Americas Procurement Congress |

Americas Procurement Congress 2020 brings together over 300 of the region’s leading procurement minds, to determine how procurement can take its next big step – becoming a driving force of business performance.

Through two days of aspirational case studies, interactive discussions and informal peer to peer networking in the Miami sun, you will leave with a head full of ideas to share with your team and apply to your long-term strategy.

Americas Procurement Congress in numbers



US States


& Facilitators

Americas Procurement Congress in numbers



US States


& Facilitators

An agenda built to help you deliver

The Americas Procurement Congress agenda has been designed with the continued growth of the function in mind, across short, medium and long term goals:

Increasing the rate of business change

Ensure that you and your function are set up to thrive in the face of change, delivering value that supports the wider business as it moves forward

Continuous innovation for continuous results

Look into how to create and maintain a culture of optimization during a period of change, and the potential barriers we have to overcome on the way

Reconfiguring the whole value chain

Hear from leading CPOs on how they have worked with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on procurement goals and exceed business expectations

Mapping 2020 and beyond

How best to map out your strategy to set you, your function and your wider organization up for maximum success over the next decade

Learn from the best of the best

The speaker faculty for the Americas Procurement Congress is second to none. The 50+ leading procurement and
business leaders you will hear from include:

Jim Townsend


Walgreens Boots Alliance

Janelle Orozco



Todd Stohlmeyer



Vitold Horodecki



Shahid Javed

Global CPO


Erin Riley

Director of Information, Analytics & Systems

University of California

Lucio Bicalho

VP Purchasing


Kristyn OGrady

Vice President, Marketing & Indirect Procurement NAM


Patricia Miller

Digital Procurement Director


Sonia Penoro



Unique benefits of the Americas

Procurement Congress

Procurement Leaders communities track

Join in-depth discussions tailored around the Women Procurement Leaders, Future Procurement Leaders and Sustainable Procurement Leaders communities

PLx sessions

Benefit from a wider point of view, with inspirational sessions delivered by subject matter experts from outside the procurement function

CPO challenger series

These thought provoking workshop sessions are for CPO level attendees only, addressing top strategic priorities

PL insight

All of the sessions on the Americas Procurement Congress agenda are underpinned by Procurement Leaders’ industry-leading research and insights

The Fun Stuff

Join us as we celebrate Procurement Greatness in the Americas

Following the conclusion of the congress agenda, 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!

Take a look at the shortlist announcement to see who you will be cheering on at the awards ceremony

Networking Opportunities

In addition to the excellent learnings delivered through the agenda, there are 10+ hours dedicated to networking with your fellow attendees.

 This includes:

  • Mexican Welcome Drinks, in association with Bain & Company
  • South American Networking Festival, in association with Basware
  • Take time for a barista-made coffee during breaks at the coffee cart

Don’t just take our word for it

“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.”

Ahmet Hepdogan, Ferrara Cando Co Inc.

“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.”

Alan Fox, Delek Group

“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.”

Nancy McGuire, IBM Corporation