IFPSM World Summit is an excellent place to up-date your information on current questions and to meet with other professionals.

Three cities, two countries in three days

The Orientation Session on 26th is located at Tampere, the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries, the IFPSM World Summit on 27th-28th is located at Helsinki and the Networking Cruise on 28th–29th will take  delegates to Tallinn, Estonia, and back to Helsinki, Finland.

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Tampere

Orientation session 26th

Helsinki

IFPSM World Summit 27th - 28th

Tallinn, Estonia

Networking Cruise 28th - 29th


I urge you all to maximise this for your own development and your organisations, by striving to meet new fellow professionals from across the world and engaging with them through the various conference sessions and during the social occasions.
— Malcolm Youngson, CEO, The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management


Program in brief:

Wednesday 26.9.2018

Orientation Session

7:30 Depart Helsinki  
9:30–15:00 Subcontracting program in Tampere
10:00–13:00 IFPSM Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
15:00 Depart Tampere
17:00 Back to Hotels
18:00–19:15 Visit Helsinki - Sightseeing tour

WELCOME DINNER
19:15
Transfer to restaurant Saaristo
20:00–23:00 Welcome Dinner
23:00 Back to Hotels

Thursday 27.9.2018

IFPSM World Summit

9:00 Opening of the World Summit
9:15 Latest Development in Global Economy
9:45 Impact of Megatrends on Procurement in the 2020's
10:15 Refreshment break
10:45 Panel Discussion: Discover the New Role of Procurement
11:45 Globalization & new routes within European market
– Håkan Fagerström, Tallink Grupp
12:15 Lunch
13:15-15:00 TWO TRACK SESSION
Track I: TECHNOLOGY  ADVANCEMENT
Track II: SUSTAINABILITY
15:25
Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications
16:00 Case Haier & IoT Platform Practice
16:30–17:00 Overview of the First Day
 

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


Friday 28.9.2018

IFPSM World Summit

8:30 Welcome and review of the first day
8:45 Towards Next Generation Procurement
9:20-11:00 TWO TRACK SESSION
Track I: HUMAN FACTOR
Track II: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
11:00 Refreshment break
11:20 Introduction of the new IFPSM Journal for Procurement Professionals
11:35 The Future of Procurement Profession
12:00 World Summit close
12:30 Lunch

13:30-16:00 IFPSM Council Meeting 

NETWORKING CRUISE
16:30-17:30 Coach transfer from Finlandia Hall to Harbour
18:30 Cruise to Tallinn, Estonia
18:30 Welcome Drinks, deck 6
20:00 Dinner Buffet

SATURDAY 29.9.2018

Networking Cruise

9:00-12:00 City Sightseeing
in Tallinn, Estonia    
12:00 Buffet lunch on Cruise Ship    
12:30-16:00 Cruise to Helsinki    
16:00 Arrive Helsinki    
16:30-17:30 Arrive hotel / airport