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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.

To register your interest for the next Seminar please Contact Us.

Past Procurement Seminars

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