Florence, Italy

22-23 September 2023

Procurement to Lead Innovation and Value Capture

while coping with inflation, shortages and geopolitical instability

During the IFPSM world Summit 2023 over thirty outstanding speakers from four continents and different industrial realities, will talk about the key issues of procurement and supply management, and will underline how innovation, integration, connectivity, sustainability, resilience and competitiveness will characterise the future of successful companies. They will also highlight the need to upskill and reskill resources, because now more than ever companies need talents.

The World Summit means: information, benchmarking, international network, culture, and upper-level training. Unique of its kind, it gives a complete picture of the economic and geopolitical scenario and of the best procurement practices. Participating is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge, vision and professional growth. 


Chris Oanda

President of IFPSM

Fabrizio Santini

President of ADACI

Peter Kraljic

Director Emeritus at McKinsey and Inventor of the procurement strategy matrix

Gundula Ullah

Chairwoman of BME and CPO of FUNKE Mediengruppe


Procurement to Lead Innovation and Value Capture








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About Florence & Tuscany, where the IFPSM World Summit 2023 will take place

Tuscany is one of the most famous regions in Italy. From being the home of the Italian Renaissance, to the birth place of Italian language, dipped in its fascinating hills, there is much to discover about this region. Each city and village have something unique to offer and cannot be missed.

From the capital, Florence, land of cathedrals, churches and museums crammed full of Renaissance art; to the nearby and less-crowded Siena, a little jewel to discover, without forgetting Pisa, with the world most famous leaning tower. But it is challenging not to fall in love with also the nearby Volterra, one of the most charming walled Tuscan towns. 

Explore Florence and beyond

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A list of top activities to do in Florence and surroundings.

Chris Oanda

Chris is a practicing Supply Chain professional with over twenty-five years of experience gained through consultancy and employment in academia, private and public sectors. He worked in Oil and Gas, Commodities, Pharma, Aerospace, and Manufacturing across four continents. He is the founder Chairman of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).

He is the Managing Director of the Global Procurement Academy Ltd (GPA). He created e-sokoni.com the first B2B e-commerce platform in Africa in 2003 and started its operations in Kenya.

He has managed several notable procurement projects including: the reforming of Kenya Medical Supplies Authority, the creation of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) a joint fuel procurement consortium for 15 airlines, and the transformation of Kaduna State Health Commodities supply chain (Nigeria).

In recognition of his contribution to the development of the supply chain sector in Kenya, Chris was awarded a Presidential Medal – Head of State Commendation – (HOSC) by the third President of Kenya.

Chris has held various positions in IFPSM Organisation as Senior Delegate, Board Member, Africa Regional Chair and now as President.

Fabrizio Santini

Fabrizio is a creative manager, with over twenty years of experience in procurement and supply management, who worked both nationally and internationally in the electromechanical, automotive and consumers goods industry. He has an in-dept knowledge of purchasing and supply management processes, including purchasing partnership models.

He carries out research on business models focused on innovation, automation and continuous improvement, managed by cross-functional and cross-company teams. He has a solid experience in the organization of procurement and supply chain management and in the preparation of Design to Cost and value analysis projects aimed at reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). He developed skills of analytical and critical thinking; he has a spontaneous relational approach and is open to change and innovation. Stimulated by increasingly demanding and international assignments, he counts on his tenacity and determination.

He gradually held various positions within the association until he became national president of ADACI for three consecutive terms, and CEO of ADACI Formanagement Srl, the subsidiary of ADACI which deals with training and consultancy.

Peter Kraljic

Peter Kraljic is Director Emeritus at McKinsey.

He worked at McKinsey for 32 years until his retirement in 2002. 

In 1983, Peter Kraljic wrote his now famous article in the Harvard Business Review titled “Purchasing must become supply management”.

Today Peter holds advisory positions for various organizations.

He is the President of the EIPM Peter Kraljic Award.

Gundula Ullah

Gundula Ullah is Chief Procurement & Sustainability Officer of FUNKE Mediengruppe – one of Germany’s largest media companies – and the new Chairwoman of the BME’s Board of Management. Previously she worked for Esprit, Airbus Defence and Space, Vodafone Group Services GmbH and Siemens AG.

She is steadily driving forward the transformation of the entire purchasing organization, which covers the needs of all business units (newspaper, magazines, digital, radio). Gundula Ullah has more than 20 years of international professional experience in purchasing and has managed important digitization initiatives, such as the renewal of the company’s purchase-to-pay platform. As of September 2021, she has been appointed by the Board as Head of Sustainability in addition to her role as Chief Procurement Officer. Among other things, she launched the certification of FUNKE Procurement as a “Sustainable Procurement Organization” Level 2, and has defined the company’s climate protection strategy.