Procurecon 2017

October 17-October 19, 2017

Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

44 (0) 207 368 9465

Day 3 - Thursday 19 October 2017

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Welcome coffee

Influencing top-line growth

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM Chair’s opening address and Emotional Intelligence networking activity

Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS


Cath Hill

Group Director

09:20 AM - 09:40 AM Our story: How to become involved in product development with your R&D, manufacturing and commercial teams as well as suppliers to impact top-line growth

Aurelien Rothstein, CPO, Essilor


Aurelien Rothstein


09:40 AM - 10:20 AM ALL STAR PANEL How can you revolutionise procurement to impact bottom line growth and contribute to top-line growth to create a multifaceted procurement operation, enhance performance and contribute to your business lines?

Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS Christophe Van Riel, Vice President Procurement, Ecolab Martijn Visser, Procurement Director EMEA, Godiva Frank Hurt, Independent Purchasing and Operations Executive,


Christophe Van Riel

Vice President Procurement

Cath Hill

Group Director

Martijn Visser

Procurement Director EMEA

Frank Hurt

Independent Purchasing and Operations Executive

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Morning networking break

Driving external customer centricity

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How to further realign your focus on people and value- add to transform your purchasing function

Jacob Dahl, Global Strategic Purchasing Manager, SKF


Jacob Dahl

Global Strategic Purchasing Manager

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How can you strategize your spend removing fragmentation and lack of visibility to identify the right cost levels?

Daniel Malagrida, VP Sourcing - 3rd Party Equipment, Sidel Group
  • How to define the goal and starting point of your transformation process
  • How to gain buy-in from your internal stakeholders
  • How to collaborate with internal customers to meet the needs of your external customers
  • How to redesign your organization to implement full category management
  • What has been learned and what would be done differently next time?


Daniel Malagrida

VP Sourcing - 3rd Party Equipment
Sidel Group

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How can you widen the scope of your team’s skillset to position procurement as a customer centric delivery function and deliver value to your external customers?

Ralf Garczorz, CPO & Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices


Ralf Garczorz

CPO & Vice President
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Networking lunch

Defining and managing risk

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE Risk Management: How can you diversify your supply base to ensure risk is mitigated and protect your product against world disasters?

Erik Dam, Director of Global Supply Strategies, Bayer CropScience
  • How can you protect your product from world disasters?

  • How can procurement further mitigate supply chain product issues?

  • How you divide risk amongst your supply chain?


Erik Dam

Director of Global Supply Strategies
Bayer CropScience

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM How to work with your internal customers to transform your procurement team to a full category management organization

Josip Stopic, CPO, Xellia


Josip Stopic


2:30 PM - 3:10 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE Ethical sourcing: How can you work with your suppliers to ensure they help rather than hinder your business sustainability and ethical goals?

Christophe Van Riel, Vice President Procurement, Ecolab


Christophe Van Riel

Vice President Procurement

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM How can you best source and manage your suppliers in a highly regulated manufacturing industry?

Douglas Else-Jack, Director & Head of Supply Management, Hitachi Zosen Inova
  • What effects does working within a highly regulated industry have on procurement performance?

  • How can you take into account regulatory manufacturing requirements when sourcing or changing suppliers?

  • What processes can be implemented to speed up the process of sourcing or changing supplier?

  • What frameworks can be used to ensure you remain compliant?

  • How can procurement regulate its product suppliers?


Douglas Else-Jack

Director & Head of Supply Management
Hitachi Zosen Inova

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM End of conference