Procurement Unleashed:
Breaking New Ground


InterContinental Riyadh

date & time

8th November 2023 | 3.30 P.M - 7.00 P.M

Boardroom Overview

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is breaking new ground with Vision 2030. For this powerful view of the future to succeed, organizations need to radically shift their spending and supplier strategies. In today’s rapidly changing Saudi economy “Just in time” is being replaced by “just in case”, offshoring with nearshoring and Supplier rationalization with diversification. Vision 2030 offers organizations the opportunity to forge a digital path and adopt new digital technology that fits the vision.
Acknowledging the pivotal transformation that is underpinning Vision 2030, it is clear that the conventional norms of procurement are ill-equipped to navigate the new complexities of sustainability and localization. As the very fabric of human interactions, supply chains, and market dynamics morphs, so must the procurement foundation that underpin them. The time has come for organizations to embark on a voyage of digital rediscovery, where the latest innovative approaches take the helm and antiquated methods recede into obsolescence.
The Line shows the world that Saudi Arabia is a country undergoing rapid transformation, your presence at the “Procurement Unleashed: Breaking New Ground” boardroom is an opportunity to seize the future – today. Let’s collectively draw a line under old spend practices, explore uncharted territories, collaborate on innovative solutions, and break new ground in procurement.
Our event is designed to empower you with cutting-edge strategies, the right technology foundations, and insights that will equip you to transform your procurement operations and thrive amidst challenges in the Middle East countries and deliver Vision 2030.

Who should


Procurement Unleashed isn’t just an event; it’s an opportunity to dive into cutting-edge insights, connect with industry pioneers, and discover innovative solutions that will elevate your procurement game. Whether you’re a seasoned procurement professional or just starting your journey, this event promises to reshape your perspective and equip you with the tools needed to thrive in today’s dynamic Vision 2030 landscape.
Gain Insights into the latest procurement trends and best practices
Learn from real-world case studies and success stories
Network with industry peers and experts
Discover innovative technologies shaping the future of procurement
Elevate your procurement strategies for enhanced business outcomes

Why attend?

Target Industries



Family business


Public Sector



Boardroom Agenda

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Welcome & Networking
4:00 PM – 4:10 PM
Ivalua Welcome
Rachid Hamouchene, Sales Executive MEAIvalua
4:10 PM – 4:35 PM
Improving Local content in Procurement: Delivering Vision 2030 Today
Sushil Krishna Srinivasan, Managing Director Supply Chain & Operations – Sourcing & Procurement – Digital Transformation, Accenture
Stephen Carter, Product Marketing Director, Ivalua
4:35 PM – 5:00 PM
Procurement Unleashed: Action-driven Strategies for Elevated Impact
Explore real-world scenarios showcasing how organizations are actively elevating procurement beyond its conventional role. Gain insights into innovative sourcing approaches, and supplier engagement tactics that are reshaping procurement’s impact on business success.
  • Creating value with Strategic Sourcing
  • AI Powered Contract Data Capture

Christian Becker, Solution Consultant, Ivalua

5:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Break: Networking/Prayer
5:30 PM- 5:50 PM
Expert Panel: Practical approach to Vision 2030
Dive into the heart of Saudi Vision 2030’s success story through the lens of procurement. Join our illuminating panel discussion where experts will dissect the practical strategies, innovations, and collaborations that will concretely drive the nation’s transformation.
Moderator: Rachid Hamouchene, Sales Executive MEAIvalua
Sushil Krishna Srinivasan – Managing Director – Supply Chain & Operations – Sourcing & Procurement – Digital Transformation, Accenture
Stephen Carter, Product Marketing Director, Ivalua
5:50 PM- 6:00 PM
Q&A and Closing Remarks

Rachid Hamouchene , Sales Executive MEAIvalua

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Golf Practice session
7:00 PM Onwards

Dinner & Networking

Boardroom Leaders

Stephen Carter

Director Product Marketing

Stephen has worked in the Procurement space for over 25 years and has sat on all sides of the table: as a solution vendor, a buyer in the UK Government, and as a supplier. This gives him a unique appreciation of the complexities of supply chains. While working in the UK Government, the speaker focused on the designing technology to select and buy from local suppliers. Today he is helping shape and de-risking the sustainability agenda.

Christian Becker

Solution Consultant

Christian Becker is a Solution Consultant at Ivalua since March 2020, based in Dubai, UAE. He specializes in tailored client-centered solutions using Ivalua S2P in the Middle East and supports European markets, especially DACH region. With 15+ years of experience in supply chain solutions, logistics, and eProcurement, Christian has advised various industries including automotive, pharmaceuticals, retail, and public sector. He joined Ivalua from Schenker in the UAE as a Program Manager and holds an MBA in Logistics Management and Consulting.

Sara Omer

Account Director MEA

Rachid Hamouchene

Sales Executive MEA

Rachid has been immersed in the exciting world of cutting-edge enterprise software for the past 15 years. He was involved in bringing one of the industry’s first SaaS Procure to Pay platforms to the French market, which transformed the way we do business today. After a successful career launching various other supply chain solutions, Rachid was blown away by iValua’s vision and leadership in the enterprise cloud software space. Rachid has never felt more at home once again transforming the way companies do business, especially in the Middle East region where companies are highly accelerating their path to digital transformation.

Sushil Krishna Srinivasan

Managing Director - Supply Chain & Operations - Sourcing & Procurement - Digital Transformation

As a managing director at Accenture Strategy & Consulting, Sushil leads the sourcing and procurement practice for the Middle East and trusted advisor for clients globally. With over 21 years of experience in supply chain and operations, he is an expert in digital procurement, procurement strategy, operating model design, shared services design, Local Content Strategy & Implementation.
He has delivered value to clients across various industries by driving large procurement transformation, open book sourcing, and category management projects.

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