SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

June 09, 2008 02:00 ET

Emptoris to Present on Contract Management and e-Sourcing at Economist Conference for Chief Procurement Officers in Italy

Contract Management and eSourcing Technology Sessions Feature Representatives From Cisco, GSK, Vodafone, IACCM and Emptoris

LONDON and BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, announced today that the company will be featured as a presenter on contract management and e-sourcing technologies during the Chief Procurement Officer Conference in Italy in June which is hosted by The Economist, a leading international business and political news and analysis publication. Representatives from Cisco, GSK, Vodafone and The International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) will be presenting alongside Emptoris at the event.

The Chief Procurement Officer Summit, hosted by The Economist, is the premier supply management conference in Southern Europe and focuses on the application of "innovative technologies and strategies to reduce purchasing costs, improve processes and add value." The event will be held at the Westin Palace in Milan, Italy from June 12th - 13th, 2008.

In the fist session, Lorenzo Laurelli, Consulting Services Director in Europe for Emptoris; Gianmaria Riccardi, Vice Chair, Europe for IACCM; and the Commercial Business Director for Europe for Cisco Systems will present at the conference in a session focusing on "Management of Supplier Contracts." The session will examine the application and advantages of contract management technology in:

--  Improving procurement process governance
--  Increasing the use of preferred suppliers
--  Improving the interface between the procurement and legal groups
--  Reducing costs and increasing supplier compliance and quality

In the second session, Laurelli of Emptoris will be presenting along with Daniele Calciolari, Sourcing Group Manager at GSK; and Nicola Onofri, e-Sourcing Manager with Vodafone on "e-Sourcing Best Practices." The session will cover the advantages and disadvantages of reverse auctions for direct, indirect and services procurement, as well as examining the future of e-sourcing and the latest innovations in sourcing technologies.

For further information on the The Economist Chief Procurement Officer Conference, visit

The Economist Chief Procurement Officer Conference in Italy is the latest in a series of educational and thought leadership events which Emptoris has sponsored or participated in across Europe over the past year. In April, leaders from Global 2000 companies gathered outside London for Emptoris Empower Europe 2008, the flagship supply and contract management user conference in Europe. And over the past year, Emptoris and the global consulting firm Accenture sponsored a series of executive debate roundtable sessions focused on examining key trends and practices in achieving world class procurement at Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 organizations across Europe. The sessions saw chief procurement officers and senior procurement executives from more than 150 leading companies come together at events in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris and Stockholm. To read a summary of the findings from those events, visit the Emptoris executive debate sessions (

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

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