Virtual procurement summit with Rio Tinto CFO

The world’s first digitally led conference for the procurement profession, Procurious Big Ideas Summit 2015, is now open for digital delegates to participate via social media.

Planned as a think tank event by Procurious, the chief business social network for procurement and supply chain professionals, the Big Ideas Summit will draw on 40 of the world’s brightest minds from established thought-leaders, senior business leaders and commentators to discuss outside-of-the-box cost solutions.

Structured around three topics – risk, people and technology – the event aims to “change the world’s mind” about cost and tease out solutions that will drive competitive advantages and agility in unstable market, as well as long-term value for organisations.

“Markets are experiencing major volatility and companies need to respond,” said Chris Lynch, CFO Rio Tinto and confirmed Big Ideas Keynote speaker.

“Entire organisations will need to be motivated to achieve maximum agility. We need people with the courage to lead comprehensive change and the Big Ideas Summit is a great way to motivate such people to excel.”

The face-to-face component of the event will take place in London on 30 April 2015, however, more than 4,500 procurement professionals from across the globe can submit questions to speakers in advance as well as tune in and participate in real time.

“We already know that social media can be used to create a global stir. But this is a first for procurers to use this channel to connect, start meaningful conversations and ultimately drive change within their organisations, the profession and their own careers,” said Tania Seary, Founder of Procurious.

A high calibre of thought leaders and keynote speakers have been announced, including David Noble, CIPS Group CEO; Chris Sawchuk, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group; Professor Jules Goddard, London School of Business; Professor Olinga Ta’eed, Director Centre of Citizenship, Enterprise & Governance and Giles Breault, Founder and Director, The Beyond Group.

Attendance at the Summit in London is by invitation only. 

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