Consero’s Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum to be Held in UK

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Consero’s Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum to be Held in UK

BETHESDA, Md- (Sept. 18, 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 12-14 October at Sopwell House in Hertfordshire, UK.

“The Procurement and Sourcing functions have undergone rapid transformation over time, evolving into strategic operations that demand constant innovation,” said Paul Mandell, Founder & CEO of Consero. “Consero’s 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum will bring together top executives to network among a select group of peers while engaging in discussion of high-level content, addressing challenges and identifying innovative solutions.”

“Consero’s 2014 Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum will address issues related to the unprecedented expectations facing today’s most senior executives,” said Jessica Druckman, Founder & SVP of Program Development at Consero.  “We will explore how to drive continuous improvement in Procurement beyond managing with KPIs as well as embedding a culture of personal and collective accountability within your team to deliver increased value to all stakeholders.”

Additional topics will include:

  • Sustainability Initiatives That Drive The Business Forward: This session will address topics such as how to achieve tangible cost reductions through the implementation of sustainability programmes; how to gain buy-in from key stakeholders for sustainability initiatives; and identifying the added benefits of a sustainability agenda outside of cost reduction and environmental protection.
  • How Do You Measure Up? Raising The Bar Through Metrics That Matter: This discussion will focus on topics including what metrics, aside from cost savings and cost containment, demonstrate how well your purchasing organisation is performing; how to measure intangible factors, such as customer relationship management, to gauge accurately where value is being added; and how to define your metrics and link them to a broader set of corporate KPIs.
  • Chain of Events: Maximising Supply Chain Activity To Maintain A Competitive Advantage: These session topics will include how to identify the opportunities within your supply chain to maximise efficiency; how to prepare for the impact of macro-events — social, economical, and political — on businesses and supply chain; and identifying the most significant cost reductions you have seen in centralising supply chain and logistics functions.

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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