The IFPSM World Summit 2018 is organized in Helsinki Finland at the famous Finlandia Hall Building, one of the most iconic buildings designed by world-renowned Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto.

The IFPSM World Summit 27th and 28th includes all this:


8:45 Opening of the World Summit

HE LIMING, President, The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management & MARKKU HENTTINEN, CEO, Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY

9:15 Latest Development in Global Economy

VESA VIHRIÄLÄ, Managing Director, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

9:45 Impact of Megatrends on Procurement in the 2020s 

GERAINT JOHN, Research Vice President, Gartner

10:15 Refreshment break

10:45 Panel Discussion: Discover the New Role of ProcuremenT

11:45 Globalization & new routes within european market

HÅKAN FAGERSTRÖM, Group Head of Cargo, Tallink Grupp

12:15 Lunch



13:15 How Global
Megatrends effect to Supply Chain Sustainability

JOHANNA PIRINENVP Sourcing and Logistics Sustainability, Stora Enso


13:50 Driving Sustainable top line and bottom line value

 JOSIP T. TOMASEVIC, Vice President & CPO, Global Purchasing and Materials Management, AGCO

14:25 Key Note 3

 RAM KUPPUSWAMY, Ram Kuppuswamy, Global Chief Sourcing Officer, Airtel – biggest telecom company in IndiaAirtel


13:15 Impact if distruptive trends on technology for procurement 

MARCELL VOLLMER, Chief Digital Officer, SAP Ariba

13:50 Managing cybersecurity of the supply chain

JAN MICKOS, Head of Cyber Security, CGI 

14:25 Reinventing procurement with state of art digital technology (AI) 

MORAY REID, Global Offerings Leader, Procurement Practice, IBM Services



Refreshment break

15:25 Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications 

YU YUGANGProfessor of Logistics and Operations Management and Dean of School of Management at the University of Science and Technology of China, PR China (USTC).

16:00 Case: Haier & IoT Platform Practice

FRED LI, Global CIO, Haier Group - global leading provider of white goods

16:30–17:00 Overview of the first day

MALCOLM YOUNGSON, CEO, The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management

19:00–23:00 Gala Dinner at Crown Plaza Hotel




8:30 Welcome and review of the first day

8:45 Towards Next Generation Procurement,

FRANK ROZEMEIJER, NEVI Professor Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Maastricht University


Public Procurement

9.20 Digitalization of Public Procurement – Best Practices

TERO MELTTI, Head of Unit, Ministry of Finance, Finland


9.55 Strategic Procurement - SMES in Public Procurement and Value-for-Money

CHRISTOPHER BOVISProfessor of International Business Law University of Hull


10.30 Procurement, the Catalyst for Innovative Solutions

    INGRID DE DONCKERCEO iDDea and Co-Founder of PTI

    Human Factor

    9:20 Industry 4.0 & its impact on competences in Procurement 2022

    MICHAEL HENKE, Head of Chair, Chair of Enterprise Logistics TU Dortmund University and Director of Enterprise Logistics Fraunhofer IML

    9:55 What should be P&SM tomorrow? Which competences to succeed?

    BERNARD GRACIA, EIPM, Dean & Director

    10:30 The Procurement Value Proposition to Business

    GERARD CHICK, Thinker and Innovator, FCIPS

    11:00-11:15 Refreshment break


    11:20 Introduction of the new IFPSM Journal for Procurement Professionals

    WANG BO, President of China Fortune Press

    11:35 The Future of Procurement Profession

    HORST WIEDMANN, Senior Vice President, Strategic Materials Management & Central Services, ZF Friedrichshafen AG; President, Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME)

    12:05 World Summit close

    12:30 Lunch

    13:30-16:00 IFPSM Council Meeting (IFPSM Members Only)

    16:30–17:30 COACH Transfer FROM FINLANDIA HALL to Harbour

    18:30 Cruise to Tallinn, Estonia

    18:30 Welcome Drinks, Theater Europa, Deck 6

    20:00 Dinner Buffet

    Finlandia hall

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    World class Speakers