Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago

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Coordinated by your personal concierge, a schedule is tailored to your professional goals and company priorities.


Complimentary Pass

Inventive learning, renown speakers, executive networking. All free to you.


Travel Reimbursement

$200 of your travel is covered if you’re trekking over 100 miles to attend.



Your first night’s stay is on us and a discounted rate is available thereafter.


5 Star Catering

All of your meals and libations are complimentary throughout the event.

Join Procurement’s Distinguished Upper Tier

A curated audience reserved for the senior level of the Fortune 500 and mid-market puts you in exceptional company.


Affluent Peers

Meet the people just as invested in advancing procurement practices as you.


Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.


Proven Solutions

Meet industry leading solution providers, hand picked for your priorities.



Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

A curated experience to cultivate achievement

Based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests we’ll craft a personal agenda that paves your path to success.


Days of Insight

Jump in the discussion through focused educational sessions and networking opportunities.


Innovative Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.


Networking Opportunities

Tie into contemporaries and mentors interested in the same avenues of opportunity as you.


Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering the solutions that are redefining procurement.

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Peer-Led Education

The SCOPE Steering Committee consists entirely of your contemporaries, meaning we tackle the themes that have profound significance to your performance and your company.


Key Themes

close Strategic Sourcing & Contract Management

Connect the dots between senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives for a comprehensive view of the overlapping challenges of procurement. Master the protocol for optimal performance in inventory and cost management, contract compliance and achieving greater transparency across the chain and risk mitigation.

Learn how to create optimal conditions for your people to achieve innovation, realize their potential, and find true fulfillment in the workplace. Experts will discuss the finesses of managing the evolving manufacturing landscape and the pursuit of attracting and retaining qualified talent.
Procurement has rapidly transformed as advancements such as artificial intelligence, automation and robotics IoT take the stage. We’ll break down these concepts into a digestible and actionable strategy for technology driven processes - backed by case studies and proven best practices.
Procurement experts will share best practices for the most significant challenges of supplier partnership management. From identifying strategic suppliers and finding successful metrics to measuring suppliers and supplier risk management - we have the solutions to help you stay ahead of the curve.

High Profile Speakers

Strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 30+ seasoned executives address the challenges in managing procurement in today’s technology driven supply chain.

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Joseph Postiglione

Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

National Basketball Association

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Walter Charles

Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer


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Tim Luksetich

Director of Procurement, NAM Power Home & Distribution

Schneider Electric

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David Carminucci

Head Headquarters Procurement

Swedish Match North America

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Santosh Desai

Director of Procurement North America


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Brian Pardus

Head of Procurement North America


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Rick Beattie

Chief Procurement Officer

The University of Kansas

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Tolga Tuksal

Global Director of Strategic Sourcing


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Sudy Bharadwaj

Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)

SAP Ariba

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Kim Brown

VP of Global Logistics and Brand Supply Chain

Quality Bicycle Products

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Mark Schenecker

Vice President, SAP Procurement and Networks

SAP Ariba

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John Mory

Director of Logistics and Team Development

Farm Fresh To You

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Ryan Martinez

Director of Distribution

Tarte Cosmetics

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Elizabeth Brady

VP Supply Chain


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Kyle Jensen

Director of Supply Chain


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Douglas Ubel

Vice President Supply Chain

Milbank Manufacturing Company

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Geoffrey Fry

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Cree Lighting

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Jonathan Morgan

Director of Operations

Palo Alto Networks

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Gerard Smith


GRMS | Global Risk Management Solutions

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Troy Grabel

Director, Sales

BluJay Solutions

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Sarah Eggleston

Director of Sales & Product Development, US/MX

Sunset Transportation

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Jose Minarro

Managing Director, US/MX

Sunset Transportation

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David Closs

John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain Management

Michigan State University

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Nick Decker

Director of Partnerships


2020 Full Agenda

Your personal concierge will craft a custom schedule based on your interests and priorities. View the complete agenda below.

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Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration


Breakfast Buffet


Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Digital Procurement Transformation Playbook

Digital Transformation of ProcurementAllergan - Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

1. Learn how Kellogg’s, Kraft, Biogen and Allergan delivered between 150% to 293% increases in productivity and YOU CAN TO

2. Learn how to vanquish the seven deadly sins of Procurement as these 4 Fortune Companies DID

3. Hear that both Tools and Process changes are needed to deliver these differentiated results

4. Join the 400 Fortune Company Challenge and begin you Journey

5. Go beyond Buzzwords to Real Impact


Walter Charles
Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement OfficerAllergan
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Attracting Talent is Important, How Can You Retain Them?

Workforce and Talent ManagementNational Basketball Association - Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

Companies that develop leaders versus managers is critical in attracting and keeping high potential talent. Leaders understand and practice emotional intelligence and handle performance management differently.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of understanding and mastering emotional intelligence
  • The importance of relating to employee’s on a deeper level
  • The importance of re-engineering performance management


Joseph Postiglione
Vice President, Chief Procurement OfficerNational Basketball Association
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Improving Purchasing Performance and Effectiveness through Organizational Re-Design

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementDAYCO - Global Director of Strategic Sourcing

Organizational design, effective processes and performance management tools can transform the procurement function from transactional to a strategic organization. In this presentation, we will analyze several best-in-class procurement organizational structures. We will explore how to design and implement the most effective structure, create and upgrade processes and performance management tools that complement and enhance the structure in order to build a capable and world-class procurement organization.

Key Takeaway:

  • Organizational Structure Types
  • Organizational Structure Gap Analysis and Selection
  • Centralized Purchasing Structure
  • Performance Management Tools


Tolga Tuksal
Global Director of Strategic SourcingDAYCO
MondayBreakout Presentation

close They Accepted My Offer - Now What?

Workforce and Talent ManagementQuality Bicycle Products - VP of Global Logistics and Brand Supply Chain

On-boarding is the first impression an employee has of an organization. A poor onboarding experience can set the tone for the rest of their employment and make retention of that employee that much more difficult. This presentation will provide you with tools to improve your chances of retention!


Key Takeaways:

  • What does a good onboarding process look like?
  • On-boarding checklist to help you set a good first impression.
  • Importance of treating current employees moving into new jobs the same as new employees.


Kim Brown
VP of Global Logistics and Brand Supply ChainQuality Bicycle Products
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Supplier Risk Assessment Program Best Practices

Regulatory Changes and Keeping up with ComplianceGRMS | Global Risk Management Solutions - President

Mitigating supplier risk is one of the biggest areas of concern for procurement professionals today. Gerard Smith, President of Global Risk Management Solutions, will share Supplier Risk Assessment Program best practices of companies around the world.

Topics which will be covered include:

What is the difference between a Data Source and a Service?

What are the most important risk components to include in a program?

Is it possible to get real-time alerts of changes in supplier risk status?

How will I know if a supplier is getting into financial trouble?

How can I ensure supplier Certificates of Insurance stay up to date and are compliant with your requirements?

How can I track and validate supplier diversity status?

These and other topics will be covered to provide you the information you need to make wise decisions about mitigating supplier risk in your supply chain.


Key Takeaways:

  • What is the difference between a Data Source and a Service?
  • What are the most important risk components to include in a program?
  • How will I know if a supplier is getting into financial trouble?
  • How can I track and validate supplier diversity status?


Gerard Smith
PresidentGRMS | Global Risk Management Solutions



Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Professionalizing the Procurement Function

Workforce and Talent ManagementSchneider Electric - Director of Procurement, NAM Power Home & Distribution

The procurement buyer role has evolved significantly in business over the past decade, where we are no longer simply purchase order management. We now manage relationships, company risk, and supply chain stability and innovation.


Key Takeaways:

  • In order to create a sustainable supply, we must hire the right leadership in our buyer’s community
  • We must value our teams, and provide room for them to lead
  • Procurement is not Purchasing


Tim Luksetich
Director of Procurement, NAM Power Home & DistributionSchneider Electric
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Transitioning from Make vs Buy to Leveraging Core Competency

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesSiemens - Director of Procurement North America

Historically Procurement has focused on Make Vs Buy analysis based on financial advantage, looking at processes and partnering with external suppliers to bring the best value to the organization at least cost. The core/Non-core approach takes one step further looking at features and product offerings that differentiate products from the competition. It is a cross-functional approach with sales, product management, operations, and supply chain to identify core competency that provides an advantage over the competition. This holistic approach looks at the value chain for competitiveness and contribution to differentiation, based on this systematic approach is developed to expand on competency core to the business while working with partners for non-core capabilities.


Key Takeaways:

  • Moving away from traditional make vs buy analysis to holistic approach on maximizing value for the end customer
  • Develop core competency with an organization that can help differentiate your products from the competition
  • Leverage Supply market know-how to develop partners for non-core competency
  • Change the mindset from optimizing PVO to maximizing profit for the company – topline vs bottom line view



Santosh Desai
Director of Procurement North AmericaSiemens
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Enhancing Supplier Partnerships while Mitigating Risk

Supplier Partnership ManagementMilbank Manufacturing Company - Vice President Supply Chain

It is important to develop and enhance partnerships with key strategic suppliers. If the supply base is single-sourced then this has a risk and should be mitigated by developing alternative suppliers. This presentation will outline how to balance and to accomplish both – partnerships and mitigating risk.


Key Takeaways:

  • Partnerships with Strategic Suppliers are critical to the business.
  • Single sourcing has risks associated.
  • Alternative suppliers should be developed to mitigate risk.
  • The category manager needs to balance both the partnership and risk mitigation.


Douglas Ubel
Vice President Supply ChainMilbank Manufacturing Company
MondayBreakout Presentation

close P2P - Serving your customers

Strategies to Increase End-to-End VisibilityThe University of Kansas - Chief Procurement Officer

Procure-to-Pay and supply chain eCommerce solutions need to be easy for end-users, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Meaningful reporting(metric) that driven from the bottom-up (rather top-down) create ownership and robust business processes.


Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding who your customers are and what is important the them
  • Identifying total end-to-end costs
  • Communicating strategies – from start to finish


Rick Beattie
Chief Procurement OfficerThe University of Kansas
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Keeping Pace with Innovations in Procurement

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesSAP Ariba - Vice President, SAP Procurement and Networks

New developments in procurement, such as global business networks, artificial intelligence, autonomous procurement and more are having a profound impact on procurement. At the same time, the essential human element of procurement is changing like never before as the expectations of the user community continues to increase. In this session, we will look at the intersection of advances in technology and the expectations of people in the procurement processes. We will explore the latest in machine learning, block chain, artificial intelligence, predictive risk, supply chain planning and how these innovations are driving transformations in a way that matters to people.

Key Takeaways:

  • A basic understanding of recent advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence in procurement.
  • An in depth look at business networks and how block chain will affect supplier relationships.
  • The human element of procurement and its continued importance regardless of technology advances.


Mark Schenecker
Vice President, SAP Procurement and NetworksSAP Ariba
MondayBreakout Presentation

close When Culture is a Death Trap: Helping your Team Transition to a New Way of Working

Workforce and Talent ManagementDexcom - VP Supply Chain

We all get caught up in corporate culture but what does it really mean? It’s not the gym memberships or the free coffee, it’s the way work gets done in the organization. Using real-life stories from Dexcom, Illumina, and US Robotics, the attendees will laugh and cry at the issues faced in organizations moving from Start-Ups to $2B companies. Utilizing the interactive app KAHOOT or similar, attendees will have a chance to participate.

Key Takeaways:

  • As an organization transitions from small to medium/large, the culture will likely need to change
  • As leaders, we can help define the new culture
  • There are tips and tricks for helping your team through the transition


Elizabeth Brady
VP Supply ChainDexcom
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Quest for High Value Truly Integrated Strategic Relationships

Supplier Partnership ManagementSwedish Match North America - Head Headquarters Procurement

Building, Maintaining and Growing Integrated Key Supplier Relationships is one of the most significant Value Tenants a Procurement Organization can bring to any business!
Gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges, benefits and nuisances of building highly integrated successful relationships and how these relationships can truly drive high end value for your respective organizations.

Key Takeaways:

  • The value of building, nurturing /maintaining, developing and sustaining truly integrated key supplier relationships is vital to the success of an organization.
  • The task of building highly integrated, key strategic supplier relationships is complex and ever evolving, the end results are well worth the quest!!
  • Each relationship requires specific nuisances and level of detailed approach relative to your ultimate relationship objective and overall business value, there is no “one size fits all” approach.
  • Only you and your organization can define success in building the “right type” of key strategic relationships for your business!


David Carminucci
Head Headquarters ProcurementSwedish Match North America

Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet


Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close From Acronym to Action: 4 Steps to Digital Operational Efficiency

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesCatalytic - Director of Partnerships

Learn how to move beyond the status quo and choose the platform that makes the most sense for your business. In this session, get an overview of the basics and learn what you need to be successful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Current digital landscape: RPA? AI? DPA? What does it all mean?
  • What’s coming next? How is the digital landscape changing?
  • Selecting the right tool for your needs
  • Delivering rapid value: how to get ROI quickly


Nick Decker
Director of PartnershipsCatalytic
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Should I Manage My Suppliers like I Manage My Social Network? YES!

Supplier Partnership ManagementMerz - Head of Procurement North America

Supplier partnership management doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Let’s discuss how to use common sense to segment your suppliers, and then establish strategies for how to manage them (or not!). All suppliers are not created equal, and recognizing this basic truth is half the battle…


Key Takeaways:

  • Effective supplier management will reduce risk and uncover opportunities.
  • Just like your social network, all suppliers are NOT equal, and they should not be treated the same!
  • Supplier management is a “living” process and meant to change over time
  • Supplier management doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it SIMPLE


Brian Pardus
Head of Procurement North AmericaMerz
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Implementing and Executing High Performance Culture

Workforce and Talent ManagementAppvion - Director of Supply Chain

I’ve deconstructed and rebuilt 3 teams in 3 separate organizations. I’ve gone through 3 phases of awareness as I’ve built the teams, from the beginning that I’ve dubbed dumb luck (new leader, new team, etc..), to leveraging the learning’s in my second team rebuild, to finally a fully thought out and strategic rebuild here at in current organization. Along the way, I’ve heard a lot of “talk” about High Performing Culture but saw very little focus on executing that narrative… it was all talk. It seems I’ve developed a foundation for building a team and culture that breeds success, high morale, high retention rates, and breeds future organizational leaders.

Key Takeaways:

  • Key elements of a High Performing Culture
  • Executing a High Performing Culture – What does it take?
  • Identifying and hiring the right fits your team
  • Culture ALWAYS wins!


Kyle Jensen
Director of Supply ChainAppvion
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Why Procurement is an Under-Ordinary Business Partner?

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityBel Brands USA - Sourcing & Supplier Development Senior Director

Procurement organizations are viewed in very different ways in organizations. Sometimes used as cost savers only and sometimes they are considered business partners, even leaders. You can increase the impact of the procurement department in your organization through a change management journey. With few tips, a mindset twist, you can enhance the internal or external collaboration as well as the added value to your organization. See how you can transform the procurement department to a real business partner.

 Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding where you stand
  • Change tools and collaboration
  • What is a high performing team?
  • Few tips to transform your organization and move forward


Jean-Michel Dos Remedios
Sourcing & Supplier Development Senior DirectorBel Brands USA


Executive Steering Committee

Experienced Procurement leaders work with us to focus our program on trends that will move the needle at your company.

Steering Committee Members

Gap Inc.
McDonald's Corporation
SanMar Corporation
Sprint Corporation
In' n' Out Burger
Leprino Foods
Johnson & Johnson Inc.
Toyota Boshoku America

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Renaissance Schaumburg

Experience refined style at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg where stunning design blends seamlessly with impeccable service.

Our Schaumburg hotel accommodations boast stylish design and luxurious comfort. Located in an accessible hub with a sophisticated collection of retail and culinary options such as Sam & Harry’s and Woodfield Mall, this Schaumburg, Illinois hotel serves as an indigenous ambassador for entire Chicagoland area…and a gateway for the entire Midwest.
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