Microsoft, Bloomberg, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, BB&T, P&G and State Street to Speak at SIG Global Sourcing Summit in May

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Summit kicking off with roundtable for CPOs, CFOs, CIOs and other executives in procurement, sourcing, outsourcing, IT and HR

Executives participate in Grand Roundtable discussion with Steve Forbes at last SIG Global Sourcing Summit in Florida

Having companies like Microsoft, Bloomberg, P&G and Dr Pepper Snapple Group share their transformations and stories provides a powerful environment for everyone in attendance.

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, is holding a Global Sourcing Summit ( at the Omni Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, outside Jacksonville, Florida.

“Over the past five years as the economy has struggled to rebound, we have seen the role of sourcing/procurement evolve into one of the most strategic parts of a company,” said SIG CEO and President Dawn Evans. “No longer considered a back-office function, the procurement and sourcing groups are uniquely positioned to impact their company’s bottom lines, and have strategic relationships with the different constituencies in their organizations. Our Summit provides these leaders with the ability to approach problems proactively by understanding the viewpoints of the other C-level executives we bring together.”

SIG Summits bring together executives from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies to access the latest thought leadership, network and discuss issues and best practices in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing, offshoring, and nearshoring. During the three-day agenda, senior buy-side executives from a variety of industries—including financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, manufacturing and many others—will share successes and failures, engage in open dialogues and address challenges. “The ability for our executives to learn from the issues other companies have faced and openly exchange ideas with thought leaders is more critical than ever before,” added Evans. “Having companies like Microsoft, Bloomberg, P&G and Dr Pepper Snapple Group share their transformations and stories provides a powerful environment for everyone in attendance.”

The event begins on Tuesday, May 14 with a keynote on “How to Build a High Performance Culture,” followed by workshops for all delegates and an afternoon of executive roundtables for buy-side C-level executives or their direct reports. Wednesday and Thursday continue with keynote presentations, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. The four SIG Summit keynotes, 12 workshops and 35+ breakout sessions are presented by global brands and cover top-of-mind issues ranging from leadership to talent management to sourcing transformation. For more information or to register, visit

About SIG
SIG is a membership organization that has served sourcing, procurement and outsourcing professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies throughout its 22-year history. SIG is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. Members of all types are focused on improving bottom-line performance, quality and customer service through strategic sourcing/procurement and outsourcing initiatives. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing an ongoing forum for networking and sharing thought leadership, innovation and “next” practices.

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