Middle East ProcureTech Summit & Awards 2023 Brings Procurement Leaders Together

The Middle East ProcureTech Summit & Awards 2023 gathered nearly 200 attendees, including industry leaders, support partners, media partners, sponsors, and decision-makers in the supply chain sector. The event aimed to discuss technological developments in procurement and beyond, as well as seek technological reformation within the industry. The event featured lively discussions, multiple panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

xTechnology Integration Key for Procurement Organizations

Procurement leaders from various companies emphasized the importance of technology integration in procurement organizations. Tatjana Ozgoren from PepsiCo stated that procurement is no longer just a transactional function but brings value to organizations. Shakti Arora from RAK Ceramics PJSC highlighted the primary agenda of the summit as seeking technological reformation and development within the procurement sector.

Information is Power in the Supply Chain Industry

Arnaud Malardé, the Senior Product Marketing Manager from Ivalua, highlighted the importance of information in the supply chain industry. He stated that expectations for procurement teams are higher, and the ability to provide information is crucial. Stephen Rea, Chief Procurement Officer at Al Ghurair Investment, added that technological skill sets are essential in determining the future of talent in the industry.

UAE Sustainability Tied to Procurement Function

Waleed Saeed Al Saeedi, Director of Procurement and Supply Management at the Department of Tourism and Culture Abu Dhabi, highlighted the importance of tying UAE’s sustainability initiatives to the procurement function. He emphasized the value of sustainable initiatives within procurement, especially with the UAE hosting COP28 by the end of the year.

Middle East ProcureTech Excellence Awards 2023 Celebrates Industry Leaders

The Middle East ProcureTech Excellence Awards 2023 celebrated leaders in procurement, supply chain, and logistics who have worked towards improving disrupted supply chains through innovation and technology adoption. The winners included Dirk Karl, MTN Group – Chief Procurement Officer of The Year – Middle East 2023, Akshay Rag, Medseven Healthcare – Procurement Leader of The Year – SME Business, Aramex International LLC – Middle East Procurement Team of The Year, Retal Urban Development – Middle East Logistics and Supply Chain Team of The Year, Shell Digital GameChanger Lab – Best ESG Initiative of The Year, and Emaar Properties PJSC – Digital Transformation Initiative of The Year.

Verve Management Facilitates Successful Middle East ProcureTech Summit & Awards 2023

Verve Management, a business intelligence platform in the Middle East, facilitated the premier Middle East ProcureTech Summit & Awards 2023. The event aimed to discuss the future trends, challenges, and opportunities in the supply chain industry to improve operations and maximize efficiencies for the businesses of tomorrow. The event successfully gathered globally renowned corporations and professionals.

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