Procurecon Facilities 2019

January 28 - 29, 2020

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, FL

Day 1 Monday, January 28, 2019: Building The Future: Preparing for Disruption

7:45 am - 8:45 am Breakfast and Registration

8:45 am - 8:55 am Welcome

Executive from CBRE

Bob Bruning

Vice President, Sourcing & Supply Chain Solutions

Designing intelligent built form to adapt to emerging technologies, generational user behavior and the changing climate is the way of the future.  In today’s world we are not only designing for functionality and aesthetics, but also for safety, security and resiliency.  Material, data and integrated partnership for procurement, design and construction is key in creating buildings that serve us today and stand the test of time and to serve as a landmark for the future.  In this keynote presentation, learn to collaborate to create the smart buildings and green communities of the future.  Extended Q and A to follow.

Meenakshi Nieto

A.A.E, Assistant Vice President, West Coast Aviation Planning, WSP &
Former Senior Manager, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, American Airlines

The imminent tech enabled facility is closer than you think - but are you ready? In this panel, take a deep dive into the latest facilities technologies, what the age of digitization could mean for your facilities sourcing function, and how to take small steps toward the future for major efficiencies - no matter what size your organization.

  • Understanding, preparing for and deploying IoT 
  • High-tech security systems
  • Space planning and mapping technology 
  • Space utilization tools
  • Inventory management software
  • Mobile facility management apps

John Sklet

Senior Vice President - North America Facilities and Construction Procurement


Jennifer Ahrens

Director, Integrated Facilities Technology Sourcing
Intel Corporation


Henry Chacon

Global Integrated Facility Management Category Manager
The Boeing Company


Bob Bruning

Vice President, Sourcing & Supply Chain Solutions


Dusty Duistermars

Senior Vice President, Digital Solutions

10:15 am - 10:45 am Case Study | Think Big With Bots: Simplifying Predictive Analytics With Cognitive Procurement

Fadi El Mouallem - Director of Strategic Sourcing for Real Estate and Workplace Services,
To run a truly world-class facilities and real estate function, greater visibility into spend as well as supplier and contract management is essential – and new technology that enables a sharper strategy has arrived. The rise of artificial intelligence and RPA is now helping procurement organizations gain new insights and shape strategies not before possible with standard approaches. In this panel, gain an understanding of how procurement leaders are making tomorrow today by taking their analytics into the future, and how you can do the same. Extended Q and A to follow.

  • How can you effectively use AI to enhance your procurement function and reduce costs?
  • How can you use a cognitive procurement system in order to drive improved results?
  • How can you effectively manage change within a cognitive procurement function in order to ensure you have the buy-in from your eam and internal partners?
  • What advanced analytics systems offer the highest ROI and where should you start?

Fadi El Mouallem

Director of Strategic Sourcing for Real Estate and Workplace Services

10:45 am - 11:25 am AM NETWORKING BREAK | Energy Booster: Espresso, Healthy Snacks, Games & Networking In The Solutions Zone

11:25 am - 11:55 am Fireside Chat | On Fertile Ground: Value, Innovation And Convincing Stakeholders To Take The Great Leap Forward

Bob Bruning - Vice President, Sourcing & Supply Chain Solutions CBRE Carlos Ponce-Ramirez - Director of Operations & Facilities - North America, Coty
We all know adapting to innovation isn't easy, and the building technologies on the near horizon can seem risky, scary and even unnecessary to many stakeholders. So how do you communicate your value and earn the trust needed to take the great leap (or small step) forward, when so many stakeholders are reluctant to hand over the keys in the first place? Find out in this in-depth discussion.

Carlos Ponce-Ramirez

Director of Operations & Facilities - North America


Bob Bruning

Vice President, Sourcing & Supply Chain Solutions

11:55 am - 12:35 pm Interactive Case Study | The Road To Success: Change Management In The Facilities World

Chris Malagon - Global Procurement Buyer, MGM Resorts International
When the only constant is change, how do you create an actionable change management framework for the facilities category? With so many advanced technologies and methodologies, it’s incredibly important to create an atmosphere that is open and accepting of innovation and change. This enlightening and interactive  case study will delve into:

  • Getting your stakeholders to follow new procurement policies and fully understand the benefit of having those policies in place
  • Onboarding and seamlessly integrating new stakeholders 
  • Cultivating a holistic environment that is not only open, but welcoming to change and improvement

Chris Malagon

Global Procurement Buyer
MGM Resorts International

12:35 pm - 1:40 pm LUNCH

Track A: Nuts And Bolts: Facilities and Real Estate Sourcing Fundamentals

1:40 pm - 1:50 pm Track Chairman’s Remarks

Track A: Nuts And Bolts: Facilities and Real Estate Sourcing Fundamentals

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Workshop | The Keys To the Castle: Determining And Developing A Facilities Management Outsourcing Strategy
Jerome Arfeli - Senior Procurement Manager - Facilities & Real Estate, Coca-Cola
No matter what type of organization you're in, the question of whether or not to outsource your facilities management   looms large. Making the decision can be tough - while a fully integrated model can streamline your facilities function by handing over the keys to specialized experts, does it really garner the cost savings you need? And what if you're considering a hybrid model - can "slicing and dicing" be detrimental to your function? Explore your options and learn how to determine what's right for your enterprise in this hands-on workshop.

  • Nailing the bidding process
  • How to select the optimal outsourcing provider
  • Comparing Hybrid vs. Integrated Models
  • Measuring the performance of outsourced FM engagements


Jerome Arfeli

Senior Procurement Manager - Facilities & Real Estate

Track B: Mastering Facilities

1:40 pm - 1:50 pm Track Chairman’s Remarks

Track B: Mastering Facilities

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Workshop | Improving the Source To Contract Cycle Performance In Facilities Management
Mike Knievel - Senior Director, Procurement, Gilead Sciences
The demand for integration of services is high in mature markets – so how can procurement improve source-to-contract cycle performance in facilities management? In this presentation, learn how you can better enhance savings and category strategies as well as gain a better understanding of market and supplier challenges, while implementing best practices. 

  • Growing demand from large organizations for cost savings
  • Difficulty in identifying best-fit suppliers
  • Promoting competitive bidding scenarios


Mike Knievel

Senior Director, Procurement
Gilead Sciences

Track C: Construction And Energy

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Workshop | Building The Foundation: Construction Sourcing 101
Yu Tang - Procurement Manager, Facilities, Buildings & Constructions, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Construction procurement faces a unique set of challenges all its own because it’s not a daily buy. Hammer down the basics in this 101 workshop.

  • Developing an execution plan and business case for your project
  • Selecting contractors
  • Balancing time, cost and quality
  • Contract administration
  • Project management and delivery
  • Post occupancy evaluation

Yu Tang

Procurement Manager, Facilities, Buildings & Constructions
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Presentation | True or False: Predictive Maintenance Saves Time, Money And Headaches

David Auffert - Senior Staff Category Manager, Dish Network
Predictive maintenance can seem like a major money saver, as it keeps assets up and running for longer than other types of maintenance, lowers long-term repair costs and improves safety conditions.  There are, however, disadvantages; predictive maintenance tends to be more complex, requires an early investment, doesn’t take into account the actual usage of the machine and can't indicate potential failure points. So is the early expenditure worth it? In this presentation, hear the pros and cons of the proactive approach, and decide for yourself.


David Auffert

Senior Staff Category Manager
Dish Network

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Innovation Spotlight | Protecting Your Facilities From Mail And Parcel Based Threats

Frank Farnacci - Executive Vice President, The Millennium Group

Frank Farnacci

Executive Vice President
The Millennium Group

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Presentation | Driving Efficiency: Accelerate Facilities Alignment Through Best Known Methods

Sara Newton-Klitz - Director of Global Facilities Procurement, Micron Technologies
Do you have the need for speed?  In today’s business environment, Facilities is often faced with concurrent projects that challenge the possibilities for scope, schedule and budget.  Facilities procurement can drive efficiencies throughout the value chain by implementing best known methods and resources.  Join this session to learn more about operational excellence through: 

  • Identifying alignment opportunities 
  • Developing standardized templates and processes 
  • Communicating changes 


Sara Newton-Klitz

Director of Global Facilities Procurement
Micron Technologies

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Partner Case Study With Client

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Boardroom: Breaking Ground: An Advanced Construction Sourcing Drill Down

Felipe Niles - Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, Google
Construction sourcing forces procurement to think outside the box - between the creative aspect and impact of initial design, the highly regulated nature of category, and new sustainability initiatives, it can be hard ground to break. In this boardroom discussion, share in an in-depth discussion to find commonality, solve your most pressing construction  sourcing issues and handle the category from planning and design to project execution and occupation while wrenching out major savings -  even if construction isn’t directly under your roof.

Felipe Niles

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm PM NETWORKING BREAK | Snacks, Games & Networking In The Solutions Zone

With all this talk about of new technologies and the future of facilities, the impact on the actual people you work with can’t be ignored. With such a competitive landscape for talent, how can procurement help create an environment that employees want to work in, and a culture they want to stay in. In this panel, find out about various methods of improving your workplace no matter what the size, and what enhancements big or small can do for employee satisfaction and retention. 

  • Space design and construction with employee experience and company culture in mind
  • Reinventing your space without reinventing the wheel
  • The latest office trends - are they effective?
  • What amenities are well worth it?
  • Sourcing's role in culture change and making cross-generational harmony


Jason Cammorata

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
MDC Partners


Jay Sklar

Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer
HUB International


Paul Goodwin

Former Global Sourcing Manager
Marsh & McLennan Companies


Colleen Conklin

Director of Global Research, Corporate Services

The real estate function today presents an opportunity for procurement  to create value for the enterprise through worker enablement, talent attraction/retention and employee engagement, however, corporate real estate executives often have concern that procurement is not familiar enough with the real estate function to work together toward strategic goals. In this panel, we’ll discuss modern methods of real estate sourcing to sharpen your RE sourcing skills and show you how you can stand on solid ground with stakeholders.

  • What is top of mind today for real estate executives?
  • Emerging real estate models and services
  • Making the right choice between going global, regional, or local
  • Lease vs. Buy vs. Build
  • Negotiating with inflexible landlords
  • Contract formation, title and survey issues


Mark Delph

Director, Head of Global Real Estate


Gerry Hodson

Head of Procure-to-Pay
Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Workshop | Lights And Darks: A Deep Dive Into Energy Sourcing

Gloria Montalvo - Global Energy and Travel Manager, The Weir Group PLC
Energy is a commodity with daily price fluctuations and many choices of providers, not mention learning curve that comes with all the renewable resources coming to the mass market. Come to this workshop to better understand the complexities of energy sourcing-and leave with a better understanding regulations, hedging, innovation and how to really maximize utilities spend.

Gloria Montalvo

Global Energy and Travel Manager
The Weir Group PLC

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities.

The Dotted Line: Contract Terms & Conditions
Kathy Capozzi, Director, Strategic Procurement, Brooks Brothers
Trust Me: Building A Trusted Advisor Relationship With Stakeholders
Kai Bismarck, Director, Indirect Sourcing, Technicolor
The Keys To Key Performance Indicators
Jake Bealke, Sr. Manager – Global Real Estate and  Corporate Services, Edgewell Personal Care
Clean Sweep: Janitorial Services
Mike Knievel, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Gilead Sciences
Maintenance And Repair Fundamentals
Keion Samuel, Senior Buyer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Tackling Tail Spend
German Torres, Director Categories, Indirect Materials and Services, TechnipFMC
 Investment Recovery: Converting Surplus Into Capital
Chris Register, VP, Corporate Services, Liquidity Services
Future-Focused View into Energy
Gabe Smith, VP Client Development / Americas, Schneider Electric

Kathy Capozzi

Director, Strategic Procurement
Brooks Brothers


Kai Bismark

Director, Indirect Sourcing


Jake Bealke

Sr. Manager – Global Real Estate & Corporate Services


Mike Knievel

Senior Director, Procurement
Gilead Sciences

Keion Samuel

Senior Buyer
RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company


Eileen Quigly

Sustainability Manager
Natural Resources Defense Fund (NRDC)


Chris Register

VP, Corporate Services
Liquidity Services


Gabe Smith

VP Client Development / Americas
Schneider Electric

5:20 pm - 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception hosted by CBRE