Conference Overview

On 1-2 November 2018 at Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East, Beverf hosted the 5th Annual Procurement Success Summit, which brought together 230+ procurement executives and decision makers for a two-day immersion into the rapidly changing world of procurement. With the conference theme of “Looking at the bigger Procurement picture: Intersection of People, Digitization and Innovation”, 28 featured speakers provided solutions and best practices to address current industry challenges and opportunities, how to get the most out of them.


Mr. Joseph Agresta, Vice President of JJSC Procurement Excellence made the opening remarks for the PSS2018 summit. During the first day of Plenary, 9 keynote speeches and 2 panel discussions were carried out. The featured speaker, Mr. Arnd Hirschberg, CPO of Siemens Division Process Industries and Drives focused on trends and future of procurement role. Richard Crane, Sr. VP Commodity Management and David Jegou, CPO of Vesuvius both outlined the progress of value chain. Zoe Zhu, VP Procurement of Schneider Electric made a presentation about digital transformation in procurement. In the session of supplier management, Richard Chuang, VP of Procurement Asia Pacific of Fresenius Medical Care and Thorsten Grothaus, VP SQA and Quality Officer of Dräger shared real cases of how to drive supplier innovation and implement a better procurement culture and organization.

On the Second day, 4 sessions were divided into two parallel tracks. In track A, Under the two key sessions of “Risk & Cost Management” and “Leadership & Culture”, 12 featured speakers showed their challenges and solutions to audience. In track B, Mr. Russell Huang, Procurement Director of MSD acted as a chairman. 6 keynote speeches about in-direct procurement and innovation were presented.

Many other speakers delivered their points of view and shared their experience in procurement and real cases with all the attendees and received great welcome.

Various Networking Sessions

During the two full-day conference, roundtable Discussion, Business Card Exchange, Coffee Break…We provided series of platforms for attendees to exchange ideas and experiences and make new contacts. Participants networked with like-minded peers in the procurement management industry and discussed the best practices for transforming their procurement operations into more agile programs.

Sponsor Exhibition

The leading solution providers were met to satisfy attendees’ business needs. Search for new cooperation opportunities to realize procurement transformation and remain competitive.

Delegate Breakdown

By Region


Hallmark Cards

Business Strategy Director - Asia Pacific

"Well planned and well organized. Topics are timely and applicable learning back to work. Very much worth the time & costs spent to attend this summit."

Johnson & Johnson

Former Vice President, JJSC Procurement Excellence

"The summit has great detail, great energy, and every year improves with the depth with knowledge of the speakers and also the audience"


Senior Purchasing Manager

"I really enjoy the 2 days conference. Thanks for those people present the ideas, share their stories and knowledge. Very helpful."


Global Head of Purchasing HealthCare Imaging

"Excellent! Second time coming, outstanding"

See you next year
September 25 - 27 , 2019 Chicago
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