OMNIA Partners Connections 2019

July 22 - 25, 2019 | JW Marriott Nashville

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Monday, July 22
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration/Hospitality Desk
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
OMNIA Partners One!!
It has been an incredible year for OMNIA Partners, Private Sector!!  Let’s kick-off the 2019 Connections Conference with an update on the success of the past year and a preview of the plans for a prosperous future.
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Executive Vice President, Sales
OMNIA Partners
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Senior Vice President, Partner Development
OMNIA Partners
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Senior Vice President, Private Sector
OMNIA Partners
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Senior Vice President, Direct
OMNIA Partners
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Connections Expo Hall Grand Opening
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6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The OMNIA Partners team welcomes public and private sector supplier partners and members to a white-themed poolside soirée at the JW Marriott! Join us for an evening of connecting across divisions while sampling delicious cuisine, listening to live music, tasting crafted cocktails and taking in the views of downtown Nashville as you kick back in one of our poolside cabanas! (ATTIRE: All white ensembles)
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Tuesday, July 23
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration/Hospitality Desk
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Breakfast
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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Story of OMNIA Partners — Past, Present and Future
The founders of OMNIA Partners share the intriguing story of how the company started with a business plan on a napkin and has now grown to the largest purchasing organization for both the public and private sectors. Hear how the rich history of OMNIA Partners sets the foundation and vision for continued success in the future.
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President & CEO
OMNIA Partners
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Chief Operating Officer
OMNIA Partners
       
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
KEYNOTE | Dean Kamen
Dean Kamen is an inventor, an entrepreneur, and a tireless advocate for science and technology. His roles as inventor and advocate are intertwined—his own passion for technology and its practical uses has driven his personal determination to spread the word about technology's virtues and by so doing to change the culture of the United States. Read more...
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Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder
DEKA Research & Development
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11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Connections Expo Hall/Lunch
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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
EDUCATIONAL TRACKS (Attendees Choose 1 Session)
60 mins
Building Deeper Connections: Grow Your Leadership Impact
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Global Strategic Sourcing Manager
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
       
 
60 mins
Is it True Sustainability, or Just Greenwashing?
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SVP, Technical Services
Resin Technology, Inc.
       
 
60 mins
The State of Transportation in Today's Market
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President & CEO
ReTrans, Inc.
       
 
60 mins
Securing and Maintaining Executive Support for Procurement Initiatives – Driving Outcomes
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Head of Global Indirect Procurement
Mettler-Toledo International
       
 
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Connections Expo Hall
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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
EDUCATIONAL TRACKS (Attendees Choose 2 Sessions)
60 mins
Developing a Procurement Playbook in an M&A Environment
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VP of Global Sourcing Operations
BrakeParts, Inc.
       
 
60 mins
Breaking Down the Box: Corrugate Market Update
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SVP Technical Services Leader
Resin Technology, Inc.
       
 
60 mins
Sourcing in a Diversified Industrial Organization
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VP, Global Strategic Sourcing
John Bean Technologies
       
 
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
A testament to all the ways a stage can CONNECT people to one another!

By attending OMNIA Partners Connections 2019 you are invited to join us at the historic Ryman Auditorium, CMA Venue of the Year 2018, for an Executive Reception to remember! Connections members, supplier partners and the OMNIA Partners team will all come together to gain exclusive access to immerse yourself in the soul of Music City!
Wednesday, July 24
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Registration/Hospitality Desk
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast
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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
OMNIA Partners Member Panel
Join OMNIA Partners Private Sector Procurement leaders as we discuss timely and relevant topics related to functional transformation and excellence.  Our Member Panel brings a wealth of lessons learned from their own experience.  You’ll have the opportunity to share your insights and question the panel on topics such as:
  • Procurement’s role in corporate merger and acquisition
  • Managing supplier risk in a volatile geo-political environment
  • Indirect spend data visibility and reliability
  • Building and maintaining internal stakeholder support
  • Optimizing the GPO partnership
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North American Purchasing Manager
Henkel
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VP, Global Sourcing & Logistics
PolyOne
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Senior VP, Supply Chain
Knapheide
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Vice President Strategic Sourcing
Penn National Gaming and Hollywood Casinos
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
EDUCATIONAL TRACKS (Attendees Choose 1 Sessions)
60 mins
The State of Transportation in Today's Market
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President & CEO
ReTrans, Inc.
       
 
60 mins
Securing and Maintaining Executive Support for Procurement Initiatives – Driving Outcomes
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Head of Global Indirect Procurement
Mettler-Toledo International
       
 
60 mins
The Value of Strategic Partnerships
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VP of Strategic Partnerships
Corning, Inc.
       
 
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
FEATURED SPEAKER | Jimmy Wayne
Jimmy is a former foster kid turned award-winning country music artist whose songs and story highlight his mission to raise awareness for kids in foster care. Jimmy’s hits include “Stay Gone”, “Paper Angels” and“ I Love You This Much”. Read more...
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Keynote Speaker, New York Times Bestselling Author, Award Winning Recording Artist
 
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Connections Expo Hall/Lunch
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Want to register or learn more?

Contact events@omniapartners.com for additional details and how to register for Connections 2019. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unprecedented event. Let’s make history together.