EIPM Breakfast Conference

How to boost innovation using your supply network?

On April 4th, Dr Hervé Legenvre, EIPM Value Creation Observatory Director, will host a Breakfast Conference on the topic: How to boost innovation using your supply network?

Today, many purchasing teams have put innovation on their agenda. They have started some communication and launched a few workshops with key suppliers. They want to get more innovation out of their strategic partners and they wonder what role they can play with start-ups.

However, innovating with suppliers requires purchasing teams to make profound and enduring changes.

This breakfast conference will explore the foundations that Purchasing teams need to have in mind and in place to progress with innovation.

At EIPM we have performed research over the past five years on this matter and we have trained hundreds of people.

Today, we want to further help the profession to take the right steps forward.


Who should attend?

This breakfast conference is designed for professionals interested in the topic and/or looking for inspiration and guidance to partner with suppliers.



Hervé Legenvre, PhD
Value Creation Observatory Director & Professor

As the Director of the EIPM Value Creation Observatory, Hervé acts as a Jury for the EIPM-Peter Kraljic Awards and regularly speaks at in-company and public events.
Hervé blends the best of the academic and practitioner thinking to create a unique learning experience and engaging content. He continuously looks at the trends that will shape the business world in the future.
He believes that the competitive edge of companies will increasingly be co-created with suppliers as innovation needs to be seized outside. He builds on his wide knowledge of invention, innovation and business excellence to create new tools and practices that help engage everyone on what counts most in a fast-changing world.
Previously, Hervé led the EIPM Executive MBA program and led the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) European Excellence Award. Additionally, Hervé worked for Renault Consulting where he led major change initiatives.


Don’t miss this important breakfast conference.
Limited number of places. Register now to secure your seat!
To register or if you need more information, please contact Mr Michel Duquette at mduquette@eipm.org or +1-514-662 3606.


Practical Information

VENUE: The Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto
60 York Street – Toronto Ontario M5J 1S8

TRANSPORT: The hotel is at walking distance from Union Station (subway Line 1 and railway) and St. Andrew Station (subway Line 1).

PARKING: There is an abundance of public lots within a short walk of the hotel.

Here is a list of available public parking in the immediate area. Rates in these facilities are not controlled by the hotel and are subject to change without notice:

Lot 1: Green “P” – 40 York Street (University Avenue Garage)
Lot 2: RBC Centre – 155 Wellington Street West
Lot 3: TD Centre – 66 & 95 Wellington Street West
Lot 4: Metro Centre Parking – 200 Wellington Street West


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