CPO Institute Oxford University - November 2016 22nd November, 2016
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Top Speakers

Paul Harlington
Paul Harlington Group Procurement Director - TUI Group
John Murphy
John Murphy Global Head of Procurement - Oxford University Press
Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes Head of Procurement Transformation - Heathrow Airport
David Lyon
David Lyon Former Head of Procurement - Cancer Research UK

Event Description

CPO Event

Launched in 2012 the CPO Event will provide CPO’s, Heads of Procurement and senior procurement executives across the UK & Europe with a fantastic opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest Technology and industry trends, best practice and how tech is impacting at the board level.
The Procurement event will bring together 100 procurement specialists from across the Public, large enterprises, mid-market sectors.
 The Procurement event will provide:

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

•         Procurement Transformation
•         Internet of Things
•         Procurement Innovation in the Cloud
•         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 in Procurement 
•         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 industries future
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

Flybe Group plc

Flybe Group plc

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport



River Island Clothing

River Island Clothing

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07:30 - 08:45
08:45 - 08:55

Chair Welcome Address

Paul Bestford
Paul Bestford CPO - Burberry
Alan Waller
Alan Waller Professor Alan Waller OBE , Vice President Supply Chain Innovation - Efeso Consulting & Event Chair
09:00 - 09:55

Redesigning Procurement for Agility

In an uncertain environment, only those that are responsive, adaptable and agile will thrive. What is Procurement's role in enabling this?

Judith Richardson
Judith Richardson Vice President Purchasing - Nissan Europe
Christian Lanng
Christian Lanng CEO & Co-founder - Tradeshift
Iain Palfreman
Iain Palfreman Group Procurement Director - Freightliner Group Ltd
Paul Bestford
Paul Bestford CPO - Burberry
Simon Boggis
Simon Boggis CPO - CEVA Logistics Limited
Words from our attendees
  • The CIO Event is a truly global event with international perspectives on current IT trends. These include the usual Social, Mobile, Cloud, Security, 'Internet of Things', Big Data/Analytics, Etc. It's somewhat unique in its format in that it provides keynotes, one-to-one meetings, workshops and open areas for discussions. Its strength also lies in the networking of its attendees both at the events and between times through social media environments such as LinkedIn. 

    - Mal Postings - Global CTO - Quintiles
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

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Blog articles associated with this event:

The CPO’s first 100 days [Infographic-checklist] CPO 25
The CPO’s first 100 days [Infographic-checklist] Christopher Jablonski - Director of Content and Communications, Tradeshift
Financial Strength Assessments Boosted CPO 21
Financial Strength Assessments Boosted Alistair King - Content and Communications Manager, Bureau Van Dijk
Is procurement close to its innovation pinnacle? CPO 20
Is procurement close to its innovation pinnacle? Daniel Ball - Business Development Director, Wax Digital
What does ‘Procurement Transformation’ mean CPO 14
What does ‘Procurement Transformation’ mean Tony Morris - Head of Procurement – Bupa Home Healthcare
When Collaboration Really Works CPO 26
When Collaboration Really Works David Lyon - Head of Procurement, Cancer Research UK
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