09.00 – 11.00 Aim to Inspire

  • Richard van Hooijdonk, Trend watcher and Futurist
  • Chief Procurement Officer of a large telecom provider


The YPP Conference will start with our keynote speaker Trend watcher and Futurist Richard van Hooijdonk. His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 420,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs. With his international research team, he investigates tech trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries.


The Chief Procurement Officer of a large telecom provider will share her perspective on procurement, provide insight in the challenges she faced and elaborate on her vision of the future of procurement.

11.00 – 13.00 Aim to Challenge
Challenging carrousel sessions with leading procurement experts to bring you up to speed with the latest developments in procurement:

  • Predictive analytics
  • What’s the price
  • Robotics & P2P
  • Crowd based sourcing
  • Important Competences of the future
13.00 – 14.00 Aim to connect
14.00 – 15.30 Aim to Create
The young procurement professionals will be divided over the five key topics. Per group you will be asked to create a vision about how young procurement professionals are looking towards the future of procurement and which skills should be developed to boost their potential.
15:30 Aim to Debate
Share your vision on the future of procurement and be challenged by leading experts during a group discussion.
17:00 Drinks