Growing out of adversity
September 15-18, 2020
A new experience
After a few tumultuous months spent cushioning the blow of the crisis, we enter the second half of 2020 witnessing a transformed business landscape, where new approaches, new business models and new ways of working have become the “now normal”.
While the challenges and their implications still persist, the pandemic has provided the impetus to transition towards a re-invention of the function, enabled by accelerated transformation, and the opportunity to shape purpose across the whole organization, but how?
Learn from the best of the best
Their mission: To move the conversation forward
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Bank of America
Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer
VP – Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
Managing Director & CPO
Head of Open Innovation
Dr. Rick Goodman
Author, Living a Championship Life: A Game Plan for Success
Digital Transformation Director
Head of Supply Chain, Central America and Caribbean
A curated experience for all
Americas Procurement Congress Virtual is an opportunity for the entire team to come together, learn, benchmark and network at all levels of the organization.
Chief Procurement Officers
With a bespoke itinerary across a number of targeted sessions, CPO’s will have the opportunity to benchmark and knowledge share with peers through a series of keynote insights and small peer to peer working groups.
Strategy & Transformation Leaders
Those senior leaders with responsibility for strategy, transformation & innovation will be prescribed a suggested content and networking itinerary that helps with the execution of strategy.
Procurement Excellence leaders
Converting the CPO and business vision into a robust strategic reality is no easy task. For those with such a responsibility over governance, procurement capabilities and quantifying data and metrics, sessions have been designed to help accelerate the process.
Is digital emerging as the great post-COVID 19 accelerator? Attendees with a digital leaning will gain insight on leveraging digital opportunities that will support during and post a COVID 19 restart.
Through an itinerary built on insights on re-thinking spend patterns and re-writing category plans, category leaders will have the opportunity to deep-dive into strategic categories that bring competitive advantage to the business.
An agenda for the new normal
Over four days, our agenda aims to cater for all levels of seniority and job specificity through up-to-the-minute real-life case studies, interactive discussions and intimate, fast paced and focused breakouts. Americas Procurement Congress Virtual will enable the entire team to take stock, restart and chart a trajectory for continued growth for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.
Recovery and Growth
How is procurement pivoting through the pandemic with a laser focus on continuing to provide value to business?
Functional Excellence and Delivering in a Downturn
What areas can procurement find added value to support the business in times of volatility?
Regionalization and a return to local
What might the impact be on business if there is a major shift towards a more localised national and regional supply chain?
International trade relations
How might a new look global economy impact on how organizations procure and protect supply chains?
Trusted ecosystem and scale of skill
How do we think globally but have the resources and skills to act locally?
Political and Societal shifts
What might the November US election mean for the wider Americas region?
The fun stuff
Celebrating Procurement Greatness in the Americas
Following the conclusion of the congress agenda on 17 September 2020, the winners of the annual Americas Procurement Awards are announced at a celebratory ceremony.
Judged by an independent panel of industry leaders, the awards celebrate the very best in procurement practice in the region – make sure you join us to celebrate and network with the winners!
At Americas Procurement Congress Virtual, we already have the 5* content you have come to expect from Procurement Leaders live events, but how do we translate the key connections and networking online?
Stay tuned, in the run up to this event as we announce our new and improved topic based connections as well as the fun and lighthearted group networking sessions – get ready to be entertained!