Global 1000 Leaders to Share Strategies for Maximizing Financial Performance and Managing Commercial Risks at Emptoris Empower Europe 2011


Renowned Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Expert Professor Andrew Cox to Keynote on ‘Visioning the Future of the CPO’


Burlington, MA and London, UK – April 4, 2011 /Targetwire/ – Bringing together industry leaders and Global 1000 executives to share the latest supply and contract management best practices, Emptoris, Inc. ("Emptoris"), a leading provider of strategic supply, category spend and enterprise contract management solutions, will host Emptoris Empower Europe 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, April 5-7.

"With companies setting their sights on immediate, global growth opportunities, it is more important than ever to ensure their supply management programs deliver significant value and bottom-line impact," said Eric Allen, senior vice president and general manager, EMEA, Emptoris. "We’re pleased that Emptoris Empower Europe continues to be the premier conference for addressing CPOs’ top priorities—providing immediate takeaways on reducing supply management risk while aligning with complex compliance requirements and delivering targeted business results."

One of the world’s premier strategic supply and contract management conferences, Emptoris Empower Europe 2011 will offer keynote addresses from industry leaders as well as more than 20 educational sessions that explore top strategies for achieving organizational objectives in an increasingly global and competitive market. Sessions will include topics such as Complex Sourcing in Key Spend Categories, Business Intelligence and Decision Optimisation, Driving Adoption and Creating Sustainable Results, and Practical Approaches to Leveraging Expanded Solution Capabilities. Key speakers include:

  • Professor Andrew Cox, International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply
  • Carlos A. Alvarenga, Accenture
  • Mark Edwards, BP Castrol
  • Floyd Wheat, Novartis
  • Lance Mackridge, Anglo American
  • Nick Jones, Agenor International
  • Laure Malherbe, L’Oreal

"Emptoris Empower Europe provides us an excellent opportunity to share the most innovative approaches in achieving supply management success for our organization," said Mark Edwards, procurement development manager, BP Castrol. "Having access to the leading industry analysts and enterprise procurement leaders allows us to learn the best ways to measurably improve our company’s supply management organization and achieve sustainable results."

In addition to the education sessions, the networking program will include a Solutions Showcase that provides the latest news, demos and updates regarding Emptoris solutions, as well as showcasing solutions and services from Emptoris’ global partners.

Emptoris Empower Europe 2011 will be held at Hotel Arts. For more information or to register, please visit

About Emptoris
Emptoris, Inc., is a world leader in strategic supply, spend and enterprise contract management solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 1000 companies in every industry and customers include American Express, Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Syngenta and Vodafone. For further information, visit

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