Call for Speakers – CPO Rising 2016

Ardent Partners is looking for CPOs and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to present on mainstage presentations, lead breakout sessions, and join executive panel discussions at CPO Rising 2016.

If you or someone you know is an experienced procurement leader with a gift for communication and a passion for procurement, please click the following link and enter your nomination. Speaker nominations should include:

  • Your Name and contact info
  • Nominee’s Name, Title, Company and email address
  • A brief description of the speaker’s background and presentation experience

Please submit your proposal by December 31; Ardent Partners will respond to all submissions made on this timeline.

Speaker Opportunities at CPO Rising 2016 (details):

In 2016, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) will seek to extract and deliver more value from their departments than ever before as they attempt to stretch the limits of their organizations while also maximizing the relationships they have developed with suppliers and internal stakeholders. Some CPOS and teams surmount these obstacles more effectively than others, while some have lessons still to learn. What better place to learn these lessons than from procurement executives that have been there and come out the other side? Sharing these ideas is precisely the goal of CPO Rising 2016, Ardent Partners’ executive summit to be held on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 in Boston. CPOs and other procurement executives can expect to learn best practices from their peers and how to apply the same strategies to their own operations.

To make this happen, however, Ardent Partners is opening up CPO Rising 2016 to speaker proposals. We are looking for procurement leaders who have achieved significant results or discovered a unique approach to a common challenge, as well as those who may have discovered a way to more effectively collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers as they craft a new, more agile organization.

“The speed and complexity of business continue to accelerate. Procurement departments, their operations, culture, and systems, the way in which they transform knowledge into strategies and those strategies into performance, must all keep pace,” said Andrew Bartolini, Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer and event host. “CPO Rising 2016 is an opportunity for CPOs and other supply management executives who are passionate about their work to come and share their compelling stories and successes.”

For more information on the event and to register visit

Posted November 11, 2015 in: Event News by Ardent Partners

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