Market Dojo made the bi-annual pilgrimage to eWorld earlier this week, excited at the prospect of meeting some new faces as well as networking with many long-term acquaintances and existing customers.
On a personal note, this was the first time I had been a part of this event, so I was slightly nervous albeit very enthused at the opportunity of chatting with the attendees.
First impressions from my side were that eWorld is clearly a very well organised and marketed event as the variety of attendees who I engaged with combined with the impressive material on show (none better than Market Dojo of course!) was very profound. I met with all kinds of professionals from Charites, The Media, Finance, Government, Consultants and even a handful of students!
I guess the message here is that Procurement is everywhere and the demand, or should I say preference to improve one’s practices is growing at an exciting rate of knots. My colleagues were quick to verify this by confirming, this was undoubtedly the highest attended eWorld they had taken part in yet.
After taking in the various stands and market stalls each supplier had on display I thought to myself, what does Market Dojo do differently which separates us from the rest? What does Market Dojo do which really changes the game for our customers? Well, a bacon sandwich and a cup of coffee later, I was asked the very same question from the first 3 people I spoke to…
Still waking up after my 4am alarm but with caffeine injection imminent, I proclaimed “Market Dojo is different because our key principles are that we make the easy way, the best way”.
“Well, how do you manage that?” I was asked.
“Simple” I said. “We are the only on demand eSourcing solution who offers our customers the opportunity to make huge savings at just £500 per month”.
She was a little taken aback by this and so I proceeded to prove how this was the case. I was also able to further impress by showing how we allow our customers full access to our services for them to try out for themselves. A very literal ‘try before you by’ policy which is what people want right?
In this busy and time-consuming world of procurement tasks, wouldn’t it be great to have a solution that is convenient, cost-effective and most importantly fulfils its requirement? Of course, Market Dojo ticks all the boxes here and so this I found the engagement from our inquisitive friends on the day to be very approving.
I guess the theme for the day really for me was how I could differentiate Market Dojo from the rest of the room. How do we stay on top of this ever-growing marketplace?
Thankfully our highly valued and vastly experienced customer Mark Andrioli, Global Project Sourcing Director for Haldex, joined us on the day to give a case study seminar to the audience to show exactly how eSourcing and sourcing strategies using the Market Dojo tools had really made a difference to him and his team. We would like to thank Mark personally for taking the time out of his busy schedule to provide such a glowing reference of his direct experiences using the tools.
Our prize draw, hosted by Director Nick Drewe, for a free Market Dojo Monthly Licence, was drawn by Susan Walsh from The Classification Guru. Our lucky winner this time, was Jessica Dunlop from Royal Sun Alliance.
Finally, once the event had come to a conclusion and we had carried all our possessions (including a 42” TV) across Westminster Bridge on a fine autumnal afternoon, Team Dojo headed back to fans’ favourite Italian restaurant, Colosseo!
If you didn’t get the chance to come to the event or missed us for any reason and think Market Dojo could have been of interest to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information or try out our free sandpit tool here! Market Dojo helps procurement professionals negotiate better with our on-demand eSourcing tools. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch or register for free and play around with our software for yourself!
eWorld October 2018 was hosted at the QEII in Westminster, London by Team Dojo –
Director – Nick Drewe
Senior Business Development Manager – Lewis Barnard
Business Development Manager – Jon Pole
Business Development Manager – Adam Collins