Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

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Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

Dec. 3-5, 2017 | PGA National Resort & Spa | Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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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  • ANTHONY ABATE (Cigna), Chief Procurement Officer
  • PHIL ADAMS (BidEnergy), Managing Director
  • PAMELA ALBRIGHT (Wilsonart International), Vice President, Global Sourcing
  • JIM ARNOLD (finHealth), Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • NEIL ARONSON (Uber Technologies, Inc.), Global Head of Strategic Sourcing
  • KAI BISMARCK (Technicolor), Global Director, Indirect Sourcing
  • SHARAD BOHRA (ADT Corporation), Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • BRIAN BURKHARDT (Arysta LifeScience), Head of Procurement, North America
  • KIRK EBERHART (Tempel Steel), Vice President of Global Supply Chain
  • LUKA ERCEG (CDK Global), Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • DION FERRELL (Ares Management), Head of Procurement
  • ERIN GALLAGHER (OUTFRONT Media), Senior Director Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • TOD GALLOWAY (MillerCoors), Vice President, Head of U.S. Procurement
  • RAYMOND HAIDAR (Continental Corporation), Head of Corporate Purchasing, North America
  • KEN HAKE (Amway), Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
  • KRISTINA HAWKINS (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings), Senior Director Indirect Supply Chain & PMO
  • MAX IORI (JP Morgan Chase & Co.), Managing Director and Associate General Counsel
  • KENT JONES (Wabtec Corporation), Chief Procurement Officer
  • JENNIFER KAPRAL (Blood Centers of America), Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & New Business
  • DEAN KONTUL (KeyBank), Chief Procurement Officer
  • BRIAN KRISBURG (The Madison Square Garden Company), Vice President, Procurement
  • MICHAEL LEIKEN (Lending Tree, LLC), Director, Head of Spend Management
  • MICHAEL MAGUIRE (Premier), Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
  • JOE MATTHEWS (Gentex Corporation), Vice President, Purchasing
  • PRAGYA NAIR (KIND), Director, Indirect Procurement
  • JENNIFER NOLAN (Brookdale), Vice President, Procurement
  • JOSE OLIVEIRA (Efficio), Principal
  • PETER PRETTERHOFER (Andritz Inc.), Director, Group Procurement
  • JOHN POTTOORE (ITW), Director, Global Strategic Sourcing
  • BART REEKMANS (SUEZ North America), Chief Procurement Officer
  • BRIAN ROCHE (Westfield Group), Group Procurement Leader
  • RON SCHULZ (LSG-Group), Vice President, Procurement
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.), Chief Executive Officer
  • JAY SKLAR (HUB International), Chief Procurement Officer
  • JAKE STITELER (American Axle & Manufacturing), Chief Procurement Officer
  • DAVE STOWE (Purdue Pharma), Director, Procurement
  • ERIC STROM (Mattress Firm), Vice President, Procurement
  • RONALD TIEN (Hain Celestial), Senior Director, Procurement
  • JOHN UPPERMAN (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Vice President, Global Procurement
  • BEATRICE WALKER (AGCO), Director, Indirect Purchasing
  • KEITH WANG (Tufts Health Plan), Vice President, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
  • YANG WANG (Medline), Director, Global Sourcing
  • JANA WAYNE (J.Crew), Senior Director, Central Procurement
  • PETER WEISBERG (Keller Foundations), Vice President, Procurement
  • ANDY WEISEL (Glanbia), Vice President, Direct Materials & Center of Excellence
  • JON WESOKY (E*TRADE), Vice President, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
  • CHRISTOPHER WHITE (RSA), Formerly Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
  • CRAIG WILLIAMS (Laser Spine Institute), Corporate Materials/Facility Manager
  • JAKE WOJCIK (Insight Sourcing Group), Senior Vice President
  • DARYL WOOLDRIDGE (JP Morgan Chase & Co.), Executive Director, Global Head of Intellectual Property Management
  • ALEX YAKUBOVICH (Scout RFP), Chief Executive Officer
  • CINDY YAN (Zendesk, Inc.), Senior Director, Global Corporate Services/Source To Pay

Advisory Board

  • WALTER CHARLES (Biogen), Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
  • CATHERINE LUOMA (AXA US), Chief Procurement Officer
  • MARIANO LEGAZ (Sprint Corporation), Chief Procurement Officer
  • BART REEKMANS (SUEZ North America), Chief Procurement Officer
  • NEDI TELVI (Time, Inc.), Chief Procurement Officer

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Topics For Discussion

  • Procurement’s Got Talent: Cultivating Your Multigenerational Team
  • All About The Numbers: The Metrics That Drive Performance
  • Connecting Key Stakeholders With Your Department’s Strategic Vision
  • The Strategies & Tactics Of A Winning Sourcing Plan
  • Global Perspectives: Sourcing Trends In A Changing World

Venue: PGA National Resort & Spa

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

This destination resort is eight miles from John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and 15 miles from Palm Beach 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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  • "Well run, well planned, and beneficial to the participants."
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