The Next 25 Years of Purchasing
The 2016 EIPM Conference is an exceptional one, as it will close the celebration of the EIPM 25th Anniversary with a look into the future. Throughout the Conference, we will ask ourselves: What will change for Purchasing teams in the next 25 years? We will look at the following sub themes:
We will look at how the business focus of purchasing teams can be strengthened and how they can better contribute to the company transformation within a fast changing business landscape.
We will investigate how purchasing teams can become more agile, how they can quickly embrace and respond to changes in the environment. We will debate around the new types of organization, process and skills that are likely to emerge in the years to come.
We will explore how we can look beyond existing strategic suppliers, find opportunities to bring value and innovate and build relationships with start-ups and other small innovative key players.
David Allard – StelLab@EPFL innovation cell Manager at PSA Group
Danijel Banek – Executive Director of Central Purchasing at Atlantic Grupa
Jean-François Baril – CEO at Connecting Partners & at Ginko Ventures
Paul Gardner – VP One Sourcing Direct Materials & GM DanTrade at Danone
Maximiliane Glas – VP Customer Success at Old St Labs
Robert Grimm – Project Manager at Roland Berger
Hervé Legenvre – EIPM Research and MBA Director
Mélanie Lehoux-Schuppert – Founder & CEO at IBAT
Finn Pedersen – Head of IT Sourcing at Nordea
Loic Perret – Purchasing Director – Open Innovation, Global Supply Chain at Schneider Electric
Laurent Savelli – Head of non-manufacturing Procurement (including Innovation) for R&D and Groups Purchasing Director at STMicroelectronics
Detlef Schultz – Chairman of the Board, Vodafone Procurement Company Sarl
Romaric Servajean-Hilst – Research Associate i3-CRG at Ecole Polytechnique
Additional Sessions during the Conference
ACCOMODATION: There are two hotels at a walking distance from the Conference venue: a special rate has been negotiated with Best Western Porte Sud de Genève**** and there’s also Ibis Archamps Porte de Genève***.
TAXI: We recommend the taxi company Accord Taxi: firstname.lastname@example.org or +33 (0)6 08 23 40 00 (contact person is Jimmy).
VENUE: Archamps Convention Centre (see on the map below).
BY PLANE: The nearest airport is Geneva International Airport, about 20 minutes from the venue.
BY TRAIN: There are two main Railway Stations in Geneva: Gare Cornavin (located in the city centre, about 45 minutes from the venue) and Airport Railway Station (about 20 minutes from the venue).
BY CAR: The venue is by the A40 highway, exit 13.1 “Archamps Technopole”.