Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

IP Forum For Life Sciences
December 8, 2018

December 8–10, 2019 | The Biltmore Hotel | Coral Gables, FL

Join like-minded Chief Procurement Officers and other Senior Procurement & Strategic Sourcing leaders for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.


Faculty Members Include

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  • JIM ARNOLD (finHealth), Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • ED AVILES (Basware), Senior Solution Consultant
  • FRAZ BAIG (Ace Hardware Corporation), Senior Manager
  • CARLOS BARAJAS (Venanpri Tools Group), Vice President, Global Operations, Quality & Supply Chain
  • SUSHMITA BAWARI (iRobot Corporation), Director, Global Strategic Sourcing
  • JEFFREY BLAKEMAN (Cubic Corporation), Vice President, Manufacturing and Procurement
  • ROGER BLUMBERG (Synertrade),Vice President of Business Strategy
  • CRAIG BRUGGER (KeyBank National Association), Vice President, Senior Procurement Strategist
  • BOB BRUNING (CBRE), Vice President, Sourcing & Supply Chain
  • MIKE BRUNSTING (Herman Miller), Global Director of Sourcing, Procurement & Technology
  • JASON CAMMORATA (MDC-Partners), Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
  • PAMELA CARROLL (Wilsonart), Vice President, Global Sourcing
  • CRAIG CATES (Equifax), Vice President, Global Sourcing
  • DIANE CAVUOTO (CTS Engines), Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
  • DINO CHRONOPOULOS (Liberty Latin America), Vice President, Procurement
  • ANDREW CHUPLIS (CoreTrust), Senior Account Manager
  • JIM COGLEY (Fortune Brands Home & Security), Vice President, Indirect Sourcing
  • GEORGE DAN (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), Director, Sourcing Center of Excellence
  • KIRK EBERHART (Tempel Steel), Vice President, Global Supply Chain
  • EMMA EDWARDS (Penumbra, Inc.), Legal Operations Manager
  • JAMES FORD (Discovery, Inc), Vice President, Procurement - Corporate Services
  • ALAN FOX (Delek US Holdings), Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement & Credit Officer
  • STAN GARBER (Scout RFP), President
  • PARDEEP GILL (Ameren Corporation), Chief Procurement Officer & Vice President, Supply Chain
  • JEFF GORSUCH (MoneyGram International), Head of Strategic Operations
  • DANIEL HALOUKAS (Discovery, Inc.), Vice President, Procurement
  • ERNIE HERNANDEZ (Westgate Resorts), Executive Director, Purchasing & Logistics
  • JASON HUDSON (Ardent Mills), Senior Director, Procurement—Supply Chain
  • SARAH JUDD (Essex Property Trust), Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing
  • AHMET KARACAOGLU (Servier), Head of Procurement, Trade Relations & Channel Strategy
  • INGEMAR LANEVI (LeaseAccelerator Services, LLC), Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets
  • GREG LEVEN (Mastercard), Vice President, Business Development
  • TY LEVINE (Ivalua), Marketing Director, Americas
  • EDGAR LIM (EnterSolar), Vice President, Technology & Procurement
  • NATHAN LOCKHART (Teriyaki Madness), Head of Business Analytics & IT
  • DAWN LUTTRELL (Carnival Cruise Line), Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • NADIA MALEK (Desjardins), Vice President, Procurement and Administrative Services
  • MATT MARKEL (WestRock Company), Director of Capital and Field Procurement Operations
  • BRIAN MATHEY (Athene USA), Vice President, Procurement
  • HOMER MAXIMO (Fanatics), Managing Director, Latin America Operations
  • KURT MEIERS (Asplundh Tree Expert Co.), Chief Procurement Officer
  • ANTHONY MIGNOGNA (Source One, A Corcentric Company), Director
  • BRUCE MILLER (AECOM), Vice President, Procurement
  • SCOTT MILLER (CoreTrust), Vice President of Sales
  • CLAUDIA ORTEGA (MacLean-Fogg), Vice President, Procurement
  • BETH PEARSALL-PALMER (Subway), Procurement & Contract Manager
  • JON PEATTIE (Mars Pet Nutrition), Commercial Director of Strategic Sourcing
  • PETER RETTERER (Ascend Performance Materials), Senior Director, Global Indirect Procurement
  • LILAH RIPPETT (First Watch Restaurants, Inc.), Vice President, Purchasing & Distribution
  • ADNAN RIZVI (Akamai Technologies), Chief Procurement Officer
  • GUSTAVO SASSI (Globenet Cabos Submarinos America, Inc.), Head of Procurement
  • DAN SCHMITZ (Mayo Clinic), Senior Director, Procure To Pay/Accounting and Supply Chain Informatics
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.) Chief Executive Officer
  • CHRIS SHANAHAN (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Chief Procurement Officer
  • DAVE STOWE (Horizon Pharma), Senior Director, Procurement & Supplier Management
  • PAUL TANCA (Standard Insurance Company), Director, Supplier Management
  • KAREN WEBLEY (LinkedIn), Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • JAKE WOJCIK (Insight Sourcing Group), Executive Vice President
  • JAN ZAKARIAN (Brose North America), Vice President, Purchasing

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Topics For Discussion

  • The Role Of Data & Analytics In Procurement’s Strategic Evolution
  • Designing The Perfect Procurement Department Structure
  • Leveraging New Technology For The Best Business Results
  • A More Strategic Procurement Paradigm: Value Beyond Cost Savings
  • The Procurement Workforce Of Tomorrow: Sourcing & Developing Talent In The Digital Age

Venue: The Biltmore Hotel

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

A 15-minute drive from Miami International Airport, the Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark.

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General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.
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KnowledgeBridges™

Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.
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Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.
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Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • Kirit Rosario
    "Perfect one-day event to refresh your thinking. Recommended every 6 months to any Procurement Leader"
    Kirit Rosario
    True Value Company
  • Mike Ozmeral
    "Very collaborative and discussion oriented. It's great not to sit through PowerPoints!"
    Mike Ozmeral
    Reyes Holdings
  • John Becvar
    "Great variety of topics in an intimate setting of Chief Procurement Officers"
    John Becvar
    Groupon
  • Steven Grover
    "This is an informative and great opportunity for networking with Senior Purchasing Executives"
    Steven Grover
    Cosi
  • Franklin Fisher
    "The was my first Consero event and I found it to be very valuable and relevant to my current needs"
    Franklin Fisher
    Milliker & Co.
  • Jason Shumrak
    "Well worth the time and investment!"
    Jason Shumrak
    Kaplan
  • Marcia Jones
    “The forum was informative, an eye-opener to the needs I have, and a mechanism to connect with vendors outside of my reach.”
    Marcia Jones
    Clayton State University
  • William Bagley
    “The Consero event was a huge networking opportunity with peers in the function to discuss similar issues and challenges. It gave capability to have discussions about solutions, without a hard sell. The solution providers linked with my needs – so the concept sold itself.”
    William Bagley
    UNUM
  • Matt Markel
    The opportunity I was looking for–to have a deep, direct, and actionable conversation with true subject-matter experts.
    Matt Markel
    WestRock Company
  • Greg Brinkman
    "Well run, well planned, and beneficial to the participants."
    Greg Brinkman
    Badcock Corp.

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