Indirect Category Leadership Forum |

The Indirect Category Leadership Forum is the only event dedicated to helping indirect leaders deliver recognised non-cost values to their wider business.

Join 140+ peers for two days of inspirational case studies, interactive discussions and informal networking. Leave with an increased arsenal to support your business in achieving its goals, faster.

AN AGENDA BUILT AROUND INDIRECT PROCUREMENT

The Indirect Category Leadership Forum agenda has been designed specifically with indirect leaders in mind. The agenda will support your continued development and increased business value through a focus on six key areas:

GLOBAL CATEGORY TRENDS UPDATE

Reinforce procurement’s positioning as a business driver through applying the latest global category leadership trends

NAVIGATING TURBULENT ENVIROMENTS

Ensure optimum risk management strategies to mitigate against geo-political and geo-economic insecurities and fluctuations

INDIRECT’S PURPOSE IN
THE NEW DECADE

Break the purely cost-cutting role of procurement and create non-cost value for your organisation; data insights, sustainability, risk management and innovation. Learn how to tangibly capture non-cost value

FUTURE PROOFING INDIRECT’S VALUE NETWORK

How to best utilise indirect procurement’s 360 view of the business and external stakeholders to connect the dots and drive business opportunities

DRIVE EFFICIENCIES THROUGH
PROCESS OPTIMISATION
& DIGITALISATION

Streamline processes and implement technologies to enable business partners to achieve their goals faster

NEW WAYS OF APPROACHING CATEGORY LEADERSHIP

How to get a seat at each category table and integrate into category budgeting processes

HEAR FROM THE VERY BEST

The speaker faculty for the Indirect Category Leadership Forum is packed with 30+ of the most progressive indirect leaders from
world-renowned brands, including:

Philip Bigland

Procurement Director

Torben Andersen

VP Indirect, Global Procurement

Fernanda Lopes Larsen

SVP Indirect Procurement

David Rae

Chief Product Officer

Stephen Hall

Head of Communities

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF THE INDIRECT

CATEGORY LEADERSHIP FORUM

Category specific insights

The Forum is the only event on the market 100% dedicated to supporting indirect category leaders, delivering insights specifically for you and your team

PL insight

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

Innovative new formats

Throughout the agenda you will benefit from a range of brand-new session formats, including ‘design thinking roundtables’ and ‘innovator perspectives’

INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP FORUM IN NUMBERS

Indirect
Category
Leaders

Unique
Organisations

Countries

Industries

Expert
Speakers
& Facilitators

BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

The Indirect Category Leadership Forum is the opening event in World Procurement Week 2020.
World Procurement Week is the industry’s only gathering that caters to the wider procurement team, from CPOs to strategy heads, category leaders, and more. Here’s a taste of what’s going on during the rest of the week:

DELIVERING TO THE
CEO AGENDA

13-14 May

Our two-day Congress for the world’s most senior procurement leaders to network and discuss relevant, forward-looking topics that will help make business growth a reality

Who should attend: CPO, SVP, VP, Director other senior team members with a combined visionary goal to deliver to the CEO agenda

REDEFINING PROCUREMENT
EXCELLENCE

14 May

An awards ceremony celebrating the community that propels the function forward while honouring the most esteemed, innovative, and transformative players in the industry

Who should attend: The whole procurement team and World Procurement Week community

DIGITALISATION / RISK & RESILIENT
SUPPLY CHAINS

12 May

A focus day to deep dive on digitalisation or Risk and Resilient Supply Chains, providing executive leaders with strategic-execution support and a forum to share and learn from unique ideas

Who should attend: CPOs and executives who are key contributors to their function’s digitalisation or supply chain strategies

Bring your full team across the week for unrivalled
access to 1,000+ procurement leaders as part of the World Procurement Week community.

MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION WITH A FORUM PARTNERSHIP

Becoming a partner of the Indirect Category Leadership Forum and ensure that your name is front and centre with the 140+ procurement decision makers in attendance, all looking to find the right suppliers to help them deliver non-cost value.

Reach out to us to explore the bespoke sponsorship packages available, tailored to your company’s needs and budget. Opportunities include:

Networking

Meet face to face for valuable conversations with senior procurement decision makers actively seeking out new solutions.

Thought Leadership

Demonstrate your expertise by joining a panel discussion, introducing a case study with a procurement client, or hosting a roundtable.

Branding

Ensure maximum brand awareness with the Forum audience, including pre-event promotion, on-site signage and your exhibition stand.