The Americas Procurement Congress agenda features the knowledge and insights of a range of leading experts from the region, including CPO’s and procurement leaders from global brands, including:
GEP helps global enterprises operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability, and maximize business and shareholder value. Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivaled domain and subject expertise, and smart, passionate people – this is how GEP creates and delivers unified business solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness. With 14 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, GEP – based in Clark, NJ – helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives. To learn about our comprehensive range of strategic and managed services, please visit
For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native, unified source-to-pay platform, please visit
INSIGHT PLUS PARTNERS
Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world’s business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick.
The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 55 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.
Globality is revolutionizing how companies buy and sell services.
Using innovative AI technology built upon a constantly-expanding knowledge foundation with millions of data points, the Globality Platform creates a level playing field fostering economic inclusion. Companies get the best service provider at the right price for every project. And suppliers win projects based on the merits of proven performance, expertise, and passion. Through safe and secure technology, Globality brings digital transformation to services procurement and unlocks unprecedented access to top-level firms around the world.
With the help of Smart Sourcing technologies, Globality clients can capture billions of dollars in bottom-line impact. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies are leveraging the Platform’s strategic AI sourcing partner, Glo, to improve the quality and decrease the cost of services, all while driving greater transparency, accountability, and fairness.
Mintec has been providing market leading raw material price data and business intelligence tools to leading global procurement teams for more than 30 years. The original founders saw an opportunity to bring the data and tools to market to allow others to leverage the available information in ways that had never been done before. Three decades on, Mintec remains at the forefront. We provide market intelligence to the largest manufacturers and retailers around the world. Using advanced technology, we can do far more with our data than was even imagined a few years ago.
From data to insight – unlock the power of procurement. Jaggaer (previously BravoSolution) cloud-based spend management solutions are used to gain a 360 view of supply chain – in order to realise cost-savings and manage risk. Recognised as a Leader by Gartner in both Strategic Source and Procure-To-Pay, our direct and indirect eProcurement solutions help over 1850 customers, connecting to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries. We have pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continue to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analysing the market.
Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth.
EXCLUSIVE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PARTNER
ConnXus supplier management software solutions simplify the complexities of global supply chains and allow buyers to achieve their goals of responsible and sustainable sourcing. ConnXus is a CPUC-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities.
Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on Strategic Sourcing and procurement-related services. The firm has developed a reputation for the collegiality and high calibre of our team, our tremendous focus on client results, our entrepreneurial and innovative approach to the space, and for our ability to consistently deliver strong outcomes.
Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate Strategic Sourcing savings, increase Spend Visibility, provide category intelligence, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms.
Typical client results include 20% average savings per indirect spend category, 5 – 15% for direct spend categories, 400 – 600% first-year return on investment, and project payback periods measured in months.
Celonis is the New York- and Munich-based leader in Enterprise Performance Acceleration software. A pioneer in process mining technology, its Intelligent Business Cloud helps organizations rapidly remove operational friction to become a Superfluid Enterprise. Companies around the world including Siemens, L’Oréal, Uber, Citi, Airbus, and Vodafone rely on Celonis to guide action and drive change, turning business processes into extraordinary experiences and resulting in millions of dollars saved.
NETWORKING LOUNGE PARTNERS
The Smart Cube is a global provider of research and analytics solutions, primarily serving the CPG, financial services, retail, life sciences, energy and industrials sectors.
Addressing the needs of businesses in the intelligence age, our customised solutions provide a truly connected approach, delivered by talented minds and strengthened by Amplifi, our organisational intelligence platform, rich with knowledge, cutting edge tools and advanced analytics.
We work with a third of companies in the Fortune 100, helping them make smarter decisions, accelerate value and gain a competitive edge.
Headquartered in the UK with additional offices in the USA, Switzerland, Romania and India.
RapidRatings International provides a supplier risk management solution that enables companies to most effectively assess the financial health of their suppliers and vendors. We offer Financial Health Ratings (FHR®) on thousands of public and private companies in over 100 countries using a unique proprietary methodology that is proven to outperform traditional risk measures. We save clients money, improve their efficiency and enrich their supplier relationships, giving them the insight they need to proactively manage their suppliers and best protect their businesses.
scoutbee is an AI-driven global sourcing platform. Founded in 2015, we solve the most significant pains of global sourcing – lack of transparency, overwhelming complexity and cost. With a highly advanced data pool and our artificial intelligence ARTIMIS, we enable you to facilitate your procurement process and master your daily challenges with ease. From fast supplier scouting to crucial cost savings, scoutbee is your companion for all global sourcing tasks.
At Bureau van Dijk we’re in the business of certainty. With information on more than 310 million companies we are the resource for company data.
A key benefit of our information is how simple we make it to compare companies internationally. Leaders in informing business decisions, we are committed to capturing and treating the right data to deliver the richest, most reliable private company information on the market. Our solutions add value and make a tangible impact on your business. We provide you with access to precise, standardized information on private companies and corporate structures, so that you can confidently and quickly make the most informed decisions possible.
Our supplier market intelligence helps you centralize and structure your data, automate your risk processes and analyze and spot risk quickly.
The worlds most user-friendly Strategic Sourcing platform. Founded in 1999, Scanmarket is the market-leading global Strategic Sourcing platform. Our proven cloud-based solutions are trusted by 300+ customers across more than 80 countries. The secret to our success and longevity is simple: A constant focus on helping our customers achieve their business goals by providing them with the very best strategic sourcing solutions and support in a globally-accessible, easy-to-use platform.
SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.
The go-to source for Chief Procurement Officers and Supply Chain Leaders, discussing the latest transformation stories and the exponential improvements to supply chain performances, through converging efforts between people, partners, technology and process/strategy.
Our Supply Chain and Procurement showcase series, gives light to core topics such as procurement transformation, supply chain digitisation, contract management, supplier relationship management/vendor management strategies and beyond.