2018 Conference agenda

Thursday 5 July 2018

08.00 Registration


09.00 Chairman’s opening remarks

Mark Lamb, General Manager, CIPS Asia Pacific

09.10 The future of procurement and supply management
How might the landscape for procurement and supply chain over the coming years and what are the implications for procurement?


09.40 Keynote Address: What does the proposed modern slavery act mean for supply chains and the wider business environment

  • Aims and key findings of the 2018 Global Slavery Index (to be launched mid-July)
  • Australia’s Modern Slavery Act: it’s desired impact on business practice; and requirements from Australian businesses to comply with the new legislation
  • The role business can play in championing ethical business conduct

Jennifer Morris, CEO, Walk Free Foundation

10.10 Coffee break and networking

10.45 CPO panel discussion - The view from the top
CEO’s are putting increasing pressure on CPOs to become more customer centric with an increasing focus on top line growth initiatives rather than just cost savings and process control/governance.  This panel will be CPOs and other C-level panellists:

  • How does this shifting paradigm change the role of the CPO?
  • What are the 5 main concerns for CPOs?
  • How can procurement and other departments be better aligned to achieve business goals?
  • What are the key qualities needed to succeed in today’s business environment?
  • How can Procurement Leaders build exceptional teams that deliver? Could be under on talent


11.45 How do you know a supplier has a propensity to deliver value when you have never worked with them before
Mitigating Risk from suppliers is a key part of managing the supply chain.  What does Supplier Value really mean? This presentation is a snap shot of nearly 4 years research that Mike completed whilst delivering his Thesis towards his Masters in Supply Chain Management. His research spanned 2 jurisdictions Australia and New Zealand and used a mixed methodology to develop a value characteristic model. In the latter stages he used quantitative analysis with the IBM SPS statistics tool. He will also talk about his journey which culminated in a pass with distinction, a paper being accepted at EUROMA 2016 (the European Operations Management Conference) where he presented to academics at Trondheim University his Value Characteristic Model.


12.15 How automation and artificial intelligence can digitally transform the procurement profession
This session will explore the benefits of automation and AI for managing contracts, supply and spend and increasing efficiency versus the disruption that could occur as a result of a lack of governance and reliable data.

  • How can procurement professionals embrace digital transformation but at the same time manage risks to the supply chain?


12.45 Networking lunch

13.45 Panel Debate: Creating diversity - Why empowering young graduates, Millennials and women is good for business

  • Why creating diversity in your company leads to a more diverse and innovative supplier base
  • Successful leadership programmes - how women can be empowered and supported to become a CPO
  • Strategies for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce

Moderator: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS
Chontelle Kelly, Supply Chain Next Gen Graduate, Nestle
Kelly Irwin FCIPS, Head of Procurement, Holcim
Sharron Bird FCIPS, Procurement Specialist, Adelaide Procurement
Rob Halsall FCIPS, Head of Procurement, Westpac NZ
Sasha Samac, Head of Operations - Procurement & Supply Chain, Telstra

Pick your focus areas and break out into streams  

STREAM A: Technology enabling connected supply chains
Stream chair: Giovanni Ferrante, Marketing Manager - Asia Pacific, CIPS

14.15 Procurement and supply chain technologies: Opportunity or threat?
Professor Danny Samson, Programme Director, Master of Enterprise and Master of Supply Chain Management, University of Melbourne

Zahra Seyedghorban, Research Fellow, Centre for Workplace Leadership, University of Melbourne

STREAM B: Talent management

Stream chair: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS

14.15
Emotional Intelligence & Communications

Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS


STREAM C: Strategic sourcing

Stream chair: Mark Lamb, General Manager - Asia Pacific, CIPS

14.15
Successfully developing your strategic sourcing plan

Strategic sourcing is a key element that underpins organisations’ strategic goals. An organisation will set goals around important elements such as reducing environmental impact, being more inclusive for the local community, and increasing opportunities for indigenous people. By defining criteria effectively, procuring organisations can ensure the evaluation process is clear and simple for both themselves and bidders.

John Crickmore, Managing Consultant, Commerce Decisions


Pick your focus areas and break out into streams

STREAM A: Technology enabling connected supply chains
Stream chair: Giovanni Ferrante, Marketing Manager - Asia Pacific, CIPS

14.45 Demystifying blockchain for procurement and supply chain management
You will be given an overview of how Blockchain will revolutionise supply chains,  the key elements including smart contracts, and the benefits it can deliver including improving transparency in transactions.  In this session we will aim to demystify blockchain by answering questions around how and what it is, the potential of what is possible, as well as leveraging blockchain capability to enable organisational objectives including growth and risk.

Alice Sidhu, Advisory Board Member, LeaderShip of Fools


15.15 Driving value through supplier performance analysis

Tim O'Connell, Director of Analysis, Single Cell

STREAM B: Talent management
Stream chair: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS

14.45 Building Capability for NextGen Procurement  Leaders Through Innovative Talent Management Strategies

  • Building procurement capacity to meet future business demands
  • What skills and training is needed to become a successful procurement professional?
  • What robust recruitment processes need to be in place to ensure you attract and retain the next generation of procurement leaders

Gordon Donovan FCIPS (CS), Group Director, Procurement and Supply, Epworth HealthCare

15.00
Future Procurement Skill Requirements – A more strategic procurement approach

  • The expanding definition of procurement and its strategic importance to an organisation
  • Examining how procurement is changing and how this is likely to impact future skills requirements
  • How organisations can use this information to invest in new professionalisation initiatives to better recruit, engage and retain procurement staff

Teresa Scott, Executive Director, Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APPC)

15.15 Panel discussion

STREAM C
: Strategic sourcing

Stream chair: Mark Lamb, General Manager - Asia Pacific, CIPS

14.45
Panel Debate: Using strategic sourcing for better collaboration with stakeholders

  • Understanding the benefits of strategic sourcing at a regional and global level to streamline procurement and at the same time reduce time and costs
  • Importance of cross-functional collaboration for delivering benefits
  • Case Studies on practical application of tactical procurement and strategic sourcing strategies for improving procurement processes


Teira Dillon, Partnerships and Process Agility Manager, Bank of Queensland

Richard Armstrong, Category Manager, Group Operations, AGL
David Freeman FCIPS, National Supply Chain Manager, IAG


15.40 Networking and coffee break


Pick your focus areas and break out into streams

STREAM A: Technology enabling connected supply chains
Stream chair: Giovanni Ferrante, Marketing Manager - Asia Pacific, CIPS

16.00 Case Study: Procurement digital transformation: Simplify, standardise and automate

  • Exploring 'why' the need to embrace digital transformation in procurement
  • Realising benefits - efficiency, transparency and increased governance both for business and supply chains
  • An SA Power Networks Case Study

Kate Murray MCIPS (CS), Procurement Analytics & Performance Manager, SA Power Networks

STREAM B:
Talent management

Stream chair: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS

16.00
Building Capabilities: Upskilling for improving supplier and customer engagement

It is becoming increasingly important for procurement professionals to enhance their business skills in negotiation and supplier and customer engagement as the role becomes more people facing. Procurement managers will also need to strengthen their analytical skills to further enhance negotiations. This session will enable you to:

  • Effectively negotiate deals with suppliers through planning and preparing effectively
  • Understand and implement a variety of negotiation and sales techniques
  • Building trust with negotiations both internally and with suppliers
  • Understand methods for benchmarking and documenting your agreements

Ricky Baharwal, Contracts and Procurement Lead, Shell

STREAM C: Strategic sourcing
Stream chair: Mark Lamb, General Manager - Asia Pacific, CIPS

16.00 Enhancing value delivery in procurement through rapid sourcing and tail spend management

  • Financial and compliance management, benefits realization and revenue generation activities
  • Stakeholder alignment and influencing purchasing decisions
  • Creating cost savings and contributing to topline growth activities

David Freeman FCIPS, National Supply Chain Manager, IAG

16.30 The sky no longer the limit - Into the future - How technology innovation will transform our world
This session will discuss the emerging space sector and the new Australia Space Agency and NZ Space agency and what is happening across NZ and AUS. How do we procure for something that has not been done before, that is new, that is astronomically expensive!

Tod Cooper MCIPS (CS) , General Manager, Australasia Surveillance and Intelligence, MDA Corporation

17.00 Chairman's closing remarks and conference closes

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