The Big Idea

This is an exciting time to be in the procurement and supply chain profession!

Post natural disasters, geo-political instability and a global pandemic in 2020, businesses across the world have had significant supply chain and operational disruption which has thrust this oft-considered backroom function into the spotlight.

There is a much broader understanding now into how supply chains fundamentally feed into everything and this has shifted the discussion to the value of the outcomes that procurement brings to an organisation, the environment, the economy, and society as a whole.

With the UN asking governments to report against a sustainability spend, including women owned business, disability opportunities, indigenous and environmental initiatives – procurers now have the power to change the world with how they spend an organisation’s money. Public and private sector are being asked to raise the bar, driving innovation, embedding positive social and economic good in procurement and going beyond meeting regulatory requirements to making a real difference – whilst remaining commercially competitive of course…

There’s no doubting that procurement over the next decade will take a significant shift: AI, big data and digitisation will automate the backend transactional elements and those leading the way will become business enablers: chief negotiators, relationship builders, collaborators and innovative solution providers.

So how do you get access to the knowledge, tools and networks you need to prepare you for this exciting journey?

Women in Procurement & Supply Chain 2022 provides an inclusive and supportive platform for procurement stakeholders to share their experiences, insights, stories and best practices.

Our 7th annual conference will once again be the place to benchmark progress on how procurement departments are embracing and benefitting from diversity, delivering improved corporate responsibility results and ensuring technology is matched with business outcomes. The event provides a platform for leadership growth, networking and learning; inspiring and empowering attendees to build the foundations for better outcomes for their teams and personal careers.

The content as always will be highly interactive with a mixture of session formats including deep dive workshops, panel discussions and champagne roundtable sessions, featuring an enviable speaker line-up of procurement and supply chain trailblazers across a wide range of industries.

Build your procurement roadmap at Women in Procurement & Supply Chain 2022.

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