Want to know how you can best re- prioritise your digital tech spend and supplier relationships when everything is changing daily?

Join this virtual event to find out how your peers from the front line of procurement are adapting in these unprecedented times.

Sign up for free to find out how you can:

Sign up for free to find out how you can:

  • Choose the right digital tech and data analytics to drive efficiencies and maintain your business’ resilience - get practical insights from the world’s leading companies and their partners
  • Strengthen relationships with your suppliers to mitigate the impacts of disruption and drive a greater ROI - discover how the latest strategies, tools and technologies are being leveraged
  • Benchmark against peers and have your pressing questions answered – hear from 12 procurement leaders and take part in live polling and Q&A after each session

Our Speakers Include:

Carlos Cruz

Carlos Cruz

Head of Procurement – EMEA


Laura Faulkner

Laura Faulkner



Malcolm Harrison

Malcolm Harrison



Luiz Barberini

Luiz Barberini

Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America Head


Magnus Bergfors

Magnus Bergfors

VP, European Research

Spend Matters

COVID-19: New Frontiers In Procurement Strategy

  • 11:00 am - 11:05 am

    11:00 am - 11:05 am

  • 11:05 am - 11:30 am

    11:05 am - 11:30 am

    Carlos Cruz, Head of Procurement – EMEA, Bayer

    What we’re learning about team management in times of adversity and how to apply it moving forward

    • How can you restore productivity and engagement by focussing on employees’ emotions and keeping your promises?
    • How to instil compassionate leadership across management and earn trust in times of disruption
    • How can you boost wellbeing during a crisis? 
    • How to safeguard mental health in times of a crisis and support remote workers
    Learn more
  • 11:30 am - 11:50 am

    11:30 am - 11:50 am

    • What digitally integrated solutions are making the biggest difference to global supply chains?
    • How can smart solutions drive a robust and high visibility global supply chain network?
    • What are the implementation costs associated with these technologies and the projected ROI?
    • How can you best work with your partners to drive the capabilities of integrated smart solutions in supply chain?
    Learn more
  • 11:50 am - 12:10 pm

    11:50 am - 12:10 pm

    Laura Faulkner, CPO, Nationwide

    • How to leverage innovation from your third party suppliers to remain competitive and ensure you are getting the best prices 
    • How to achieve a harmonious partnership between supplier, buyer and end-user to deliver greater value to your business 
    • How can involving your suppliers in more decisions change the nature of your partnerships and enable you to secure better deals?
    Learn more
  • 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

    12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

    • How can data analytics help identify your successes, failures and opportunities?
    • How to leverage insights from analytics to inform category management and strategic sourcing
    • How to leverage big data to gain actionable insights from customers and suppliers and secure full visibility and control
    • How can you build a central knowledge base for procurement using data to empower your colleagues with key insights?
    Learn more
  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Magnus Bergfors, VP, European Research, Spend Matters

    • How to identify gaps in your procurement processes and integrate digital technologies that can support current short falls
    • Which technologies have shown their worth the most during the crisis?
    • How to strike the balance of human and tech interactions to avoid over investing in digital technologies that do not add value
    • What digital technology should you look at to boost your performance and why: Evaluating AI, big data, cloud, apps, etc.
    Learn more
  • 12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

    12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

    Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America Head , Bayer

    • What have companies done to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 disruption on a global scale?
    • How can you rapidly adjust your procurement strategies to maintain business resilience following sudden demand and supply side shocks?
    • How to move beyond cost savings and align business operations
    • What lessons can we apply to our processes going beyond 2020?
    Learn more
  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

    • What are the best methods of influencing others within your organisation?
    • What techniques can you use to improve your influence?
    • What are the best methods of persuasion that can be used?
    • Why are these techniques particularly important and powerful when an organisation is in crisis mode?
    Learn more
  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Malcolm Harrison, CEO, CIPS

    Evaluating our industry’s reaction to COVID-19: Who are the procurement “heroes of the crisis” and what can we learn from them?

    Learn more
  • 1:50 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:50 pm - 1:50 pm

What is a Virtual Event Anyway?

Hear First-hand from Seasoned Procurement Innovators
Hear First-hand from Seasoned Procurement Innovators

Watch a series of video and audio presentations as procurement  experts share inside secrets on their newest strategies!

Get a Range of Insights on the Subjects that Matter to You

Experience a variety of content including expert panels and leading  solution provider case studies and tech presentations.

Get Solutions to Pressing Problems

Tune in live to get the full experience! Take part in live polling, submit text Q&A and then re-cap On-Demand at a later date.

Our ProcureCon Community Includes All The Key Players:


"Hard to find a comparable event with this kind
of superb selection of leading procurement
representatives from around the world"

Robert Huter, Bosch

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access the sessions?
You will attend the sessions, meet our partners, and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes. The sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time but you must sign up in advance.