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3rd HMFI-IAM International Purchase Managers’ Summit

Purchasing +
Theme Purchasing: The Last Gold Mine of Profits

11th & 12th December’14, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

The time when Purchasing was an administrative chore, have long passed by.
Right Purchasing than defined buying materials of right quality, in right quantity, at right time & from the right source. This role definition is also now not enough in today’s competitive times. The globalisation-fueled competition over the last decade has led Purchasing to think beyond its transactional roots/ origins to strategic factors such as innovation, faster time to market, cost-competitive sourcing from low-cost-countries.
Now Purchasing has to become Purchasing +, from transactional to strategic.

Purchasing, in its strategic role has to connect itself to business. It has not only to add significant value. But also create competitive advantage for strategic survival and growth of any business. This new approach calls for new talent & new strategies in purchasing and new mind–sets in top management about the role of Purchasing.

The Summit will focus on these issues and the enhanced significance of the role of Purchasing+ in today’s supply chain era – when companies don’t compete, their supply chain do!!


Summit’s Course Content: Following topics will be covered:


1. Moving from Purchasing to Purchasing+ : The Last Goldmine of Profits !!
– Summit Director: Mr Ashok Sharma, President, Indian Academy of Management

2. Innovations in Purchasing: Innovative Procurement Techniques.

2.1. Innovative Practices in International Procurement:
    – Mr Satish Palekar, Vice President & Head Procurement & Supply Chain Management, L&T Hydrocarbon, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

2.2. Best Practices in Indirect Spend: Procurement/ Contracting for Services:
    – Mr Promod Sant, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Indirect Material,
Export Control & Customs, Siemens India Ltd.

3. Macro–economic Indicators that Affect Procurement: Why & How of Purchase

    Managers’ Index- PMI ?
    – Mr Krishan Batra, President & CEO, ISM-India

4. Global Sourcing & Supply Strategy: Developing Supply Partners to Win:
    Mr Amit Budhiraja, Global Sourcing Strategist, Videsh Vyapar.in

5. The New Era in Competition: Now Companies Don’t Compete, their Supply Chains do.
    – Mr Subhash Lovekar, Director, Bosch Management Service India, Bosch Ltd.

6. Procurement Analytics: Predictive Risk Modelling
    – Mr Sudipta Ghosh, Executive Director, Price-waterhouse Coopers

7. Innovative Purchasing Practices in Public Sector
      – Mr Suresh Kumar Sharma, Head, Supply Chain, Bharat Electronics Ltd.

8. Technology as a Winning Strategy in Supply Chain
     – Dr Sunil Sharma, Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

9. GST: Opportunities & Challenges for Purchasers
       – Mr SM Kulkarni, Vice President, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

10. Purchasing’s Social Responsibility (PSR)
      – Lt Gen SK Bhatnagar, AVSM, PVSM, Former Director General, Ordnance Services

11. Strategies for Talent Management for Purchasing
      – Mr Surendra Deodhar, Head, Materials Management, Reliance Life Sciences

12. “Purchasing Awards Nite".


Fee for the Summit:


Corporate Delegate: Rs. 7,500 + Service Tax
Corporate Group Delegate (for 3 delegates): Rs. 19,500 + Service Tax
(Both the packages Includes Networking Lunch and Tea/ Coffee on both the days,
Also the Invitation to Awards Night and  Dinner)


Online Payment Details:

  Note: Bank Account No:120–057740–001.
RTGS/ IFSC Code:HSBC0400012
PAN Number: AABCH8291G
Service Tax No:AABCH8291GST001
Payment by DD Payable at Mumbai/ at Par or Multi–City.
Cheque in favour of "Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt. Ltd."

For Registration:


To register your nominations please call 90046 91833
Please send an E-mail to farooq@hmf-india.com

Your nominee’s Name/s and Contact details.