Publisher’s Note: Ardent Partners is absolutely thrilled to announce the dates and times of its CPO Rising 2017 Summit. Over the next few weeks, we will be making a series of announcements that illuminate the event more fully, including major themes, new CPO speakers, and a call for nominations for the CPO Honors Awards dinner. Please mark the dates, November 8 & 9, 2017, on your calendar and we hope to see you there!  Please contact me if you want to get involved in the event. Early Bird Pricing Runs through June – Andrew

The CPO Rising 2017 Summit – November 8 & 9

On November 8 & 9, 2017, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and other business leaders will come together at the Harvard Club in Boston for The CPO Rising 2017 Summit, an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners.

This exclusive event promises valuable networking opportunities and the interactive exchange of ideas for Chief Procurement Officers and other business executives. Attendees can expect to return home with a collection of new and innovative ideas and strategies that will help improve the performance of their organizations and increase the impact that their teams will have on business results.

“The accelerating speed and complexity of business has placed procurement and its leader, the Chief Procurement Officer, in the crucible of business operations, relationships, and results. Procurement departments, their operations, culture, and systems, the way in which they transform knowledge into strategies and those strategies into performance, must all keep pace.” said Andrew Bartolini, Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer. “We are excited to announce our CPO Rising 2017 event this fall in Boston to help CPOs better understand what they can do increase their relevance, engagement, and results.”

From keynote presentations to CPO panel discussions, case studies, and breakout sessions, the unparalleled speaker panel will highlight procurement-led innovation within the enterprise and across the supply chain and present key topics such as:

  • Tools of the Trade
  • Procurement-led Innovation
  • The Agility Agenda
  • The Pillars of Strategic Sourcing Success
  • P2P Excellence and Expansion
  • Internal & External Collaboration
  • Globalization & Supply Risk
  • Contingent Workforce Management
  • Complex Spend Management
  • Procurement Performance Measurement

We have an excellent speaker panel that we will be announcing soon. However, Ardent Partners is looking for Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to present keynote and mainstage presentations, lead breakout sessions, and join executive panel discussions. If you’d like to nominate someone or yourself, please complete this speaker nomination form.

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