SAP Ariba Signs on as Headline Partner for Procurement Leaders 11th Annual World Procurement Awards

Procurement Leaders and SAP Ariba are pleased today to announce their partnership for the 2017 World Procurement Awards.

London, April 27, 2017 – Procurement Leaders and SAP Ariba are pleased today to announce their partnership for the 2017 World Procurement Awards. Among the most celebrated and sought after awards in procurement, the World Procurement Awards represent the best projects, people and organisations across the world and are designed to affirm the hard work, innovation and dedication of those at the forefront of the profession.

“Procurement organizations are in a unique position to drive business transformation through innovation and collaboration,” said Alex Atzberger, President, SAP Ariba. “The World Procurement Awards will recognize the most forward-thinking, innovative procurement professionals in the business. and we are pleased to partner with Procurement Leaders to honour them.”

SAP Ariba is an ideal headline partner for the World Procurement Awards. In addition to consistently delivering innovations that are transforming procurement, the company has launched Make Procurement Awesome, an engaging new movement through which procurement professionals can share stories around how they are innovating and impacting their business. “It is efforts like this that create transparency and recognise pioneering functions and individuals that are at the very heart of the World Procurement Awards,” said Matthew Dias, Commercial Director, Procurement Leaders.

This year saw a record number of entries from some of the most influential companies across 36 countries. Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville on 17 May 2017 at the Intercontinental London, The O2.

To find out more about the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards, visit:

To share a story of how you or your organisation are making procurement awesome, visit:

About Procurement Leaders

Founded in 2004, Procurement Leaders™ is the world’s foremost procurement insight and peer networking company. Powered by the largest community of senior procurement, sourcing and supply chain executives from leading global corporations, we accelerate our member’s journey to superior performance, providing access to the in-depth insight, practical tools and expert guidance they need to transform procurement into a critical business driver. For more information about Procurement Leaders, visit

About SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 2.5 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where more than $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit

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