The Procurement Executive Circle (PEC) Corporate 2016, organized by IFABER on May 19 and 20, met with great success, once again exceeding the expectations of procurement and supply chain directors from a number of leading companies.
Two days of intense and highly-productive work with a particular focus on networking, confirming the importance of sharing best practices, experiences and different points of view between professional dedicated to procurement and supply chains.
This edition of the event also served to reiterate and further reinforce the mission of the PEC: to create an open community of professionals with a view to encouraging the sharing of experiences, whilst creating a productive management culture within the purchasing sector.
The first day of the event was held at the UniCredit Pavilion and was exclusively dedicated to the very first edition of the "Procurement Awards 2016", the leading purchasing award in Italy. Created by The Procurement and Valeo-in, in partnership with IFABER (which supported the entire initiative), the Procurement Awards 2016 were established to recognize the most innovative companies in the field of purchasing.
The next day at UniCredit Tower Hall, participants discussed the main issues regarding future developments in procurement and the supply chain, focusing on global trends in procurement, the challenges of digital innovation, supplier models and dynamic sourcing strategy. The first part of the day was dedicated to a number of in-depth analyses: Ivan Mazzoleni, the Innovation Lead at Microsoft, explained how to meet the challenges posed by digital innovation within a company environment, before Marco Valli, Chief Eurozone Economist for UniCredit took the stage, presenting the macroeconomic outlook and scenarios within the European and global markets. Subsequently, Marco Santino, Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group, focused on global trends in procurement.
Ludovica Lardera, CEO of IFABER, explored the key theme of the event in further detail - namely, the evolution of procurement and digital transformation - comparing the results of a research project conducted by IFABER on innovation in procurement with two different models used in Italy and Germany.
The second part of the day was organized to facilitate discussion between participants on their direct experience in business, with a view to identifying the best practices shared by all. Round-table work groups were organized to discuss how to manage relationships with suppliers, along with the effect of digital transformation on dynamic sourcing strategy. There was plenty of food for thought for a networking model supported whole-heartedly by IFABER, dedicated to strengthening the world of procurement.
Participants are due to meet again on April 6, 2017 for a new edition of the Procurement Executive Circle, a key event in Italy for supply chain and procurement executives.