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Amsterdam: The Hotspot for Global Procurement Innovation this September

27 March, 2020 | By Matthias Gutzmann

Success in the procurement industry relies on harnessing the latest cutting edge digital technology, while also connecting the players. Digital Procurement World 2020 is the epicenter of digital procurement transformation and innovation. Not only does the conference showcase the latest in technology and implementation, but DPW also recognises that collaboration is key. Our industry needs to break the procurement silo in order to harness the potential of new digital technology.

“The best new procurement event in years.”
– Jason Busch, Founder, Spend Matters

Over 600 procurement professionals, business leaders, suppliers, startups, data scientists, UX/UI designer, developers, and investors will be spending two days in one place pushing the boundaries of procurement. No other procurement conference brings this variety of people together.

DPW2020: If you’re in procurement, your future depends on it.

Why Attend DPW2020

Game-changing content: Get inspired and learn something new. 

DPW2020 offers the absolute biggest names in the industry to provide in-depth analysis of relevant digital procurement trends. Events include keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and thematic deep dive learning labs, all designed to inspire and spark new ideas.

“The best line-up of speakers and startups I’ve seen at any procurement event to date.
– Alan Holland, CEO Keelvar

DPW’s casual and entrepreneurial environment at the breathtaking venue Beurs van Berlage in the heart of Amsterdam hosts exciting events and opportunities, such as:

Exhibition: All digital leaders in one place.

More than 50 exhibitors from the biggest names to the most promising startups will be showcasing their solutions.

“DPW is the most effective way to stay on top of digital procurement.”
– Henrik Larsen, CPO, Maersk

DPW Hackathon – Learn, collaborate, & hack.

Procurement experts, developers, and UX/UI designers from established companies, startups and universities create the newest and best procurement processes and/or technology available.

“DPW2019 Hackathon was a highly challenging and refreshing experience.”
– Sabrina Hüren, Cognitive Procurement Consultant, IBM

DEMO – stay ahead of emerging technology and trends.

The top 10 startups are hand-picked by a selection committee to pitch their innovations live on the main stage during DEMO. You’ll only see the most revolutionary digital procurement solutions relevant to you. The action is fast-paced, interactive and fun, and both judges and the audience vote to determine the winner.

“If you want a clear view of the future of procurement, DEMO is the place to get it.”
– Sam de Frates, Senior Director, Commercial Digitalisation, Mars

Matchmaking & Networking at its Best

Conference organisers typically hire experienced event planners. But DPW is different. We use smart technology to help you make meaningful connections at scale, taking into account who you are and who you will benefit from meeting. At last year’s event, we scheduled over 500 meetings. You can be sure that our attendees, and those at your table are neither a random collection of conference-goers nor a manually curated group of people, but rather the product of sophisticated algorithms.

DPW Rocks! Dinner, drinks, conversations, and lots of fun & music.

All work and no play would make DPW a dull conference – and we definitely won’t stand for that. Join us for food, drinks and music in the exhibition hall. Number one ranked female pool player in the world Jennifer Barretta will be coming to DPW2020. Challenge Jen during DPW Rocks and play one the world’s greatest pool shooters.

Join us this September!

We gather hundreds of leaders who believe in the power of technology to transform procurement. DPW offers a unique and unprecedented platform for the function to gain valuable exposure within the digital procurement community to make an impression with influential industry leaders. Connect with over 600 leaders in digital procurement from a wide range of industries and over 40 countries over the course of two days at the largest and fastest growing procurement conference in the world.

98.2% would definitely recommend DPW2020 to a colleague.

Every aspect of DPW is designed to inspire you, and to push your thinking to new heights. It’s a world-class experience.

Matthias Gutzmann is the founder of Digital Procurement World


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