The World Procurement Congress is the industry’s largest global gathering of senior procurement executives. The two-day event focuses on the visionary, forward-looking trends that will shape the long-term success and impact of the procurement function.

In 2020 procurement must evolve to support the c-suite agenda and, in doing so, become permanently relevant to the CEO despite a backdrop of market uncertainty and external factors that could dampen growth prospects. This year’s congress will equip delegates with the knowledge, real life case studies and solutions to pivot for business success.

An agenda built to help you deliver

The Congress has been designed to help procurement become permanently relevant to the CEO and directly contribute to business growth. Key themes include:

Digitalisation: Next steps and proof of concept

Look into how the latest digital solutions can contribute to the function’s long term goals

Risk management and supply chain resilience

Learn from leading CPOs on how they have transformed the function into an ultimate risk mitigation tool for the business

Value creation as the means to delivering business critical objectives

Understand what opportunities are available for procurement to influence business priorities through the use of effective digitalisation and improved internal relationships

Acting as a global citizen

Contrast and compare different action points from leading practitioners when it comes to procurement’s role in the sustainability efforts

HEAR FROM the best of the best

The speaker line-up at World Procurement Congress is unrivalled. Hear from 100+ big thinkers and achievers, including:

Sylvie Noel


Qasim Hussain


Fabienne Lesbros

Group Supply Chain Management Director Commercial & Services

Tony Roberts

Head of Group Procurement

Christian Holzer


Hani Al Saigh


Bob Murphy


Alexandra Lopez

Chief Procurement Officer and VP Global Procurement Services

Janelle Orozco


Miguel Gonzalez


Shahid Javed

Global CPO


PLx sessions

Benefit from a wider point of view, with inspirational sessions delivered by subject matter experts from outside the procurement function

Procurement Leaders communities track

Join in-depth discussions tailored around the Women Procurement Leaders, Future Procurement Leaders and Sustainable Procurement Leaders communities

PL Lates & Networking opportunities

A series of informal networking opportunities at great locations across London. Build on your network and create valuable global connections in a relaxed environment.

CPO challenger series

These thought-provoking workshop sessions are for CPO level attendees only, addressing top strategic priorities

PL insight

All of the sessions on the Americas Procurement Congress agenda are underpinned by Procurement Leaders’ industry-leading research and insights

World Procurement Awards

Concluding the Congress, 1000 of the greatest procurement organisations and thought leaders from around the world will once again gather for a spectacular evening of anticipation, entertainment, and inspiration. Find out more.

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Don’t just take our word for it

“It’s a terrific opportunity for procurement leaders to step outside of their day to day activities.

How many days in a year do you get to meet 800 of the top thought leaders in the field of procurement? That only happens once a year here at the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress.”

Senior Director Procurement, Mondelez

“It’s important to expose yourself to the changing environment. And a Congress like this gives you a good opportunity in a very compressed environment to learn about new developments in the area. I also have a lot of people coming with me – so I am exposing my employees to other people in the area, it’s a great networking opportunity.”

CPO, Nokia

“I always like to attend Procurement Leaders events. It’s fantastic to meet other professionals, facing similar issues so we can look at new ideas and innovation to get one step ahead.”

Head of Strategy & Planning, Sony Europe

“It is always good to be here – for the networking and to gain information about trends and have the inspiration about what we can change in our organisation.”

Director of Supply Chain Management, Siemens

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