18th & 19th October 2016

Online registration is now closed for BravoConnect 2016. Please contact the BravoSolution Events Team for further enquiries.

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You will join other BravoAdvantage customers to share best practice experiences and to explore innovative ideas and future developments in our strategic procurement solutions:

  • Interact with 200 customers from diverse industries and geographies
  • Share best practice experiences and explore innovative ideas
  • Enjoy a great lineup of dynamic and inspiring speakers in the procurement industry
  • Network and share insights with like-minded peers

BravoConnect 2016, the highly anticipated annual BravoSolution Customer Conference, is ready with more speakers, new breakouts, case studies and opportunities to network with procurement peers. Attending BravoConnect will give you access to:

  • Leading global and industry speakers
  • BravoAdvantage customer case studies
  • Previews of BravoSolution thought leadership whitepapers and analyst reports
  • New roundtable sessions enabling open exchange of experience and strategy amongst fellow industry peers
  • Onsite support from our consulting teams
  • Special celebration dinner gala held at the nearby Denbies Wine Estate
  • Meals and refreshments at Wotton House Hotel, an extraordinary setting for our conference
  • And networking opportunities with your industry peers

Keynote Speakers

Mike Walsh
Futurist, Keynote Speaker & Author

Mike Walsh has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running successful start-up ventures and holding senior leadership positions in established media organisations. His background includes corporate law and management consulting. Before founding his latest venture,  an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behavior, he worked at a spin-off from McKinsey, launched the technology publishing group internet.com in Australia, and founded and ran Jupiter Research. He spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation and helped shape the digital strategy for their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions plus provided Star TV with a digital roadmap for their operations in Asia.

Jason Busch
Founder, Head of Strategy, Azul Partners, Inc.

Jason Busch has led the procurement and supply chain charge as an advocate, futurist and evangelist since the 1990s. Initially at FreeMarkets, then an adviser to Ariba and other firms, Jason branched out on his own to establish the Spend Matters brand (parent company: Azul Partners), which emerged to become the largest news and information portal covering the sector. Over the years, Azul Partners has expanded this digital portfolio to 12 affiliated properties including leading titles such as Spend Matters UK/Europe, MetalMiner and Public Spend Forum, making it one of the largest independent B2B digital media firms.

Peter Smith
Managing Director & Editor, Spend Matters UK/Europe

Peter has been around procurement for 30 years as a manager, CPO and consultant. He has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Peter is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops, and his first book, co-authored with Fiona Czerniawska, was published in June 2010 by The Economist Books; “Buying Professional Services; How to get value for money from consultants and other professional services providers.”

BravoConnect 2016 Agenda

About the Venue

Wotton House Hotel

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Our conference setting, Wotton House Hotel, Dorking Surrey is a prestigious country house hotel originally the centre of the Wotton Estate and the seat of the Evelyn family. In 1620 it was the birthplace of diarist and landscape gardener John Evelyn, who built the first Italian garden in England. Today Wotton House maintains 13 well-manicured acres of spectacular listed gardens, and is restored and refurbished, maintaining classic estate heritage with modern event spaces, onsite leisure facilities and the highest standard of food and service. The venue is 10 minutes from junction 9 of the M25, close to Gatwick airport.

Wotton House Hotel

Guilford Road, Dorking RH5 6QQ, United Kingdom

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Denbies Wine Estate

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The Denbies Estate has been family owned and run since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. Denbies wine now competes on an international level, including multiple gold awards for sparkling wine production, the first ever gold for an English rose wine and most recently an international gold for Denbies Noble Harvest Dessert wine. We are honoured over the years to have welcomed several members of the Royal family to the estate, completing the historical connections which date back to Prince Albert in 1851.