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We’re TOGETHER in the Spirit of the First Republic

07NOV

We’re TOGETHER in the Spirit of the First Republic

07. 11. 2018 10:34 Jan Šlachta

Real creativity and the power of the creative soul that inspires emotion have again signalled the start of this year’s eBF with the TOGETHER exhibition. This is the fourth year of this Tuesday evening event, and this year we celebrated the spirit of the First Republic. We paid tribute to the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia, a milestone that deserves the attention of all of us. The pleasant atmosphere was inspired not only by period costumes, but also by the musical performance of Petr Donath's family group. All together, we could view beautiful drawings, paintings, photos, ceramics, and fashion accessories. They will be on display throughout eBF in the exhibition space at Dlouhá 6.


European Digitalisation in Full Flow!

10SEP

European Digitalisation in Full Flow!

10. 09. 2018 15:49 Jan Šlachta

We're looking forward to all the news from Europe. Who is furthest ahead in digitalisation? Discussions on the EUROPA stage will focus on the current status of the mandatory digitalisation of procurement in EU member states, spiced up with inspirational examples of what works and is proven in practice.

What's going to happen and what has the EU got in store? Does it also affect us? On Thursday 8th November, you'll be greeted by representatives from both the EU and several European countries, led by the curator of the whole stage, Branislav Šarmír from VO SK (Public Procurement Slovakia).


Don't Keep eCatalogues in your Drawers

10SEP

Don't Keep eCatalogues in your Drawers

10. 09. 2018 15:40 Jan Šlachta

Zdeněk Pytlíček will thrill his listeners in the eCatalogue block. At innogy he deals with all procurement activities that can’t be done if you don’t work with suppliers. He is the creator of many new approaches and ideas which he doesn’t keep in the drawer, but straight away implements successfully. His life credo is, "Do what you enjoy and people will enjoy what you do". There’s nothing more we can add; we can’t wait to see what he does for us.


Is Category Management a Long Distance Race?

10SEP

Is Category Management a Long Distance Race?

10. 09. 2018 15:36 Jan Šlachta

Martin Zelinka, a renowned corporate procurement expert and manager will, with his customary charm and professionalism, lead and curate the Category Management block on Wednesday on the Hyde Park Stage. His experience in implementing new digital procurement solutions and integrating them into a company's internal processes is now being applied at Siemens, where he is Head of Procurement. Outside his professional life, he also spends his leisure time seeking long-term goals, quite literally. Last year he did the Budapest Marathon and we are curious about whether he will also join Malcolm's morning run in Ostrava :-).


True Stories on the Sixth Stage

10SEP

True Stories on the Sixth Stage

10. 09. 2018 14:59 Jan Šlachta

We're very pleased to announce that the Sixth Stage at the Puppet Theatre, one of the innovations at this year's eBF, will be entirely curated by Karel Otýs. "I envisage the greatest contribution of the Sixth Stage will be in sharing the authentic stories of the speakers, be they successes or mistakes," says the experienced lecturer and consultant, who recently founded Amplio, a new training company. In addition to successfully assisting procurement and business teams, our by now traditional guest is an extreme supporter of freedom and independence. He considers himself an introvert, but is very happy to tell stories, for example about how he lives in an energy self-sufficient house. "Because of its unusualness, my life can be of great interest to many people," he adds. That goes for us too!


Our Growing Team of Experts

30AUG

Our Growing Team of Experts

30. 08. 2018 14:07 Jan Šlachta

We’ve put a lot of serious thought into the idea mooted last year of selecting independent curators from among the ranks of successful buyers and procurers for each thematic block. It has hardly been noticed, but there has been a very big change since last year: automation. Bearing this in mind, we took this step cautiously and with a certain amount of fear, but it has turned out to be totally amazing. Sure, sometimes everything hasn’t gone totally according to plan, but overall the sense of the whole programme jumped out at us. This year we are putting our foot on the gas and have been looking for new curators from the procurement world not only for programme blocks, but also for whole stages at November’s eBF. More heads, more hearts, more ideas, more energy, more innovation.


EUPLAT supports the idea of the Fair Sourcing Awards

27AUG

EUPLAT supports the idea of the Fair Sourcing Awards

27. 08. 2018 14:08 Jan Šlachta

The European Association of Public eTendering Providers EUPLAT exists to promote and spread the idea of fair eTendering. This is why they will this year support the Fair Sourcing Awards (FSA), a competition rewarding success in the digitalisation of procurement which is organised by APUEN, the Czech and Slovak associations for users of eProcurement solutions.


Thank you for being with us!

20MAR

Thank you for being with us!

20. 03. 2018 09:36 Martin Šugra

We are very pleased to be able to prepare this year's eBF under the auspices of Tomáš Kotyza, the head of the Moravian-Silesian Regional Authority. Thank you for your support!


eBF had a fruitful Christmas

02JAN

eBF had a fruitful Christmas

02. 01. 2018 14:02 Jan Šlachta

Our advantageous "Christmas Birds" offer was taken up by a few dozen of the faithful who believe that this year we’ll put together another quality event. Thank you for your trust, and we hope that this year brings lots of happiness, love and success to you, your families and your colleagues.


Full-stop

13NOV

Full-stop

13. 11. 2017 11:52 Jan Šlachta

At eBF this year there were about a hundred lectures full of facts and wise words. Everyone talked about something different, but equally a lot of them examined the insight of Peter Kraljič, who we rightly labelled the legend of procurement management.

He came to the podium with a big story, about globalization, about competitiveness, about the strategic role of buying, about the importance of the right leaders, about the desire to be better and about the courage to face challenges and share experience.

"Think about the problem and then use your common sense," was his advice for life. We thank you!


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