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  • April 14, 2016
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Rethink the possible. Or should it be, rethink the impossible?


If you had said that, in four short years, Coupa Inspire would become the spend management industry’s second largest event and fastest growing, a lot of people would have said that’s impossible.


If you had said that Sir Richard Branson would keynote at Inspire—impossible.


If you had said that customer companies would sit down with us and do the math to figure out how much money they’ve been able to save using Coupa, and commit that to a video that is shared with everyone at Inspire—impossible. Do you know how hard it is to get corporate approval from companies to talk publicly about numbers? Trust us, it’s hard.


Done, done and done. What made all this possible? First, we rethought the corporate spend management event.


And made it colorful.

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Thought provoking.

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And fun.

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This year’s event is happening May 10-12, 2016. Nearly 2000 Coupa customers, partners, analysts, industry leaders and employees will gather at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco to share their stories, their results and their future plans for rethinking what had seemed impossible just years or even months ago.


We’ll be inspired by the innovative journeys of Sir Richard Branson and his son, Sam. CPOs and CIOs will put their heads together to figure out how they can work together to drive spend management into the digital future. CFOs will weigh in on how their world is evolving and how that impacts procurement. We’ll delve into how to deal with risk and the increasingly complex world of global tax compliance. Yes, that’s a thing.


We’ll talk about mega-trends in corporate travel, and evolving the procurement function in healthcare and life sciences. We’ll talk about how to get to 100 percent supplier enablement, something most people believe is impossible. Guess what? It’s possible.


There will be plenty of time to see Coupa in action and learn about the latest features and future road map.


Over the next few weeks, we’ll be using this space to explore some of the new possibilities in procurement and finance today and to introduce some of the speakers you’ll hear and meet at Inspire. To follow along, subscribe to our blog, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Watch for our conference hashtags #CoupaInspire and #RethinkValue.


And join us for the conference. We’ll laugh. We’ll learn. We’ll have a rockin’ party, and we’ll think and rethink and leave smarter, energized and inspired to go out and change the world.