Ariba LIVE Headed for Europe

Business commerce event of the year kicks off June 8 in Munich

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – April 23, 2015 – Following a successful run in Las Vegas, Ariba LIVE is headed for Munich. On June 8, executives from many of Europe’s leading companies will gather for the premier business commerce event hosted by Ariba, an SAP company, where they will learn to harness the power of digital networks to drive innovation and advantage across their operations.

“The world today is a network - a digital network. And to thrive in it, companies need to be connected,” said Alex Atzberger, president, Ariba. “Networks are the onramp to innovation and advantage. And Ariba LIVE is a unique forum designed to help businesses get on the right road and move quickly toward success.”

Attended by the best and brightest in procurement, finance, sales and marketing and IT, the event will feature keynotes from executives and thought leaders who will share their insights on how digital networks are transforming business and helping companies to deliver results, including:

  • Ian Fuller – General Manager, Business Transformation, and Shiraz Sarang, Chief Procurement Officer, Nedbank
  • Henrik Larsen – Sourcing and Indirect Vice President, Group Procurement, A.P. Moller Maersk Group

Practitioners from leading European organizations will also share their knowledge and best practices during interactive breakout sessions on a broad range of topics related to buying, selling and managing cash, including:

  • Groupe Auchan SA
  • Bayer Business Services
  • Avery Dennison
  • Schweitzer Fachinformationen 
  • IBM
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Lyreco Deutschland GmbH
  • HH Global
  • Sonepar Belguim

And of course, there will be ample opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, where attendees can share practical, actionable information that will help them more effectively manage today’s virtual enterprise and deliver the future of commerce. Because, as Atzberger notes, “it’s not only what you know, but who you know – and who knows you - that really matters and ultimately makes a difference.”

Registration for this can’t-miss event is open today. To reserve your place, visit: www.aribalive.com.

About Ariba, an SAP Company

Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest Internet-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at:  www.ariba.com

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 291,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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