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Procurement Seminars

Bringing you the trends and insights on sourcing effectively from emerging markets

Annually, Dragon Sourcing organizes a half day seminar where 4-5 prestigious guest speakers from multinational corporations are invited to talk about their companies’ procurement experience from emerging markets. The venue typically involves around 70-80 procurement professionals and is free to access.

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Past Procurement Seminars

September, 2017
•Sourcing and Purchasing – Value Creation Opportunities in China and Asia Pacific
– Venue: JinJiang Tower, No. 161 Chang Le Road, Shanghai
– “Holistic Assessing Your Procurement’s Organization Effectiveness in China” by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragon Sourcing
– “Asia Sourcing Transform – Beyond Cost Saving” by Marco Qu, Asia Sourcing Representative of Gerdau
– “Sourcing Role within Sustainability Agenda” by Tomi Buic, Managing Director Asia of Clas Ohlson
– “Trade Tips – 30 years of Vendor Control” by Daniel Krassenstein, Director Asia Operations of Procon Pacific
– “New trends in Purchasing, New Skills” by David Dufour, Senior Program Manager of EIPM
– “EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Service) Supply Chain” by Changpu Ma, Sourcing Manager of Saint Gobain
– “Plenary discussion: Coping with material price recent rapid increase due to environment control” facilitated by Chester Chen, Senior Consultant of EIPM

September, 2016
•Trends and Best Practices in Sourcing
– Venue: Marriott Hotel Riverside, Shanghai, China
– “Evaluation of Locations for new Production Site in Asia Pacific. Is China still leading? ” by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragon Sourcing
– “Cost Optimization in a very regulated public market – high speed train railway industry” by Dongqing Sun, Purchasing Manager of Vossloh China
– “Global Automotive Projects in China” by Wolfram B. Oechsner, Director of Procurement Asia of DRÄXLMAIER Group
– “A pragmatic approach to implement and manage Purchasing Excellence” by Paul Voets, Vice President Global Operation of BISSELL
– “The Future Buyer” by Quang Tran, Regional Head of Procurement of DSM

June, 2015
•Trends & Best Practices in Global Sourcing
– JinJiang Tower, No. 161 Chang Le Road, Shanghai
– “Global Sourcing Trends & Best Practices” by Richard Laub, CEO of Dragon Sourcing
– “Adjust Your Sourcing Strategy to Drive Supplier Excellence” by William Zhang, Director of Global Sourcing SDA of Electrolux
– “ Purchasing in China Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow” by Josef Luerkens, Ex-Vice President Purchasing Asia, Project Manager and Senior In-house Consultant of Brose
– “ZPMC’s Strategy of Global Sourcing and its Transformation and Upgrade” by Min Zheng, Material and Equipments Procurement Department, Standing Vice Managing Director of ZPMC
– “Global Sourcing in today’s 3 speed World” by Vincent Yang, Director of Purchasing and Demand Chain, China and Northeast Asia of SKF

June, 2014
•Trends and Best Practices in China Sourcing
– JinJiang Tower, No. 161 Chang Le Road, Shanghai
– “China Purchasing Office Assessment” by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragon Sourcing
– “The Relevance of a Structured Approach in the Discovery of a New Supply Market” by Filippo Velli, Head of Group Technical Sourcing Department of Ferrero
– “Supplier Due Diligence and Other Related Key Issues” by Brian Bunker, Managing Director Asia of Riverside Asia Partners
– “New QC/QA Externalisation Trends” by Managing Director of API
– “Lessons Learned from Purchasing for a Chemical Plant in China and in Europe” by Vincent Deperrois, ADISSEO Chief Operating Officer and Bluestar Adisseo Nanjing General Manager

June 23, 2011
• Trends and Best Practices in Sourcing
– Venue: Orchid Room, JinJiang Tower, No. 161 Chang Le Road, Shanghai
– China Go West Sourcing, by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragon Sourcing
– Global commodity strategy in automotive and transfer of global leadership to LCC regions, by Philippe Thegner, Purchasing Director East Asia, Federal Mogul Corporation
– Sourcing in China VS procurement in China for Chinese market: Expectations and Strategies by Vincent Legros, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain PAM China
– Supplier Competence Development, by Paul Voets, Head of Purchasing, Manufacturing and Sourcing of Philips Lighting, Asia Pacific
– Experiences of dealing with local and international suppliers in China, by Lassi Virtanen, Sourcing Director Asia Pacific, UPM-Kymmene
– How to drive aligned Asia procurement to support our fast growth, by Nis-Peter Iwersen, Vice President Purchasing Asia Pacific, Schaeffler

June, 2010
Venue: JinJiang Tower, Shanghai, China
-“LCC Sourcing Strategies-Beyond China” by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragonsourcing.
-“Create New Value beyond Strategic Sourcing” by Raymond Chai, Supply Chain Director of Kohler
-“From Zero China Sourcing to Trading Company in Three Easy Steps” by Steve Tewkesbury, Director of Super Cheap Auto Group
-“Challenge of Sourcing from Asia” by Simon Xie, Procurement Director of Honeywell
-“Partnership with Suppliers in Greater China for the Global Healthcare Enterprise” by Dittmar Nerger, Head of Strategic Sourcing of Bayer

June, 2009
• “Trends and Best Practices of Sourcing in Asia”
Venue: Jin Jiang Tower Hotel, Shanghai, China
-“Leveraging an outsourced Buying Office for bottom line benefits” by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragon Sourcing China
-“Local sourcing versus global sourcing” by Yann Teste, Director for south East Asia of Knorr-Bremse
-“Whirlpool’s China Sourcing- History and Approach” by Douglas F. Egerton, General Manager of International Procurement Offices in Asia of Whirlpool
-“Generating Value through procurement in a global mail order business” by Anne Langourieux, Managing Director of 3 Suisses China

May, 2008
• “Global sourcing case study for a FMCG company” by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragon Sourcing China
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• “New sourcing opportunities in and out of China” by Ingrid Prechtl, Sourcing Engineer of Knorr-Bremse (Shanghai)
• “From purchasing to procurement: how to leverage PTP automation in Asia” by Mario Adamo, Vice President Procurement and Supply Chain of BlueScope Steel Asia
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March, 2007
• “How to Manage your Marketing Expenditures in China” by Olivier Levy, Managing Director of Dragon Sourcing China
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• “Setting-up an IPO, from business case to execution” by Francois Rousselot, IPO General Manager of Metso Minerals China
• “Purchasing and Supply Management in Academia and Practice – Impact for Sourcing Professionals in China” by Dr. Martin Lockstrom, Director of the Supply Management Institute
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• “Monitoring Quality Processes with Chinese Suppliers” by Gabriel Raymondjean, Quality Director of Carrefour Global Sourcing Asia
• “Challenges of Sourcing in China in the Oil Industry” by Fred Yong, China IPO General Manager of Shell

September, 2006
• “Sourcing in China – Human resources and Organizational Best Practices” by Richard Laub, CEO of Dragon Sourcing
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• “How to Create Value in Packaging Buying” by Vojtech Ludvik, VP Procurement InBev China
• “Quality Opportunities and Challenges in China Sourcing” by Fabrice Egloff, Executive Director of SGS Hong-Kong and China
• “Supplier Development and Qualification in China’s Automotive Industry” by Eric Hernandes, China Purchasing Director of Volvo 3P, and Marcelo Vargas, SQD Manager Volvo 3P