Conference Day One - Tuesday, 8 March

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You can attend the Women in Procurement & Supply Chain conference in-person or virtual, though in-depth learning workshop sessions are in-person only.

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Sharon Morris
General Manager – Australia & New Zealand
CIPS Australia and New Zealand

Roadmap for the future of procurement

9:00
Human Rights responsibilities and the role supply chain plays in conducting business legally and ethically
  • Making responsible sourcing decisions to ensure you are addressing critical issues across the supply chain
  • Understanding the importance of developing and supporting an ethical supply chain
  • Clarifying how to minimise the impacts of adverse human rights violations in your supply chain that can arise during ongoing business relationships

Alison Rahill
Executive Officer – Anti-Slavery Taskforce
Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network

9:30
Analysing the top emerging global trends in procurement and supply chain management
  • Reviewing your existing procurement strategy to enable long-term planning and cost-effective supply acquisition
  • Deep diving into the top emerging trends on a global scale and determining how you can adapt your procurement strategies to make the most of them
  • Embracing risk management, resilience, and agility to futureproof your procurement strategies against ongoing global disruption

Christel Martin
Director Procurement Excellence
Transport for NSW

10:00
Why 2022 is the year of Procuretech?

Linda Scott
Head of Sales & Solutions
VendorPanel

10:20
Morning tea and networking
Supply chain resilience in the COVID environment

11:00
CASE STUDY: SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE – THE ART OF PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN
  • Creating a resilient vendor network
  • Staying close to the market to maintain delivery of stakeholder expectations
  • The importance of culture fit and developing human resilience

Jeremy Goodman
Director of Supply Chain
Carnival Australia

Technological innovation & the modern supply chain

11:30
Building supply chain trust and transparency through technology innovations
  • Trust is pivotal in all successful commercial relationships; it is an essential element that allows contractual parties to collaborate and transact
  • What role does technology play to help measure, manage and monitor trust and performance in contract relationships? What technology best practices build and maximize trust, performance and ensure contractual obligations are met and risk mitigated?
  • How can innovations like CLM technology or blockchain assist organizations in achieving enterprise-wide goals of sustainability, diversity and greater transparency?

Bernadette Bulacan
Chief Evangelist
Icertis

12:00
Lunch and networking

13:00
Panel Discussion: Using technology and strategy to enhance the future of supply chain and procurement
  • What are some of the critical innovations needed to modernise and streamline supply chain and procurement?
  • What level of impact do you think advances such as AI, Augmented Intelligence, and Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility will have on the day-to-day operations of the supply chain?
  • Is the use of Digital Twins technology being used to its full potential?
  • How can companies overcome fractured data ecosystems, and what strategies can be implemented to ensure you can fully use predictive and advanced analytics?

Moderator:

Susan Hungar
Catalogue, Content, and eProcurement Manager
TAFE NSW

Panellists:

Sharyn County
General Manager Procurement – Property and Fleet
Jemena

Ro Coroneos
Head of Responsible Sourcing
Lendlease

Lindy Chen
Founder
Frethan Technology

13:50
Ongoing Supplier Monitoring - How well do you know your suppliers?

Case studies of organisations who:

  • Have incorporated 3rd party data to better understand what is going on with critical suppliers
  • Monitor supplier activity on an ongoing basis to reduce exposure to vendor risk and conflict of interest
  • Deployed AI over a rich data set from procurement to financials to gain insights into the health of their supply chain

Natalya Levenkova
General Manager, Customer Success
Satori

 

14:30
VISIBILITY TO ALL YOUR ACTIVE TALENT SOLUTIONS

Stephen Digby
Director, Australia and New Zealand
KellyOCG

14:40
Afternoon tea and networking
INTERACTIVE CHAMPAGNE ROUNDTABLES

15:20
Interactive Champagne Roundtables

Interactive champagne roundtables provide attendees with the opportunity to divide into groups and discuss niche ideas, gain practical tips, and work through challenges faced by other executives from multiple industries.

Each roundtable will begin with a brief presentation by the moderator, who will then open the discussion to the table.

You’ll be able to choose three of the below to attend on the day so make sure you give it some thought. Each roundtable will run concurrently over three-time slots:

  • 1st round:  15:30 – 16:00
  • 2nd round: 16:00 – 16:30
  • 3rd round:  16:30 – 17:00

Topics to choose from include:

1. Supply chain disaster planning 101

Facilitator: 

Ro Coroneos
Head of Responsible Sourcing
Lendlease

2. Developing and supporting a circular supply chain

Facilitator:

Lisa McLean
Chief Executive Officer
NSW Circular

3. Harnessing diverse talent to create a high quality, innovative team

Facilitator:

Zoe Chernih
Senior Manager – Corporate Services
Commonwealth Bank

4. Increasing your interpersonal skills to enhance your supplier relationship management

Facilitator:

Catherine Hollyman
Founder | Leadership Communication Coach and Consultant
Behind the Scenes Communications

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:05
Networking Drinks
19:00
Official Event Dinner