Conference Day One - Tuesday 24 March

08:00
Register, network, drink tea/coffee

08:50
Meet our Chair and set the scene

Coretta Bessi
Chief Procurement Officer
Westpac

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN
09.00
Opening international keynote: Sourcing; from backroom to boardroom

Saija is on a mission to change the image of sourcing.  With more than 20 years’ experience in procurement, both indirect and direct spend, she has led its transformation from decentralization to centralization – and back again! In this session, you will be introduced to sourcing as a game-changer within business and redefine its presence as a value creator.

  • Driving sourcing disruption
  • “Forcing” business stakeholders to understand procurement’s value add
  • Industry 4.0 and procurement
  • Working on the three C’s at Sandvik Load & Haul: Communication, Competence, Curiosity

Saija Kuusisto-Lancaster
Chief Procurement Officer
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology (Finland)

09:40
Procurement policy and governance in 2020

This session examines the updates regarding policy changes taking place in 2020; what your organisation needs to be prepared for and how to review your current strategies regarding social procurement and spending.

  • Do you know which policy changes you need to be on top of?
  • Gain insights to legislative / regulatory changes in the purchasing environment
  • Reviewing your social procurement strategy and spend

Angela Van Eekelen
Global Policy and Compliance Manager - Procurement
ANZ

10:10
Ice-breaker networking activity
10:30
Morning tea break
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, TRANSFORMATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
11:00
Lean Agile Procurement as the solution

The hottest topic in procurement right now – get up to speed with Lean Agile Procurement – the how, the when and the why.

  • Uncovering the ways to apply AGILE thinking to our procurement world
  • Being mindful of where NOT to use it
  • Outlining the benefits of Lean Agile Procurement

Jonathan Dutton
Principal
JD Consultancy

11:40
Indirect procurement transformation

In this session, Marjolein shares her extensive procurement and supply chain experience in leading teams to successfully deliver SCM and procurement improvement programs focused on process, organisation and operating model design as well as policy development and the establishment of category management functions. The particular focus will be on how she has transformed a transactional procurement function into a strategic business partner at QBE Insurance over the last year.

Marjolein Dijkshoorn
Head of Procurement
QBE

12:10
How to implement technology and still stay human-centric

With all the mind-blowing technology being implemented for business experience and success, let’s not forget that the end customer is…human! In this session, gain insights into creating a balance between tech and human centricity.

  • Practical tips on how we embrace technology while shifting our focus to humans
  • Ensuring tech is for the customers’ benefit and not just for innovation’s sake

Sharyn County
Head of Procurement
Jemena

12:40
Breathe, network, eat lunch
HOW TO OVERCOME THE PAIN POINTS
13:40
Panel discussion: Risk management - how prepared are you for the unexpected?

Dive into the ‘risk’ business and hear different viewpoints on how to prepare for and manage risk.

  • Strategies for prevention methods and pre-emptive problem solving
  • How to keep up to date with fast moving procurement and supply chain trends and mandates
  • Avoid the risk of Modern Slavery in your supply chain
  • Understand the impact of third party risk on purchasing

Moderator:

Coretta Bessi
Chief Procurement Officer
Westpac

 

Panellists:

Claire Gategood
Director, Trade Finance
Westpac Institutional Bank

Karin Regal
Head of Supply Chain Risk
Lendlease

Angela Van Eekelen
Global Policy and Compliance Manager - Procurement
ANZ

14:20
Triumph over adversity

Ashleigh - 2019 CIPS Young Talent Award Winner - will be sharing her story, along with lessons learned along the way in becoming the leader she’s always wanted to be. She is an inspiration to professionals fighting their own unexpected or hidden battles – by adapting perception to overcome adversity.

  • Why she decided to share her story and why you are encouraged to speak up too
  • The importance of perception and mindset when overcoming adversity
  • The power of vulnerability and how it can shape you to be the leader you want to be

Ashleigh Turner
Procurement Analyst
Hastings Deering

14:50
Stretch, network, drink more tea or coffee
15:30
Champagne roundtables

These popular, interactive roundtables provide the opportunity for attendees to divide into groups and discuss specific ideas, practical tips and work through challenges faced by other professionals from multiple industries (and enjoy a glass of bubbles at the same time!). Choose from 3 of the 7 x 30 minute sessions:

1. E-Procurement & digitalisation

Gosia Jankowska
Procurement Analyst – Business Transformation
Ausgrid

2. Advanced negotiation skills

Adele Carr
Barrister
Greenway Chambers

3. Blockchain for supply chain in practice

Lindy Chen
Managing Director
ChinaDirect Sourcing

4. Reducing labour rights issues in your supply chain

Karin Ragel
Head of Supply Chain Risk
Lendlease

5. Tools for mentoring

Chontelle Kelly
Procurement Specialist
Nestlé

6. The importance of contract management

Sharyn County
Head of Procurement
Jemena

7. Driving gender equality and empowering women

Sharon Morris
General Manager for Australia and New Zealand
CIPS Australasia

17:00
Chair sum up
17:10
Enjoy a few drinks with networking galore
18:30
Keep the momentum going at our Women in Procurement & Supply Chain Dinner