Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior supply chain and procurement executives from a variety of industry verticals for our first ever Supply Chain Management and Procurement Forum taking place in Chicago. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues facing supply chain leaders are facing in today’s complex, customer driven ecosystem. The agenda will be specifically geared towards Chief Supply Chain Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, as well as Operations and Risk Management VPs and Directors. Topics covered by our speaking faculty will include:

  • Leveraging new technologies to drive down costs and increase operational efficiency
  • Collaborating with other business functions to support your organization’s omni-channel strategy
  • Fostering innovation within your supply chain
  • Best practices in managing and preventing supply chain disruptions
  • Shifting towards a sustainable supply chain strategy with in your organization


Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers from our 2016 rosters included: Nick Ammaturo, Head of Global Corporate Services Procurement, Coach, Inc.; Debbie Entrup, Vice President, Global Brand Supply Chain, MAC Cosmetics; Vivian Wu, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Revlon; Sanjay Setty, Vice President, Head of Procurement, KIND; and more.

We look forward to bringing together a fantastic faculty in Chicago, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 executives hailing from the Midwest and beyond!

Register to Attend

  • 8:00am - 9:00am Networking breakfast and registration

    Take the time to get to know the fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors that you will be sharing the day with. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea and juices will be served.

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Morning sessions
    Our speakers share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Keynotes, panels and fireside chats will be broken up by networking breaks.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch

    Enjoy a healthy buffet lunch and networking time.

  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions

    Our speakers will share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Sessions will be broken up by one afternoon coffee and snack break.

  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail reception 

    Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office. 

Explore the most critical hot topics and challenges facing Supply Chain and Procurement executives, such as:

Catalyzing Exceptional Performance through End to End Value Chain Integration

  • Aligning supply chain strategies with the company’s broader corporate goals 
  • Key considerations when evaluating value chain integration opportunities
  • Benefits to conducting supply chain segmentation by product, customer, or other dimensions
  • Embracing cross functional collaboration with sales, marketing, and product development teams
  • Lessons learned from customer and supplier collaboration

Fostering Innovation within Your Supply Chain

  • Examining the decision making processes that are driving your current supply chain strategy
  • Exploring what supply chain innovation means for your organization
  • Discussing new capabilities to drive improvements within your supply chain
  • Identifying opportunities to innovate and the subsequent implications on the supply chain organization

Mending the Supply Chain Talent Gap: Building a Workforce for the Future

  • Skills and capabilities most critical for your supply chain 
  • Current talent gaps and how you anticipate this evolving
  • Investing in current teams to update and increase their current skill set
  • Innovative approaches to introduce and integrate new talent into the organization
  • Discussing the critical resources and HR support needed to address talent gaps 

The Complexities of Today’s Global Supply Chain

  • Best practices with regards to establishing a global team
  • Understanding the impact of globalization
  • Key trends in terms of structure, responsiveness and flexibility
  • Steps to avoid or prepare for supply chain disruptions
  • Building and integrating resilience into your supply chain strategy

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

The " 2017 Leadership in Supply Chain & Procurement in Chicago"
is proudly sponsored by:

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $189 per night, taxes not included. 

Venue

Hotel Blake Chicago


500 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 986-1234
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