Event Background Information:
WBR organizes highly focused conferences that deliver timely, objective, accurate information and business solutions to its conference delegates. WBR is equally committed to ensuring that its conferences facilitate informal information gathering and network creation.
Worldwide Business Research NA launched ProcureCon Indirect in 2008 in addition to its annual ProcureCon USA event (since 2002) upon the realizing the increasingly strategic nature of indirect procurement warrants a dedicated event for like-minded executives to meet and exchange best practices and explore solutions to current challenges.
The program is created through extensive industry research and by an advisory board of 25 procurement executives who dedicate an hour every 6 weeks to filter through the topics that arise through market research (board members include procurement executives from Capital One, Volvo, Metlife, Cushman & Wakefield, Keybank, Abercrombie & Fitch, PG&E, Novartis, Kellogg, Cessna, Brown Shoe, DHL, Pepsico, Tyco, Xerox)
Also dubbed “The User Conference for CPOs”, attendees gain tactical insights in key indirect categories and discuss the strategic and at times controversial functional challenges they face. The event creates benchmarking opportunities against the industry leaders through formal and informal sessions. We keep the size around 300 attendees max. to allow for a high level of interaction between attendees.
ProcureCon Indirect East 2012 key agenda points include:
1. Strategic Procurement Transformation & Talent Management
2. SRM, Engagement, Savings Sign-Off & Leadership
3. Incremental Value & Category Management
Taking on an active role at the event give you an unparalleled opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, giving you the best opportunity to validate your and your team’s strategic transformation efforts.
Sessions format vary greatly. We are increasingly steering away from traditional PowerPoint presentations and embracing interactive format.
The agenda typically includes:
- General Sessions
- On-Stage Interviews
- Case Study Break-Out Sessions
- Interactive Roundtable Discussions
- Private Boardroom Meetings (20 attendees max.)
- In-depth Workshop & Training Sessions
- Focused Networking Activities
- Practitioners-Only Sessions
One thing remains a constant; Procurement Practitioners form the backbone of the event. They bring the event program to life by sharing their insights with peers.
We are currently creating the 2012 programs and welcome Your Help!
For Topic and Speaker Suggestions, feel free to contact Carina Kuhl (event director)
at tel. 646.200.7461 or email@example.com
www.ProcureConUSA.com – Direct & Indirect, for Manufacturers, Sept. 2012, Atlanta, GA
www.ProcureConIndirect.com –Indirect Procurement, Cross Industry event
Feb 13 – 15, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta & June 11-13, Green Valley Resort, Las Vegas, NV