Consulting Quest Recognized By the World Procurement Awards 2018

 

It is with great honor to announce that Consulting Quest has been chosen as a finalist by the World Procurement Awards 2018 in the Best Procurement Consultancy Project Award category.

The World Procurement Awards, in association with SAP Ariba, are the most celebrated and sought-after awards in procurement, representing the best projects, people and organizations across the world. They reward the collective efforts of individuals and teams and are an affirmation of the hard work, innovation and dedication of those at the forefront of this dynamic global profession. 

This year saw a record number of entries from some of the most influential companies across 36 countries for the 12th annual awards. The judges were impressed with the sheer quality of this year’s submissions, commenting that the bar had once again been raised, with innovation at the heart of each project as teams across the globe work hard to position themselves as valuable business partners.

“Making the shortlist of the prestigious Procurement Leaders Awards is a great achievement for our dedicated team at Consulting Quest and an honor to be listed with such illustrious companies. To have an opportunity to potentially win an award of this magnitude only encourages us to push further towards disrupting the status quo in consulting procurement solutions.”

-Helene Laffitte, CEO of Consulting Quest

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on May 17th, 2018 at the Intercontinental London, The O2. The ceremony will bring together over 850 senior procurement professionals together to celebrate their achievements and rub shoulders with the industry’s elite. For the full list of finalists, please visit the World Procurement Awards website.

For more information, check out our full press release here: CQ Recognized By the World Procurement Awards 2018.

About Consulting Quest

Consulting Quest is a global, performance-driven consulting platform founded in 2014 by former members of top 10 consulting firms with the objective of reinventing consultancy performance. With a worldwide presence and a range of proprietary performance measurement tools, we help companies navigate the consulting maze. We work with Consulting Clients to increase their performance through consulting and Consulting Providers to help them acquire new clients and to improve their performance.

CQ Directory Insights – #1 – African Consulting Market Overview

Welcome to the first issue of our New Blog Series -the “CQ Directory Insights”. In this series, you will learn “everything-you-need-to-know” about the African Consulting market through a set of fun infographics. 

 

 

Know the Market  

In 2016, the Consulting Industry in Africa was valued at $2.2 billion. Although the market is relatively small in terms of size from a global perspective, it has grown strongly over the past years, with a 6.3% growth rate. The African consulting market is bigger in size than many of the European markets such as that of Spain and Italy.

Consulting services can be found in over 30 markets in Africa. The Top 3 Locations with the greatest number of consulting firms are: 1) South Africa, 2) Nigeria and 3) Morocco.  Among these regions, Southern Africa alone makes up around two thirds of the Africa’s entire consulting market.   Africa continues to position itself as an attractive geography with a double-digit growth in West Africa, particularly in Nigeria, and East Africa, benefiting from the reduced attractiveness of the Asian countries.

The African market as a whole is forecasted to continue its impressive growth, thanks to the rapidly growing economy and governmental push on innovation. Despite of being a market with a huge potential, there are risks for consulting business in the region including political stability and difficulty in getting paid.

 

About Consulting Quest Global Directory

Consulting Quest Global Directory is the World’s Largest Professionally-Managed Directory in the Consulting Industry. Searchable by consultancy name or by region, capability or industry, it lists and describes more than 6000 consultancies worldwide, with links to their websites and social media channels. With such a powerful database, we decided to dig deeper into the directory and analyzed the consulting offering in each of the following regions of the world: North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacifics and LATAM.

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2017 Paris Digital Workshop-Summary

2017 Paris Digital Workshop-Summary

The coldness of the Parisian climate made for a remarkable backdrop for the second edition of Consulting Quest’s Parisian workshop 2017. The attendees of the event had the opportunity to discover or rediscover Serge Grudzinski who offered a very humorous introduction and a pragmatic approach to digital evolution and its vision of companies facing change.

 

Martin Schoessler – Causa Consulting:

The first speaker of the day who, with his experience, presented his vision of New Form Consulting in the age of the Platform Economy around the challenge: “We are going to focus on technology, but not on how this new technology will change the way we live and create value in our professions in more fundamental ways. ”

The underlying principle of the presentation was the culture of collaboration and how we utilise the latest technology to enhance cooperation.

 

Laurent Coulon – Theano Advisor:

A digital veteran, presented his vision of the revolution through 7 examples:

  • We are in a VUCA world,
  • Innovate or be Disruptive
  • Capture or Create Value
  • Transversality : Unleash your Potential
  • Bring People with you
  • Data is the New Gold
  • Map your Digital Innovation trip

Laurent’s presentation was complemented with inspired examples of how the digital age is changing the business landscape. For instance the potential disruptive example within the banking sector where large Tech companies such as Apple, Amazon & Google who have formidable capital and customer bases are exploiting these strengths to enter into the banking sectors.

 

The first E-CEO Alain Mathecowitsch:

Superbly motivated the audience with his passion, pragmatism and professionalism. Taking questions from the contributors in the room on his latest assignment as the first E-CEO  on how he inspired an established global company to embrace digitisation improving an already very successful business punctuated the morning session with great discussion.

 

 

After a well-deserved lunch, the showman :

Pierre-Edouard Couturier-Solvay:

Pierre-Edouard give the audience his vision of digitisation in chemical industry and its challenges. The presentation illustrated the challenges facing the chemical industry are similar to other industries. Pierre-Edouard clearly demonstrated how even though the industry is moving forward within the digitisation revolution it still has a long path to follow as the chemical is a mature industry with a rich historical culture but companies like Solvay are making good progress.

 

Ferhat Eryurt – Camelot:

Concluding the day, with a fabulous presentation on: Smart Contracts: The real digital revolution in Procurement.!

Ferhat presented why blockchain in procurement is a concept that is well worth businesses understanding the benefits of blockchain technology for their procurement departments. He was able to shed light on What is Blockchain? – How it works? This was completed with a group discussion around the use of Smart contracts and how they can be utilised in changing landscape we see today.

 

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants , we are already giving you an appointment to Paris next year at the same time for a third edition!

Team

Daniel SIGRIST

Daniel SIGRIST

Steven JOYCE

Steven JOYCE

Hélène LAFFITTE

Hélène LAFFITTE

Gokhan KAYA

Gokhan KAYA

Vincent PERRIER-TRUDOV

Vincent PERRIER-TRUDOV

David FLORENCE

David FLORENCE

Dominic PRISCO

Dominic PRISCO

Stefano GHETTI

Stefano GHETTI

Paul BERNARD

Paul BERNARD

Jingyi ZHANG

Jingyi ZHANG

Stanley JONAS

Stanley JONAS

Paolo PALOMBA

Paolo PALOMBA

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