What is Proactis ReThink?

Proactis ReThink is a free, 3 day online event that will help you 'ReThink' your spend management and digital transformation initiatives so that you can become faster, leaner, smarter with optimised procurement and payables processes to deliver greater bottom-line value.

Why attend?

  • Engage with a range of spend management transformation topics including P2P, AP and supplier engagement.
  • Listen to thought leaders present their views and visions.
  • Hear how our customers have led transformational change.
  • Explore industry best practice and trends, meet solution and services suppliers, and expand your network.
Who should attend? 

Finance, Procurement and IT professionals who are looking to eliminate wasted time, money and talent by transforming the way they buy and sell goods and services. 
"It was a very good and informative day all around. I enjoyed it very much. The venue and the way everything was organised on the day was phenomenal.
Head of Procurement
"Lots of thought provoking sessions with high quality speakers."
"It was great to talk to existing clients and hear their honest experiences and what lessons they have learnt, which ultimately will help us with our project. "
Director of Finance
"The event was exceptional, every element of it, from the organisation and communication, the venue (and refreshments!), how it flowed, guest speakers were good and all of the Proactis team made me feel very welcome."
Procurement Director
Helen Sharman
First British Astronaut in Space
Jenny Draper
GM UK/Europe, Spend Matters
Spend Matters
Chris Argent
Managing Director
Generation CFO | GENCFO Advisory
Claire Smart
Procurement Director
National Trust
Jonty McNuff
Head of Business Transformation
British Land
Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC
Doxey, Inc.
Helen Sharman
Seize the Moment – The Story of the First British Astronaut

Helen Sharman was working as a chemist when she heard the job advert that would make her rethink her career path and change her life. With over thirteen thousand applicants, Helen didn’t think she stood even the smallest chance of getting the job, but she was exactly the type of person the advert was looking for – calm, practical, professional, friendly and a team player. She was successful and, in May 1991, became the first British Astronaut into space on board the Russian Soyuz space craft. She spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working – most of this time was spent on the Mir Space Station.
In her keynote session, Helen – a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to Science and Technology Educational Outreach – will tell us her incredible story, a story of pushing one’s own boundaries in order to achieve success. She will discuss her meticulous training and preparation, experience of learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and re-adjusting to life on Earth. 
Jenny Draper
Making a Business Case for Procurement Technology Investment in your Organisation

Technology is an enabler of procurement, yet most companies either do not have a full S2P (Source-to-Pay) technology landscape or need to upgrade modular elements of it.

In her session, Jenny will:
  • Explore the opportunity digital transformation offers procurement.
  • Help you assess your digital readiness as an organisation.
  • Discuss the importance identifying the right-fit technology provider.
  • Offer guidance for making the case for investment within your business.
Chris Argent
How Finance Must Lead the Charge to Future-Proof their Organisation

Session details coming soon
Claire Smart
Staying ahead of the curve: Procurement transformation at the National Trust
With 300 mansions, 59 villages, 61 pubs and a gold mine, the National Trust is truly unique and, in 2014, they entered into a partnership with Proactis to help meet the procurement challenges of such a diverse organisation.
In this session, Claire Smart, Procurement Director, will discuss the National Trust’s challenging, but hugely successful, transformational journey from:
  • Integration with a new ERP system.
  • Mastering 24,000 suppliers (some of whom had never used a computer).
  • Meeting the challenges of GDPR.
  • To Brexit and beyond. 
Jonty McNuff
Session details coming soon
Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC
Next Generation Finance and Procurement: The Future is Agile

Chris will be one of our four Panellists who will explore the future of Finance and Procurement, covering areas such as:
  • How Finance and Procurement need to better align in order to deliver greater bottom-line value.
  • Recent successes and shortfalls they have identified, and lessons learned. 
  • The need for an agility in both Finance and Procurement to ensure both drive maximum value and help future-proof organisations. 


Proactis ReThink '20 Online will include dynamic keynote presentations, best practice case study sessisons, industry thought leadership sessions, solution insight sessions and more. The 3-day online event will cover a range of procurement, purchase-to-pay, accounts payable, and supplier engagement topics. 

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This year's event will be held online between 10 and 12 November. 

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Become a sponsor:

Raise your company profile by influencing and engaging with senior Procurement, Finance, AP and IT professionals from a range of organisations and sectos.

If you are interested in sponsoring ReThink '20,
contact us at: events@proactis.co.uk.

If you have any queries about Proactis ReThink '20 UK
please email us at events@proactis.co.uk