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23-25 October - Phoenix, AZ

2022 Elite Americas

The Longest-Running Essential Conference for P2P Peer Problem Solving

Agenda

The current agenda will be updated with confirmed speakers as they become available.

Day 1: Networking Activities / Sunday, October 23, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Join us as we welcome you to Elite! Pick up your registration information and meet with other attendees and apexanalytix staff. The Elite Hospitality Room will serve as the meeting space for most of the Sunday Elite Welcome Activities. Food and beverages will be provided.

 

Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

What better way to enjoy Arizona's landscape and magnificent weather than by enjoying a day on the course? This championship 18-hole golf course is located nearby the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. You will experience the local wildlife in its natural habitat too. Depart the hotel for warm-ups at 9:00 AM and return by 3:00 PM. Boxed lunches and beverages are included.

 

Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

The Saguaro Pool is pure Biltmore glamour with a distinctly grown-up sense of splendor. At this intimately chic scene where it's always adult swim, the only instructions are to hit pause, set your vibe to Do Not Disturb and soak up the beautiful weather. Network with fellow attendees to enjoy drinks, snacks and lunch. This activity has no set timeframe and will be open for Elite attendees and their guests from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

A taste of Old Town Scottsdale. Elite attendees and their guests will enjoy an afternoon of bites, drinks, and shopping in historic Old Town Scottsdale. From five-star gourmet to hole-in-the-wall delicious, if you want to taste the best cuisine of Scottsdale's melting-pot with its predominant Mexican and Southwestern cuisines, then join us to uncover the top hotspots in Scottsdale. Lunch will be provided, and the group will return to the hotel by 4:00 PM.

 

Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

This relaxed float trip douses desert stereotypes and puts paddlers up close and personal with wild mustangs, blue herons, and bald eagles. In Arizona, the Salt River has been used as an irrigation source for thousands of years, first by the indigenous Hohokam people and today by a growing population in metropolitan Phoenix. The calm water in the Lower Salt has a flow smooth enough for beginners. A leisurely way to experience the unexpected – water in the desert. Elite attendees and their guests will enjoy boxed lunches, and snacks during their river float next to onto National Forest.

 

Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Elite Conference's official kick off event in the Spire Courtyard at the Arizona Biltmore. Enjoy a delicious dinner reception as you network with your peers as the sun sets over the mountains.

 

Day 2: Conference Programming / Monday, October 24, 2022

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT

Steve welcomes our attendees to the event, kicks off the conference with ideas on how to get the most benefit from the various sessions, and sets the tone for two days of learning, sharing and networking.

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

  • How to Set Up and Drive Supplier Diversity Programs
  • Let's Collaborate on Fraud! Addressing Real World Fraud Scenarios
    (Bring your examples)
  • The Latest in Building Global Shared Services

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM EDT

  • 7 Categories of Supplier Risk and How to Manage Them with apexportal
  • Deploying P2P technology on Your Own Timeline
  • Market Conditions Have Changed: Continuous Audits Save 23% a Year
  • In a Hybrid World, How Do We Attract and Grow Talent?

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 4:10 PM - 4:45 PM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 5:15 PM EDT

Monday, October 24, 2022 / 5:15 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Elite attendees and their guests will take jeeps to Desert Foothills, the setting for an incredible dinner. This fantastic evening will also include interactive stations, and an astronomer, for a night of amazing food and fun.

Day 3: Conference Programming and Give Back / Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM EDT

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM EDT

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM EDT

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

  • Compliance Monitoring: ESG, Insurance and Reputation Risk
  • Hold on to Your Socks: firststrike Overpayment Prevention is Coming to apexportal
  • Early Payments and the Financial Turmoil

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 12:10 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

As an ongoing effort to give back to the community, apexanalytix and the Elite conference have selected an organization in the host city to give back to the local community. In Phoenix, we will be putting together 500 care packages for those in need.

Native American Connections is a local non-profit organization in Phoenix that helps Native American people in the area with affordable housing, behavioral health struggles, and community development.

Elite attendees and their guests are invited to participate in assembling 500 care packages that will be donated to Native American Connections. PJ Jasso, Director of Public Engagement at Native American Connections, will attend the event and share with us how the care packages directly enrich the lives of people in their programs.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 12:20 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Closing remarks followed by the announcement of the winner of a free trip for two to the next Elite conference.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

As an ongoing initiative to serve our global communities, apexanalytix is partnering with a local charity at this Elite for a give-back opportunity. Elite attendees and their guests are invited to assist in assembling 500 care packages that will be donated to TBD.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 2:30 PM EDT

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