What is ProcureCon?

ProcureCon is the only interactive, peer-led conference for senior procurement practitioners. For over 10 years, ProcureCon has helped companies transform their programs through innovative workshops and intimate networking sessions – designed to take you beyond cost savings.

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2018 Featured Speakers

Nelm Khangura

Vice President, Enterprise Procurement
Loblaw Companies Limited

Carrie Uhl

Vice President of Procurement, the Americas
Magna International

Andre Beaulieu

SVP Wholesale, Procurement and Value Creation
Bell Canada

Wael Safwat

Wael Safwat

Director of Procurement, North America, Black & McDonald & Chair of Canada Branch, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Jonathan Rosemberg

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Profit Improvement
Indigo Books & Music Inc

Ryan Mitchell

Head Of Sanofi Business Services & Procurement, Canada

Ryan DeBorger

SVP, Strategic Partnership Program and Enterprise Supply Chain Canada Head

Shauna Gamble

Shauna Gamble

Vice President, Procurement/Supply Chain

What You'll Learn

At ProcureCon, we’re committed to getting you the top of mind and cutting edge information you need for sourcing success!

What does value really mean for the modern enterprise? The time has come to go beyond cost savings and become truly relevant to your organization - to be seen for more than just what you're doing, and instead be seen for what you're capable of doing. In this dual fireside chat, listen as two CPO's discuss how they're influencing decision making and ensuring procurement is part of the eco system without becoming an extra hurdle.

Andre Beaulieu, SVP Wholesale, Procurement and Value Creation, Bell Canada

Vitold Horodecki, North American Chief Procurement Officer, Capgemini

True leadership is all about driving business competitiveness - but with that comes the need to change your mindset from one of process to that of a business enabler. Learn to leverage the technology evolution, invest your time and efforts in building relationships not only with your internal customers, but also across your industry, suppliers and profession and aim for quick wins while ensuring constant alignment with you customers to reflect their evolving needs.

Wael Safwat, Director of Procurement, North America, Black & McDonald & Chair of Canada Branch, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS) UK

A misalignment between procurement and other business functions can lead to terrible outcomes and the questioning of procurement's value - but for organizations that have created a solid category management strategy, there is no denying that the profile of procurement has been raised, as has its engagement at a more senior level. In this informative panel, learn how you can build the right strategy for your organization.

MODERATOR: Wael Safwat, Director of Procurement, North America, Black & McDonald & Chair of Canada Branch, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS) UK

Jackie Wang, GM, Supply Chain and Procurement, Rio Tinto

Michael van Keulen, Global Procurement Director, lululemon

Ryan Mitchell, Head Of Sanofi Business Services & Procurement, Canada, Sanofi

In order to make a successful transformation work, it’s vital to develop the culture necessary to ensure your transformation is sustainable over time – but how do you make it happen? Learn how to build the team and capabilities for continuous improvement, create a strategic approach to sourcing with a focus on people, processes and technology and foster interdependent relationships with your suppliers.

Jonathan Rosemberg, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Profit Improvement, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

The current political landscape has created major uncertainty not only in the Canadian economy, but in those around the world. So how can procurement transform itself to be ready for changes on the horizon both regionally and globally? Learn how to adapt to changes in commodity prices and prepare for increasing protectionism and trade compliance, and disruptive technologies.

John Chen, Global Head of Procurement and Contract Management, Hatch

Explore the newest methods and solutions for finding talent, developing skills, retaining talent when the tug of war for them starts, and even how to take the next step in your own career.

Sumeet Kumar, Head of Payments/Credit Services & Corporate Procurement, The Home Depot Canada

Marnie Banting, Director, Vendor Supply Chain, Holt Renfrew

Nadia Malek, Vice President of Procurement & Administrative Services, Desjardins

Source to Pay Organizations are a relationship-driven organizational function, but there are forces at work behind the scenes that will completely transform how practitioners work with their suppliers. Learn what the Source to Pay Organization of the future looks like, how can you prepare for these advancements, and how will they affect your relationships.

Ryan De Borger, SVP, Strategic Partnership Program and Enterprise Supply Chain Canada Head, Citi


"Ever since a colleague of mine encouraged me to speak at a ProcureCon Vendor Management summit in 2013, I have been inspired to be a part of the ProcureCon community. For me, ProcureCon has always been about the connections."

Mel Ohl, Vice President Indirect Procurement, Pitney Bowes

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Who Attends ProcureCon Canada?

We’re the conference destination for senior procurement practitioners from some of the most exciting companies doing great work in Canada.

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"The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in communities across Canada and the world. The ProcureCon Community has recently raised money for their work and is proud to support their mission around the world."


We’re known for networking and learning experiences that you can’t get anywhere else!

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ProcureCon Is...


ProcureCon is not content only or “death by powerpoint“, without room for personalization.

Peer-Led & Unbiased

ProcureCon is not beholden to corporate, journalistic, or sponsored viewpoints.

A Community

ProcureCon is not an old boy’s club or an obligation to attend.

Built For Interaction

ProcureCon is not a sea of nametags or a stale open bar tacked on to the end of a day of presentations.


ProcureCon is not just solving today’s tactical problems or latest hot topic.

Professional Advancement

ProcureCon is not a job fair; but surrounding yourself with fellow motivated practitioners is a good way to grow.

Interactive. Innovation. Inspiration. All in the heart of the city!

370 King Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 1J9

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