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?

Speakers

Learn from the best of the best

Their mission: To move the conversation forward

Jim Townsend

Jim Townsend

CPO

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Taryn Thompson

Taryn Thompson

CPO

Bank of America

Ahmet Hepdogan

Ahmet Hepdogan

VP Procurement

Ferrara Candy

Lynn Torrel

Lynn Torrel

Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer

Flex

Todd Stohlmeyer

Todd Stohlmeyer

VP – Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Cargill

John Soebbing

John Soebbing

Managing Director & CPO

TD Ameritrade

Ted Graham

Ted Graham

Head of Open Innovation

General Motors

Dr. Rick Goodman

Dr. Rick Goodman

Author, Living a Championship Life: A Game Plan for Success

Patricia Miller

Patricia Miller

Digital Transformation Director

Accenture

Elena Enrici

Elena Enrici

Head of Supply Chain, Central America and Caribbean

Diageo

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. Here is the audience you can expect to be attending:

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 Solution Provider

Engage the world’s largest virtual procurement audience through a range of bespoke partnership opportunities to demonstrate thought leadership, raise awareness and generate leads. Partnering with the event provides access to content,  latest trends and challenges being faced customers.

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.

Digital leaders

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.

category leaders

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

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

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

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

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

Trusted ecosystem and scale of skill

How do we think globally but have the resources and skills to act locally?

Political and Societal shifts

Political and Societal shifts

What might the November US election mean for the wider Americas region?

The fun stuff

Americas Procurement Awards Virtual
Americas Procurement Congress Virtual Networking
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!

Networking

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!

Testimonials

General Manager, Supply Chain - MTN Group

Where and when else will i get to sit at the feet of such wisdom and experience filled global CPOs and pick at their brains from the comfort of my living room… and for free…? Its a priceless experience

Head Productivity & Performance Global Procurement, F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

It is important to understand what others are doing, learn from it and drive with this learning the performance of my organisation.

CPO, Heineken

A great way to genuinely allow the procurement community to interact around the world and I’m sure all of us who attended have all taken vital elements from the sessions

CPO, Ferrara Candy Co Inc.

This is a great arena to do a fast catch up as we don’t have the time to be able to do this much infusion of information through our daily jobs.

Vice President Procurement, Delek Group

The networking, the topics, I believe I have 7 pages of notes to take back, I can’t wait to go back to our team and tell them what I’ve learned and start putting it in place.

Vice President, IBM Corporation

One, the content is excellent. Two, you have speakers from every industry and it’s top leaders in those industries who are describing what they’re going through and giving you ideas of how you can improve your journey as well.

Partners