A 10 minute tour of Germany’s biggest Supply Chain trade shows in 2022

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Hellen Keller. Or in other words, collaboration is the key to success. We seem to have realized the value of these words even more after having spent over a year in isolation. We faced a waging war on two fronts: containing the spread of the virus through social distancing and mitigating the resulting economic crisis. Glad we succeeded and have awakened into the new world where we pledged to learn, share and collaborate to create far-reaching impact. 

 Zycus this year was beyond excited to participate in two of Germany’s greatest trade shows – BME eLOSUNGSTAGE 2022, Dusseldorf and Procurement Summit 2022, Hamburg. After a long haul of two years, both of these grand shows marked the return of large world class conferences. We were elated to join the bandwagon and experience physical handshakes, exchange of ideas, networking and thus building long term relationships all over again. 

Procurement Summit 2022

  BME eLOSUNGSTAGE 2022, took place on 31st May and 1st June, Dusseldorf, Germany. The venue for the event this year is the splendid and historic industrial halls of Areal Bohler. Located at the intersection of the Rhine metropolises of Dusseldorf and Neus, they ensured a perfect combination of unique, modern atmosphere and history. The event was attended by over 1000 professionals from the areas of purchasing, logistics and supply chain spread across several industries including companies like Syntegon Technology GmbH, Swiss Life Deutschland Operations GmbH, McKinsey & Company Inc. and many more . There were over 100 partners and exhibitors in the event sharing their value proposition. The theme for this year was #skillupfordigital. 

All the attendees gained insights from exciting keynotes, best practice lectures, interactive workshops and round tables. The cherry on the cake was solution-oriented solution forums that shown the efficiency boost of procurement by embracing next gen technologies like automation and artificial intelligence. Zycus participated in roound table session moderated by Andreas Schwarze, Regional Vice President, Sales at Zycus, Germany. The session was a culmination of ideas exchange, discussion of key procurement issues and methods to tackle them and the role of digital technology in procurement landscape. 

Procurement Summit

 Whether in modern hotel rooms or in traditional industrial space – the desire for personal exchange and networking was palpable. So,Zycus, Germany was fired up to participate in another magnificent trade show of the region, Procurement Summit, 2022. This year it happened in Hamburg for two days – 22nd and 23rd June, 2022.The event was attended by “Who-is-who” of supply chain with an overall attendee of above 500 procurement professionals. Notable companies that attended the event are Hapag Lloyd, Alfred Talke, Airbus Operations, B Braun, Beiersdorf and many more. One of the key differentiator of this event is a separate start up category and this provides a platform to all the growing companies in the domain to participate in trade fair. 

Zycus participated in an engaging Masterclass session, with over 50 attendees! Andreas Schwarze spoke about Zycus’ footprint in AI based procurement, key focus areas and our future roadmap. 

Both days spent in the event are enlightening for all event attendees given the plethora of topics discussed, exchange of ideas as well as citical pain points and mega trends of procurement across industries. It is rightfully called the trade fair of digitization and innovation in procurement.  

 So, if you are looking for digitisation in Procurement, then these two forums are best in class in the region. They will not only enlighten you about the advanced technologies in procurement but also give you a chance to check out live demos at the various exhibitor booths. In addition to this, the immense networking opportunity with your peers will help you finds right answers to your questions. 

 We at Zycus believe AI is the key enabler in procurement function as it will allow senior leaders in the domain to think about strategic initiatives as technology will take up the tactical pieces. So, click here to have a first hand experience of the magic AI can do through our Merlin Experience Centre 

 Know more about Zycus’ organically built Source-to-Pay and Procure-to-Pay solutions powered by AI. 

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