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ProcureCon Asia - A Game Changer in Procurement

When 200 CPOs & Heads of Procurement got together on 11th -13th July at the Amara Sanctuary, Sentosa at ProcureCon Asia, it was a game changer!

Now in its 6th year, ProcureCon Asia is a bespoke gathering of the most senior leaders in Procurement from Asia’s most progressive companies including Asian HQ’d companies and international businesses. 

Launched in 2013, ProcureCon Asia has already established its brand and reputation as Asia’s critical gathering for CPOs and Heads of Procurement. 

“It was a great event where CPOs and subject matter experts across ASIA got together and shared the latest market trends, best practices and challenges.  A Must attend event!” -  Chee Yong, Teoh, Head, Group Procurement and Services, RHB 

Key speakers included:

  • Mohamad Mohamad Zain, Chief Procurement Officer, Telekom Malaysia
  • Kaustubh Wadekar, Chief Procurement Officer, Singtel
  • Qasim Hussain, Chief Procurement Officer, APAC & Africa, Kellogg
  • Daniel Wong, Vice President Fleet Management & Procurement, SIA Engineering 
  • Alex Drew, Head of Procurement & SRM, Cathay Pacific
  • Teoh Chee Yong, Head, Group Procurement and Services, RHB Banking Group
  • Penny Chong, Head of Procurement, Maybank Kim Eng Group
  • Zhivko Stoyanov, Global Procurement Group Head, Rakuten
  • Affan Mohd Nawi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Malakoff 
  • Sadasivam Balan, Head - Technology Procurement, Tata Motors
  • Ernie Tan, Group Head of Sourcing, AIA
  • Ron Ng, APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Procure-to-Pay, Google

“The ProcureCon Asia has gathered all the procurement professionals at the region to share valuable experiences and great ideas to support future procurement. 

I am so excited and delighted to see the passion of procurement professionals in this region, proud to be in the procurement team. This event is absolutely an important annual event to help in moving procurement to next level.”  said Penny Chong, Head, Procurement, Maybank Kim Eng

The newly introduced IT Category Spend Focus Day gave attendees an unbeatable, time-saving opportunity to evaluate the latest and greatest IT category spend initiatives coming to market – Icertis, HRS, Amazon Web Services and Coupa.

But, ProcureCon Asia isn’t just a learning platform. It’s a place to network, make lots of new friends and have some fun as well.

From wine tasting with a sommelier, giant jenga, upbeat cocktails to many fun competitions, attendees experienced it all.

The special highlight of this edition was the 2017 CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia to pay tribute to organisations and inspiring procurement role models that lead the way. 

Entries came in from across Asia and the judges were tasked with impossible mission picking the best from a series of best-in-class nominees.

Here’s a quick look at our winners for 2017:

  • Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project - PT Telekomunikasi Selular
  • Best People Development Initiative - Siam City Cement
  • Best Process Improvement Initiative - Hindustan Petroleum
  •  Most Innovative Use of Technology - Siam City Cement
  • Best Supplier Relationship Management - Syngenta
  • Young Procurement and Supply Chain  Management Professional of the Year - Farah Silas
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year - Sebastian Chua
  • Overall Winner: CIPS Procurement and Supply Team of the Year - Siam City Cement

 

Having just wrapped up a successful 2017 edition, Gladys Caligagan has her eyes set on an continuing to grow the quality and size of ProcureCon Asia – “We feel that this year we firmly established the event as the best procurement conference in the region and next year we’d like to make sure that we continue to provide the most inspiring content and quality networking to our growing audience of procurement leaders”

Watch this space for a detailed capture of what went down at ProcureCon Asia - www.procureconasia.wbresearch.com !

For further information:

Media Contact:
Aditi Mohile
Tel: +65 67229497
Email: aditi.mohile@wbresearch.com

ProcureCon Contact:
Gladys Caligagan
Tel: +65 6722 9495
Email: gladys@wbresearch.com 

About ProcureCon Asia

ProcureCon Asia is APAC’s most senior-level event for procurement professionals designed to offer procurement leaders the best learning and networking opportunity in Asia. With a highly interactive agenda mixing interactive case studies, panel sessions and debates with a multitude of small-group formats ensures attendees engage fully with peers, dig deep into their challenges and find real solutions to every one of their pain points.

It is The Only Event That Brings Together Asia’s Top CPOs and Heads of Procurement.

ProcureCon includes content from both direct AND indirect/services procurement. Get diverse perspectives from executive speakers representing a broad range of Fortune 1000 companies from aerospace to hi-tech, industrial manufacturing to CPG, automotive to pharmaceuticals, and much more. For more information please visit (website here) 

About Worldwide Business Research (WBR)

WBR is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out-perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors.

Every year over 10,000 senior executives from Fortune 1000 companies attend over 100 annual conferences -- a true "Who's Who" of today's corporate world. From Automotive events in Bucharest to Logistics conferences in Arizona and Finance summits in Hong Kong, WBR is dedicated to exceeding the needs of its customers around the world. For more information please visit www.wbresearch.com


When 200 CPOs & Heads of Procurement got together on 11th -13th July at the Amara Sanctuary, Sentosa at ProcureCon Asia, it was a game changer!

Now in its 6th year, ProcureCon Asia is a bespoke gathering of the most senior leaders in Procurement from Asia’s most progressive companies including Asian HQ’d companies and international businesses. 

Launched in 2013, ProcureCon Asia has already established its brand and reputation as Asia’s critical gathering for CPOs and Heads of Procurement. 

“It was a great event where CPOs and subject matter experts across ASIA got together and shared the latest market trends, best practices and challenges.  A Must attend event!” -  Chee Yong, Teoh, Head, Group Procurement and Services, RHB 

Key speakers included:

  • Mohamad Mohamad Zain, Chief Procurement Officer, Telekom Malaysia
  • Kaustubh Wadekar, Chief Procurement Officer, Singtel
  • Qasim Hussain, Chief Procurement Officer, APAC & Africa, Kellogg
  • Daniel Wong, Vice President Fleet Management & Procurement, SIA Engineering 
  • Alex Drew, Head of Procurement & SRM, Cathay Pacific
  • Teoh Chee Yong, Head, Group Procurement and Services, RHB Banking Group
  • Penny Chong, Head of Procurement, Maybank Kim Eng Group
  • Zhivko Stoyanov, Global Procurement Group Head, Rakuten
  • Affan Mohd Nawi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Malakoff 
  • Sadasivam Balan, Head - Technology Procurement, Tata Motors
  • Ernie Tan, Group Head of Sourcing, AIA
  • Ron Ng, APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Procure-to-Pay, Google

“The ProcureCon Asia has gathered all the procurement professionals at the region to share valuable experiences and great ideas to support future procurement. 

I am so excited and delighted to see the passion of procurement professionals in this region, proud to be in the procurement team. This event is absolutely an important annual event to help in moving procurement to next level.”  said Penny Chong, Head, Procurement, Maybank Kim Eng

The newly introduced IT Category Spend Focus Day gave attendees an unbeatable, time-saving opportunity to evaluate the latest and greatest IT category spend initiatives coming to market – Icertis, HRS, Amazon Web Services and Coupa.

But, ProcureCon Asia isn’t just a learning platform. It’s a place to network, make lots of new friends and have some fun as well.

From wine tasting with a sommelier, giant jenga, upbeat cocktails to many fun competitions, attendees experienced it all.

The special highlight of this edition was the 2017 CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia to pay tribute to organisations and inspiring procurement role models that lead the way. 

Entries came in from across Asia and the judges were tasked with impossible mission picking the best from a series of best-in-class nominees.

Here’s a quick look at our winners for 2017:

  • Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project - PT Telekomunikasi Selular
  • Best People Development Initiative - Siam City Cement
  • Best Process Improvement Initiative - Hindustan Petroleum
  •  Most Innovative Use of Technology - Siam City Cement
  • Best Supplier Relationship Management - Syngenta
  • Young Procurement and Supply Chain  Management Professional of the Year - Farah Silas
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year - Sebastian Chua
  • Overall Winner: CIPS Procurement and Supply Team of the Year - Siam City Cement

 

Having just wrapped up a successful 2017 edition, Gladys Caligagan has her eyes set on an continuing to grow the quality and size of ProcureCon Asia – “We feel that this year we firmly established the event as the best procurement conference in the region and next year we’d like to make sure that we continue to provide the most inspiring content and quality networking to our growing audience of procurement leaders”

Watch this space for a detailed capture of what went down at ProcureCon Asia - www.procureconasia.wbresearch.com !

For further information:

Media Contact:
Aditi Mohile
Tel: +65 67229497
Email: aditi.mohile@wbresearch.com

ProcureCon Contact:
Gladys Caligagan
Tel: +65 6722 9495
Email: gladys@wbresearch.com 

About ProcureCon Asia

ProcureCon Asia is APAC’s most senior-level event for procurement professionals designed to offer procurement leaders the best learning and networking opportunity in Asia. With a highly interactive agenda mixing interactive case studies, panel sessions and debates with a multitude of small-group formats ensures attendees engage fully with peers, dig deep into their challenges and find real solutions to every one of their pain points.

It is The Only Event That Brings Together Asia’s Top CPOs and Heads of Procurement.

ProcureCon includes content from both direct AND indirect/services procurement. Get diverse perspectives from executive speakers representing a broad range of Fortune 1000 companies from aerospace to hi-tech, industrial manufacturing to CPG, automotive to pharmaceuticals, and much more. For more information please visit (website here) 

About Worldwide Business Research (WBR)

WBR is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out-perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors.

Every year over 10,000 senior executives from Fortune 1000 companies attend over 100 annual conferences -- a true "Who's Who" of today's corporate world. From Automotive events in Bucharest to Logistics conferences in Arizona and Finance summits in Hong Kong, WBR is dedicated to exceeding the needs of its customers around the world. For more information please visit www.wbresearch.com