The mission of the Procurement Executive Circle is to create an open community of professionals from the procurement and supply chain sectors, with numerous opportunities for these professionals to come together, with a view to encouraging the sharing of experiences, creating a productive management culture within the purchasing sector and increasing networking.
The economy is improving and shows promising signs of recovery, with major changes leading to the emergence of new ecosystems offering advanced digital services in the financial system, along with a series of other factors that are converging to create the conditions necessary to accelerate the digital transformation of procurement and the supply chain. However, this dynamic and highly innovative environment poses several challenges for CPOs, who can no longer content themselves with simply monitoring and managing the process - a clear, shared vision is becoming increasingly essential.
Starting from the idea that procurement plays a crucial role in business, and that this key function has contributed increasingly to innovation and the creation of value in companies in recent years, the Procurement Executive Circle 2015 conference will address these core issues. The event will also feature a number of opportunities for discussion and open debate on themes including global vs. local sourcing, the voice of suppliers, HR & procurement talent, big data and the world of digital & technology, with a view to resolving how to approach the challenges that Chief Procurement Officers will face in the future.
The real news this year is that you, the participants, are set to be the focus of the event - after all, we all can and must help to nurture and develop procurement in business, sharing our experiences and discussing with other companies. However, it is important that we all arrive prepared so we will be sending out some food for thought a few days before the event.
This year, the event will take place on September 10-11 at the UniCredit Tower in Milan on the theme: "Developing procurement: a source of energy for business".