Procurecon MRO 2020

October 26 - 27, 2020

Atlanta GA

Testimonials

Procurement Practitioners:

“ProcureCon MRO is a great networking event, and a perfect place to benchmark with other leaders in the industry.”

Fabiola Pasquel Chalini, Procurement Senior Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev

“This has been an incredible event. It’s great to engage other professionals that work in the same category (MRO). MRO has always been overlooked, but can have the greatest impact on the business. This is a great chance to learn more solutions and meet new people in the industry. Please do this again and I’ll bring my counterparts.”

Phil Schaid, Category Management Specialist – MRO, BHP

“If you can only pick one event, choose ProcureCon! This event has something for everyone and is the best organized of all the events I’ve been to.”

Mike Kinzel, MRO Category Manager, DuPont

“Great conference! Good to benchmark against peers that are facing same issues and how we all handle them.”

Adam Tanksley, Category Manager, Tyson Foods
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“I am so glad I attended this event! So great to have a conference geared to my exact position, challenges, and opportunities! THANK YOU! I will be at the next conference! Loved it!!”

Leah Mins, Procurement Manager, MRO, Olympus Corporation

“ProcureCon speakers are ‘no-holds-barred’ when it comes to what’s working and what’s next in procurement – I really appreciate the candor and help from these sessions!”

Harry Kim, MRO Buyer, Kohler

“Sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and success stories.”

Brad Green, Business Partner Leader, Nestle

“Being new to the MRO space, it was great to network with all the people who have different experiences and learn from their successes and failures.”

Wahid Maqsood, Supplier Development Analyst, Herman Miller, Inc.
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“From the venue, to the receptions and breaks, great food, new friends, what’s not to love about ProcureCon?”

Janna Lagerstrom, Senior MRO Buyer, Kohler

“Knowing what’s available on the market and what other companies are doing helps. It’s great to meet a lot of professionals specific to MRO, discuss about solutions for challenges we have in day to day work. Open and willing to share is a big plus.”

Suzanne Sun, Senior Manager, Regional Indirect Purchasing, Johnson Electric

“I’ve enjoyed the idea sharing with other sourcing professionals. It is comforting to hear others running into same challenges and how they’re addressing it.”

Sean Georgas, Senior Analyst, Global Sourcing, Dover Corporation

“We are currently evaluating our strategy toward MRO procurement distributors vs. integrator. The topics discussed during the conference were really relevant to our reflection.”

Marcel Duguay, MRO Category Manager, Cascades Canada ULC
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“Very great event! Love the collaboration with other purchasing professionals.”

Ralph Truelove, Director, Purchasing North America, MAHLE

“The idea and experience sharing between professionals is priceless!”

Lisa Pratt, Global Category Manger, Archer Daniels Midland

“I love that you can learn how other companies operate. You get ideas you can take back and try at your facility.”

Pat Bell, Purchasing Manager, Snap-on, Inc.

“Great event with a perfect balance of content for a company that has already started the MRO sourcing journey or is still in early stages of adoption.”

Javier Carnevali, CPO, Grupo Herdez
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“It is very nice to talk to people who are actually involved in MRO. This was an awesome experience meeting others facing the same issues within their companies that I see at my own. The speakers were very relevant to the topics in the MRO space.”

Amanda Salesberry, Category Buyer, Caterpillar, Inc.

“Great job. Suggest more programs on MRO parts reclamation, master data set up, consolidation programs, etc.”

William J. Awad, Principal Category Manager – Strategic Initiatives, Ascend Performance Materials

“Reasons I love ProcureCon MRO: Phenomenal networking. Practical solutions. Problems that others have today, that I might have tomorrow.”

Ankit Shah, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Georgia-Pacific, LLC

“ProcureCon MRO is a great addition to the ProcureCon series – excellent turnout, active participation, and thought-provoking sessions! Fantastic debate session: Disruptor vs. Integrator!”

Industry Business Unit Director- Food and Beverage at Hyster-Yale Group
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“I have looking high and low for years trying to find conferences specific to MRO, but to no avail. It is great to meet other MRO Buyers and hear about some of the same challenges I have. The number one challenge is respect from upper management. They are finally beginning to see and appreciate our value! Thanks ProcureCon!”

Karen Siner, Technical Sourcing Category Manager, Pharmavite LLC

“Very solid conference overall! Great mix of relevant topics with clear, useful take-aways every level of MRO manager can apply. Looking forward to next year!”

Peter Dill, Director Supply Chain, Saulsbury Industries

“Nice presenters, good timing, and strong topics. Good to see the direction ProcureCon MRO is going. Could also have a small company perspective.”

Scott Clark, Senior MRO Buyer, HandyTube

“Great topics of conversation that spoke to a lot of issues we are experiencing. Excited to go back and start implementing!”

Alex Neu, Procurement MRO Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev
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“I am so glad to be talking about MRO. I just wish there were more MRO suppliers here – there are so few represented.”

Tamera Shively, Sourcing Manager MRO, ICL Specialty Products

“Great content, discussions, and interesting sponsors.”

Chantale Rouleau, Corporate Procurement Director, Cascades Canada ULC

“Best-in-class event bringing a lot of perspectives from the right people. Worth every minute. ProcureCon MRO gave us the tools to build a better strategy for our business. Hope to participate in the next ones!”

Felipe Diaz, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Grupo Herdez

“Loved the roundtables and the format of the debate. Would love to see even more of this. Session topics were really great and relevant – particularly reshoring and RPA Technology.”

Brian Chaplin, Director Category Management, MW Industries, Inc.

“The conference was a major success in my opinion. It was well run and all the workshops had relevant information that attendees could take away with them and use in their everyday work. Frank Musero was extremely professional and helpful. Celeste’s style, elegance, and professionalism were unlike anyone I have experienced. Great job!”

David Boren, Director of Materials, IM&S, Americas, Global Category Team Lead, ABB
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Solution Providers:

“Finally a show that differentiates between the purchase of coffee filters and replacement motors. Both indirect, but VERY different buys!”

Scott Keough, COO, Contraqer

“Love how ProcureCon is MRO focused. Very engaged audience as it relates to MRO management.”

Jon Rahe, New Business Development Manager, Wolseley Industrial Group

“My best show of the year, having a dedicated show for MRO was brilliant. We will be back next year for sure!”

Andy Schalk, Supply Chain Consultant, Wolseley Industrial Group

“The ProcureCon MRO staff, Alliance National Expositions, and the Hilton Fort Worth teamed to present this inaugural event. One of the most focused, professional, content specific conferences of the year. Exceeded all expectations. All in the MRO area will benefit by this “one of its kind” event. No doubt the potential to grow to an arena sized event in coming years.”

Spence Webb, Business Development, ValuePoint Material Solutions

“This is the best single event I have attended that is focused just on MRO. Many networking opportunities were presented. Key contacts from many organizations were in attendance. I can see opportunities for additional topics, presentations, and discussions.”

Dale Rodman, Director, Strategic Accounts – West, Applied Industrial Technologies
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