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March 23, 2023 Chicago, USA


Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel (Rosemont)

Event Overview

Network, Learn & Share Sourcing Best Practices

On March 23rd at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel (Rosemont), we have over 50 leading multi-nationals including Caterpillar, Stanley Black & Decker, Walmart, Mars, Coca-Cola and others coming together to network, learn and share best practices on a variety of topics that are transforming the procurement landscape. 

If you are a senior procurement leader responsible for transformation, or a sourcing professional looking to achieve efficiency and maximum value in your respective category, this event is for you.

Agenda Topics:

  • Scaling sourcing excellence & the future of sourcing
  • Sourcing best practices and overcoming sourcing challenges
  • Technology trends transforming the logistics landscape 
  • Where, when and how to deploy Autonomous Sourcing for handling smaller tactical spends and spot-quotes
  • Air and Ocean industry trends 
  • How to incorporate and utilize CO2 data in your sourcing decisions 
  • Plus workshops on a variety of other practical topics such as building a business case for sourcing technology and deploying Autonomous Sourcing

Allocated Seats

Seats Remaining

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A selection of those already registered:

Caterpillar CJ Logistics Mars Walgreens Stanley Black & Decker Uber Freight Coca-Cola Breakthrough Uline Mauser Packaging Ace Hardware Siemens Hubgroup  Novopath BridgeNet Solutions PrimeSource Building Products Utz Quality Foods Hearthside Foods Xeneta Scoutbee Searoutes Sievo 

Jam-Packed Agenda

Hear from Keelvar customers, attend interactive workshops, network with your peers and industry experts
  1. 09:00am 09:30am

    Welcome / Coffee

    Registration and networking

  2. 09:30am 10:00am

    The Road to Sourcing Optimization & Autonomous Sourcing

    Rich Wilson
    Advanced Sourcing Consultant & Professor

  3. 10:00am 10:30am

    Keelvar Total Sourcing: Scaling Excellence

    Alan Holland
    Founder & CEO

    Overview of Keelvar's vision for scaling sourcing excellence by combining the strengths of Human and Machine.

  4. 10:30am 11:00am

    Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Sourcing

    Stanley Black & Decker, Mars, Utz Quality Foods

  5. 11:00am 11:30am

    Coffee & Networking

    Refreshments and networking

  6. 11:30am 12:00pm

    Panel Discussion: Trends in Transport

    Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, CJ Logistics, Searoutes

  7. 12:00pm 12:30pm

    Coffee & Networking

    Refreshments and networking

  8. 12:00pm 12:15pm

    Partner Ecosystem

    Kasia Tati
    Director of Partnerships

    Learn more about our partnerships and integration strategy

  9. 12:45pm 1:15pm

    Keelvar Product Roadmap

    Chris Walsh
    VP of Product

    An exclusive look at our 2023 product roadmap for Sourcing Optimization, Autonomous Sourcing, Integrations and Data Science.

  10. 1:15pm 2:30pm


    Seated lunch served

  11. 2:30pm 4:00pm

    Interactive Workshops & Roundtables


    • Build-a-bot Workshop: Truckload (90 mins)
    • Build-a-bot Workshop: MRO (90 mins)
    • Practical Applications of Autonomous Sourcing (45 mins)
    • Making the Case for Sourcing Technology (45 mins)


    • Maximizing Your Investment: Driving Adoption, Best Practices & Value(45 mins)
    • Extending Sourcing Excellence: Best-of-breed Ecosystem (45 mins)



  12. 4:00pm 4:30pm

    Coffee & Networking

    Refreshments and networking

  13. 4:30pm 5:00pm

    Bot Use Cases & Stories

    Panos Stavrakos & Martin Srna
    Product Manager & Head of Customer Success

    Live demo and showcase of the different bots built in the workshops. Learn what challenges your peers are facing and real examples of how autonomous sourcing bots can help solve these.

  14. 5:00pm 5:30pm

    Awards & Closing Remarks

    Eddie McDaid & Valentina Roques
    Chief Commercial Officer & VP Customer Success & Professional Services

  15. 5:30pm 8:00pm

    Cocktail Dinner & Networking

    Dinner, drinks and networking


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Keelvar Hosts & Speakers

Alan Holland
Alan Holland

CEO & Founder, Keelvar

Valentina Roques
Valentina Roques

VP of Customer Success & Professional Services, Keelvar

Chris Walsh
Chris Walsh

VP of Product, Keelvar

Kasia Tati

Kasia Tati

Partnerships Director, Keelvar

Dylan Alperin
Dylan Alperin

Head of Professional Services, Keelvar

Riona Hegarty

Riona Hegarty

VP of Marketing, Keelvar

Toby Hannon

Tobias Hannon

VP of Sales, Keelvar

Eddie McDaid

Eddie McDaid

Chief Commercial Officer, Keelvar

Panagiotis Stavrakos

Panagiotis Stavrakos

Product Manager, Keelvar

Martin Srna

Martin Srna

Head of Customer Success, Keelvar

March 23, 2023


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