Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

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Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

May 5–7, 2019 | Eaglewood Resort & Spa | Chicago, IL

Join like-minded Chief Procurement Officers and other senior procurement and 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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  • MARCIE DENNISON (GM Financial), Vice President, Purchasing
  • KIMBERLY DEWITT (CF Industries), Head of Procurement & Material Control
  • BRIAN DUBIEL (Northern Trust Corporation), Vice President, Global Procurement
  • RAMON GONZALEZ (Daikin Applied), Vice President, Corporate Quality & Supply Chain Management
  • DAN GORSKY (Papa John’s International), Vice President, International Supply Chain
  • ALEJANDRO GUSIS (Univar), Vice President, Indirect Procurement & Real Estate
  • AHMET HEPDOGAN (Ferrara Candy Company), Vice President, Procurement
  • SCOTT LANE (The Red Flag Group), Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
  • JOSEPH MATTHEWS (Gentex Corporation), Vice President, Purchasing
  • ANN-MARIE MCCARTHY (Endurance International Group), Chief Procurement Officer
  • MARY KAY MERKT (Johnson Bank), Senior Vice President, Director of Vendor Management & Procurement and Business Continuity Management
  • JAMES NGUYEN (Zoetis), Global Head of Procurement
  • MIKE OZMERAL (Reyes Holdings L.L.C.), Chief Procurement Officer
  • BRIAN ROCHE (Westfield Insurance), Chief Procurement Officer
  • JONATHAN ROSEMBERG (Indigo), Vice President, Program Enablement, Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management
  • ANDARZ ROYA (Nexans), Chief Procurement Officer
  • GUSTAVO FRANK SASSI (Globenet Cabos Submarinos America, Inc), Head of Procurement
  • STEVE SAWYER (Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc), Vice President, Category Management, Operations, Supply Chain Management & Procurement
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.), Chief Executive Offer
  • ANDY WEISEL (Glanbia), Vice President of Procurement, Direct Materials & COE
  • KEITH WOODY (Technicolor), Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing

Advisory Board

  • AHMET HEPDOGAN (Ferrara Candy Company), Vice President, Procurement
  • ATL MARTINEZ (LafargeHolcim), Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, U.S.
  • MIKE OZMERAL (Reyes Holdings L.L.C.), Chief Procurement Officer
  • KEITH WOODY (Technicolor), Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing

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Topics For Discussion

  • Beyond Cost-Cutting: Procurement Departments With A Value-Add Focus
  • Steps & Strategies For A Successful Supplier Management Workflow
  • Procurement & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): An Evolving Partnership In A New Business Era
  • Staying Ahead Of The Curve: Applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Supply Chain Management & Procurement
  • Unlocking Value Through Source-To-Pay (S2P) Transformation

Venue: Eaglewood Resort & Spa

1401 Nordic Road, Chicago, IL 60143

In a Prairie-style building on a 106-acre estate, this upscale resort is 8 miles from Legoland Discovery Center Chicago and 14 miles from O'Hare International Airport.

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.

KnowledgeBridges™

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

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.

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

  • “Building the bridge between procurement and the businesses.”
    Keith Koo | MUFG – Union Bank
  • “It was highly interactive, and I truly enjoyed the direct dialogue and opportunities to learn.”
    Melani Wilson Smith | Mondelez International
  • “Great networking, great content, and a fun and enjoyable event.”
    Greg hamilton | Santander
  • “A great gathering of professionals with pertinent background and exciting ideas.”
    Wigberto Narvaez | Hospira
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The opportunity I was looking for – to have a deep, direct, and actionable conversation with true subject-matter experts.”
    Matthew Markel | Rocktenn
  • “Excellent format for learning, idea sharing, and networking.”
    Livia N. McCleary | ARRIS
  • "Well run, well planned, and beneficial to the participants."
    Greg Brinkman | Badcock Corp.

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