3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum - 19th October 2016 - Prague

3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum


Tuesday, 18th October 2016 | 19.00 – 22.00

Our evening reception takes you to the centre of Prague. Enjoy the night sky from the stunning dome of the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Meet speakers and network with participants in an informal setting with food and drinks. 

Dress code: business casual

German-Czech Chamber of Industy and Commerce
Václavské námeˇ stí 40 (Wenceslas Square)
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic


Wednesday, 19th October 2016

08.30 - Check-in and reception with tea and coffee

Chairman: Olaf Holzgrefe, Head of International & Affairs, BME, Frankfurt, Germany

09.15 - Opening Address CEE Procurement & Supply Forum 2016

09.45 - Panel discussion 1: Sourcing Market CEE 

  • Macro-economic data, development and potential implications
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the CEE market
  • Advantages and challenges in different countries
  • Development of a supplier network

Keynote: Jiri Moser, Country managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Cˇeská republika s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic
Tilman M. Knapp, Head of Global Business Services NPM Purchasing, Voith Global Business Services EMEA GmbH, Heidenheim, Germany
Dr. Jens Kuschke, Manager Global Sourcing, Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, Siegsdorf, Germany
Martin Neupert, Attorney and Partner, bnt attorneys-at-law, Nürnberg, Germany and Warsaw, Poland
Moderator: Dr. Silvius Grobosch, Executive Vice President, BME, Frankfurt, Germany

10.45 - From local vendor to global supplier – how to start business with key global customers? 

  • Requirements for being a global supplier
  • Capabilities for competitive advantage – a framework for action
  • Product and process strategies to bridge the capability gap

Robert Diab, Product Management, BMW Group, Munich, Germany

11.15 - Networking break with coffee and tea

12.00 - Supplier performance management – transparency, controlling & quality

  • How to achieve supply chain transparency?
  • KPIs to monitor supplier performance
  • Implementing a holistic supplier risk approach & scorecard
  • Strategies to drive quality & supplier integration 

Jan Henner Theissen, Director Strategy & Methods, Global Purchasing, AGCO Corporation, Duluth, USA

12.30 - Panel discussion 2: Boosting growth through tactical partnerships – how to manage strategic suppliers? 

  • Identifying key suppliers
  • Supplier onboarding
  • Boosting innovation and growth with suppliers
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Win-win situation: critical success factors 

Muamer Babajic, CEO, Masterwerk, Munich, Germany
Ulrich Bär, Vice President Purchasing, ENGEL Group, Schwertberg, Austria
Dustin Schrep, Purchasing Team Leader Mechanics, SEW Eurodrive GmbH & Co KG, Graben-Neudorf, Germany
Klaus Ulrich, Head of Exterieur Purchasing, ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

Moderator: Olaf Holzgrefe, BME

13.15 - Lunch break


17.45 - German and European corporations are constantly searching for new potential suppliers, which are reliable and which can deliver the quality needed. During the Supplier-Buyer-Matchmaking procurers will only meet suppliers that fit their

individual needs and were selected by them. beforehand. Please see overleaf for more details.


14.15 - Workshop 1

Legal aspects of CEE sourcing – contracts, claims and compliance 

  • Claim management - how to mitigate contract risks/quality recalls?
  • Compliance management
  • Special: the baltic countries - hidden chances

Theis Klauberg, Attorney and Partner, bnt attorneys-at-law, Riga, Lettland
Jan Burmeister, Attorney and Partner, bnt attorneys-at-law, Budapest, Hungary

15.45 - Networking break with coffee and tea

16.15 - Workshop 2

How to succeed in foreign markets

  • Successful market entry
  • Efficient business partner search
  • Local support abroad

Adam Jareš, Director CzechTrade Germany, Düsseldorf, Germany
George Geveke, Managing Director of AHK Services, the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DTIHK), Prague, Czech Republic

17.45 - End of 3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

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