It seems barely a few weeks since we were last at eWorld Procurement and Supply, but here we are again with only 6 weeks to go to the first big international procurement event of the year. eWorld returns to the QEII centre in Westminster on February 28th, and although this bi-annual event comes round quickly, there is no shortage of highlights for us to feature.

It kicks off with a keynote from Roger Davies, Group Head of Procurement at Marks and Spencer. Roger will be talking about next generation procurement, and whether we are fit for the 21st century. He will examine whether traditional cost-saving and efficiency objectives are becoming “out-dated and too one-dimensional,” and that instead purchasing professionals should now focus on supply chain security, asset protection, resource scarcity, modern-day slavery, talent management, visibility, measurability and tighter corporate governance. There will be lots there to keep us interested and to report on after the event.

As well as hearing from some of the very knowledgeable, usual procurement suspects (Wax Digital, PROACTIS, Market Dojo and more), there will be the fascinating Christopher Barratt, who will be well known to eWorld regulars. He is another excellent speaker, and well worth listening to if you haven’t come across him before – he is a real expert in the field of behaviour, training and coaching and his sessions are usually lively and engaging. All with a procurement flavour of course.

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