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Coupa Supply Chain Symposium 2021

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The Ned, London

Wednesday 17th November 2021
8:00 -15:45 GMT



Coupa Supply Chain Symposium

Wednesday 17th November 2021
The Ned, London.

We’re back! After almost two years of virtual events and interactions, our community is excited to meet face-to-face once again*.

Join us for Coupa's first Supply Chain Symposium taking place in London. This one day conference will bring together UK Supply Chain leaders for vibrant discussion and networking.

Madhav Durbha, Coupa's Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy, will be joining us as the keynote speaker, along with Coupa customers sharing their supply chain transformation stories and best practices.


Reasons to Attend:

  • Hear from organisations building optionality in their supply chains to balance the need for resilience, profitability and sustainability
  • Join our group therapy session to discuss the challenges and lessons learned from the past 18 months!
  • See Coupa’s continuous supply chain design and planning technology in action
  • Get advice from your local Coupa experts to understand how you can innovate the future of your supply chain
* In a safe, relaxed environment where the health & safety of our guests is our first priority. 

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Madhav Durbha

VP Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa 

(Keynote Speaker)

Derren Nisbet

AVP EMEA Sales, Coupa 


Mike Schanker

SVP Strategic Marketing, Coupa 

Matthew Woodcock

RVP Customer Value Management, Coupa

Chris Warren

Global Director - Inventories, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Darren Elding

Senior Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa


Hagen von Petersdorff

Network Data Analyst, Inter IKEA Group  

Christine McKechie

Director, Value Solutions Consulting | Supply Chain, Coupa 


08:00 - 08:45 Registration & Breakfast (45 minutes)
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome Address (15 minutes) 
00:00 - 00:00    Derren Nisbet, AVP EMEA Sales, Coupa

09:00 - 09:30 | Opening Keynote: Preparing for Supply Chain 2025 (30 minutes) 
00:00 - 00:00    Madhav Durbha, VP Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa 
00:00 - 00:00    Mike Schanker, SVP Strategic Marketing, Coupa 
As the pace and frequency of disruptions intensify, one runs the risk of focusing too much on the immediate future. However, organisations that take a long view and build optionality in their supply chains are better prepared to balance the increasing needs for resilience, profitability and sustainability. In this provocative session, we will discuss the trends that shape the supply chains of the future and the actions companies need to take to prepare for the same.

09:30 - 10:15 | Turning your supply chain designs into reality (45 minutes) 
00:00 - 00:00    Chris Warren, Global Director - Inventories, Anheuser-Busch InBev
00:00 - 00:00    Matthew Woodcock,  RVP Customer Value Manager, Coupa (Moderator) 

Developing value generating supply chain designs for your enterprise is only the start of the journey, this value can not be realised until decisions are made and changes implemented.  In this panel session you will hear from leaders who have made that journey and turned their supply chain designs into reality.  Topics will include: how they made their first critical breakthrough, tips around thinking across traditional silos, demonstrating value, overcoming data challenges and being heard in a sea of competing operational and IT priorities.

10:15 - 10:45 Community Networking Break (30 minutes)
11:00 - 11:30 | Coupa Product Vision | Breakouts (30 minutes)
11:30 - 12:30 | Technology in Action: A move from episodic to continuous supply chain design (1hr)
00:00 - 00:00    Hagen von Petersdorff, Network Data Analyst, Inter IKEA Group 
00:00 - 00:00    Darren Elding, Senior Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa 

12:30 - 14:00 Community Networking Lunch (1hr 30 minutes)
14:00 - 15:30 | Supply Chain group Therapy Session | Lessons from the front line
(1hr 30 minutes)

The last year and a half taught us so many lessons - whether it is activating business continuity plans on short notice, accelerating digital initiatives, or adapting to a remote work environment. Supply chain professionals are on the front lines to ensure customers are served no matter what. Learn from your peers on the challenges they faced and how they tackled them. We will discuss the learnings and how we apply them towards a stronger future.

15:30 - 15:45 Final Remarks (15 minutes) 
00:00 - 00:00    Derren Nisbet, AVP EMEA Sales, Coupa

00:00 - 15:45 Close of Event


   The Ned

     27 Poultry
     EC2R 8AJ


     The Ned is located just a 1 minute
     walk from Bank Tube Station and
     DLR. London Cannon Street,
     Liverpool Street and London Bridge
     are also within walking distance.
     Travel from London City Airport is
     25 minutes via taxi or DLR. 

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