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6:44 PM 22nd July 2021
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Driving Transformation In Procurement -- Amazon Business Exchange Returns In 2021

The Amazon Business Exchange (ABX) conference, designed to help enterprise, public sector organisations and small businesses explore how to drive transformation in procurement, will return for its third annual installment. The free virtual event under the theme “Lead Purchasing Transformation” will take place on the 5th of October 2021 from 9am-11:30am BST.

Molly Dobson, Director of Amazon Business UK & Ireland, says: ‘In 2021, more than a year into the global pandemic, business is anything but usual, and the purchasing landscape has changed remarkably. We’re excited to invite procurement, finance, and supply chain leaders to ABX 2021 where they can learn how to optimise digital purchasing technology to transform their organisations, save costs, and become more efficient.”

This year, ABX EU will deliver 14 insightful and interactive sessions, addressing the following themes:

Cost savings: Cost saving continues to be a universal priority across organisations as they recover from the pandemic. ABX will highlight the latest purchasing technology that automates accounting and administrative tasks – an area that can play a key role in reducing costs for small and medium-sized businesses.

Digital transformation: Since the beginning of the pandemic, organisations around the world have adopted digitalisation in nearly all aspects of business like never before. ABX will highlight the mindset, skillset, and toolset required to implement this vital organisational change, and how to leverage AB to drive digital transformation across their procurement functions.

AI/ML: AI and machine learning built into the purchasing process are driving cost and time savings through personalisation, automation, and improved decision making. ABX will look at how AB democratises the latest intelligent solutions for our customers.

Sustainability: Organisations are seeking more sustainable products and shipping practices, and are looking to support local businesses and more diverse selling partners. ABX will demonstrate how to making it easier to purchase sustainably.

Partners: Amazon Business integrates with over 100 leading procurement systems across the globe to help simplify your purchasing process. ABX will explain our punchout feature and the benefits of using procurement software partners to drive digital transformation for your organisation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Amazon Business, AWS, and procurement executives from bp, Diebold Nixdorf, Universität der Bundeswehr, Aramis Auto, Amorim Cork, Università di Siena, Lantania, and Applus as well as an array of experts from different sectors across EU including retail, information technology, manufacturing, facility services, and the public sector.

Registration for the event is now open under: business.amazon.co.uk/abx.