On the 16th, 17th, and 18th of April, 2019, several members of the Proxyclick team will be in Paris for the 5th annual Trade Fair for the Workplace and Non-Production Purchasing hosted by Le Salon des Achats Environnement de travail.
Happily, there's an official hashtag of #SAET2019 for the upcoming conference. So for the sake of brevity, we'll use that for the remainder of this blog.
The event focuses on thoughtleadership around workplace strategy and procurement. It's set to challenge and inspire leaders in their native work environments—to take into consideration the human impact of all this constant innovation we're bombarded with.
SAET2019 promises to be more impressive than last year's event. And it certainly seems so judging from their schedule of events.
The 3-day conference is sure to bring up some game-changing questions, and there are a handful we'd definitely like to see discussed. We'll share them here and hopefully get some answers next week:
Q1: How can supplier relations and user experience come together to create real value through this digital transformation?
The opening ceremony itself boasts a panel of heavy hitters in their respective fields.
Namely, pictured above from left to right:
Gilbers Blaise, President of l'ARSEG and Director of Work Environment at SNCF
Franck Douau, President of l'ACA, and Deputy Director Gener Services at LVMH
Emmanuel Deparis, Director of Work Environment at AXA France
They'll be tackling the grey area in business where indirectprocurement (i.e. goods and services required to run your business such as IT services, office supplies, and furniture) meets the work environment.
Q2: How can you, as a business, reduce your carbon footprint?
Among the roster of speakers at this year's event is Samuel Begon, Deputy Director of Establishment at Safran.
He'll be sharing the stage with representation the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, will be raising awareness around corporate social responsibility.
One area that businesses can make a difference is in the way they use and output energy.
In fact, studies show that energy use is drastically reduced by moving to "the cloud."