Whitebridge Consulting Ten Year Anniversary Seminar and Open House

In honor of our 10th Anniversary seminar and office opening drinks on the Thursday 23rd of May!

Together with our business friends - customers and selected partners, we will share remarkable insights and real live stories from our first 10 years.

We are proud that a number customers and business friends will join us on stage, with whom we have shared experiences at organizations like Luminus, Bridgestone, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, WoltersKluwer and Ziggo. The discussions will be highly interactive also including the seminar participants, not just looking back, but also shaping the stories of the future.


13:30 – 14:00

Walk in

14:00 – 14:15

Welcome and Introduction – Gerwin Pol / Martin Stacey

14:15 – 15:00

Creating value-adding sourcing relationships
Creating value-adding relationship requires breaking away from a number of traditionally held beliefs in procurement and tendering. In this session we will discuss how this works and delivers exceptional value through collaborative and iterative approaches, perfect information and simplification & automation.
Whitebridge Introduction: Paul van Wijngaarden, Partner
Guests joining the conversation: Nour Chhilif (Royal Philips), Nico Van den Bossche (Luminus) 

15:00 – 15:45

Increase the value of the company through sourcing  
Successful sourcing rarely depend on whether a full-fledged sourcing strategy was completed. In this session we will discuss, whether the  executive’s core beliefs shape relationships and how you can ensure sustainable success, through skills development, management of change and process maturity.
Whitebridge Introduction: Gerwin Pol, Managing Partner
Guests joining the conversation: Bart Kerkhofs (Bridgestone Europe), John Simons (AWVN), Jan Aernout (ING)

15:45 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:45

Service transformation through sourcing
Increasingly companies are aiming to transform their services through new sourcing deals, being it; “moving legacy workload to the cloud”; or, “delivering a digital workplace to the end user”. How do we ensure this value is being delivered during the transition and transformation and beyond. What does it take?
Whitebridge Introduction: Gerwin Pol, Managing Partner
Guests joining the conversation: Leslie Jacobs (Luminus), Philippe Coffyn (FrieslandCampina)

16:45 – 17:30

Future visioning
In this session we discuss the steps we are taking to change the way sourcing advisory works. Breaking away from the traditional approach; Young Whitebridge, indysource and automation (DealRoom).
Whitebridge Introduction: Gerwin Pol, Managing Partner / Martin Stacey, Senior Partner

17:30 – 17:45

Wrap up and summary

17:45 – 

Continuing the 10-year Anniversary and Opening Reception on the 16th Floor


Afterwards you are welcome to join us in our new office for networking and conversations with drinks and food looking over and commenting on what Kristof has captured from the discussions during the seminar

There are a limited number of places available for the seminar, so please confirm you will attend.


Thursday 23 May 2019


14:00 - 18:00 Seminar, 18:00 - 21:00 Open House


Seminar: Marriott Hotel, Weena 686, 3012 CN Rotterdam, Marriott's Conference Room

Open House: Weena 690 16th Floor, 3012 CN Rotterdam (same building as the Marriott)

For more information:

Katie James, katie.james@whitebridge.eu, +31 6 3844 5185

We want to celebrate our 10th anniversary with the people that helped us get to where we are today. If you are interested in attending the seminar or join the opening reception, please register here.

Gerwin, Martin, Paul, Alberto, Thomas, Erwin

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