BOSTON, MA – June 14, 2017 – Ardent Partners announces its first annual CPO Honors Gala which will recognize Chief Procurement Officers and their teams for outstanding performance and execution in the last year. Ardent will reveal the winners of its industry achievement awards in global procurement at its second annual CPO Rising 2017 Summit on November 8-9, 2017 in Boston, MA. At the gala dinner planned on day 1 of the conference, Ardent Partners will present 4 companies with global procurement achievement awards (aka “CPO Honors”) for excellence demonstrated in these categories:

The Innovation Award: This award is presented to the CPO and team that have used new and innovative strategies and approaches to overcome significant hurdles.

The Technology Excellence Award: This award is presented to the CPO and team that have leveraged technology solutions to impact procurement operations and performance.

Best Team Performance Award: This award is presented to the procurement department that has excelled across the full scope of procurement operations to make a significant impact on overall enterprise results.

The Leadership Award (CPO of the Year): This award is presented to the CPO who has driven new performance heights as a result of their direct involvement and leadership and overall exceptional executive management. 

“We distinguish top performers in all Ardent Partners’ research efforts as ‘Best-in-Class’ enterprises; from this group, our research team has identified a smaller list of procurement leaders and organizations who are notable for their transformative strategies and results” states Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners. “The CPO Rising 2017 Summit is, in some respects, a celebration of the accomplishments of procurement as a function, so we think it is the perfect venue to recognize top performers for their excellence in procurement while also enjoying a great meal and atmosphere.” The CPO Honors 2017 Gala Dinner will also include the induction of several the newest class of Chief Procurement Officers into the CPO Rising Hall of Fame.


To see a few images from the event click here – CPO Honors: Stars Shine Bright at the 2017 Summit

The CPO Honors 2018 Awards Gala is scheduled for November 7, 2018. Please be sure to check back in early 2018 when Ardent Partners will be begin accepting nominations.

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