eWORLD PURCHASING & SUPPLY TO UNVEIL THE LATEST THINKING AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN PROCUREMENT, SOURCING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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eWorld Purchasing & Supply, the largest gathering of purchasing executives in Europe, will see this years Autumn edition on the 26th and 27th of September at the New Connaught Rooms in London

eWorld Purchasing & Supply is the UK's most comprehensive business forum for eProcurement, eSourcing and Supply Chain technologies. Organised in association with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), The Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport (CILT), The Hackett Group and the National eProcurement Project (NePP), the event brings together over 600 senior business executives from the corporate and public sector responsible for implementing electronic purchasing strategies, sourcing suppliers online and enabling digital supply chains. Now in its 6th year, this twice yearly industry forum comprises an intensive programme of expert keynotes, educational seminars, practical advice and case studies, together with dedicated sessions for public sector organisations.

Delegates at eWorld Purchasing & Supply all benefit from the following features:

Free Daily Keynotes

An impressive line-up of keynote speakers will share daily their expert opinion on major industry issues. The day will open with a thought-provoking session titled World Class seems to be the Goal - So how do you know when youve arrived? presented by Chris Sawchuk, Global Practice Leader - Procurement Advisory Services at The Hackett Group. Sawchuk will explore how to define World Class procurement performers and the statistically correlated best practices which enable these organisations to perform better than their peers.

Martin Scarfe from the NePP will host a mid-morning Public Sector focused keynote providing an update on current progress and the latest initiatives from the National e-Procurement Project. Lunchtime addresses will include advice on Low Cost Country Sourcing: Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage offered by Prof. Richard Lamming, Director of the School of Management at the University of Southampton, and an update from CIPS on Purchasing Trends and Market Drivers.

Free Educational Seminars

Delegates at eWorld Purchasing & Supply will gain exclusive access to more than 25 educational seminars and case studies on topical issues regarding the latest developments in eProcurement, eSourcing, e-Auctions, online marketplaces, eInvoicing, multi-country sourcing, contract management, supplier collaboration and business process transformation.

Free Exhibition Area

Hands-on demonstrations of the full range of emerging technologies for purchasing and supply chain applications will be provided in the co-located exhibition area by leading service and solution providers such as Oracle, RS Components and Elcom. Over 25 technology suppliers will showcase their latest solutions for eProcurement and eSourcing, enterprise spend management, private trading exchanges, public eMarketplaces and reverse auctions, digital supply chains, supplier integration and collaborative commerce.

eWorld Purchasing & Supply continues to be a major event for the UKs Purchasing community which provides equal value to both the attendees and the sponsoring suppliers.  The structure of the day is well thought out as a result of many years of experience. Commented Andrew Douglas, Procurement Director at Oracle. The level and interest of attendees is as good now as it was 5 years ago. This indicates that there is no sign of the event getting stale or the appetite from the buying community diminishing.  We have been pleased to support eWorld Purchasing & Supply over the last 6 years and look forward to continuing our support for the foreseeable future.

eWorld Purchasing & Supply is due to take place at New Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London, on the 26th and 27th of September 2006. Places at the event are offered free of charge to senior purchasing and finance professionals in UK businesses and public sector organisations.

For more information please visit www.eworld-purchasing.com

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