19 – 20 OCTOBER 2020, Warsaw, Hotel Marriott

Day 1: 19 OCT 2020

8:00 – 9:00


Registration and morning coffee

Individual access data can be found in the organizational email dated 16.10 and 18.10 (4PM).
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Keynote Speeches

9:20 – 10:00


I KEYNOTE SPEECH: We Can afford a little Audacity

  • Key Learnings on Supply Chain from COVID 19 Crisis
  • Key FOCUS on Supply Chain Risk management
  • New KPI’s set-up / Paradigm – Priorities

Christian Voland, Global Chief Procurement Officer & Europe-Asia Procurement Director, Bunge

10:00 – 10:40

II KEYNOTE SPEECH: COVID19 and... ``what's next? Expectations of environmental and social transparency in supply chain management

  • What changes are accelerated by the Covid-19 in supply chain management
  • Which environmental, social and governance  regulations and initiatives ESG) will have the greatest impact on expectations of supply chains?
  • How do companies react to the upcoming changes, what practices and standards help them?

Ewa Zamościńska, Project manager, CSR Expert, CSRinfo

10:40 – 11:20

Award Ceremony: Procurement Leader 2020

11:20 – 12:00

Coffee break

11:40 – 12:10

Relationships with suppliers - only negotiations or mutual responsibility

  • Why mutual support helps and does not disturb the relationship with the supplier
  • What is the ecosystem in GŻ purchasing
    What Covid-19 has changed in purchasing strategies and whether it has changed
  • anything at all
  • Can we survive without helping each other
  • A vision of modern cooperation with suppliers

Karolina Tarnawska, Procurement Director, Board Member, Żywiec Group

12:10 – 12:40

Purchasing feedback in tenders: an elementary tool overlooked by procurement departments

  • Elements of feedback for suppliers participating in the offe
  • Why is it worthwhile to give feedback

Mateusz Borowiecki, Managing Director, OptiBuy

12:40 – 13:10

A green revolution in the Supply Chain of Marketing Materials. Eco-POSitive - a sustainable journey from design to reuse

13:10 – 13:50


13:50 – 14:20

Shortage of delivery risk management - Black Swans. How do you protect your company against unexpected threats

  • How to build a business continuity plan (BCP)?
  • How to prepare for the unexpected surprises in the form of black swans?
  • Risk management for direct purchasing

Jacek Jarmuszczak, Procurement Expert, Vice President, NextBuy

14:20 – 14:50

Sustainable Growth in Bayer's Procurement

  • From strategy to execution
  • Examples of sourcing projects
  • Search for inspiration

Marcin Plichta, Global Head of Source-to-Pay Projects, Bayer

14:50 – 15:20

Innovation and new technologies: Buy and negotiate or build from scratch? Practical aspects of cooperation and negotiations with startups

  • Cooperation with existing startups: project acquisition, startup analysis, and verification, implementation planning, forms of commercial cooperation and negotiations
  • Building tailor-made startup projects: cooperation with venture builders, project financing and shareholding structure, solution planning, implementation and development

Wojciech Drewczyński, CEO, Space3ac

15:20 – 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 – 16:10

Special Guest: Patrycja Bereznowska, athlete, World Champion in the 24-hour run

Ultra runs, ultra challenges? The world’s toughest runs? What is the biggest challenge in 24-hour runs and why I love the ultra

16:10 – 16:20

End of the First Day of the Conference

Day 2: 20 OCTOBER 2020

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and morning coffee

Individual access data can be found in the organizational email dated 16.10 and 18.10 (4PM).
Please check the SPAM folder and / or bookmarks in your mailbox (Other, Offers, Notifications, etc.)

Keynote Speeches

9:00 – 9:30

I KEYNOTE SPEECH: The business potential of artificial intelligence and its application in the purchasing processes

  • The potential of AI and its popular applications in the world
  • The state of AI development in Poland
  • AI in purchasing processes

Piotr Mieczkowski, President, Fundacja Digital Poland

09:30 – 10:00


II KEYNOTE SPEECH: Strategic supplier relationship management during crises – How to ensure supply and capture additional opportunities

  • Impact and mitigation for Polpharma Group in the new reality
  • Risk and Opportunities – Lesson learned
  • Importance of Supplier Relationship during crises

Philip Fritzsche, CPO, Polpharma

10:00 – 10:30


Innovation through collaboration

– Collaboration between departments (stake holders) is necessary for process optimization
– Collaboration with a Marketplace can reduce number of creditors
– Collaboration between customers and suppliers imply a procurement network

Roland Svennberg, International Consultant, Mercateo Group

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

PROCUREMENT LEADER 2020 – Awarded projects showcase

Laureate of this year’s 5th Edition of the Competition

11:30 – 12:00

PROCUREMENT LEADER 2020 – Awarded projects showcase

Laureate of this year’s 5th Edition of the Competition

12:00 – 12:30

How is the office market responding to COVID-19? Consequences and new trends

  • New world order vs the office purchasing procedures
  • How to prepare a tender procedure for an office – best practices
  • Practical tips for negotiating an agreement with an advisor and an office lease agreement

Bartłomiej Zagrodnik, Managing Partner, CEO, Walter Herz

12:30 – 13:10


13:10 – 13:40

How to increase the efficiency and speed of processes in your department with... robots

  • RPA, RDA, RaaS, Hyperautomation – how to navigate through the world of robots
  • How does robotization change the style, comfort, and efficiency of work
  • Case studies: Easy-to-configure robots generate considerable savings
  • Independent automation / Center of Excellence / Robotization Outsourcing, what to choose?

Michał Wolszlegier, CEO, Automade

13:40 – 14:10

Cloud Computing - How to contract a cloud?

  • Is it possible to negotiate standardized contract terms with global cloud service providers?
    Can a controlled market use cloud computing?
  • What are the requirements for data processed in the cloud?
  • How to end cooperation with a cloud service provider?

Łukasz Węgrzyn, Partner, SSW Pragmatic Solutions
Piotr Gałka, Senior Associate, SSW Pragmatic Solutions

14:10 – 14:40


Collaborate to win

  • The organization, the procurement, the suppliers – the exhausting (but fruitful) struggle
  • Effective collaboration in the era of a myriad of strategic objectives
  • Tools & mindset – leading the stage for success

Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua

14:40 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 15:40

How to maintain work-life balance in the VUCA world?

  • Three types of mental balance: thinking (intuition vs. analysis), actions (exploration vs. exploitation), and judgments (outcomes vs. well-being)
  • How to set priorities for each day?
  • How to be the most productive while working?
  • How to build lasting relationships?
  • How to stimulate your own creativity?
  • How to influence the decisions of others?
  • How to survive the crisis?
  • How to release additional energy?
  • How to learn to learn?

prof. UAM dr hab. Maciej Błaszak, Adama Mickiewicza University, Poznań

15:40- 15:50

Podsumowanie i zakończenie VII edycji PROCON/POLZAK