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Engineering procurement cost reduction

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Baur Au Lac, Zurich



Speaker: Reiner Orth, CPO at Swissport

6.30pm Drinks and networking
7.15pm Dinner and discussion
Business casual

About the speaker

Reiner Orth will open the evening’s discussion by sharing his experiences of developing strategic procurement at Swissport. Reiner currently holds the role of Chief Procurement Officer at Swissport, a €2.8 billion revenue firm that provides airport ground and cargo handling services on a global scale. Since commencing this role in October 2017, Reiner has focused on further developing strategic procurement for direct and indirect spend and driving the deployment of a new P2P tool at Swissport, thus increasing significantly managed spend and overall efficiency of the procurement organization.


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With over 17 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management, Reiner has occupied several managerial roles at leading firms, this includes holding the position of Group VP and Head of Strategic Souring at ABB, Head of Supply Chain Management and Procurement at Siemens and Head of Corporate Procurement Technical Goods at Boehringer Ingelheim. Reiner holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bochum and an MBA from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

The venue

The Baur au Lac set in its own park, enjoying a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps – and yet is still a few minutes’ walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse. The elegant Pavillon is one of the most famous restaurants in Zurich. Chef Laurent Eperon, who has been awarded one Michelin star and 18 GaultMillau points, enchants his guests with seasonal and modern interpretations of classic haute-cuisine.


The CPO Leadership Club is a networking club for CPOs and senior procurement professionals. Getting to the very heart of procurement challenges and opportunities, it has been designed to provide a wealth of insight, expert knowledge exchange, and valuable networking opportunities.