared services, procurement transformation and global indirect procurement from leaders at heavyweight organisations including Thomson Reuters, Cap Gemini, Solvay, Allianz and Philips. It is a truly international line-up, in terms of speakers and delegates, which I always find a real positive about these events.

Berlin will also see the launch of the first results from the Future Purchasing Category Management Survey. You may remember we supported the survey and encouraged readers to participate. Mark Webb, who leads Future Purchasing, will be at the event and the initial headlines and key findings will be available to delegates in the first high-level report on the outcomes.

We will of course be featuring more on that shortly – thanks to everyone  who responded, making this the largest CatMan survey in the world of its type, we believe.

And you can still register for ProcureCon Europe here. See you in Berlin!

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