Day 3: Looking Ahead: Meaningful Ways To Make An Impact

7:45 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:35 am Welcome Remarks

8:35 am - 8:45 am Chairperson Remarks

8:45 am - 9:15 am Procurement’s Secret Weapon to Attract & Retain Talent: Responsible Sourcing

Procurement professionals routinely insist that they strive to deliver “value beyond savings.” Join Andy Murray, Executive Director of Procurement and CPO at Gilead Sciences to learn how you can adopt responsible sourcing and procurement best practices to expand your value proposition not only for stakeholders, but also for potential hires, making your organization a career destination of choice.

Andy Murray, Executive Director & Chief Procurement Officer at Gilead Sciences

Andy Murray

Executive Director & Chief Procurement Officer
Gilead Sciences

9:15 am - 9:55 am Interactive Town Hall: Procurement! Assemble! An Interactive Interpretation Of Procurement’s Function For The Next Decade

Leading procurement executives have gathered on stage to align your views, your frustrations, your stakeholders. And… what else would you like to hear? No really? Tell us! During this new town hall style format, our seasoned procurement executives will be on stage to field live questions from the audience about the biggest concerns. Our moderator will draw the theme, and you’ll ask the questions. 

Questions to consider:

  • Stakeholder expectations from procurement
  • Will procurement be restructured?
  • Executive support when disruption is around every corner
  • Planning for the unforeseen
  • Aligning business units
Jay Sklar, Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer at Hub International

Jay Sklar

Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer
Hub International

9:55 am - 10:15 am Panel: Change Management For Procurement Team: How Do You Convince People To Make It Work?

How many people enjoy change? Not many, especially when it’s forced upon them. It’s an old topic, that begs for attention. Little of the conversation highlights the struggles procurement specifically is tasked with. Transforming processes, tackling unaddressed category issues or reworking a sourcing strategy, procurement is faced with tough obstacles to hurdle. Learn techniques to assess how change management varies depending on the level of change and what you can do: 

  • Setting up goals to accomplish during transition periods. 
  • Determine prerequisites to ensure little roadblocks.
  • Preparing stakeholders to deal with this  
Walt Luizaga, Head of Procurement, Americas at DB Schenker

Walt Luizaga

Head of Procurement, Americas
DB Schenker

10:15 am - 11:00 am Shark Tank: Identifying “The Next Big Thing” In Digital Procurement

Hear about the latest and greatest procurement innovations from start-up companies pitching their tech in a bid to win first place at ProcureCon Indirect West. You will understand how their tech can translate into revenue for your business as they walk through the technology’s benefits to your business and predict their future success. The ultimate decision is in your hands though, as the audience votes for their favorite. Will you find the next big thing? 

11:00 am - 11:40 am AM Networking Breaker

11:40 am - 12:25 pm Panel: Mature Moves To Make In An Immature Organization

Companies always want to save more, spend less. That hasn’t changed. What else hasn’t changed? The way things have been done at your organization forever! Let’s break mold. This panel is geared to help you break the chains and create strategies to put into place to create positive change. You’ll master how to move from reactive, to proactive decisions, allowing for your organization to become more strategic in everyday situations. 

  • Understanding how to be agile with limited resources
  • Creating a strong foundation to build from
  • Highlighting milestones to make the change sustainable 

12:25 pm - 1:00 pm Closing Keynote: Fall In Line: Aligning Stakeholders & Boosting Compliance

Sadly, the end is near! We come to our closing session. All the tips, tricks, strategies and new ideas you’re bringing back face one final test. Your stakeholders. With new technology and change around every corner, how do you work with your stakeholders to get them to comply? Procurement has to shake things up with their stakeholders after spending years getting them to comply. What’s the next decade feel and look like in this challenging subject? 

  • Stakeholders expectations when it comes to change
  • Partnering with stakeholders to deliver value beyond savings 
  • Identifying wats to highlight value to your stakeholders
  • Becoming BFFs - Boosting compliance with stakeholders

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm Conference Concludes - Lunch To Go