23rd EIPM Annual Purchasing Conference

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23rd EIPM Annual Purchasing Conference

06-12-2018 - 07-12-2018

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Generating Value out of Growing Complexity:

Mastering it, Leveraging it

As companies face growing complexity and experience vital transformations, Purchasing has a major role to play in helping them find opportunities and develop new competitive advantages.

During the next EIPM Annual Conference, we will explore how we can contribute to generate value in such a context and how Purchasing can transform complexity into an advantage.


Altogether we will look, amongst other things, at how to:

  • Develop an End to End understanding of value chains
  • Contribute to radically simplifying internal processes
  • Become a single point of contact for internal and external stakeholders
  • Establish partnerships with new players
  • Protect and support brands


Purchasing can turn market complexity, internal complexity and imposed complexities such as regulations and compliance matters to its advantage. It can anticipate and accelerate when required. It can both protect the business while empowering transformations.

This will lead us to examine the following questions:

  • What does it mean to innovate and generate value in such a context?
  • Should we measure our contribution to the transformation of our companies?
  • Can we find other ways to assess, benchmark and communicate our contribution to the success of our companies?


All these challenges are uppermost in the minds of CPOs and Executives in Europe and beyond.
Join us to answer these questions together with leaders and experts from industry, academia and consultancy.







Latest Agenda:

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  • Hannes Schrittesser
    EIPM brings experts in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management from all over the world together, which is a great opportunity and chance for exchange, networking, getting inspiration from outside.
    Hannes Schrittesser
    Head of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, IT & Network at Swisscom
  • Alexander Sidorin
    The EIPM Annual Conference inspired me and my team to re-engineer procurement systems in the OMK. Since 2014 I annually take part in this event, that represents a source of best practices and business ideas for procurement.
    Alexander Sidorin
    Chief Procurement Officer, United Metallurgical Company
  • Henrik Thorsen
    Top-notch speeches and presentations are very inspirational.
    Henrik Thorsen
    General Manager China, Jorgen Kruuse A/S
  • Emmanuel Erba
    A lot of diverse points of view and a nice place to exchange ideas on what is coming next.
    Emmanuel Erba
    Group CPO, Capgemini
  • Tamara Wu
    The latest best practices are good examples. The EIPM knowledge is state of the art to me and my job. Annual Conference at sharing would be valuable to our senior managers.
    Tamara Wu
    Procurement Manager Global Workplace Solutions at CBRE
  • Aleksandar Kojic
    EIPM is pivot point for procurement perfection. The only lace where you can share best practices loud and clearly.EIPM simple push us to be up to date and better procurement organisation by creating our own way or just follow the best in class.
    Aleksandar Kojic
    Senior Lead Buyer Packaging, Atlantic Grupa
  • Frederic Stalder
    The strength of the EIPM is that it is really focused on Procurement related topics and we have opportunities to share information with other big companies.
    Frederic Stalder
    Head of Performance & Processes Management, Clariant
  • Aurelien Rothstein
    The EIPM Peter Kraljic Award is an incredible recognition of the work we did over past years and a great encouragement on the progress that we are making.
    Aurelien Rothstein
    Group CPO, Essilor
  • Heinrich Berger
    EIPM is since years on the top of the procurement trends. This creates high value for CPO's striving for excellence.
    Heinrich Berger
    VP, Global Raw Material Procurement, ICL Group



Additional Sessions during the Conference

CPO Breakfast

07 December 2018













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Practical Information

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: accord.taxi74@orange.fr or +33 (0)6 08 23 40 00 (contact person is Mr Jean Tetia).

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”.





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Archamps Convention Centre
155 Rue Ada Byron
Archamps, 74160 France
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