How procurement agility can tame the perfect storm – 12th September 2018

Date Posted: 02/02/2018 Category:
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How procurement agility can tame the perfect storm – 12th September 2018

Date Posted: 02/02/2018 Category:

On Wednesday 12th September 2018, Odesma will be hosting their second annual conference at the Tower of London.

The event, entitled “How procurement agility can tame the perfect storm” will see senior procurement professionals, economist and technologists come together to discover how you can manage risk in an increasingly uncertain world including ways in which procurement can make a difference.

All guests will have the opportunity to network with other senior procurement professionals and look round the famous Tower of London museum which houses the Crown Jewels. The day is set to be informative and enjoyable.

In addition, we will be presenting the results of our Brexit vs Procurement survey.

Speakers for the day including presentation topics will be released shortly.

Morning

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10am – Registration and Networking

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10.30am – Nick Ford, Executive Director, Odesma, Opening Address

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10.45am – Suren Thiru, Head of Economics, British Chamber of Commerce

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11.15am – Break & Networking

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11.30am – James Marland, VP, Network Value, SAP Ariba, "Risks of reputational impact"

Just as the Tower of London protects the Queen’s Crown Jewels with stone walls and cannons, procurement teams need to likewise protect their company’s reputation in the age of 24-Hour News Cycles, Social Media and Globalisation. James Marland will share how procurement is the most critical department in corporations to not only protect the brand, but also to help the company achieve its social and environmental goals.

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12.00pm – Miriam Howe, Security Consultant, BAE AI

Afternoon

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12.30pm – Lunch

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1.10pm – Ed Cross, Executive Director, Odesma, The Changing Face of procurement people

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1.25pm – Graham Copeland, Director, 2 Sides to a Coin - Risk in the retail sector

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1.55pm – Odesma close

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2pm - Close/ Delegates welcome to view the Tower of London

When and Where

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB

Tower Of London

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