IACCM Americas Conference 2018
Collaborating Across Boundaries


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When 29 - 31 October 2018 Where The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club • St. Petersburg • Florida

Gain CLE / CEU credit

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Collaborating Across Boundaries - Moving from ERP to RRP (Relationship Resource Planning)

Increased collaboration is at the forefront of the corporate and social agenda, yet for those of us negotiating and managing trading relationships, we know how hard collaboration can be.

Our IACCM global conferences are about bringing together the groups that represent the key stakeholders in every trading relationship – lawyers, project managers, contracts & commercial and procurement professionals.

Support and alignment between these stake-holders is critical to the success of any trading relationship and we have witnessed a spirit of collaboration, openness and inclusivity first-hand amongst our community at our events. And in the rapidly changing world of digitization, automation, and diversity, relationships are being forced into new approaches to collaboration.

This is just one of the reasons, we have chosen the theme “Collaborating Across Boundaries” for our 2018 global conferences.

We at IACCM, believe organisations must become more adept at working together in :

- the way trading partners are selected

- the way risks are viewed, allocated and handled

- the way contracts are negotiated and the focus of those negotiations

- the way skills are developed and resources are applied

- the way governance and performance management is undertaken

- the way change is addressed

- the way broader supply interdependencies are recognised and managed

The IACCM conferences enable conversations between people who would not normally meet each other outside a negotiation. With its focus on 'trading relationships', they rapidly find a uniting topic, something that all of them care about and consider important.

For several years, IACCM research has pointed to the scale of value erosion that comes from weaknesses in the way we form and manage contracts. While a few organizations have picked up on this and driven significant improvements, most have not.

Suddenly, the reticence is disappearing; there is a real belief that a focus on 'relationship resource planning' can yield the next big wave of savings - and that the IACCM community, with its 'collaboration across boundaries', will be at the heart of the movement that drives these benefits.

Be inspired by our key-note speakers and panelists, participate in our interactive debates and workshops and network and engage with our unique contract and commercial community of lawyers, project managers, contracts & commercial and procurement professionals. This three-day packed agenda also includes our Leaders of the Future programme, Exhibition and Start Up Hub, Networking and Social Events and Innovation Awards.