Coupa Inspire 2018 EMEA: Spend Management Superheroes

Suhas Sreedhar
Suhas Sreedhar
Senior Content Marketing Manager, Coupa Software

Suhas Sreedhar is a writer, journalist, and content marketer who loves telling stories about complex ideas to make them digestible. He also really enjoy storytelling through different media like articles, infographics, podcasts, videos, and interactive apps.

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Post conference dinner and drinks.

Post conference dinner and drinks.Managing your business spend is challenging, grueling work. It’s work that’s absolutely vital to the health of your company, and yet, it often flies completely under the radar.

Sales gets praise for closing deals. Products are entrenched at the center of the business. But managing spend--finding those leaky faucets of cash, creating smart procedures that lower costs and add strategic value, strengthening your supply chain--that kind of work doesn’t usually get the hero treatment.

Sometimes, you have to be the kind of hero that works in the shadows, the dark knight. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.

A place to team up, whether you’re from finance, procurement, or IT
At Coupa, we certainly have our own perspective on how companies can spend their money smarter. But we’re just the support, you’re the one out there fighting the battles. So we don’t just want to advise, we want to listen. Coupa Inspire ‘18 EMEA, taking place in London November 6-8, is a place for us to do that, and for you to meet your fellow spend management heroes, and share and learn from each other.

So if you’re in procurement, come to Inspire and swap stories with someone in finance, IT, or supply chain--chances are, you’ll spark some powerful ideas.

Get inspired by leaders in the field
Your peers in major companies have captivating stories to tell. At Inspire ‘18 EMEA you’ll hear from brands like:

  • Unilever
  • Rolls Royce
  • Airbus
  • Pearson
  • Maersk
  • Marketo

...and many others. These leaders have tackled complex situations and baffling problems and have come out on top. Learn from their experiences and pick their brains. It’s a unique opportunity to do so, with leaders across many different industries and markets, including and outside of your own.

Make sense of what’s happening in a chaotic world
From Brexit, to trade policies, to labor market dynamics--there’s a lot happening in the world right now that affects business spend management. Hear best practices for dealing with risk, uncertainty, and sudden economic shifts. How do you build resilience into your organization through digital transformation? You’ll meet some people who have great suggestions.

Find out about the newest things happening with Coupa
If you’re already using the Coupa BSM platform, or are curious about what tools we offer to help you manage your spend and create value, you’ll be able to explore, learn, and ask lots of questions of our experts. You’ll also hear about our newest announcements, developments, and exciting features.

It’s a hard job, being the dark knight. Not everyone can do it. But you do--day in, day out, carrying on without fail and without needing or expecting the flashy hero treatment. But if you do come to Inspire ‘18 EMEA, please relax, open up, celebrate, and enjoy, because it really will be your day in the sun.

To learn more or get your tickets, please visit our Coupa Inspire page.