BizClik is gearing up for its latest sector-leading event -- Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE London -- where some of the industry's biggest names will be sharing insight and advice in a series of must-see keynotes.
The event takes place from 12-13 October at London's Queen Elizabeth II Centre. Those attending in person will be able to network with an audience of top-line supply chain and procurement influencers. All keynotes and discussions will also be available as a live stream to a remote audience.
In a new approach, LIVE London -- brought to you by Supply Chain Digital and Procurement Magazine -- will incorporates two zones: Supply Chain LIVE and Procurement LIVE, to create a single Expo-style experience.
Headline speakers include Sue Spence, who is the Vice President, Sourcing, Procurement & Disbursements at FedEx (see below). For a full itinerary of speakers, click here.
About Sue Spence
Name: Sue Spence
Job title: Vice President, Sourcing, Procurement & Disbursements at FedEx
When speaking: (Day 2, 12.30-12.55pm, Procurement LIVE)
Keynote subject: Sourcing and procurement strategy
After joining Fedex in October 2013 as the VP of the newly centralised Sourcing & Procurement group, Sue Spence set about taking FedEx to the next level in Procurement.
Her responsibilities include leading a team of over 250 professionals in the management of US$17bn of spend, systems and policies related to the corporation’s sourcing and procurement activities and US$50bn of accounts payable activities.
Spence also serves as a member of several Industry and University councils and advisory boards in supply management and was honoured with the Institute of Supply Management’s J. Shipman Gold Medal Award in 2020 - a recognition of individuals whose career accomplishments have promoted the advancement of the procurement and supply chain management profession.
Prior to joining FedEx, Spence spent 28 years at United Technologies Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility at the aerospace divisions of Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky Aircraft.
She also served as Director of Supply Management at UTC’s Corporate HQ, where her team earned Purchasing Magazine’s annual Medal of Excellence award and was chosen as a YWCA Woman Achiever in Business. Her career included positions in both Supply Management, Operations Transformation, Continuous Improvement, and International Trade Compliance.
She received her BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has two adult daughters living in Boston and New York.
FedEx Corporation is an American multinational conglomerate holding company focused on transportation, e-commerce and business services.
It is best known for its air delivery service, FedEx Express, which was one of the first major shipping companies to offer overnight delivery as a flagship service.
FedEx has since, also started FedEx Ground, FedEx Office (originally known as Kinko's), FedEx Supply Chain, FedEx Freight, and various other services across multiple subsidiaries. FedEx is also one of the top contractors of the US government and assists in the transport of some United States Postal Service packages through their Air Cargo Network contract.
Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE London takes place from 12-13 October at London's Queen Elizabeth II Centre. Those attending in person will be able to network with an audience of top-line supply chain and procurement influencers. All keynotes and discussions will also be available as a live stream to a remote audience.
To attend, register here. Once you have registered we will send you login instructions to easy-to-use virtual platform, Brella. You can use this to craft a personalised itinerary of keynotes and -- for those attending in person -- also pre-arrange networking opportunities during the many networking breaks across the two days.
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