Chief Procurement Officer Exchange 2015

October 18 - 20, 2015

PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


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Welcome to Chief Procurement Officer Exchange

The CPO Value Creation Imperative: Preservation & Promotion

The life of the CPO has changed dramatically. The standard procurement tactics of buying and negotiating processes with suppliers is no longer enough to ensure security of supply and drive a competitive edge for the company. Successful procurement organizations must align their focus on supporting the company's broader goals. This requires a move beyond the master of procurement basics. 

Welcome to IQPC's 2015 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange. This highly anticipated and invitation-only event will enable the modern day procurement executive and his/her organization with the tools and strategies necessary to maintain its leadership edge in an ultra-competitive and ever-changing world. As CPOs, if you are to be viewed as value creators, you must embrace a role that encompasses BOTH that of value protector (preservation) and a value generator (promotion). Our carefully constructed Exchange theme is about mastering the skills, talents, capabilities and competencies in achieving such a unique world. By attending this event you will learn how to: 

  • Advance procurement's relationship with all its stakeholders
  • Create and sustain true collaborative relationships with suppliers
  • Make headlines in product and service delivery innovations
  • Enhance sustainability initiatives
  • Utilize analytics to deliver deeper insights to the enterprise at large
  • Create the innovations that will enhance productivity and deliver more value
  • Drive revenue and front-line competitive advantage

The attendees chosen for this Exchange are procurement executives, who, like you, are expanding procurement's sphere of influence to shape strategy.

Our goal is to ensure each and every session delivers the right content, in a format where you can easily obtain the key takeaways and next steps. You will leave the Exchange with the benchmarks, tools, frameworks, methodologies, data, and inspirational insight to bring excellence into your procurement function that will ultimately impact and benefit your organization at large.

Brand New for 2015: Supply Chain Executive Track 

What distinguishes this event?

A Procurement Event Not For Everyone. Quite The Opposite.

Chief Procurement Officer Exchange presents the opportunity for delegates to network and build partnerships with peer level professionals, while learning new ideas and strategies that they can replicate within their own organizations, to build a best practices culture. Chief Procurement Officer Exchange has the following distinguishing features:

  • Brain Weave® discussions
  • Exclusive senior level attendance
  • Strategic conference sessions
  • Customized itinerary
  • One-on-one business meetings

  • Procurement Insights from W. Lamar ChesneyProcurement Insights from W. Lamar Chesney
    The name W. Lamar Chesney is well known through out the corporate world. As a former CFO and CPO for companies such as Delta Air Lines, Marsh McLennan, SunTrust Banks & The Coca- Cola Company, it is no wonder that he has the respect and admiration of many current and aspiring C-suite executives. Mr. Chesney has extensive knowledge and expertise in many aspects of the procurement process and due to this will be the acting Chairperson for the upcoming 2015 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange. Before he shares his invaluable insights with his peers at the Exchange, he took the time to answer two questions that are hot topics to not only the Exchange, but also to the realm of procurement itself.
  • A Q&A with Chad Johnson,  Vice President of Procurement Services for McKessonA Q&A with Chad Johnson, Vice President of Procurement Services for McKesson
    Chad Johnson, Vice President of Procurement Services for McKesson, discusses what he feels are the greatest challenges facing procurement executives of today and why he feels that data is becoming a beneficial - and necessary part of the modern procurement process.
  • A Q & A with Mark Wan, Vice President and Head of Strategic Sourcing for Webster BankA Q & A with Mark Wan, Vice President and Head of Strategic Sourcing for Webster Bank

    Mark Wan, Vice President and Head of Strategic Sourcing for Webster Bank, defines the idea of a “culture of procurement” and gives his thoughts on the benefits of utilizing data in the procurement process.

  • 2015 Survey Results2015 Survey Results
    IQPC Exchange surveyed 50 senior level procurement executives to determine the most necessary investment areas for 2015/2016. This Infographic shows which areas were chosen, a breakdown of respondents' industries, respondents’ functional responsibilities and more.

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Speaker Highlights

 Peter Conrad
Peter Conrad
Global Head of Procurement
 Steve Nowak
Steve Nowak
Vice President Global Sourcing
Owens Corning