Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Alex Duong

Head of Procurement
Thrive Market

Monday, September 18, 2017: Right Here, Right Now: Disruptive Thinking In a Disruptive World

09:40 AM Prepare For Lift Off: Getting Innovation Off the Ground by Leveraging Supplier Relationships

A critical component to bringing change and value is innovation - but you can't do it alone. Taking an innovative approach beyond ideas and into supplier relationships is key. In this working group, discuss and identify what it takes to get moving.
How to identify and find innovative suppliers in new markets
How to encourage existing suppliers to be the potential source of new products or services
How to become a customer of choice when dealing with highly innovative suppliers
How to think small and get big results by collaborating with start-ups