CPO Event Europe - June 2019 27th June, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Top Speakers

Oscar Gersjes
Oscar Gersjes Group Procurement Director - Losberger De Boer
Ana Grujicic
Ana Grujicic Director Global Procurement, Digital - adidas
Paul Harlington
Paul Harlington Group Procurement Director - TUI Group
Richard Young
Richard Young Director of Procurement - Princess Yachts

Event Description

Join CPO's from all across Europe!

The business world is ever changing and becoming more complex year on year. As a result, the role of the CPO is forever changing and, in a way, has forced the CPO to put themselves in the shoes of the CEO and focus on key business drivers to stay ahead of the curve.


Discussing key topics such as Procurement transformation, the uses of IoT, Data Analytics in Supplier Management and how technology is shaping procurement, CPO Event gives you the opportunity to meet leading decision makers under one roof at one time, to be part of the discussions that are shaping the future of procurement and to network and develop contacts that will strengthen your business.


The programme is driven by our senior level Advisory Board including representatives from BBC, Engie, Ladbrokes Coral, Office of National Statistics and TUI.


The CPO Event brings together 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

Event Includes:

  • Over 50 Senior Level Procurement Directors
  • Keynotes, Interactive Round-tables and Lively Panel Discussions
  • Industry leading topics around IoT, Transformation, Data etc
  • Networking with Industry Leaders

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09:00 - 09:10

Chair Welcome Address

Richard Young
Guest Speaker: Richard Young, Director of Procurement - Princess Yachts
09:15 - 10:00


Nour Chhilif
Nour Chhilif Global Head of IT Procurement - Royal Philips
Shady Gabr
Shady Gabr Group Division Head Procurement Governance and Automation - VEON
Juliano Tessaro
Juliano Tessaro Procurement Transformation Director - EVBox
Ana Grujicic
Ana Grujicic Director Global Procurement, Digital - adidas
Richard Young
Richard Young Director of Procurement - Princess Yachts
10:10 - 10:45

Stop chasing your tail: redirecting procurement resources to value-add projects

In 2018, research indicated that category managers are spending up to a quarter of their time on low-value, administrative tasks that aren’t contributing significant value for the organization. On top of this, buyers can be spending hours sourcing the long tail items in order to save cents, a poor return on investment when CPOs are increasingly pressured to free up resource time to focus on strategic projects.

Paul Harlington, Group Procurement Director at TUI and CPO Advisory Board member, and Molly Dobson, Head of Enterprise Customer Success, Amazon Business UK, will discuss opportunities to simplify procurement, empower the organization, and free up buyer resources through controlled self-service.

Paul will speak openly about the implementation of Amazon Business for self-service at TUI Group, including the benefits gained and lost, the lessons learned, and the opportunities for the future.

Molly Dobson
Molly Dobson Head of Enterprise Customer Success, UK - Amazon Business
Paul Harlington
Paul Harlington Group Procurement Director - TUI Group
Words from our attendees
  • The event followed in the high quality style that we have grown accustomed to at these events. The location was fabulous, matched by a high quality delegate list and superbly organised by the team who ably helped me with any question or request promptly and without fuss. I am already engaged with one of the delegates in helping to present and position ECX to his US management. Looking forward to the Heathrow Conference already!

    - Sarah Palmer - Marketing Director, EQUINIX
  • Another great event − one of the best I have attended ! Please pass on my thanks to all of the team at global events
    which has helped make this CIO event one of the best I have attended. A great event theme, with good topics,
    interesting round table discussions, super location and excellent gala dinner event with both Tori and the cancer research theme.

    - Vince Sparks - IT Director, Stobart Group
  • Just a quick note to say thanks for a great event over the last two days. You and your colleagues did a great job. It was a pleasure to meet and work with you all. We’ll be doing the October event too.

    - Phil Holt - Sales and Alliances, ABinitio
  • 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

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