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




Burberry PLC

Burberry PLC

House of Fraser

House of Fraser

Royal Mail

Royal Mail

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains

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08:50 - 09:00

Chair Welcome Address

Dr. Clive Rees
Dr. Clive Rees CPO Americas & EMEIA - Fujitsu
Steve Kirk
Steve Kirk Global CPO - QuintilesIMS
09:00 - 09:55

Opening Panel: The Future of Procurement as a Function - All Star Session

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
10:05 - 10:40

Could You Significantly Save on Your Annual SAP/Oracle Maintenance?

Bruce Gribbon
Guest Speaker: Bruce Gribbon, Account Director, UK & Ireland - Rimini Street Limited
Words from our attendees
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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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Blog articles associated with this event:

A Scientific Approach to Price Scoring CPO 15
A Scientific Approach to Price Scoring Saurabh Limaye - CEO, Dataction
A Scientific Approach to Price Scoring CPO 10
A Scientific Approach to Price Scoring Saurabh Limaye – CEO, Dataction
The Digital Shift in Procurement CPO 21
The Digital Shift in Procurement Paul Harlington, Group Procurement Director - TUI Group
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