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Europe's Leading CPOs to Meet in Hamburg

Some Procurement Officers (CPOs) will be discussing challenges in supply management at the 10th European Procurement Excellence (EPE) in Hamburg

On Thursday, 2 July 2015, the 10th European Procurement Excellence (EPE), will be held ini Hamburg. 230 Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) are expected to attend the conference of the German Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) in Hamburg, held with the slogan “Transforming Procurement into a powerhouse” at the Kempinski Hotel Atlantic on the banks of the Alster lake.

Trade Visitors from all over Europe

At EPE, participants will be discussing current strategic challenges for Supply Management and Best Practice solutions. Attending the exclusive one-day event is open to guests when invited in person. Thus, the event is an insiders platform, allowing to network and exchange information not intended for third parties. Last year, participants came from ten European countries.

Hamburg – City of Commerce

Since Hanseatic times, Hamburg’s history has been dominated by trade. Today, Hamburg is Northern Europe#s hub of international foreign trade. 32,000 trade companies and more than 125,000 employees illustrate the relevance of commerce in the city state. The EPE emphasises Hamburg’s importance as gateway to the world in trade.

HCB: Perfect Location for the Congress

EPE was brought to Hamburg by the Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH (HCB). As municipal expert for business events, HCB supported the organisers of the event in all relevant issues. “We are delighted that the Hamburg Convention Bureau was able to win this high-profile event for Hamburg. The European Procurement Excellence brings together key decision makers, buyers and important business people to our city, where they will set up networks, work together and exchange expertise and experiences. The choice of Hamburg clearly confirms our city as an important hub of international trade”, said Thorsten Kausch, managing director of the Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH (HCB) and Hamburg Marketing GmbH (HMG).

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On the Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB)

As a direct subsidiary of Hamburg Marketing GmbH, the Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH (HCB) combines locational expertise with a broad spectrum of industry-specific knowledge, ranging from B2B meetings, conferences and conventions to large-scale public events. HCB is in charge of marketing Hamburg globally as a congress and conventions location and strengthening Hamburg’s profile internationally via highly visible public events.

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