Delegate Testimonials


"The HR Leaders Conference, showcased a broad spectrum of leadership challenges, with many thought provoking and dynamic solutions.

The content was extremely well thought out and gave some excellent food for thought"


"I found the day to be very valuable and in particular enjoyed the session from LV – It’s always good to have the opportunity to network with other professionals and find out what other companies are doing and how they are tackling the problems which we all share and this conference gave both myself and others the platform to do just that"

Network Rail

"I really enjoyed the Summit and found it extremely relevant to my role and the work I am doing. I thought the speakers were all excellent...highly recommend!"

Standard Chartered

All of the presentations were relevant and thought provoking. The opportunity to network was especially valuable. The organisation both before and during the day was first class....a huge well done to the team.


"The calibre of speakers at the Summit was first class as was the venue. Definitely one to keep in the calendar for next year"

Liverpool Victoria

"Such a valuable use of my time. The content, as promised by the team,reflected my current challenges and allowed me to gain valuable insight into going about eradicating them. I felt the format worked perfectly striking the perfect balance of learning and networking allowing me to expand my network of not only peers but also ideas from others"


"What impressed me the most was the diverse industries represented at the Summit. This allowed me to open my eyes to so many new ideas which I have found incredibly helpful across multiple projects"


In general, the CPO Focus Summit was fantastic and succeeded my expectations. I enjoyed the presentations and got some great learning from them. Thanks for organising and I will see you at the next one.


It was a great networking opportunity with some interesting speakers. I found the day both an enjoyable and valuable insight into Procurement challenges in other organisations, the venue was superb!!


Great variety of speakers and topics providing Insights into many issues faced by today’s Procurement professionals. The round table sessions provided opportunity for more dialogue than just presentational information which I found really engaging. There was plenty of opportunity for networking and discussion. A fantastic location.


I Had a productive and interesting day at the CPO Focus Summit meeting Procurement professionals from fields I would normally not engage with. 

Then Authentic Food Co.

I found the CPO Focus Summit very informative and made some great contacts. The day was very well organised and the venue was stunning and felt very safe! 

I would add that the event acted as a great Benchmarking opportunity to compare the approach to various topics (Strategy, Spend Management, Innovation, Brexit, etc) that we are taking as a business with peers in the profession.

I will definitely be registering for the next Summit.

National Trust

As a Procurement Director in a high profile organisation like the National Trust I get invited to a large  amount of conferences and have to be extremely selective in which (if any) I attend.  I was however very glad I chose to attend the Trafford associates CPO Focus Summit this June.  From the start Trafford Associates took the time to understand what my interests were as a delegate and were able to tailor my day around useful topics.  Unlike many other conferences there was no hard sell, the vendors I met (through my choice) were all ones who had something relevant to offer.  I have already made contact with a few of them following the conference.  

The speakers and topics were a great mixture of knowledge sharing and interestingly, often challenged established views.  The networking was excellent.

Armoury House was a great historic setting, logistics and hospitality were first rate.

I will certainly be looking out for the next Trafford Associates conference.

Sponsor Testimonials


"We received all of the information we needed ahead of the event so, from my perspective, we were able to plan our time effectively. The back end software that we used pre event to plan our target list was very good and very easy to use.  

Everything was organised very well, from meeting delegates first thing in the morning through to the smooth running of the event during the day, keeping to time etc throughout. We had some really productive conversations with delegates and overall an extremely positive day"


"The conference was brilliantly organised and the support of the onsite staff was fantastic. The way the programme was laid out and the fact that the whole event takes place in the same room means that the delegates we met with were not rushing to cut the meeting short in order to find their next session. The whole day had a brilliant flow and we had some very positive meetings"


"After trying several different CIO events over the past couple of years it was a great pleasure being part of the CIO Focus Summit in London.

The participants were of a very high level, as were the discussions. It was a refreshing change to be able to share the same room as the delegates for the entire day which enabled us to listen in to all of the workshop sessions alongside the buyer - we found this invaluable!!

The organization and set up of the day was excellent and the location was perfect. Our meetings were overbooked meaning our time spent was productive so we have been very busy since the event!"


The communication in the lead up to the Summit was very clear, effective and helpful. The software used for the selection process was simple to complete for suppliers. The event on the day ran very smoothly and allowed us to engage with all delegates.


"The CIO Focus Summit was a very good event, well organised and provided access to decision makers. Time will tell if there is a return on investment, but already a week after the event we have connected with some of the hot prospects from the day and have follow up meetings in the coming weeks"

Hewlett Packard

We’re very happy to be part of CIO Focus Summit.

The organisation was first rate and required absolute minimal time-spend from our side, while the event on the day was exactly what we’d hoped for – and enabled us to make some excellent new connections and start some valuable conversations.

Vero Screening

We definitely liked the format and the interaction with the delegates. The HR Leaders Conference team managed to attract a strong group of delegates to the event. The venue was also excellent so compliments on that. We hope things continue to grow for future events.

Xpert HR

It is always great to be working with Jacob at the HR Leaders Conference. We have always found the event very useful and successful therefore always returning to work with Jacob on further events. We always have great meetings on site with decision makers within HR.

The communication with the HR Leaders Conference team is always great and they always seem to over deliver on what is promised. This is an event that we always keep on our yearly calendar.

Cornerstone OnDemand

We have been working with the HR Leaders Conference for a couple of years and developed a great relationship with Jacob and the team. They do a fantastic job pre event and the delivery on the day of the event. The expertise and the quality of meetings they generate for us are most definitely meaningful and helpful to ensure we have great follow ups.

We chose the HR Leaders Conference as one of our preferred events and hopefully look to grow our relationship. Thank you to the team!!