EPE 2019 I June 25 2019 I Dresden, Germany


Tuesday, 25th June 2019

08.00 Check-in and Welcome Refreshments

09.00 Opening address EPE 2019
Horst Wiedmann,
President, BME e.V., Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Materials Management and Central Services, ZF Group, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

09.10 - Opening remarks by the chairman

Dr. Thomas Andressen, Vice President, Operations Excellence and Digitalization Operations and Technical Excellence Center (OTEC), K+S Aktiengesellschaft

09.15 - Talent Development and Retention in Procurement

  • Building a highly diverse talented team to deliver against aggressive targets
  • How to find the right mix of talent to drive behavioral change across your procurement organisation
  • How to build a ‘start-up’ culture in your procurement organisation that challenges convention and status quo
  • How to define the capability framework to develop the right training approach for your own team

Aamir Shaukat, CPO, Jacobs Douwe Egberts 

09.45 CPO Panel Discussion: Procurement 2025 – From evolution to revolution

Beate Dillmann, Head of Global Purchasing Services, West Park Management Services GmbH (Triton Partners)

Klaus Staubitzer
, CPO & Head of Supply Chain, Siemens AG
Aamir Shaukat, CPO, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Vlatka Sunjka, Head of Group Procurement, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft
Olaf Schoene, CPO, Axpo Holding AG

10.30 CFO-Keynote: If culture eats strategy for breakfast, will digitalization be lunch?

  • A360-Degree Look at the Organization
  • Digitalization brings new opportunities
  • Future World of Work

Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

11.00 Networking Break and Refreshments

11.30 Interactive Round Table Session – Join two discussions of your choice, each round takes 40 minutes

European Supply Chain Excellence Summit 2019
Meet your supply chain peers for shared round tables.

11.30 – 12.10 Round Tables 1 – 5

Round Table 1 – The fourth industrial revolution is creating highly complex and interdependent supply chains – Are You Prepared to Take the Risk..?
Ulf Venne,
Director | Sales EMEA & APAC, Resilience360

Round Table 2 – Eliminating manual processes efficiently by applying Artificial Intelligence in procurement – How to fully digitize procurement so that mistakes are avoided, seamless B2B-workflows are ensured and all of your partners are electronically connected
Reinald Schneller,
Geschäftsführer, Netfira GmbH

Round Table 3 – The Bottom Line of Sustainability & Compliance
Simon Jaehnig
, Co-Founder / Head of Sales & Partner Management, Integrity Next GmbH

Round Table 4 – Diverse teams as competitive advantage – Your Influence on Gender Diversity
John Everett,
EMEAI Purchasing Director, Dow Chemical

Round Table 5 – FACTOR 4 THINKING in Procurement & Supply – Win the sustainable future

Jan-Patrick Willmes, CPO, Die Schweizerische Post

12.10 Changeover break – choose your second roundtable

12.15 – 12.55 Round Tables 6 – 10

Round Table 6 – Procurement Transformation – No Problem? Which pitfalls and obstacles can you excpect on your way ahead and how to overcome them?
Andreas Pohle
, Managing Partner, a.m.consult GmbH
Lorenz Kleinert, Project Manager, a.m.consult GmbH

Round Table 7 – tba

Thomas Kofler, Account Executive, Tradeshift

Round Table 8 – Transforming your procurement through technology

Andreas Ritter, Senior Account Executive, Ivalua

Round Table 9 – Implementing RPA in Procurement – How to motivate teams to drive efficiency

Marc Westphalen, Head of Procurement Excellence, Beiersdorf AG

Round Table 10 – tba
Matthew O’Byrne White
, Market Adviser, Enterprise Ireland

13.00 Networking luncheon

14.30 Mental Resilience Masterclass

  • Learn how to perform well and feel more positive in any pressure situation.
  • Discover a powerful technique to build lasting inner confidence at work and socially.
  • Learn how high achievers benefit from the ‘Five Key Pillars of Mental Resilience’
  • Learn a technique to quickly change from a negative to a positive mindset.

John Dabrowski, International Speaker and Former England Basketball Player, Expert on Mental Resilience & Confidence Building

15.00 IBM Procurement‘s transformation into the Digital Era

  • How Data & Analytics, RPA and Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we work in procurement
  • What are the skills our buyers will need in the future and how their role is changing

Christoph Kolbe, Head of Procurement DACH, IBM Deutschland GmbH

15.30 Leading in an up-coming Millennial World

  • How millennials are causing disruption to leadership
  • How can the leaders of tomorrow motivate and retain their workforce
  • adopting flexibility while embracing clarity and a sharing mindset

Charlotte de Brabandt, Global Procurement, Johnson & Johnson, ISM 30 under 30-Megawatt Winner 2018

16.00 Networking Break and Refreshments

16.30 Focus now - People & Culture in Purchasing

  • Define the right strategy
  • Establish a common culture
  • Enable future organization

Michael Stietz, Head of Purchasing – PMTC Corporate Purchasing, Körber AG

17.00 From pure cost-cutting to value creation – How procurement can climb up the value chain by creating analytic insights and innovation for the business

  • The analytic value of strategic procurement
  • From spend management to business analytics – the need for a new job profile in procurement

Brian Gjerstrup, CPO/ Director Country Procurement, TeliaCompany

17.30 Closing remarks of the chair

17.45 End of EPE 2019


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