CombineNet Announces European Customer Conference 2013 Focused on Strategic Sourcing Case Studies

Premier Event Will Draw Procurement Leaders from European Supply Chain-Driven Companies

Mar 13, 2013, 10:03 ET from CombineNet, Inc.

PITTSBURGH and HAMBURG, Germany, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CombineNet, Inc., the leading provider of best-in-class sourcing technology solutions for global supply chains, today announced that it will hold its first CombineNet European Customer Conference on the 3rd and 4th of April 2013 in Hamburg, Germany, at the Steigenberger Hotel. Extending on the success of CombineNet's first global customer and partner conference held in Pittsburgh in February last year, CombineNet brings to European audiences a conference focusing on sourcing management strategy and advanced sourcing technology best practices.

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More than 20 companies are registered to date to come together in this sourcing-focused event for sharing ideas, strategy, and solution successes. CombineNet encourages attendance by its customers, with rich content for executives in strategic sourcing, spend management, and procurement, as well as hands on users of the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing software product. Also encouraged to attend are CombineNet partners including channel resellers, consulting firms, third-party logistics (3PL) solution providers and technology firms.

"The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received about our debut global conference event held last year in the U.S. confirmed the importance of bringing together our customers to exchange experiences in strategic sourcing thought leadership, CombineNet e-sourcing technology implementation best practices, and business solution case studies," said Rich Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of CombineNet.

Highlights of the program agenda include:

  • Executive presentations from customers, including "Going from Good to Great" from Henrik Larsen, Vice President of Procurement at A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, and "Procurement Transformation" from Simon Boggis, Chief Procurement Officer of CEVA Logistics
  • Customer case study stories shared by other customers in manufacturing industries
  • CombineNet corporate and product roadmap updates
  • An interactive group discussion on sourcing strategies, challenges, and trends
  • Multiple opportunities for networking, socializing, and the informal sharing of ideas

"Because we have been experiencing continued swift growth in building our advanced e-sourcing customer base in Europe, the time has come to bring these sourcing leaders together. We are very excited to be producing this premier event in Europe, and we thank our speakers for sharing their stories to jump-start valued conversations," said Tobias Hannon, Managing Director in Europe for CombineNet.

For more details about the CombineNet European Customer Conference 2013 and to register, please visit the conference website at:  

About CombineNet

CombineNet, Inc. delivers award-winning best-in-class e-sourcing software solutions through its products CombineNet ASAP® for advanced e-sourcing, CombineNet Spend Analysis, and CombineNet Contract Management. Using these Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based sourcing products, CombineNet customers can rapidly adopt proven solutions for increasing spend under management and improving enterprise spend insights. Now in its twelfth year in business, CombineNet is known for its track record in driving significant bottom-line and productivity savings for its clientele which includes: General Mills, Hershey's, Heinz, Procter & Gamble, Sears, Johnson & Johnson, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Bayer, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, and many more Global 2000 firms.


SOURCE CombineNet, Inc.