SOURCE: Zycus Inc


March 23, 2016 09:00 ET

Zycus CPO Connect Returns to Manhattan on April 5, 2016

The Unique Event Will Combine Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Service, Procurement Professional Development & Networking, and New York City-Style Fine Dining and Atmosphere

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) -  Zycus, the world leader in Procurement Technology solutions across the source-to-pay cycle, announced today that its next exclusive CPO Connect event will take place on April 5, 2016 in midtown Manhattan from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST.

CPO Connect is a series of regional events in which Zycus assembles intimate groups of high-ranking procurement executives and thought leaders for unique evenings combining professional networking knowledge sharing, team building and collaboration activities, with fun and relaxation in deluxe settings.

While last year's NYC event culminated in a skyline river cruise, this year's event reflects a rising emphasis in procurement on corporate social responsibility and giving back to local communities.

Zycus guests will begin their evening with an informative presentation by Christopher Sawchuk, Principal & Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader with The Hackett Group, a world leading researcher in business performance benchmarking and management. Sawchuk will then join a panel discussion, featuring Niklas Hamnstedt, Chief Procurement Officer with TE Connectivity and Marianna Danchisko, Director of Global Sourcing and Supplier Diversity with Celgene Corporation.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Zycus' Vice President of Corporate Development, Richard Waugh.

Following the evening's educational segment, Zycus guests will collaborate in teams to assemble -- with expert oversight -- new bicycles to be donated to children in need through a well-known charitable organization. "Building a bicycle is quite a complex process," notes Waugh. "We thought, what better way to encourage our guests to utilize and expand their skills for team management, collaboration, and negotiation?" adds Waugh.

The bike-building work will be followed by cocktails, spectacular city views from a 1,000 square foot balcony, and dinner overseen by Michelin-award-winning chef Charlie Palmer at midtown Manhattan's iconic D&D building at the corner of 3rd Avenue and East 59th Street.

"We purposely keep our CPO Connect events exclusive and intimate," Waugh mentions. "We add exciting hands-on team activities because we want our guests to enjoy the unique opportunities of connecting, learning, sharing, and forming bonds -- and even lasting friendships -- that go far beyond the typical professional networking experience."

To be considered for an invite to the CPO Connect event, interested procurement executives can confirm their interest by clicking here.

About Zycus

Zycus is a leading global provider of procurement solution suites across the source-to-pay cycle. Our product portfolio includes applications for strategic procurement, such as Spend Analysis, eSourcing, Contract Management, Supplier Management Financial Savings Management, Project Management and Request Management as well as operational procurement applications like eProcurement and eInvoicing. Our spirit of innovation and our passion to help procurement create greater business impact is reflected in the hundreds of procurement solution deployments we have undertaken over the years. We are proud to have as our clients some of the best-of-breed companies across verticals like Manufacturing, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, Food Processing, Electronics, Telecommunications, Chemicals, Health and Pharma, Education and more. We currently serve over 300 customers worldwide in 20 countries.

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