BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As businesses adapt to an environment that requires innovative strategies and approaches, the notion of “agility” becomes an integral component of today’s procurement department. Because of this, the procurement function has taken on an increasingly strategic importance in transforming businesses across the world.

As a result of the focus on agility, and procurement’s evolving role within the business, supply management-focused research firm Ardent Partners is proud to announce that it is bringing some of the brightest minds in procurement to Boston’s Harvard Club for its CPO Rising 2016 Summit, a day-and-a-half executive symposium to be held on March 29 and 30, 2016. Registration for the event is now open at

“Procurement Agility in the Age of Innovation,” the event’s main theme, recognizes the emphasis that organizations of all sizes place on procurement to be more agile and responsive to shifting business realities. The symposium will include networking opportunities, educational sessions, and compelling keynotes that attendees can use to enhance their organization’s results. Speakers at the procurement-focused event include executives from NASA, SABMiller, Ogin Inc., Dow Corning, Rio Tinto, J. Crew, Uno Pizzeria and Grill, and A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.

Event Details:

The CPO Rising 2016 Summit

March 29th and 30th  

The Harvard Club

Boston, MA

Register today at

“In the months and years ahead, one thing is clear: procurement’s evolution will continue to accelerate, as will its impact on business processes, business relationships, and business results,” said Andrew Bartolini, chief research officer and managing partner of Ardent Partners. “Our CPO Rising 2016 Summit is an opportunity for global procurement leaders to help codify and advance industry best practices and drive the profession forward into the future.”

This exclusive event—sponsored by ZeroChaos, LexisNexis, DCR Workforce, IQNavigator, Tamr, and Perfect Commerce—promises valuable networking opportunities and the interactive exchange of ideas for CPOs and other business executives. Attendees can expect to return home with an understanding of the latest industry trends and a collection of new and innovative ideas and strategies that will help improve the performance of their organizations and increase the impact that their procurement teams will have on business results. Register for the event today at

About Ardent Partners

Founded in 2010, Ardent Partners is a Boston-based research and advisory firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation within the enterprise. The Ardent team collectively has more than 30 years of experience studying the procurement, accounts payable, and complex spend categories of business spend. To learn more about the company, visit or call us at 617.720.1620.

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