11 - 13 June, 2019
Twickenham Stadium, London
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Head of Global Marketing Procurement
Sam leads PwC’s award-winning Customer, Marketing & Media Insight team. Our insight and assurance services cover digital (including programmatic, display, VoD, social etc), television, publishing, radio, out-of-home and live events. We collaborated with industry representatives in developing the UK’s first industry standard for multi-platform audience measurement and we have advised clients on issues ranging from impact measurement, to digital strategy, to controls over digital ad sales and operations.
In 2018 we supported the UK Government in its £140m media-buying review, worked with ISBA to evolve its media agency framework agreement, and recently concluded an award-nominated project with JCDecaux to audit the delivery of digital billboard impressions. Our team is also responsible for the 6-monthly IAB/PwC Digital Adspend Study. Sam will be moderating the Panel ‘Moving beyond transparency towards trust - aligning interests of agencies and advertisers’ on the 11th June.
Group Marketing & Digital Procurement Director
Jane leads a dynamic and inspired team responsible for all indirect spend, working as a strategic partner to the marketing team delivering efficient and effective, sustainable commercial agency relationships. Jane’s experience has led her recognise the importance of working with the right partners to deliver the greatest return of investment for the brand in terms of equity, quality, and bottom line. As important though is the need to challenge ‘value’ and what it represents to the business, to deliver a form of continuous improvement – leading change whilst delivering procurement led business solutions. Jane will be adding her perspective to the session ‘Moving beyond transparency towards trust - aligning interests of agencies and advertisers’ on 11th June, as well as joining the Panel ‘It’s a profession, not a job - how can you elevate the status of the marketing procurement function, with the right professional skills, accreditations, and internal and external branding?’ on the 13th June.
Global Senior Director, Marketing Procurement
Barry is a global procurement leader with a passion for marketing. He has worked in both Procurement and Marketing side for many world leading brands, and at Adidas is leading the global, regional and local Marketing Procurement function, delivering step change in marketing and procurement's relationship and building partnerships to unlock substantial business benefits. Barry is on the ProcureCon Marketing Europe 2019 Advisory Board.
CMO Western Europe
Stéphane has close to 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. In June 2017 he moved to L’Oréal UK&I where his role involves driving innovation throughout the business including embedding technology, data and best-practice marketing. Stephane believes that the business should be “consumercentric” – he aims to create a rich, informed, personalised offering for each of their consumers based on their likes, dislikes, habits and previous interactions. Stephane will be delivering the opening keynote on 11th June ‘Readying your brand to survive and thrive in the new market order - how can you protect against digital transparency issues, ad blockers and direct to consumer start-ups?’.
Head of Global Marketing Procurement
GSK’s manufacturing procurement organisation forms a vital part of the overall manufacturing strategy and capability. Reporting in to the President of Global Manufacturing and Supply, procurement supports 72 sites worldwide. GSK are looking to attract the very best, brightest and ambitious international procurement leaders to join them to deliver value and innovation through the supply chain. Jose will be contributing his expertise to the WFA hosted session ‘Positioning Marketing Procurement as change agents and value drivers - How can WFA’s Project Spring inspire you to redefine your value proposition and push boundaries?’ on the 11th June, as well as the Panel ‘It’s a profession, not a job - how can you elevate the status of the marketing procurement function, with the right professional skills, accreditations, and internal and external branding?’ on the 13th June.
Group Head of Sponsorship & Media
Tom has held various roles across Barclays over the last 11 years, working across all areas of Marketing.
Currently, Tom is responsible for Sponsorship and Media across the Barclays Group, with a notable focus on redefining the groups approach to media partnerships and the management and activation of the Premier League, of which Barclays are the Official Banking Partner. He will be presenting the keynote session ‘How to redefine the advertiser-agency partnership to ensure contracts deliver fair payment terms with increased transparency?’ on 11th June as well as adding his expertise to the Workshop ‘Taking the advertiser-agency contract to a whole new level of transparency’ on the 12th June.
Head of Marketing & Media Purchases, Northern Europe
Procter & Gamble
ISBA is the only body focused solely on the interests of advertisers in the UK. It represents the UK’s leading advertisers, which spend in excess of £10bn each year on marketing communications. ISBA protects its members’ freedom to advertise responsibly and maximise their effectiveness in deploying their marketing spend. Phil will be contributing his expertise to the session ‘Moving beyond transparency towards trust - aligning interests of agencies and advertisers’ on the 11th June, and delivering the keynote ‘Responsible advertising and the importance of accountability – how can we work together to bring about positive change and ensure industry ethics catch up with the technology of modern advertising?’ on the 13th June.
Procurement Director, Western Europe
Head of Procurement, Marketing, Communications and Research
Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Tina Fegent Procurement Consultancy
Global Marketing Procurement Director
Nico is responsible for Global, Pan-European and Regional sourcing projects for Marketing, Sales & CareServices/Products across the Liberty Global footprint (e.g. United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Central Europe, and Latin America). The categories in his current scope are media buying, creative, contact (call) centres to deliver outsourced Customer Care, all customer contact technology tools, market research, and online marketing. Nico will be adding his expertise to the session ‘Keeping customer experience front of mind – how can you best move towards a true channel agnostic and consistent consumer journey?’ on the 11th June.
EMEA Sourcing Manager
Antonio is a highly experienced procurement professional with a demonstrated ability to significantly reduce costs by standardising processes, negotiating favorable terms and streamlining the supply base. He has been at Amazon since Feb 2018, and previously held a variety of procurement roles at Vodafone, Barclays and Sky. Antonio will be contributing to the Panel ‘Keeping customer experience front of mind – how can you best move towards a true channel agnostic and consistent consumer journey?’ on the 11th June.
Global Head of Marketing Procurement
Kim is an experienced Indirect Procurement Leader with a wealth of senior stakeholder leadership experience within both corporate, media owner & agency environments, across a diverse mix of industries. She has most recently worked across the Marketing/Media discipline to establish robust procurement processes & deliver in significant contractual & financial benefits, capitalising on the integrated media landscape, encompassing dynamic sponsorship opportunities, and has built an in-depth knowledge of barter trading for media placement benefits. Kim will be contributing her expertise to the Panel ‘Keeping customer experience front of mind – how can you best move towards a true channel agnostic and consistent consumer journey?’ on the 11th June.
Former IBM Global Managing Partner
The Practical Futurist
Andrew has launched and run technology companies in Europe and Australia and worked with and for some of the world’s leading companies including IBM, Vodafone, Telstra, Nestle, BBC, American Express, John Lewis, and Unilever. Andrew regularly contributes to a wide range of media outlets including The Drum, Changeboard and ANZ BlueNotes along with numerous online blogs and publications. He has appeared several times on Sky News, and has been published in the Financial Times, The Telegraph and the Guardian, and is a seasoned TEDx speaker. Andrew will be delivering the keynote presentation ‘Blockchain’s impact on advertisers – can you drive fundamental improvements in financial transparency across the marketing supply chain, or is it just industry hype?’ on the 11th June.
Commodity Manager Sales and Marketing, EMEA
Deaneesha is a Business Operation expert across Intel including but not limited to Purchasing, VAT and Taxes, Financials, Tools and Processes, Legal, Spend Management, Data Analysis, Benchmarking, Reporting and Research. She will be presenting a joint case study with an Agency Inside stakeholder on ‘How we set up an in-house agency for digital and creative production to deliver the best value’ on the 11th June.
Head of Global Marketing Procurement
Global Category Manager Experiential
Anais has been in her current experiential category management role since Nov 2016, and previously worked in a variety of purchasing roles at Diageo and Heineken. She will be presenting the case study ‘How to ‘wow’ your stakeholders in events and experiential – capitalising on the opportunities of an often overlooked area of marketing spend’ on the 11th June.
James is the managing director of Wunderman Inside, a global on-site agency model, which launched in March 2018. He brings two decades’ worth of digital – on-site and off-site – agency experience. In the late 1990s, James helped to establish one of the first digital agencies in the UK, DNA (now SapientRazorfish). He went on to join another start-up, Glue London as Joint MD, helping it become one of the most awarded creative digital agencies in the world, ranking in the top 10 in WARC’s GUNN Report 2006-2008. James was instrumental in the 2005 sale of Glue to Aegis Media, which was setting up its global digital agency network, Isobar. James joined Digitas as UK President and, after a spell in consulting, joined on-site agency specialists OLIVER, becoming COO in 2017 and working with many client-located teams. James joined WPP’s Wunderman earlier this year. He will be contributing to the Panel ‘Exploring the onsite agency model - what are the commercial and operational implications you should consider?’ on the 11th June.
Senior Procurement Manager – Advertising & Promotion
Lana has over 18 years procurement experience in global organisations such as The Body Shop International, Bacardi Martini Limited and since July 2018 at Estée Lauder Companies, responsible for the UK regions advertising & promotional spend including media, creative & production, digital, print, VM and events & activations. She will be contributing to the Panel ‘Exploring the onsite agency model - what are the commercial and operational implications you should consider?’ on the 11th June.
Senior Manager Global Sourcing, Insights & Analytics
With 20+ years supply chain experience, Matt is now responsible for the Global Sourcing of Consumer Insights and Analytics at Mondelez International. With leadership experience at both local and regional levels across Demand & Supply Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Logistics and Customer Services, Matt has brought a wide breadth of Supply Chain and Business knowledge to his current Procurement role where his team manage a significant amount of spend in the area of Consumer Insights and Analytics. In this role, Stakeholder management and Supplier Relationship Management are key to success, as is the ability to identify value adding innovation. He will be adding his expertise to the session ‘How can you reinvent your market research spend to align with new industry drivers and business models?’ on the 11th June.
Head of Customer Experience Supply Chain Management
Niki leads a team of Supply Chain professionals at RBS that work with business stakeholders to understand business goals and help them to define business and supply chain strategies. The team are also responsible for sourcing, negotiating and contracting with suppliers delivering communications services, marketing services, external facing website design and maintenance, customer communications services and platforms. The team also support the ongoing management of the supplier relationships after on-boarding, driving continuous improvement and added value from our supplier relationships. Niki will be presenting a joint case study with a Marketing stakeholder ‘Collaborating with Marketing to drive media transformation – how to make the transition from paid and owned to earned media in a channel agnostic campaign’ on 11th June.
Indirect Procurement Manager Europe, Media & Marketing
Director Media, Digital and Brand Services Transformation for Global Markets
Head of Brand and Marketing, Global Maille
Deniz manages global Maille, the French premium dressing company from Dijon, which is distributed in over 90 countries, with full P&L responsibility. She leads brand positioning, communication strategy and developing the right marketing mix in an omni-channel business model. She is accelerating innovation across segments to bring the very best France can offer the world’s foodies. Deniz will be adding her perspective to the session ‘Standing out from the crowd – as a smaller brand or advertiser, how can you determine whether to go with a boutique or global partner and position yourself to get the best service?’ on 11th June.
Head of Marketing Procurement
Jade has a strong background in marketing procurement; starting her career at Oxfam, before moving to Burberry and then joining O2 in 2015. She is currently working as the Senior Category Manager, heading up the marketing team. Key areas of responsibility include ATL & BTL Media, Sponsorship and Market Research within the UK, alongside supporting TEF with global initiatives. Jade will be hosting the Market Research Roundtable on 11th June.
Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, Warner Bros.
Gosia has been at Warner Bros since 2015, and previously worked in procurement at Betfair. She will be hosting the PR category Roundtable on 11th June.
Head of PoS Procurement and Logistics
The Absolut Company – Pernot Ricard
Malin is is responsible for Global POS Procurement & Logistics strategy and processes for all brands in the portfolio; Absolut, Malibu and Kahlua. She will be hosting the Point of Sale Roundtable on 11th June.
Procurement Manager - Sales & Marketing
Benjamin has been at Virgin Atlantic since 2014, and was previously at British Airways in a variety of procurement roles. He will be hosting the Print Managemnet Roundtable on 11th June, and contributing the FOR position in the Oxford Style Debate ‘IT is a more important stakeholder than Marketing in the digital transformation journey – FOR & AGAINST’ on 12th June.
Procurement BP Marketing, Global Category Lead Creative & Digital
Philipp is part of the Business Partner organisation for Marketing Services at Bayer and in his role is responsible for agency relationships globally and across all Bayer divisions. His focus areas are creative agencies and production partners and identifying new and innovative ways of collaboration which lead to increased efficiency and consistency for all of Bayer. Philipp is on the ProcureCon Marketing Europe 2019 Advisory Board, and will be hosting the Creative Boardroom ‘How do you develop and implement an integrated global category strategy across marketing agency disciplines in a complex and multi-division, multi brand organisation?’ on the 11th June.
Global Procurement Director – Marketing
eads the global procurement team responsible for non-working media across RB Health, RBHygiene Home, and Mead Johnson Nutrition; encompassing creative advertising, copy production, consumer insights & analytics, social content, search, programmatic media, and digital strategic partnerships. He will be joining the session ‘How can you manage your agency roster and incorporate crowdsourcing, freelancers and co-locations models to best manage requirements in a time of rapid change and disruption?’ on the 11th June.
Marketing Procurement Manager
Category Management, Marketing
Sarah joined M&S in July 2018, and previously held a variety of procurement roles at Nationwide and Vodafone. She will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Supplier relationship management – what is the next level of partnering and how can we get there?’ on the 13th June.
Global Category Manager – Brand and Communications
Gianpaolo works with Shell’s agency partners to generate value from consolidated relations as well as from innovative marketing solutions, particularly in the digital communications space. He will be adding his expertise to the session ‘How can you manage your agency roster and incorporate crowdsourcing, freelancers and co-locations models to best manage requirements in a time of rapid change and disruption?’ on the 11th June.
Global Category Manager – Marketing Professional Services
British American Tobacco
Joel is responsible for leading, directing, and managing the development and implementation of the business category strategy for marketing professional services globally. He is an experienced procurement professional with diverse experience in economics, consultancy, financial analysis and risk management. Joel will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘How can you manage your agency roster and incorporate crowdsourcing, freelancers and co-locations models to best manage requirements in a time of rapid change and disruption?’ on the 11th June and hosting the Roundtable ‘Performance Based Remuneration: How to make it work’ on the 13th June.
Funded by the commercial TV companies in the UK, Thinkbox is the marketing body for commercial TV in all its forms and on every screen. Thinkbox works with the marketing community with a single ambition: to help advertisers and agencies get the best out of today’s TV. Prior to Thinkbox Lindsey had roles at advertising agencies including McCann Erickson and J Walter Thompson, working on some of the industry’s biggest clients and most famous TV-advertised brands. She will be delivering the keynote presentation ‘The future of advertising is TV’ on 11th June.
Global Marketing Sourcing Manager
Global Category Manager Marketing/E-Business & Marketing Technology
Strategic Sourcing Director Global Marketing
Antonio joined Mars in May 2016 from GSK, and serves as a critical advisor to the Mars Chocolate Global CMO and Global Brand Directors by leading the development and execution of global commercial sourcing initiatives for Mars Chocolate. He drives commercial deals and solves complex challenges through developing commercial sourcing strategies across multiple categories (including but not limited to market research, creative, media, digital, talent, displays, consumer promotions, PR, promotional items, sponsorship and licensing, sales brokers, call centres, package design/graphics, print, FSI, and direct mail). Antonio develops strategies to better connect global, regional and local teams to drive a consistent Marketing Commercial sourcing agenda. Antonio will be joining the Panel ‘1 year on from GDPR implementation and amidst the continuing influx of new data sourcing and analytics tools - how can procurement best support the business in navigating these trends to establish a winning data strategy?’ on 12th June.
Head of Marketing Procurement
Sioban has worked in a variety of senior procurement roles at Ikea, Mondelez, Heinken, Unilever, Diageo, and Bristol Myers-Squibb. In her current role she heads up the marketing procurement team at Coty, a global beauty company with over 77 brands. Sioban will be adding her expertise to the Panel ‘1 year on from GDPR implementation and amidst the continuing influx of new data sourcing and analytics tools - how can procurement best support the business in navigating these trends to establish a winning data strategy?’ on the 12th June.
Global Strategic Sourcing Director Commerce
A former newspaper editor and director of marketing in the high-tech industry, as well as the writer of The Promotion Fix column for the global marketing magazine The Drum, Samuel uses his experience in journalism and marketing to show the truth of the present and future of the marketing industry as a neutral observer with nothing to sell. He will be delivering the keynote presentation ‘Dispelling the 6 biggest myths in the marketing industry today and the role procurement can play in helping your business best navigate them’ on the 12th June.
Global Category Leader Strategy & Insights
Head of Marketing and Sales Procurement
Stefan has gathered long term experience in marketing procurement, leading regional and European teams. After 2 years in the role as Managing Director at mms, he´s back in marketing procurement and consults several overall procurement projects for the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller. Stefan will be joining the session ‘Thriving in the age of multi channel content on demand - how can you use the latest automation tools and innovative commercial models for crowd sourcing, in house content studios, and onsite partnerships?’ on the 12th June and hosting the Roundtable ‘Redefining marketing operations and procurement roles as the lines blur – who should be responsible for what to achieve a true collaboration?’ on the 13th June.
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Graham co-founded MediaSense in 2009 following senior roles in the media departments of leading advertising agencies in London and New York, heading Aegis Group’s M&A lead expansion into Asia and successful leadership of Thumb Design, a branding agency he sold to Nettec, the first digital agency to list on the FTSE. At Carat, Graham was the managing director of Carat International, responsible for supporting Carat’s multinational clients and developing international product and service offerings. He brings in-depth experience of client and media agency relationships, rich understanding of the growing pressures on marketing leaders and hands-on guidance throughout the process of managing change. He will be co-hosting the Workshop ‘Media2020: The future of media is now – how is all the talk around transparency, agency models and in-housing turning into action?’ on the 12th June.
Andy co-founded MediaSense in 2009, having built his reputation as a leading figure advising brands on media value management, performance analysis and agency oversight. He has over 30 years of experience in UK and international media. Andy began his career as a buyer at Zenith, progressed to the position of Media Group Head at CIA (now MEC) and co-founded Billetts Media Consulting in 1993, where he was managing director and chief executive for 12 years before overseeing the sale of the business to TI Group (later re-branded Ebiquity). At MediaSense he has a hands-on client consulting role and develops tools and services to give brands greater media insights and control. He will be co-hosting the Workshop ‘Media2020: The future of media is now – how is all the talk around transparency, agency models and in-housing turning into action?’ on the 12th June.
lobal Category Director - Marketing and Sales Procurement
Executive Director, Global Marketing Procurement
At Kaplan, Michael partners with Marketing on managing their $350 million global investment. Michael’s previous leadership roles at Altria Group in Finance, Sales and Marketing Services provided him with the understanding and credibility to transform Marketing Procurement from a back seat position of solely focusing on the lowest cost to become an equal strategic thinking partner providing the right quality and value for the return on Marketing’s investment. Michael will be hosting the Case Study Revolution ‘Controlling your own digital destiny - How and why should you have an internal digital agency?’ on the 12th June.
Adrian founded Financial Progression in 2008 to provide specialist services, which drew on his unique background, to Procurement, Marketing and Finance teams in large organisations. Adrian has personally conducted contract compliance audits in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, China, Russia, South Africa, Dubai, Singapore and Brazil and identified significant financial and operational efficiencies for our clients, which would otherwise have remained undetected at their agencies. He is adept at uncovering and resolving issues in business processes as well as ambiguities in agency contracts, particularly in respect of clients’ expectations in relation to financial transparency. Adrian will be hosting the Workshop ‘Taking the advertiser-agency contract to a whole new level of transparency’ on the 12th June.
Head of Marketing Procurement EMEA
In the marketing category, Stuart is supporting both vendor selection and make-or-buy strategies in the Digital Brand team (digital strategy, creative, production; both holistically and across all owned social channels) ensuring the organisation is set-up to deliver in an agile and scaleable way. He is partnering with .com team to drive effective traffic to NIKE.com (and wholesale partners .com) through affiliates, SEO, paid, etc. Pan-European Retail Brand strategy, connecting dozens of countries and stakeholders, to ensure the brand shows up in a consistent way across the marketplace, enabled through supplier consolidation and digital tools. He is also working on a cross-category game plan focusing on how procurement can support our 12 global key cities. Stuart will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Integrated agency solutions for in store and digital’ on the 12th June.
Global Services Director
Graham has overall responsibility for the quality of CASME’s RoundTable and Virtual RoundTable programme, with over 175 events delivered per year. He is also a leading facilitator and procurement analyst and develops benchmarking activities covering a broad range of procurement categories and practices. Prior to joining CASME he spent 25 years working in procurement for the music industry within an operational and marketing environment. Graham will be hosting the Leadership Boardroom private lunch ‘Defining next generation marketing procurement strategies for global brands’ on the 13th June.
Head of Marketing Procurement
Veronica has had the opportunity to operate both at a central level and as part of a subsidiary which has given her a special understanding of the different perspectives and is a solid asset when negotiating global requirements. In general she views Purchasing as very traditional field where professionals often operate within a set paradigm. On her end, while she understands the rigorous nature of the basic requirements Veronica tries to bring a twist to the methods, and feels that the key to a successful procurement function is innovation. Often there are greater opportunities in changing existing processes, managing demand and leveraging cooperation both among regions (in multinational settings) and with suppliers. Veronica will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Maximising your digital in store presence in retail and wholesale’ on the 12th June.
Procurement Category Manager – Ecommerce and Digital Marketing
Carolina has over a decade of experience in strategic procurement across FMCG and Retail sector, working in a wide range of categories such as, Property, Store development, Fleet, Travel, Facilities, HR, IT, Marketing and MRO. Her expertise lies in stakeholder management, developing and deploying commercial strategies, change management, optimization, project leadership with a strong focus on collaborative management in a multi-disciplinary environments. Carolina will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Sharing experiences on marketing attribution models’ on 12th June.
The Friday Club
Richard is an ex ad-man, now angel investor, interested in early stage technology start-ups. In 2013 Richard was named in BIMA’s ‘Hot 100’ list which comprises of those who have had a big impact on the digital industry in the past 18 months. Richard was also named in the list in 2014 and again in 2018 under the 'Industry Visionary' tag and short-listed for 'Investor of the Year' at the 2016 & 17 Europas. He is also the founder and director of the Friday Club London, a not-for-profit events company aimed at driving valuable connections between start-ups and the wider business ecosystem. Richard will be co hosting the ‘Dragons’ Den’ session on the 12th June.
Martin is the CEO and Founder of Codec.ai, a company that assists the world’s leading brands to become more resonate in culture with customer centric insights through an AI and ML powered platform. Codec clients include Unilever, Nestle, Pfizer, L’Oreal and Chanel, and has been recognised as ‘the Best Artificial Intelligence Product in Marketing’ (CognitionX) and one of the 50 most disruptive businesses in the UK (Real Business). Martin has been recognised as a Maserati Top 100 Entrepreneur and is viewed as an international thought leader on how companies must put audiences at the centre of their decisions in order to be more effective and innovative in the modern world. He will be representing Codec as one of the start ups on the Dragons’ Den session on the 12th June.
Consultancy & Best Practice Manager
CEO & Founder
Hercules Transforming Communication
Vidsy helps the world's leading brand and performance advertisers create effective mobile video ads atscale, and is the winner of Facebook's Global Innovation Spotlight 2017 for Video, as well as a Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & Twitter Creative Platform Partner. Ollie will be representing Vidsy as one of the start ups on the Dragons’ Den session on the 12th June.
Head of Global Marketing Procurement
Sara has been at Bayer in her current role at Bayer since 2012, and previously held a variety of procurement roles at MSD, Merck, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Reckitt & Colman. Sara will be contributing to the Panel ‘It’s a profession, not a job - how can you elevate the status of the marketing procurement function, with the right professional skills, accreditations, and internal and external branding?’ on the 13th June.
Head of European Marketing Procurement
Paul has been in his current role as Head of Marketing Procurement since March 2018, and was previously pan-European Category Manager for ‘Below the Line’ in-store retail requirements, including permanent and semi-permanent Point of Sale and covering 23 x Markets. He will be contributing to the Panel ‘It’s a profession, not a job - how can you elevate the status of the marketing procurement function, with the right professional skills, accreditations, and internal and external branding?’ on the 13th June.
Global Category Manager Marketing
Head Global Marketing Procurement
Andreas is a strategic procurement expert with a strong Marketing, Communication and Training background. He has led global marketing procurement at Grunenthal since 2018, and previously held a variety of strategic procurement roles at Thyssenkrupp and Boehringer Ingleheim. He will be arguing the FOR position in the Oxford Style Debate ‘Category Management is no longer fit for purpose in Marketing Procurement’ on the 11th June, as well as hosting the Roundtable ‘Traditional category management vs brand-based vs. business unit focus - How should you organise your Marketing Procurement function?’
Free The Bid
Emma has an extensive background as a Creative Strategist working across all aspects of cultural communication and new media in the print, digital and live space. She became the Creative Director of the highly influential MOCAtv in 2012, a part of the YouTube original content initiative funded by Google, radically changing the landscape of access to art in the digital realm while managing and creating digital engagements. Free the Bid is a non-profit initiative advocating on behalf of women directors for equal opportunities to bid on commercial jobs in the global advertising industry. Emma will be delivering the keynote session ‘Free The Bid – How can you give women more of a voice in advertising to ensure your brand is truly representative of your customers and of society at large?’ on 13th June.
EIMEA Gender Equality and Supplier Diversity Champion
Procter & Gamble
Jamila is in charge of developing the EIMEA Supplier Diversity spending program for P&G. This program is focusing on women economic empowerment to start with. She will be adding her expertise to the sessions ‘Free The Bid – How can you give women more of a voice in advertising to ensure your brand is truly representative of your customers and of society at large?’ and ‘Sustainability, supplier diversity and corporate responsibility in marketing procurement: how can you incorporate these goals with your marketing suppliers?’ on 13th June.
Global Head of Consumer Planning & Customer Marketing Centre of Excellence
Andrew is the Global Head of Consumer Planning & Customer Marketing Centre of Excellence at Diageo, responsible for a team of 130 people worldwide, and is part of the global Marketing Leadership team. He will be a brand ambassador joining the session ‘Free The Bid – How can you give women more of a voice in advertising to ensure your brand is truly representative of your customers and of society at large?’ on the 13th June.
Global Procurement Director, Commercial
Svetlana has worked at AB Inbev in a variety of procurement roles since 2011, and previously had roles at Amgen, Janssen, and Johnson & Johnson. She will be adding her expertise to the session ‘Sustainability, supplier diversity and corporate responsibility in marketing procurement: how can you incorporate these goals with your marketing suppliers?’ on 13th June.
Founder & Director
Melanie started her career on stage in the West End and has professional acting experience with the RSC, National Theatre and the BBC. She has a 25 year track record in generating ground-breaking client relationships, including over 20 years working for Europe’s leading motivation firm, working with organisations and their people on how to improve performance. She is an expert in game changing solution selling, never waiting for briefs or formal tenders and co-creating solutions to challenges with clients. Melanie has experience in all major markets and sectors, global and domestic. She crosses and pushes the boundaries of the creative and commercial world, with depth, experience and expertise. Unorthodox perhaps, different definitely! She will be delivering the keynote session "I 💗 Procurement" on the 13th June.
Associate Director Global Purchasing Commercial Operations
Nathalie works in the commercial procurement team, and has a strong background in market research and data analytics. She will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Pharma Sector Roundtable: Business partnering as a method to best meet our brand objectives’ on the 13th June.
Director, Global Sourcing, Marketing Agencies
Global Head of Media
Gideon writes about the global media industry and oversees coverage of media owners, agencies and brands for the advertising magazine Campaign. He works on the annual Media Week Awards, the Media 360 conference, the Campaign Media Awards, Campaign's breakfast briefing events, the Digital Media Strategies conferences and the British Media Awards -- all part of Haymarket Media Group.
Category Manager, Marketing Procurement
Pernilla has been at ICA since 2017 and previously worked in a variety of procurement roles at 3, Stadium and Mondelez. She will be adding her perspective to the session ‘1 year on from GDPR implementation and amidst the continuing influx of new data sourcing and analytics tools - how can procurement best support the business in navigating these trends to establish a winning data strategy?’ on the 12th June.
Global Director - Marketing Procurement
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