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Tuesday, September 15
2pm – 5pm EDT

Day 1 ⁠— RECOVERY & GROWTH

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2:00PM - 2:15PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

Delivering while transforming: As a leader, how quickly can you transform to where the function needs to be while navigating change?

Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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2:15PM - 2:35PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

How to think globally but ensure you have the resources and skills to act locally

Todd Stohlmeyer, Vice President – Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Cargill

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Procurement’s moment is now: Transforming for resilience and growth - Hosted by GEP

Paul Blake, Head of Product Marketing, GEP

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Stephany Lapierre, CEO, Tealbook

Hosted by:

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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (3-4PM) – Invitation only
    Hosted by: Keith Hausmann, CRO, Globality
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION I SETTING THE PACE FOR BUSINESS CHANGE: THE DIAGEO TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY
    Elena Enrici, Head of Supply Chain, Central America and Caribbean, Diageo
    Kristyn O’Grady, Vice President, Marketing & Indirect Procurement NAM, Diageo
    Marsha Mcintosh, VP Procurement NA Supply, Diageo
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY I HOW TO MAXIMIZE SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS TO ACCOMPLISH BUSINESS GOAL
  • FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP I CFO’S DON’T TRUST PROCUREMENT’S REPORTED SAVINGS….AND GUESS WHAT? THEY’RE RIGHT!
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3:30PM - 4:00PM

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

 

Session hosts: GEP, Ivalua

Delegates will have the chance to benchmark in small group sessions with peers from across their industry in these informative and interactive industry roundtables.

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4:00PM - 4:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

AI as a Procurement Game Changer

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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4:20PM - 4:25PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Hosted by:

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4:25PM - 4:40PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

How is procurement pivoting through the pandemic with a laser focus on continuing to provide value to business?

Lynn Torrel, CPSO, Flex

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4:40PM - 4:45PM

DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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4:45PM - 5:00PM

NETWORK EXPANSION

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5:00PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

September 16, Wednesday

2pm – 5pm EDT

Day 2 ⁠— FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE & DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN

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2:00PM - 2:10PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

 

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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2:10PM - 2:35PM

PLX KEYNOTE

 

Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation, General Motors

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Procurement as a driver of sustainable competitive advantage - Hosted by Greensill

Bart Ras, Managing Director, Greensill Capital
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (3-4PM) – Invitation only
    Hosted by:
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY I HOW DOES DIVERSITY DRIVE IMPACT?
    Sonia Penoro, VP, Barclays
  • FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP I DELIVERING A GREAT EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE AND COST CONTROL IN YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL PROGRAM
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3:30PM - 4:00PM

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

 

Delegates will have the chance to benchmark in small group sessions with peers from across their industry in these informative and interactive industry roundtables.

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4:00PM - 4:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Adapt, survive, thrive: With shifts in priority in the short term, how do we deliver to longer term strategic aspirations?

Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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4:20PM - 4:25PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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4:25PM - 4:40PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Managing risk for advantage: What areas can procurement find added value to support the business in times of volatility?

Ahmet Hepdogan, CPO, Ferrara Candy

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4:40PM - 4:45PM

DAY 2 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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4:45PM - 5:00PM

NETWORK EXPANSION

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5:00PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

Thursday, September 17

2pm – 5:10pm EDT

Day 3 — BUILDING A TRUSTED ECOSYSTEM & SCALE OF SKILL

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2:00PM - 2:15PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

 

What areas can procurement find added value to support the business in times of volatility?

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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2:15PM - 2:35PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Regionalization vs. Globalization: Restructuring the supply chain to deliver on global objectives

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

The new decade: The end of procurement as we know it

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (3-4PM) – Invitation only
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION
    Accelerating digital transformation by utilizing data to inform decision making
    Vitold Horodecki, CPO Americas, Capgemini
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY I PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS – YOU’RE LIVE, NOW WHAT?
    Erin Riley, Executive Director, University of California
    Hosted by:
  • FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE MEMBER STORY IDIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: MORE THAN A STRATEGY
    Patricia Miller, Digital Transformation Director, Accenture
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3:30PM - 4:00PM

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

 

Delegates will have the chance to benchmark in small group sessions with peers from across their industry in these informative and interactive industry roundtables.

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4:00PM - 4:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Enabling digital transformation in a globally complex and decentralized organization

Roy Anderson, CPO & Digital Transformation Director, Tradeshift
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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4:20PM - 4:25PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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4:25PM - 4:40PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

Ask and Inspire: Differing styles of leadership in creating a successful team culture

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4:40PM - 5:10PM

AMERICAS PROCUREMENT AWARDS 2020

America’s Procurement Awards celebrate the most impressive and transformative procurement initiatives, teams, and individuals throughout North and South America. For the most competitive market in the world, this is an opportunity to stand out as a regional leader, while inspiring fellow innovators and trendsetters to take the function to new heights.

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5:10PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

Friday, September 18

2pm – 5pm EDT

Day 4 — September 18, Friday – THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER

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2:00PM - 2:15PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

 

What might the impact be on business if there is a major shift towards a more localized national and regional supply chain?

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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2:15PM - 2:35PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

How might a new look global economy impact on how organizations procure and protect supply chains?

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Intelligent procurement: How CPO’s can do more with less

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (3-4PM) I ATTRACTING & DEVELOPING PROCUREMENT TALENT – WHAT ARE THE NEW SKILLS OF THE PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL?
  • REACT & RESPOND PANEL DISCUSSION I PROCUREMENT AS A STRATEGIC PARTNER ON KEY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS
  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY I TOPIC TBC
  • FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP I HOW CAN RESPONSIBLE CORPORATES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT THROUGH THE CRISIS AND BEYOND?
    Hosted by:
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3:30PM - 4:00PM

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

 

Delegates will have the chance to benchmark in small group sessions with peers from across their industry in these informative and interactive industry roundtables.

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4:00PM - 4:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Procurement as a driver of sustainable competitive advantage

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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4:20PM - 4:25PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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4:25PM - 4:40PM

GLOBAL TEAM SPOTLIGHT

 

Demonstrating real business impact through rapid, controlled risk (RaCR) sourcing

John Soebbing, Managing Director & CPO, TD Ameritrade

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4:40PM - 4:45PM

DAY 4 CLOSING REMARKS

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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4:40PM - 4:45PM

NETWORK EXPANSION

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5:00PM

HAPPY HOUR