We are thrilled to share that this year, akirolabs had the honor of attending the esteemed Saudi Procurement Conference 2023. This event, heldin the heartof Saudi Arabia, is a significant platform for industry leaders, innovators, and thinkers to come together and discuss the future of procurement in the region.
Our Co-founder and CEO, Michael Pleuger, graced the stage alongside TAHAKOM’s Hani AlSaigh FCIPS, shedding light on the topic, ‘How Tahakom is leveraging digital category management for driving procurement value beyond savings’. This collaboration between akirolabs and TAHAKOM, one of our valued clients, is a testament to our shared vision and commitment to pushing the boundaries of digital category management.
A Shared Vision for the Future
Michael’s excitement about his first visit to Saudi Arabia was palpable. As he mentioned on LinkedIn, “Only one week before I will travel to KSA for the first time, and I am very excited and proud to attend the Saudi Procurement Conference.” This enthusiasm was evident in his speech, where he delved deep into the nuances of digital category management and its potential to revolutionize procurement processes.
Our collaboration with TAHAKOM is not just about business; it’s about a shared vision. Both akirolabs and TAHAKOM believe in the power of digital transformation to drive value beyond mere savings. Our joint efforts aim to support Saudi Arabia’s VISION 2030, a strategic framework for the country’s long-term goals and expectations.
Beyond Savings: The New Paradigm
During the conference, Michael emphasized the importance of looking beyond traditional metrics. While savings remain a crucial aspect of procurement, the future lies in harnessing digital tools to derive value in other areas, such as efficiency, innovation, and sustainability. Our partnership with TAHAKOM is a shining example of this new paradigm, where we are jointly exploring the vast potential of digital category management.
Engaging with the Community
The Saudi Procurement Conference was not just about presentations and speeches. It was an opportunity for us to engage with the broader procurement community in Saudi Arabia. We were heartened by the many fruitful discussions and interactions we had at the Sirion / akirolabsbooth. These conversations provided us with invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by procurement professionals in the region.
A Journey Forward
As we reflect on our experience at the Saudi Procurement Conference 2023, we are filled with gratitude and optimism. Gratitude for the opportunity to share our insights and learn from others, and optimism for the future of procurement in Saudi Arabia and beyond.
We understand the responsibility that comes with being a leader in the field of digital category management. And as we continue our journey, we remain committed to our mission of driving value beyond savings, not just for our clients like TAHAKOM but for the broader procurement community.
In conclusion, our participation in the Saudi Procurement Conference 2023 was a significant milestone for akirolabs. It reaffirmed our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and value creation. We are excited about the future and look forward to many more opportunities to engage, learn, and grow together with our partners and the global procurement community.