SAP Fieldglass Summit Has a New Home

SAP Fieldglass Summit Will Be
Co-Located with SAP Ariba Live

Barcelona, Spain  |  4-6 June, 2019

Agenda     |     Why Attend?     |     Travel & Accommodations    |    Additional Resources    |    FAQ

Register Now for the SAP Fieldglass Summit,
Co-Located with SAP Ariba Live.


The SAP Fieldglass Summit has a new home! This year, our annual customer event will be co-located with SAP Ariba Live, and take place 4-6 June, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. We at SAP Fieldglass are committed to helping you, our customers, on your journey – whether you are just starting out, or are more advanced at scaling programmes through the enterprise. Our mission is to provide you with best-of-breed solutions, innovations, and new thinking to help you get work done. 

We will still have our usual SAP Fieldglass Summit format with keynote sessions and breakouts. Our keynotes will be on the

first day of the conference (Tuesday, 4 June), and our breakout sessions will be integrated with SAP Ariba Live.

For the first time ever, you are also invited to attend more than 100 educational sessions on external workforce management, procurement, finance, supply chain, IT, and supplier management. During networking breaks, you can explore the exhibit hall (the SAP Ariba Marketplace), where you can meet with SAP Fieldglass leaders, see our latest solutions through product demos, and connect with fellow conference attendees.




Session titles and topics are subject to change.

Customer and worker expectations are changing rapidly as we move to an experience economy. People want seamless, personal and intuitive experiences. Here at SAP Fieldglass, we have always prioritised the user experience and anticipated how our customers want to get work done. As we evolve, we will continue to innovate – harnessing the best thinking and digital technologies to help you drive strategic value in your programmes and simplify end-to-end spend management. In particular, we plan to increasingly use data to help you deliver engaging, highly personalised and insight-driven experiences and ultimately achieve better business outcomes. Want to learn more? Join us at this year’s SAP Fieldglass Summit, where our executive leadership will share our vision around evolving our platform to help you take advantage of the experience economy. 

The external workforce, non-payroll workers and services providers, is now essential to getting work done in a digital economy; however, this segment remains critically undermanaged at most companies. In this session, hear how Novartis and Roche successfully leverage an external workforce to gain competitive business advantage. They will also share recommendations and discuss innovations for their future external workforce programmes.

Services providers such as consultants and agencies account for a significant portion of workforce spend and are key to business performance. Yet many companies under-manage them, leaving value on the table and creating risk. For the second year of our research with Oxford Economics, we have done a deeper dive into services procurement. Join Verizon and SAP Fieldglass for a look into the findings and learn how workforce leaders are realising more value from these providers.

Explore the SAP Ariba Marketplace to mingle with conference attendees and discover the many sponsor booths that showcase their business commerce specialties. Visit SAP Fieldglass at booth to demo the latest solutions and learn how we’re helping our customers transform how work gets done.

Looking to tighten spend control across service categories? You’re not alone. As external services providers become increasingly central to critical business operations, it’s essential to establish procurement control. Come explore how SAP Fieldglass solutions and services can help you simply and effectively manage this outsized business expense.

Simplify how you source, engage, and manage service providers with SAP Fieldglass solutions. See how the application improves cost control, risk mitigation, and quality management.

Join SAP Fieldglass Summit and SAP Ariba Live attendees for a welcome reception in the SAP Ariba Marketplace. Come meet professionals from companies that are forging new paths in digital commerce.

Continue the celebration with the SAP Fieldglass team at Purobeach, and enjoy local cuisine and casual conversation with the SAP Fieldglass customer community.

Are shifts in the labour market leading you to hire more external workers? According to the World Economic Forum, up to two-thirds of companies will turn to the external workforce to address a growing skills gap. Hear from practitioners who are leading the pack by successfully solving the skills gap with the help of SAP Fieldglass solutions.

SAP Fieldglass solutions are easier than ever to use. This is because continuously improving the user experience for customers, suppliers, and workers is at the core of SAP Fieldglass solution development. See concrete examples of how the latest enhancements will increase efficiency and usability for you and your people.

Find out how you can better manage professional services, your workforce, and statements of work by combining SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions. Gain insights into the future direction of both solution portfolios and how they can help you reimagine services procurement.

Asset-intensive industries solve their procurement challenges in a fundamentally different way. Hear from a leading oil and gas industry customer with several SAP solution experts across multiple areas of the SAP portfolio team. Learn about how process functionality can deliver complex services through SAP’s unique end-to-end architecture.

Looking to optimise spend to benefit your bottom line? SAP Fieldglass solutions extend and enhance your procurement platform, delivering intelligent spend outcomes. With preconfigured integrations between SAP Fieldglass and SAP Ariba solutions, your company has access to a robust, end-to-end platform for procurement across all spend categories.

Get the most out of the SAP Fieldglass solution ecosystem. SAP Fieldglass solutions are continually being integrated with partner tools, talent pools, and SAP solutions to ensure you have access to best-in-class services. Get a holistic view of those integrations and learn about how our customers are leveraging them to manage external labour.

Attend SAP Ariba Live’s legendary after-hours party at the beautiful beachfront of Barcelona, where you can expect to see, hear, and taste all that Barcelona nightlife has to offer in three unique surroundings. Enjoy amazing music, relaxing indoor and outdoor lounges, and plenty of bars.

In today's market, your organisation must look for every opportunity to become more efficient and flexible. In this session, hear real-world examples of how to simplify your external workforce management programme and improve user satisfaction. Learn essential strategies to drive efficiency and foster adoption, and position your programme for success.

SAP Fieldglass solutions extend and enhance your procurement platform, delivering intelligent spend outcomes to customers. With out-of-the-box integrations between SAP Fieldglass and SAP Ariba solutions, customers have access to the most robust, end-to-end platform for procurement across all spend categories.


Are you ready to transform your external workforce programme?

Why Attend?


Expand your network

You will experience three days of unprecedented networking activities, deeper engagement with dynamic business experts, and the chance to learn from industry innovators across external workforce management,
procurement, and IT.


Share best practices

Uncover hidden opportunities for cost savings, quality improvements, increased efficiency, and more by discussing strategies with experienced industry professionals.

Digital Transformation

Innovate for the intelligent enterprise

Discover how we are leveraging intelligent technologies to create the best possible customer experiences and drive your external workforce management and services procurement programme forward. 

Gain Insights

Gain insights into the latest innovations

Connect with SAP experts on the show floor to see our latest solutions with product demos, explore new ways to drive value from your external talent, and learn more about our product strategy and roadmap.


Travel & Accommodations

Barcelona is a dynamic and compact city with an excellent public transport system. The Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) is in the heart of Barcelona, 10 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from Barcelona El Prat International Airport. It has its own train and metro station stops, as well as a tram stop right outside. It is also easily accessible by car. All of Barcelona's cultural and nightlife options are within easy reach. 


Conference Venue
Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14
08019 Barcelona, Spain 

Conference Lodging
We’ve contracted reduced rates at several hotels near to the CCIB and within the city, so you will have options to select from, based on your personal preference and price point. Hotel options will be shared following registration for the event.

Barcelona El Prat International Airport is located 20 minutes from CCIB by car or taxi. The Barcelona el Prat website provides information including: up-to-the-minute flight information and connecting transport facilities to CCIB.

Taxis are available from the airport. A 20–25 minute ride – depending on traffic – will get you to any of the event hotels.

Shuttle Bus Service and Schedule 
During the evening hours of 4–5 June, and the morning hours of 5–6 June, a complimentary shuttle bus service will be available between all official hotels and the CCIB.

Shuttle bus service will also be available during Celebration Night on 5 June to transport attendees between official hotels and the after-hours party.

Questions? Please contact the SAP Fieldglass Events Team.

Additional Resources

Find all the information you need ahead of the event, including an event proposal to request approval to attend.