CPO Event - Oxford University 27th November, 2017
Said Business School

Top Speakers

Fabienne Lesbros
Fabienne Lesbros CPO - The Co-operative Group
Malcolm Dare
Malcolm Dare UK Chief Procurement Officer - Thales
Paul Harlington
Paul Harlington Group Procurement Director - TUI Group
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
Dr. Marcell Vollmer CDO - Ariba SAP Company

Event Description

Join CPO's from all across the UK!

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
•         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

Our Partners




Wagamama restaurants

Wagamama restaurants

Burberry PLC

Burberry PLC

House of Fraser

House of Fraser

Royal Mail

Royal Mail

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains

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08:45 - 09:30

Opening Panel Discussion

Steve Kirk
Steve Kirk Global CPO - QuintilesIMS
James Cay
James Cay Global CPO - BNY Mellon
John Griffiths
John Griffiths CPO - British Gas
Fabienne Lesbros
Fabienne Lesbros CPO - The Co-operative Group
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
Dr. Marcell Vollmer CDO - Ariba SAP Company
09:35 - 10:10

The Digital Shift in Procurement

Paul Harlington is the Group Procurement Director for TUI, the world’s number one tourism business, and also a Fellow of CIPS. In this talk, he will speak about how the worlds of IT and Marketing are merging into “digital”, and what CPOs can and must do in order to ensure that they keep up with this emerging trend.

Paul Harlington
Guest Speaker: Paul Harlington, Group Procurement Director - TUI Group

Sustainable Procurement in the Era of Terrorism - The End of Globalisation?

Irini Etimou
Guest Speaker: Irini Etimou, Group Head of Procurement, Development & Real Estate - Odeon & UCI
10:15 - 10:50

Bureau Van Dijk

Topic to be announced

Ted Datta
Guest Speaker: Ted Datta, Director, GRC Solutions (UK & Ireland) - Bureau van Dijk


Adam Clayfield
Guest Speaker: Adam Clayfield, Group Commercial Director - Cloudfm
Words from our attendees
  • Having been a salesperson for over 20 years I have been to many networking events over the years and I have to say, this has got to be one of the best! It was well managed from the outset but the calibre of attendees was far superior and the timings of all meetings were kept. I would definitely recommend this event to anyone who is serious about networking and lead generation. Looking forward to the next one!

    - Greta Read - Business Development, Pickfords
  • "Another concise, factual and easy to follow course. Presentation was very good.” - Margaret Wearing (ATT)

  • 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

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