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Ariba Spend Management Day is almost here

I plan to attend Ariba’s “Spend Management Day” on 27 November 2007 in London. The event has been designed for Executives and Practitioners with providing practical and actionable information on to improve spend management initiatives including sharing best practices. You can find out more about here. 

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According to Kate Roe of Ariba (UK):

“Although Ariba in the US have run Spend Management Days in the past, this is the first time for Ariba EMEA. We have run Solution Briefings before which are half-day sessions targeting a specific solution area such as Spend Visibility. Because of the success and demand of these, EMEA has decided to broaden the scope to cover several areas and run the session over 1 day. We are very excited to be hosting this first EMEA Spend Management Day.”

Two impressive speakers:

  1. Duncan Jones, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research – It would be a pleasure to finally meet Forrester’s representative in the UK. Duncan also specialises in EIPP.
  2. Stephen Wills FCIPS, MBA, Head of Procurement, AXA

I cannot ask for any better opportunity to get to know Ariba. I will also be meeting Serge Labouyrie, their EIPP Champion early next month. Are you attending this event? If not, what is stopping you from participating? Do share your thoughts. Do you know any other similar events taking place?

I expect to get away by around 5:30pm. Most likely, I will be driving and if anyone would like to meet me afterwards, do let me know. My route M25 -> M40 -> M5 ->M6 -> M56 -> M60. Awful lot of motorways, don’t you think?

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