JAGGAER and Tejari’s REVInternational 2018 Event Speaker Line-up Addresses Accelerating Spend Management Digital Transformation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 May 2018 – JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, has announced a dynamic speaker line-up for its international conference, REVInternational 2018. JAGGAER will be announcing innovative new products as well as presenting its two-year technology roadmap to customers from multiple commercial industries and public sectors. JAGGAER will specifically address the numerous points of integration between its powerful platforms, designed to cover all types of business spend.

The International Data Corporation (IDC) said that regional organizations will ramp up their IoT investments which is forecast to grow 15% year-on-year in 2018, with spending predicted to reach $6.99 billion in 2018 and $12.62 billion by 2021. With IoT and digital transformation on the rise in the Middle East, it is now more important than ever to take advantage of powerful analytics embedded into an organization’s supply chain to drive business growth.

The event, hosted at the Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel in Munich, Germany on 25-26 June 2018, will gather JAGGAER customers, suppliers, procurement leaders, and partners to share best practices from across Europe and the Middle East, in addition to discussing the latest in eProcurement innovation, trends and strategies.

JAGGAER CEO Robert Bonavito will deliver the opening keynote addressing the themes of active customer engagement, listening and innovation. Bonavito will highlight numerous customer successes and provide a company history delineating the construction of the world’s most comprehensive best-of-breed solutions suite. Futurist Stefan Hyttfors, will provide the signature keynote.

Additional speakers include Diego Pedroli, Procurement and Logistics Director, illycaffè; Dr. Klaus Staubitzer, Chief Procurement Officer, Siemens AG; Ervino Riccobon, Procurement Opinion Leader in Automotive Industry; Alberto Alfonso Kurano, Procurement Development & Processes Strategic Analyst, CEPSA; Antonio Fioretti, CPO Ansaldo Energia; Hansjörg III, Global Procurement Manager VP, Bühler AG, and Rolf Zimmer, Founder and Managing Director, riskmethods GmbH.

“This event is a milestone on several levels. It reflects our official launch of the JAGGAER brand in Europe and is an opportunity for us to present our unique vision of digital transformation for the spend management space. We are here to learn as much as we are here to present ideas, because customer feedback is a critical component of our technology roadmap. We are fully dedicated to the long-term growth of our company and the success of our customers globally through complete utilization of all our solutions on all our integrated platforms,” said Robert Bonavito.

Dan Quinn, Senior Vice President at JAGGAER MENA / Tejari, added: “With the Middle East experiencing major transformation in the digital world, it is crucial for businesses to understand how to fulfill its true potential and unlock value. REV International 2018 provides the perfect opportunity for procurement professionals to come together to explore ways to maximize their strategic function by leveraging digital transformation.”

“It is apparent that advancement in technology is becoming increasingly crucial for competitiveness and economic growth in the region. By smartly capitalizing on this, there is potential to add trillions to the GDP of economies and revenues of companies operating in the Middle East,” he concluded.

For more information, to download the preliminary agenda, or to register for REV2018, please visit http://go.jaggaer.com/rev_international_2018

About JAGGAER: Global Source to Pay Spend Management Solutions

JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, with nearly 2000 customers connected to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in North America, Latin America, throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS-based Source to Pay eProcurement solutions with advanced Spend Analytics, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Savings Tracking, and intelligent workflow capabilities. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analysing the market. Our solution suites are trusted by the world’s largest manufacturing, education, health care, retail, consumer package goods, logistics, construction, utilities companies and public service organizations. Additionally, JAGGAER holds 38 patents–more than any other spend management company. www.JAGGAER.com.

About Tejari

Tejari operates as an integral part of the JAGGAER company with an exclusive focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Its growing team composed of more than 75 professionals across Dubai and Abu Dhabi provide effective support to a rising portfolio of local clients as well as multi-national organizations operating in the region. Tejari provides a market leading global strategic procurement platform that helps more than 650 companies and 150,000 purchasing professionals worldwide unlock the power of procurement to drive financial performance, build procurement organizational excellence, manage risk, and influence innovation.

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Steve Lundin