About the 2017 Conference
The 2017 CIPS Australasia Conference explored these issues and more and
provided practical help, together with the motivation and
inspiration to help you play your part.
CIPS President and
former CEO of Rio Tinto Sam Walsh offered insight into the CEO’s view of
procurement; highlighting how indigenous businesses can boost your
reputation and revenue; and why technology should be embraced and not feared.
Asia-Pacific chief economist Rajiv Biswas proffered a global
economic overview; CIPS Group Marketing Director Cath Hill explored
emerging changes that impact the future of the profession with the CIPS
Supply Century presentation; and breakout sessions offered a deeper
dive into specific topics of interest.
This first day of the
conference was followed by a focus day, comprising of hour-long panel
presentations and workshops examining the world of automated procurement
career development, how to boost supplier and stakeholder relations and
the risk of ignoring supply chain resilience.
supply professionals are central to the region’s success. They can act
as the catalyst for supplier innovation, the mitigators of risk and the
energisers of efficiency and effectiveness.