Day one – Monday 2 August 2021

Please note, all timings are in AEST

08:15 – 09:25

Registration/Platform login

09:25 – 09:35

Chair’s opening remarks

09:35 – 09:50

Welcome from CIPS

09:50 – 10:30

  • Ensuring your supply chain is innovative and fit for the future

  • Taking the opportunity to rebuild sustainably and integrate social value creation into your supply chain

  • Applying risk avergence strategies to strengthen resilience against natural emergencies

10:30 – 11:00

  • How have leadership strategies and approaches adapted during the crisis?
  • The importance of collaboration to improve outcomes and identify opportunities for innovation 
  • How to move forward and safeguard vulnerable supply chains in ANZ?

11:00 – 11:30

Morning networking break

11:30 – 12:00

  • What are the best practices for reporting and implementation? 
  • Looking beyond compliance to implementing good governance to minimise the risk of labour abuses in supply chains
  • Leveraging competitive advantage for your business and supply chains

12:00 – 12:30

  • Closely aligning your sourcing strategy with business needs and goals 
  • Considering near-shoring options and incorporating more sustainable practices in your plan
  • Ensuring to mitigate geopolitical instability and minimise risk
  • Political and economic dynamics with China

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break and networking

13:30 – 15:05

Breakout stream

Technology and Digitalisation

Social value and Sustainability

Risk Mitigation

13:30 – 14:05

  • Identifying the best-fit technological solutions for your organisational needs
  • Implementing digital transformation smoothly
  • Get smarter with technology and adopting a strategic approach to processes
  • How do you manage environmental exposure in your supply chain?
  • Effectively monitoring CSR impact across your supply chain 
  • Measuring the effectiveness of your supply chain sustainability initiative
  • Assessing and measuring potential risks in the supply chain
  • Implementing effective risk aversion strategies 
  • Learning from examples of real-life risk avoidance

14:05 – 14:35

  • What impact can technology have on people’s roles?
  • How can the profession evolve with the aid of digitalisation?
  • How is cutting-edge technology currently being utilised in the industry?
  • Unlocking business value through sustainability
  • Maximising  social value through contracts
  • Why and how to ensure your suppliers also prioritise sustainable practice for mutual gain
  • What technologies can support your risk strategy?
  • What is the business case for implementing new risk solutions?
  • How can blockchain help avoid supply chain risks?

14:35 – 15:05

  • How AI can change procurement models for the benefit of the team 
  • Choosing the right AI solution to invest in 
  • Delivering more efficient bottom-line impact with the help of AI
  • Why sustainability should be a core business value 
  • Investing in sustainable practice for consumer and employee buy-in
  • Winning hearts and minds through effective story-telling
  • How are risks changing and how should our organisations be responding to them?
  • Exercising a what-if mentality
  • What are the risks associated with people not having the right skillset?

15:05 – 15:35

Afternoon networking break

15:35 – 16:10

  • How do we continue to add strategic value to the organisation?
  • Building stakeholder engagement to transform procurement into a business critical function
  • Thinking business first and function second – how to reinvent ourselves to keep up with business developments

16:10 – 16:50

  • Inspirational business leader’s journey talking about their experiences building a career from procurement to the top
  • How procurement has added value to their skillset as a leader 
  • Bringing procurement to the board and overcoming leadership challenges 
  • Coming from a procurement background what do you expect your procurement  team to deliver?

16:50 – 17:00

CIPS closing remarks

Please note, the programme is subject to change without notice.