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- October 09, 2014
- Alex Kleiner
I'm very excited to be welcoming over 250 finance and Coupa Inspire EMEA next Thursday, 16 October at the Rosewood Hotel in the heart of London. This is Coupa's "coming out party" in Europe.procurement leaders from all over Europe to
For the past couple of years, we've had a big, multi-day Coupa Inspire event in San Francisco for our North American customers and prospects. Last year we had a half-day mini-Inspire event here in EMEA. This year we have a full-day event, from breakfast through to evening reception.
The expansion of the event is indicative of the market interest we're seeing all over EMEA. Over 40% of conference attendees are coming from outside the U.K. Fourteen different countries will be represented, so this is truly an opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the best and brightest from all over the region.
On the main stage, we'll have keynotes from Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn, NetSuite COO Jim McGeever, and Raja Hammoud, Coupa's VP of Product Development.
We're also very excited to hear from Francois Valadji and Michael Bedtke from Sanofi. Francois is Vice President of Purchase to Pay Programs and Michael is Head of P2P Process & Expertise Management. Last year at this time, Sanofi was a prospective customer. This year they'll be on the main stage talking about their progress with Coupa so far.
We'll also have breakout sessions with nine more Coupa customers from EMEA, including leaders from eircom, Home Retail Group and NEC. And, we're going to be making some major announcements around partnerships and enhancements to our cloud solution.
I hope that people are going to have a great time, and they're going to go home feeling like they've been to something more than a typical software conference. Coupa is about innovation and transformation, and I hope they'll go away feeling inspired about what they can achieve for their companies.