Consero Announces 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum to be Held in San Jose, Calif.

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Consero Announces 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum to be Held in San Jose, Calif.

BETHESDA, Md – (June 25, 2014) – Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum to be held July 27-29 at Hayes Mansion in San Jose, Calif.

“Procurement has evolved into a highly strategic operation, with Chief Procurement Officers responsible for delivering savings while providing support to contribute to the top line,” said Paul Mandell, Founder & CEO of Consero. “Success for the modern CPO means constant innovation, value delivery, and anticipation of ever-changing business needs. The 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum will bring together an intimate group of procurement and strategic sourcing executives, providing them with exclusive content and the opportunity to benchmark, share best practices and develop winning strategies to ensure success.”

“The 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum will address how CPOs can help businesses win as the new corporate ‘superheroes’,” said Jessica Druckman, Founder & SVP of Program Development at Consero. “We will examine how procurement leadership is evolving to serve the best interests of the business, the new competencies exhibited by successful CPOs today, and ways to ensure that procurement strategy aligns with corporate objectives.”

Additional topics will include:

  • Procurement Politics: Influencing Your C-Suite And Other Key Stakeholders: Building credibility to foster relationships with resistant stakeholders to showcase the value you can deliver to their business unit, and how procurement should engage with business planning and operations.
  • Leveraging Big Data and Making Smart Decisions: The type of framework that will help you and your procurement organization overcome data overload, and how you can ensure your procurement organization is better able to identify, understand and analyze data.
  • Moneyball For the Modern CPO: Raising the Bar Through Metrics That Matter: How to define metrics and link them to a broader set of corporate KPIs to illustrate the tangible and intangible value that procurement delivers.

About Consero

Founded in 2010, Consero Group is an international leader in creating industry-specific events for senior-level executives in industries that include: Legal, Compliance, Shared Services, Customer Experience, Finance, IT, HR, Procurement, among others. With operations in the U.S. and in Europe, Consero is best known for transforming the executive experience through intimate, invitation-only programs in a sophisticated learning environment with high-level content. For more information on Consero, please visit

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