ProcureCon Facilities Virtual Event

The Exclusive Virtual Event For Sourcing Executives in Construction, Facilities, Real Estate and Utilities/Energy

January 13, 2021 | 1PM – 5PM ET

The Only Virtual Event In Facilities Sourcing

The ProcureCon Facilities Virtual Event is your WFH friendly forum with action-packed takeaways and detailed case studies with the top minds in facilities procurement.

Our real estate, facilities, construction, and utilities/energy sourcing experts will share their experiences on the ways that responding to rapidly changing stakeholder needs, the global pandemic, and provide key insights for adapting your sourcing programs.

Whether your company is in the Fortune 500, a fast-growing start-up or somewhere in between, ProcureCon Facilities is your place to innovate your strategy, and get inspired by some of the world's foremost visionaries and industry experts.

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Hear from a variety of industry peers and learn from multiple, live conversations so you gain unbiased perspectives on what's working right now.

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We have been uniting the procurement community for the past 20+ years. You’ll experience the same 5-star quality of information, industry-leading presentations, and innovative formats that we’ve given to thousands of procurement professionals over the years.

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Use live chat and virtual Q&As to benchmark and connect with peers to beat challenges together. You can be an active participant - or just sit back and take notes - its up to you!

Our Speakers:

Fadi El Mouallem

Fadi El Mouallem

Director of Strategic Sourcing for Real Estate and Workplace Services

Marilyn Biscotti

Marilyn Biscotti

Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant

Auto Club Enterprise

Mike Knievel

Mike Knievel

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Gilead Sciences

Jennifer Ahrens

Jennifer Ahrens

Sr Engr/Strategic Program Manager, Global Supply Chain

Intel Corporation

Joseph Pendergast

Joseph Pendergast

Global Commodity Lead – Facilities Management


DeAnna Henry

DeAnna Henry

Indirect Categories Purchasing Manager

Barilla America, Inc.

Paul Roessler

Paul Roessler

Sr. Facilities & Construction Manager, Project Management Office

Lam Research

Alicia Beck

Alicia Beck

Facilities General Services Manager

Freddie Mac

Wes Rester

Wes Rester

Senior Manager – Global Procurement


Jeff Dill

Jeff Dill

Vice President Enterprise Facilities, Energy, and Asset Management

Party City

Jason Gendel

Jason Gendel

VP Real Estate

Party City

James Lawler

James Lawler

Senior Director, Finance

EMCOR Facilities Services

Dan Caldwell

Dan Caldwell

Senior Director, Solutions Development

EMCOR Facilities Services

Khalid Bitar

Khalid Bitar

Manager of Strategic Operations


Todd Lutwak

Todd Lutwak

EVP of Marketplace Development


Reid Merlotti

Reid Merlotti

National Account Executive


Alfu Miah

Alfu Miah

VP NorAm Sales Leader Integrated Facilities Management

Sodexo Corporate Services

Morgan German

Morgan German

Director, HSE, Sodexo Corporate Services

Sodexo Corporate Services

Cheryl Carron

Cheryl Carron

President, Integrated Facilities Management

Sodexo Corporate Services

Mark Baxa

Mark Baxa

President & CEO

FerniaCreek (former Global Procurement Center of Excellence Lead, Monsanto Company)

Nick Gunn

Nick Gunn


NiVack Group

James Krouse

James Krouse

VP, Marketing


The ProcureCon Facilities Virtual Event Agenda

January 13, 2021

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Dan Caldwell, Senior Director, Solutions Development, EMCOR Facilities Services

    Live Interactive Zoom Roundtable discussion led by a ProcureCon Facilities Partner. These 50 minute Zoom discussions will allow you to interact and engage with your peers in a small group setting. Please note, You’ll ONLY be able to attend ONE roundtable

    1. 1. Facilities Investments That Help Keep Your Buildings & Its Occupants Safer & Healthier For The Long Term. What Makes The Cut? - Dan Caldwell - Senior Director, Solutions Development, EMCOR Facilities Services

    2. Your Facilities Have Surplus – What Should You Do With It To Achieve Significant Savings And Cost Avoidance

    3. Transforming An Office Space; Meeting Your Needs During The Pandemic

    4. Lease vs Buy vs WFH; A Conversation Around What To Do With Your Space

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  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    Live polling questions

    Ryan Kulp – Program Director, ProcureCon Facilities

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  • 1:05 pm - 1:45 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:45 pm

    Fadi El Mouallem, Director of Strategic Sourcing for Real Estate and Workplace Services,
    Marilyn Biscotti, Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Auto Club Enterprise
    Alicia Beck, Facilities General Services Manager, Freddie Mac
    Wes Rester, Senior Manager – Global Procurement, Asurion
    Mark Baxa, President & CEO, FerniaCreek (former Global Procurement Center of Excellence Lead, Monsanto Company)

    With return to work well under way, how many employees are actually back in the office? How much new furniture do you need? Where are you analyzing your spend? There’s been quite a significant change over the last few months, and the next few months are difficult to pin down too. This panel will aim to help you target cost saving areas of opportunity to save in this new normal we’ve found ourselves in by covering a variety of topics. Now more than ever, companies must be aware of their spend, strategize how to reduce costs and continue to maintain safety for their employees. 

    Topics may include:

    -Mapping out plans for return to work and dealing with lingering pandemic at you facilities

    -Investing in your organization (technology, office furniture, janitorial, UV lighting, etc)

    -Safety requirements/cleanliness

    -Cost for GC services for construction

    Moderator: Mark Baxa – President, Fernia Creek LLC

    Alicia Beck – Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Freddie Mac

    Marilyn Biscotti – Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Auto Club Enterprises

    Wes Rester – Senior Manager – Global Procurement, Asurion

    Fadi El Mouallem - Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing, Saleforce

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  • 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    James Krouse, VP, Marketing, KBS

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  • 2:05 pm - 2:25 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:25 pm

    Jennifer Ahrens, Sr Engr/Strategic Program Manager, Global Supply Chain, Intel Corporation

    Join us for a 1-1 conversation with Jennifer Ahrens with Intel, to learn about how Intel has been leveraging data and analytics to proactively identify risk and eliminate it early on in the process when it comes to construction. This strategic approach will be gone over in detail as we learn about the complex technologies invested in the supply chain (especially during thee pandemic)

    Jennifer Ahrens - Director, Integrated Facilities Technology Sourcing, Intel Corporation 

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  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    Reid Merlotti, National Account Executive, EMC

    Safety concerns top the minds of facility managers now more than ever and lighting can play an important role in providing a safe and reassuring environment. From emergency light testing that provides efficient and cost-effective ways to illuminate exits during emergencies, to disinfectant lighting, which kills pathogens with up to 99.9% effectiveness, lighting reassures employees and guests that you are taking all necessary precautions to keep your facilities safe. Learn the latest IoT lighting methods and how they can be automated with your building management systems.

    Attend this session to learn about the latest in IoT lighting and controls technologies from an industry expert to include:

    • Best practices for determining which IoT lighting technologies are right for your facility
    • Technologies available for implementation: Emergency Light Testing
    • Controls technologies that could be used to manage and integrate emergency and disinfectant lighting into your lighting and building operations management systems
    • Fund your Projects with Efficiency as a Service (EaaS)
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  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Joseph Pendergast, Global Commodity Lead – Facilities Management, Philips
    Philip Fishman, Category Manager Real Estate and Corporate Services , BNY Mellon
    Jason Gendel, VP Real Estate, Party City

    Agreements with suppliers will need to be renewed. Contracts Adjusted. Where do you start to find the value? Starting from the top, we’ll compare how budgets have been impacted, where they’ve been impacted and what is changing. Short term length, quick termination clauses, moving 90 day to 30 day out on your clauses, three year deal down to one, we’ll do everything to jam pack this session with different ideas you can take and most importantly, negotiate with you . We’ll examine contracts you have in place and ways you need to rework them to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. 

    Joseph Pendergast - Global Commodity Lead - Facilities Management, Philips

    Reserved for Party City

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  • 3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

    Alfu Miah, VP NorAm Sales Leader Integrated Facilities Management, Sodexo Corporate Services
    Morgan German, Director, HSE, Sodexo Corporate Services, Sodexo Corporate Services
    Cheryl Carron, President, Integrated Facilities Management, Sodexo Corporate Services

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  • 3:35 pm - 4:15 pm

    3:35 pm - 4:15 pm

    DeAnna Henry, Indirect Categories Purchasing Manager, Barilla America, Inc.
    Paul Roessler, Sr. Facilities & Construction Manager, Project Management Office, Lam Research
    Jeff Dill, Vice President Enterprise Facilities, Energy, and Asset Management, Party City
    Nick Gunn, Founder, NiVack Group
    James Lawler, Senior Director, Finance, EMCOR Facilities Services

    You’ve decided to proceed with an IFM program…but is it the right move, and how can you help ensure its success? Moreover, how do you define “success”? We’re told that by implementing an IFM program you’ll create a more streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective way to handle your facilities management under one consolidated solution, but is it that simple? There are times that things don’t work the way you envision after you sign on the dotted line. This panel will explore the times an IFM model has worked well (and why), the times it hasn’t (and why) and the grey areas in between.

    -Safety and Cleanliness #1 priority (COVID protection temperature/thermal reading)

    -Outside suppliers

    Paul Roessler - Senior Facilities Construction Manager, LAM Research

    DeAnna Henry - Indirect Categories Purchasing Manager, Barilla America, Inc.

    Jeffrey Dill - Vice President Enterprise Facilities, Energy, and Asset Management, Party City

    Representative from EMCOR

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  • 4:15 pm - 4:35 pm

    4:15 pm - 4:35 pm

    Todd Lutwak, EVP of Marketplace Development, ServiceChannel
    Khalid Bitar, Manager of Strategic Operations, ServiceChannel

    Using data collected from brands and industries, we will bust the myth that a lower hourly labor rate leads to lower costs for your organization. In reality, there is almost no correlation. Time on site is significantly more predictive of total cost and of quality. However, most organizations cannot consider historical time on site for new vendors, they only have the ability to evaluate hourly rate. The ServiceChannel team will present and discuss an expanded set of metrics for benchmarking providers and an easy system to annually replace low performers. Put together, this data and approach have repeatedly shown 20% of more savings for large multi-site brands.

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  • 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm

    4:35 pm - 5:05 pm

    Mike Knievel, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Gilead Sciences

    This panel conversation will focus on learning from panelists who have started to, or have laid the foundation to create a program that includes diverse suppliers and sustainability initiatives. The conversation will have an outward focus on how to find diverse suppliers in the facilities space, and push towards diverse use of different spend tiers. We’ll then shift over to sustainability initiatives to learn about what is being done to go green. Green roofs, solar panels, recycled furniture, janitorial suppliers… Are you paying more to do the right thing, and sometimes even paying the same or less for sustainability.

    Mike Knievel - Senior Director, Procurement - Gilead Sciences

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  • 5:05 pm - 5:05 pm

    5:05 pm - 5:05 pm

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