24th EIPM Annual Purchasing Conference

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24th EIPM Annual Purchasing Conference

26-03-2020 - 27-03-2020

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Fifth Generation Purchasing

Pace & Power

Over the past years EIPM has investigated how Purchasing organisations evolve to best respond to the current changes in industry and society.

More than ever, as Purchasing leaders, we are expected to deliver on multiple fronts. We are seated on a nexus of tensions and contradictions that make our work challenging, fascinating and essential.

Indeed, most of us need to:

  • excel at both efficiency and innovation,
  • leverage digital tools and strategic conversations,
  • master standardisation and personalisation,
  • provide results on both cost and sustainability performance.

In this context, one-size-fits-all approaches are irrelevant, adaptability is of utmost importance.

We need to concurrently operate different ways of working to address diverse situations.

And we need to be able to move swiftly from one to another as the world evolves around us.

With leading practitioners we have created a new framework that puts the pace of change at the heart of how we deliver on varied objectives and get things done.

This framework describes six work modes that Purchasing Organisations need to master. Our 2020 Conference explores how these work modes are implemented.


The Framework

The six work modes are based on the speed of change and on both the demand and the supply side.

Purchasing teams will need to adopt a business mindset and move swiftly from one work mode to another.

6 work modes

How advanced are you?

  1. Do you have teams capable of leading consolidation projects that add value to the business?
  2. Have you made significant progress on tactical buying over the past two years?
  3. Do you support collaboration programmes with strategic suppliers?
  4. Do you have teams who anticipate and accelerate as needed, acting as agile advisor to the business?
  5. Do you have a team that explores opportunities well beyond current major suppliers, acting as a competence centre to the business?
  6. Do you have people who lead and support exploratory projects with a business mindset?

If you have answered yes to these questions, you qualify as a Fifth Generation Purchasing Organisation that delivers all their goals and masters all the required practices to excel.


Speakers, Guests & Facilitators

Thomas ANDRE

CPO - Procurement Director France, Capgemini

Emmanuel ERBA

Group Chief Procurement Officer - Executive Vice President, Capgemini

Dominique LEBIGOT

CPO, LVMH Wines & Spirits


Professor & Director of the Value Creation Observatory, EIPM



Fabrice THOMAS

Vice President / General Manager Global Supply Chain, Agilent Technologies



  • Aleksandar Kojic
    EIPM is pivot point for procurement perfection. The only lace where you can share best practices loud and clearly.EIPM simple push us to be up to date and better procurement organisation by creating our own way or just follow the best in class.
    Aleksandar Kojic
    Senior Lead Buyer Packaging, Atlantic Grupa
  • Aurelien Rothstein
    The EIPM Peter Kraljic Award is an incredible recognition of the work we did over past years and a great encouragement on the progress that we are making.
    Aurelien Rothstein
    Group CPO, Essilor
  • Tamara Wu
    The latest best practices are good examples. The EIPM knowledge is state of the art to me and my job. Annual Conference at sharing would be valuable to our senior managers.
    Tamara Wu
    Procurement Manager Global Workplace Solutions at CBRE
  • Henrik Thorsen
    Top-notch speeches and presentations are very inspirational.
    Henrik Thorsen
    General Manager China, Jorgen Kruuse A/S
  • Hannes Schrittesser
    EIPM brings experts in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management from all over the world together, which is a great opportunity and chance for exchange, networking, getting inspiration from outside.
    Hannes Schrittesser
    Head of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, IT & Network at Swisscom
  • Emmanuel Erba
    A lot of diverse points of view and a nice place to exchange ideas on what is coming next.
    Emmanuel Erba
    Group CPO, Capgemini
  • Alexander Sidorin
    The EIPM Annual Conference inspired me and my team to re-engineer procurement systems in the OMK. Since 2014 I annually take part in this event, that represents a source of best practices and business ideas for procurement.
    Alexander Sidorin
    Chief Procurement Officer, United Metallurgical Company
  • Heinrich Berger
    EIPM is since years on the top of the procurement trends. This creates high value for CPO's striving for excellence.
    Heinrich Berger
    VP, Global Raw Material Procurement, ICL Group
  • Frederic Stalder
    The strength of the EIPM is that it is really focused on Procurement related topics and we have opportunities to share information with other big companies.
    Frederic Stalder
    Head of Performance & Processes Management, Clariant











Special session

Moments from previous Conferences


Practical Information

VENUE: Saint James Albany Hotel (see on the map below).

COORDINATES: Lat : 48.864497 Long : 2.330855

PARKING: Two public car parks nearby: Marché Saint-Honoré and Pyramides (three minute walk).

GALA DINNER: Pullman Tour Eiffel (Salon Trocadero, prime view over the Eiffel Tower).



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