ProcureCon 2004

Venue: Marriott Hotel

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2004 End Date/Time: Nov 18, 2004
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ProcureCon is the leading pan-European conference for purchasing professionals. This year the speaker faculty is better than ever with a panel of CPOs confirmed to attend and as ever all of the major manufacturing firms in Europe will be represented on the programme. The topics to be covered over the three days of the conference are also hotter than ever with only the freshest purchasing issues making it onto the programme. Presentations for 2004 include: value based sourcing, incorporating suppliers in design and development and corporate social responsibility.

Key Speakers

-Dominique Rosseau, Senior Vice President Global Sourcing, Siemens ICM Networks
-Pierre Attendu, Executive VP Group Procurement, Bombardier Transportation
-Dr C.A. Linse, Global Group Contracting & Procurement Director, Shell International
-Laurent Jehanin, VP Group Purchasing, Snecma
-Ngawang Lobsang, Global Procurement Director, Cadbury Schweppes
-Louis Pierre Wenes, Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Performance Improvement,
France Telecom

Key Topics

-Managing supplier relationships in the most effective way through techniques such as partnering, gaining extra expertise and category management, to gain maximum value from your critical relationships.
-Evaluating the governance of procurement, its infrastructure, reporting status and the skills within the function, to optimize the mechanics of your operation.
-Engaging in procurement globalisation: creating a truly global structure and managing suppliers on a global scale to achieve internationally competitive purchasing.
-Controlling the impact of market shifts upon procurement: how to achieve a positive outcome from global, economic and market changes.
-Managing indirect spend with optimal efficiency to realize massive savings in your procurement of travel, services, labour and other indirect areas.