Conference Day Two - Wednesday, 25 November

09:15
Meet our Chair and set the scene

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Corporate Member Operations
World Commerce & Contracting

LEADING AND MANAGING STRATEGIES TO BUILD, GROW, ENCOURAGE AND EMPOWER

09:30
Work-Life BALANCE vs Work-Life SUCCESS

Naomi opens our day filled with inspiration, motivation, and empowerment. This trailblazer is here to tell you about her own unique journey and how you can own yours.

  • Why you should focus on leading the way, rather than merely managing your day
  • How to lead the way in your own personal and professional journey
  • Understanding what success looks like to you and how to take the next steps towards it

Naomi Lloyd
Director Procurement and External Manufacturing Partnerships Asia Pacific
Campbell Arnott's

10:00
Leadership with a purpose

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence”, Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

A highly-motivated leader with a proven track record in strategy and implementation, Sharon fosters and motivates those around her to achieve their best; whether leading a workplace culture that embodies core values, with a clear vision and purpose or advocating for change.

  • What kind of a leader are you?
  • Applying strategies to build, grow, encourage and empower employees
  • The benefits of investing in personal growth and career progression – and developing your own style
  • Going beyond good intentions, intervening, steering and influencing to make a difference

Sharon Morris
General Manager
CIPS Australia & New Zealand

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

SUPPLY CHAIN - IMPROVING BUSINESS ETHICS AND IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY

11:00
Is your supply chain 100% ethical? How to make the change…

Outland Denim does business in a way that makes sense for today, tomorrow, and for future generations. Awarded the 2019 Ethical Fashion Report’s A+ rating, they use less water, less energy, and more conscious construction. Every button, rivet, and stitch is carefully selected to minimise impact on the environment and to mitigate the risk of exploitation in their supply chain. From the cotton farm right through to the courier who delivers their jeans, they aim for “Zero Exploitation”. Hear from James about how to improve ethical standards, the pitfalls of product integrity and what the way forward looks like.

James Bartle
Founding Chief Executive Officer
Outland Denim

11:30
Panel discussion: Sustainability AND profitability – discuss!

Sustainability; we all know we need to strive for it but what does it actually look like in today’s world and what does it mean to your business’ bottom line?  Join this session to share sustainability challenges and opportunities:

  • Environmental concerns; how it can really have an impact on your industry?
  • What exactly does a sustainable supply chain look like?
  • Success stories (and where you’ve learnt a few lessons along the way……)
  • Drawing your sustainability roadmap

Moderator:

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Corporate Member Operations
World Commerce & Contracting

Panellists:

James Bartle
Founding Chief Executive Officer
Outland Denim

Anna Lindsay
National Supply Chain Manager
Ruralco Holdings

Ky Menzies
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Elizabeth de la Mette
Senior Customer Success Manager
EcoVadis

12:10
Indigenous procurement

Exploring policy updates and insights on the business, economic and social benefits of including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses within Australia’s supply chain, stimulating Indigenous entrepreneurship and providing Indigenous Australians with more opportunities to participate in the economy.

  • Benefits of including local ingenuities
  • Diving deeper into Australia’s supply chains
  • How diverse supply chains bring significant business profits

Deb Barwick
Chairperson, First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI)
Chief Executive Officer, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC)

12:40
Breathe, network, eat lunch
INNOVATION BY MEANS OF PROBLEM SOLVING, NOT INNOVATION FOR THE SHINE AND SAKE OF IT
13:40
Leading useful innovation in your organisation

We all talk about innovation but does it really solve the problem at hand?  Or is it a distraction from meeting today’s needs. 

Anna will share her experience on enabling companies to be forward-thinking for tomorrow but also hit the KPIs of today.

  • Knowing when to innovate
  • What does sustainable innovation look like?
  • Highlighting your challenges and how innovation can solve them

Anna Lindsay
National Supply Chain Manager
Ruralco Holdings

TECHNOLOGY – ARE YOU GETTING AHEAD OR FALLING BEHIND?
14:10
Leveraging AI in Procurement

By leveraging AI we can finally enable Procurement professionals to leave behind the reactive transactional processes and at last make Procurement a far more exciting and strategic profession.

In this session, Shamli will discuss:

  • What does AI really look like in the procurement world?
  • How will AI change procurement models, helping buyers to work smarter, better, and faster in the future?
  • How will it impact the way buyers conduct business with their suppliers?
  • How will it help position procurement in a more prominent and strategic role in driving business decisions?

Shamli Prakash
Country Head – India
Zenon AI & Analytics

14:40
Stretch, network, drink more tea or coffee
FLEXIBILITY IN MOVING FORWARDS WITH CHANGE
15:00
The new normal of work

Businesses want to hire talent with adaptability and flexibility, but are these traits also practiced in the workplace? Kath shares how Versa introduced a no-work Wednesday policy where revenue increased by almost 50% and profits almost tripled. How is this possible you may ask? Find out in this session designed to inspire you and your team.

Kath Blackham
Chief Executive Officer
Versa

15:30
Panel discussion: The final word – what does the future of procurement look like?

To some people the future is a far-fetched idea that they either deal with once it arrives or is something that isn’t their problem. To others, the future is a result of strategy and action now. Round up your learnings, takeaways and inspiration with a discussion on what to do today, for tomorrow..

Moderator:

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Corporate Member Operations
World Commerce & Contracting

Panellists:

Sarah Collins
Head of Procurement
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Naomi Lloyd
Director Procurement and External Manufacturing Partnerships Asia Pacific
Campbell Arnott's

Tanya Harris
Sustainable Procurement Consultant
Unchained Business Services Pty Ltd

16:10
Chair sum up
16:20
End of Women in Procurement & Supply Chain 2020