Conference Day One - Tuesday, 24 November

09:15
Meet our Chair and set the scene

Coretta Bessi
Chief Procurement Officer
Westpac

09:30
OPENING KEYNOTE TREND FORECAST: The Big 5

Rose Herceg has built a career as one of Australia’s most respected futurists and social forecasters.
Join her as she sets the scene for what you need to be doing in 2021:

  • What are the five most important trends for our country right now?
  • Where should your focus be as a leader trying to grow a business?
  • What should every business take into consideration when 2021 hits the ground running?

Rose Herceg
Chief Strategy Officer
WPP AUNZ

10:00
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 considerations for reviewing your current governance frameworks and supply chain strategies.

  • Do you know which policy changes you need to be on top of?
  • Gain insights to legislative / regulatory changes in the purchasing environment

Karin Ragel
Head of Supply Chain Risk
Lendlease

10:30
HOP INTO OUR INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL NETWORKING LOUNGE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS
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

11:30
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

12:00
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

Maria Calibo-Sales
Founder & CEO
Calmar Corps

12:30
Breathe, network, eat lunch
HOW TO OVERCOME THE PAIN POINTS
13:30
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:

Melanie Joyce
Head of Sustainability & Governance
Westpac

 

Panellists:

Claire Gategood
Director, Trade Finance
Westpac Institutional Bank

Karin Ragel
Head of Supply Chain Risk
Lendlease

Isabel Girgis
Head of Legal
Coupa

14:10
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 Specialist
Hastings Deering

14:40
Stretch, network, drink more tea or coffee
15:00
Virtual roundtables

Join our interactive virtual breakout rooms for a 2-way deep dive into the topic that means the most to you.

Choose 3 x 30 minutes roundtables. BYO bubbles optional!

1. Procurement as an enabler of business strategy

Frances Atkins
Co-Founder
givvable

2. Advanced negotiation skills

Adele Carr
Barrister
Greenway Chambers

3. Blockchain for supply chain in practice

Lindy Chen
Managing Director
ChinaDirect Sourcing

4. Tools for mentoring

Chontelle Kelly
Category Manager
Diageo

5. Driving gender equality and empowering women

Sharon Morris
General Manager
CIPS Australia & New Zealand

6. Establishing Networks

Melissa Ogden
Procurement Manager
Lockheed Martin

16:30
Chair sum up