Venue: Hotel InterContinental, Warsaw
Managing a purchasing department in an enterprise is still a serious challenge for companies. Entering the 4.0 era, the economy and industry created new challenges and opportunities for Purchasing Departments and specialists who manage daily spending.
This year’s agenda of the largest procurement conference in Poland – PROCON/POLZAK – aims at in-depth analysis of current trends, presentation of contemporary achievements on the field of procurement and spending management, role of Purchasing in value chains and building strategic relationships with Suppliers, as well as on creating a knowledge-exchange and networking platform for professionals.
The conference program will be divided into 6 main thematical streams:
- Indirect purchasing
- Direct purchasing
- Tools & processes
- Purchasing of marketing services
- Outsourcing how-to’s
- Case study sessions
The general agenda includes the presentations of, among other recognized practitioners: Jan Vašek (Expert, Cranfield University and VSB-TU Ostrava), Andreas Pohle (Managing Partner, a.m. consult), Shahriar Tabrizi (Group Chief Procurement Officer, Sivantos) and Maciej Błaszak, PhD (neurocognitivist) who, in his brilliant presentations, demonstrates how to shape the human mind (universal design) and influence behavior. Two days of the conference will abound inspiring presentation, fascinating case studies, engaging discussion panels and a bountiful of valuable networking.
This event is addressed to senior executives responsible for procurement in medium size and large companies, including: Owners and CEOs, Executive Management, Heads and Managers of Purchasing, Logistics, Production, Administration and Financial Departments, Buyers and specialists, independent Experts.
For the past three years the PROCON/POLZAK conference jointly organized by OptiBuy and Polish Supply Management Leaders Association (PSML) has grown to the level of significant procurement event in the Central Europe. The best indicator of success is the constantly rising turnout at the previous events. From 195 Participants in 2014, 270 in 2015, and more than 360 last year (more than 825 over the 3 years). Purchasing themes are gaining importance in business processes while leading to a greater role of purchasing departments as partners in an organization who indirectly create a value for customers – end recipients of products or services.