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CPOs: Set the Stage for a Successful 2019 at SPARK

There are dozens of reasons why forward-thinking CPOs and sourcing executives make SPARK the kickoff event for their calendar year. At SPARK, not only will you have the chance to discover new strategic frameworks for your team and measure yourself against the best-in-class benchmarks for the industry, you will also pick up countless tips and tricks to lead your team with a new tempo. Last year, our executive attendees brought home compelling new business cases, helped develop more dynamic negotiation skills for their team, and moved from a siloed function to a more strategic, cross-functional enterprise collaborator.

SPARK is first and foremost a showcase for leaders who are transforming the way they work, and we would truly love to have you join the conversation. Here are some killer reasons why you and your team should block off calendar time for SPARK this February.

Unmatched Keynotes on Leadership and Change
This year, our keynote speakers at SPARK are bigger and better than ever – we’re putting dynamic, creative leaders center stage to talk about key leadership and business challenges. SPARK speakers will showcase new ideas to help you lead your teams forward in 2019, including:

1:1 Conversations with CPOs in Every Industry
One of the most valuable things about SPARK is the conversations you’ll have with other CPOs. (Which CPOs you ask? Here is a small sample: Moodys, Wellmark, Uber, Axis Capital, SITEL, Atlassian, VSP, Conmed, and Twitter.) From breakout sessions to roundtables, you’ll have the chance to meet, debate, and share insights with peers in your industry and beyond. The Scout team will be available to facilitate introductions and make sure you get the most out of your trip.

Capture New Strategies to Tackle 2019
Only one thing is certain about 2019 so far – it’s going to be wildly different from last year. Markets are changing, regulations are shifting, and companies are competing in new ways. Make sure you are 100% ready to adapt to what’s ahead and dive deep into the content and opportunities available at SPARK.

Register today and join us February 26-27, 2019 – or drop us a note and we can manage the registration for you. Read more about SPARK at https://www.spark.scoutrfp.com/why-attend-spark/, and if you need to make a business case to attend download our template.

Either way, we’d love to see you at SPARK this February in San Francisco.

— Michaela

PS: Don’t forget about the fun to be had! We’ve said it before: SPARK is no ordinary conference. So get jazzed for the Havana Nights SPARK party on day one, and then join us on day two, bright-eyed and ready for what brunch dreams are made of: waffles, make-your-own donuts, the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, mimosa bar, bloody marys…and more. Who said conference food had to be boring? See you there.

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