CPO Event June 2017 5th June, 2017
University of Oxford

Event Description

CPO Event

Launched in 2012 the CPO Event will provide CPO’s, Procurement Director's & Heads of Procurement across the UK & Europe with a fantastic opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest Technology and Industry trends as well providing a platform to share knowledge and best practice amongst peers.

The CPO Event brings together procurement leaders from across the Public, large enterprises & mid-market sectors.
 The Procurement event will provide you with a strategic and practical toolkit to help drive transformation including:

•         A full day of leading CPO’s discussing the latest industry trends
•         Workshops, panel discussions & Round table sessions led by visionaries within procurement
•         First-hand case studies on the challenges facing procurement
•         1-2-1 pre-arranged Business meetings with peers and service providers to discuss the latest challenges facing the industry
•         Fantastic networking opportunities with peers throughout the day
The Agenda will focus on Key trends such as:

Procurement transformation, IoT, data analytics in supplier management,  stakeholder engagement, risk management, how tech is shaping procurement, energy procurement, contract management, mobility in procurement, e-invoicing and procure-to-pay, talent management & retention, driving procurement & finance excellence.

5 Key reasons to attend:

1.       The leading decision makers under one roof at one time
2.       Be part of the discussions that shape the future of procurement
3.       Have a platform to announce new developments to the people that matter
4.       Network and develop contacts that will strengthen your business
5.       Position your company as a genuine market leader


TUI Group

TUI Group

Save the Children International

Save the Children International



Regus Management (UK) Limited

Regus Management (UK) Limited



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08:00 - 08:45
08:45 - 09:30

Driving Value, Innovation and Growth

Supplier Collaboration: Driving Value, Innovation & Growth

Industry disruption is forcing companies to be more agile and innovative than ever, and many are turning to their supply chains for future success. Once thought of as zero-sum game designed to drive as much savings as possible out of suppliers, progressive procurement organizations are developing mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers that contribute strategic value. Attend this panel discussion to hear examples of this in action and how greater collaboration with suppliers helps to build trust, overcome mutual challenges, and drive success.

Simon Tomlinson
Simon Tomlinson Head of Procurement - QinetiQ
Jean-Yves Rotte-Geoffroy
Jean-Yves Rotte-Geoffroy SVP Global Procurement - GSK
Caroline Cauvin
Caroline Cauvin Director of Procurement - AJW Group
Rory Lamont *Chair*
Rory Lamont *Chair* Manufacturing Market Sector Director - BP
Christian Lanng
Christian Lanng CEO & Co-founder - Tradeshift
Words from our attendees

  • I thought the quality and mix of contributions and the engagement from the audience was excellent. 

    It felt more like an interactive team exercise in some respects, than a sit back and listen conference, and for me was more enjoyable and genuinely helpful for that. Similar folks, passionate about their brands and their work, but with different best practice to share – very collaborative, which I personally like.

    So all good and thanks for the chance to take part. It’s always a drain on time, which none of us have, but it was worth it.

    - Tim Sinclair - Marketing & Retail, Alrayan Bank
  • I just wanted to say congratulations on a great event and thank you all for your help, especially Ceri and Sarah who have spent time in advance and at the event with me to help me get the most out of the days here.I have really enjoyed the event, and made some good new contacts as well as insights into common challenges we are all facing in the CIO community. It’s been run superbly so thank you, and I look forward to the future events.

    - John Nother - Group CIO, Card Factory
  • This was our first experience with Global Business Events and first impressions are important. I was impressed by the level of seniority at the event. The venue worked well, the size of the event was good for networking and the 1−2−1 business
    meetings were strong. Well done and I look forward to the next event’.

    - Rob Simms - Sales Director, BOX
  • A very informative and insightful day. Would highly recommend this event to any progressive procurement professional/organisation

    - David Golding - Head of Procurement, JLL

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