Procurement and supply: Unlocking competitive advantage

Market disruptors, ever-advancing technology, economic and geopolitical fluctuations – these factors are all having a huge impact on the world around us and the future of work. They bring threats as well as opportunities – but are you ready for them?

If you can’t predict what’s coming, you at least need the capability to react quickly and the resilience to stay in the game.

The CIPS Australasia Conference 2017 will explore these issues and more and will provide practical help, together with the motivation and inspiration to help you play your part.

Hear CIPS President and former CEO of Rio Tinto Sam Walsh offer insight into the CEO’s view of procurement; find out how indigenous businesses can boost your reputation and revenue; and discover why technology should be embraced and not feared.

IHS Markit Asia-Pacific chief economist Rajiv Biswas will proffer a global economic overview; CIPS Group Marketing Director Cath Hill will explore emerging changes that impact the future of the profession with the CIPS Supply Century presentation; and breakout sessions will offer a deeper dive into specific topics of interest.

This first day of the conference will be 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.

Be part of procurement's success. Join us on 18 and 19 July at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne to hear from those involved in realising these visions. And meet procurement professionals from across sectors, countries and categories to boost your peer network, discover what others are doing and make connections with suppliers who can help.

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