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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.

IHS Markit 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 and robotics, career development, how to boost supplier and stakeholder relations and the risk of ignoring supply chain resilience.

Procurement and 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.


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