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.
2018 Featured Speakers
Vice President, Enterprise Procurement
Loblaw Companies Limited
Vice President of Procurement, the Americas
SVP Wholesale, Procurement and Value Creation
Director of Procurement, North America, Black & McDonald & Chair of Canada Branch, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Profit Improvement
Indigo Books & Music Inc
Head Of Sanofi Business Services & Procurement, Canada
SVP, Strategic Partnership Program and Enterprise Supply Chain Canada Head
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!
- Bigger, Bolder And Beyond Value: The Role Of Procurement In 2018
- Time Is Of The Essence: How To Sell Your Value Proposition
- Building Blocks: The Top Executive’s Guide To Constructing a Successful Category Management Strategy
- Making The Culture Shift: How To Sell your Organization On A Sustainable Cost Transformation
- Money Talks: Canadian Procurement In A Disruptive Global Economy
- The Tug Of War For Talent: Building A World-Class Procurement Team To Maintain A Competitive Advantage
- Robots, Artificial Intelligence, And The Future of Source to Pay Organizations
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
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.
"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!
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.
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.
ProcureCon is not a job fair; but surrounding yourself with fellow motivated practitioners is a good way to grow.