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Applause for Peter Kraljič

06NOV

Applause for Peter Kraljič

06. 11. 2019 15:15 Jan Šlachta

We were looking forward to seeing the legend of corporate procurement Peter Kraljič, who participated in the curation of the seventh stage at the Puppet Theatre. Unfortunately, for health reasons, he was not able to come to Ostrava, for which we are very sorry. We wish him a quick recovery and send our applause and encouragement from a distance that all will be well soon.


Ostrava is a centre of innovative thinking

06NOV

Ostrava is a centre of innovative thinking

06. 11. 2019 15:13 Jan Šlachta

We always love to see our partners supporting the idea of ​​eBF and helping to develop our festival every year. It is encouraging when they too confirm its mutual attractiveness. “I am very pleased that an event such as eBF is taking place and that thanks to it Ostrava is perceived as a centre of innovative thinking,” said the Director of the Moravian-Silesian Regional Authority Tomáš Kotyza during the opening ceremony, which was broadcast live for the first time ever.


Have fun with us!

06NOV

Have fun with us!

06. 11. 2019 15:12 Jan Šlachta

Right at the start of this year's 15th year we were reminded that eBF is here to disseminate innovation and new ideas. This is confirmed, among other things, by the addition of a festival app that will guide you through the programme. We believe that this will make eBF, which has outgrown the usual size of a professional conference, even better and more welcoming. “Let's enjoy it here,” said eBF Director Milan Kaplan.


It's beautiful to be TOGETHER

06NOV

It's beautiful to be TOGETHER

06. 11. 2019 15:11 Jan Šlachta

We came TOGETHER again after a year with what we enjoy when we're not at work. Tuesday's opening of the 5th exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and other works of art showed how artistically creative and imaginative are the individuals among us. This year's exhibition was also enhanced by the works of professional artists from the Kitzberger family and the Ostrava caricaturist and cartoonist Vašek Šípoš, who took over the patronage of TOGETHER and decorated it with unique caricatures of our speakers.


Kraljič stage

01AUG

Kraljič stage

01. 08. 2019 08:27 Jan Šlachta

How can procurement help increase the competitiveness of an organization? Procurement legend Peter Kraljič has pledged to participate in the #eBF program. Along with Martin Zelinka from Siemens, he will curate the newly created "Kraljič Stage". And there's much more to come…


James Marland: Procurement Storyteller

23JUL

James Marland: Procurement Storyteller

23. 07. 2019 08:37 Jan Šlachta

This specialist in strategic procurement thinking has escaped us for years, but now we are delighted to be able to introduce him to you. James is a great narrator of even bigger stories, and he likes to look "beyond the wall" of companies to customers, suppliers, contractors and the "intelligent extended value chain" that can drive their strategic decisions. At eBF he and Tomáš Veit will appear together in the grand finale on the ASAHI Stage discussing the New DNA of Procurement, or how the role of procurement is changing, what added value it can bring, and how the approach and attitude to procurement is changing over time.


Caffè Lungo with Team Leaders and Life Coaches

19NOV

Caffè Lungo with Team Leaders and Life Coaches

19. 11. 2018 16:09 Jan Šlachta

After two days of presentations and discussions about bidding and procurement, it was nice to close the programme with a meeting with celebrities at Friday’s Caffè Lungo. Sharing their stories were the climber Leopold "Polda" Sulovský, ice hockey coach Vladimír Vůjtek, psychologist Bohdana Fialová, architect Eva Špačková and Ostrava patriot Vladimír Šmehlík. Sharing their stories of a life of freedom and life in the army respectively were the key eBF players Karel Otýs and Piotr Krompiewski. There were talks about how teams work and about choosing the right people for them. There were talks about decision-making in crisis situations, but also about the beauty of Ostrava. It was a very enjoyable coffee morning, and another good reason to come back to eBF next year. So see you then!


Work Hard for Each Other!

19NOV

Work Hard for Each Other!

19. 11. 2018 16:08 Jan Šlachta

The eBF Procurement Festival is a rich source of experience and inspiring messages. For example, Mr Martin Zelinka was one of the speakers who made a great impression on the audience, pointing out that in times of turbulent changes we must always be prepared, even if we don’t know exactly what for. Not only for cementing, but also for boosting the position of procurement, there are key factors such as building relationships, critical thinking and self-education. "It is up to us to face the challenges. It is important to recognise both your suppliers and your customers and work hard for each other," he said at the conclusion of his emotional talk.


Discussions with an Extraordinary Twist

19NOV

Discussions with an Extraordinary Twist

19. 11. 2018 16:07 Jan Šlachta

When looking back at eBF, a number of comments stand out. Many participants were very happy to have been involved in debates on some stages which sometimes became philosophical or "freestyle". A prominent example concerned Mr Jaroslav Lexa and Mr Jan Zahálka, two lawyers who were very open about whether people in public procurement must at all times stick to the letter of the law or sometimes use common sense. It turns out that in some cases they really can do the latter, BUT it is good to be able to defend it.


News and Valuable Experience from Europe

19NOV

News and Valuable Experience from Europe

19. 11. 2018 16:06 Jan Šlachta

eBF is the largest festival of the digitalisation of both public and corporate procurement in Europe thanks to regular contributions by experts from many international companies and institutions. In the section devoted to public procurement space was given to current concerns such as EU funds and obligatory digitalisation, on which one of the speakers was Mr Fernando Batista of IMPIC, bringing inspiration from Portugal, where they have had all public sector data in one place and publicly accessible since 2009.


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