Day one – Thursday 21 October 2021

Please note, all timings are in AEST

08:15 – 08:45

Registration, morning refreshments / Platform login

08:45 – 09:30

Sacred Smoking Ceremony

09:30 – 09:40

Chair’s opening remarks

Sharon Morris, General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, CIPS

09:40 – 09:50

Welcome from CIPS

Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, 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 – 11:10

  • Discover how leadership strategies and approaches have evolved during the crisis
  • Improve collaboration to help identify opportunities for innovation
  • Learn how to protect at-risk supply chains and build resilience

Siju Johny, Chief Procurement Officer

Tony Citera, General Manager, Capital Management & Procurement, Australia Post

Lucie Chami, Chief Procurement Officer, Vitex Pharmaceuticals 

 

11:10 – 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

Ro Coroneos, Senior Manager, Risk – Supply Chain, Lendlease Corporation

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
  • Approaches to mitigating geopolitical instability and minimise risk

Darren Wedding, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Super Retail Group 

Brett D. Nolan, Head of Procurement, Tourism Australia

Chair: Andrew Brightmore, Executive Director, Compass Group & Foodbuy

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break and networking

13:30 – 14:05

Select your breakout stream

Technology and Digitalisation

A1

  • 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

Salim Reza, Manager Group Procurement, WaterNSW

Chair: Susan Hungar, Contract and Supplier Relationship Specialist, TAFE NSW

Social Value and Sustainability

B1

  • 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

Ben Ludik, Head of Procurement, Supply Chain and Property, Water Corporation

Risk Mitigation

C1

  • Assessing and measuring potential risks in the supply chain
  • Implementing effective risk aversion strategies 
  • Learning from examples of real-life risk avoidance

Ken Tuke, Director, Procurement Engagement, Department of Transport

14:05 – 14:35

Streams continued

Technology and Digitalisation

A2

  • How can the profession evolve with the aid of digitalisation?
  • How is cutting-edge technology currently being utilised in the industry?
  • What is the impact of technology and digitalisation on procurement and purchasing?
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Dr Zahra Seyedghorban, Lecturer, Operations/Supply Chain Management, University of Melbourne

Chair: Susan Hungar, Contract and Supplier Relationship Specialist, TAFE NSW

Social value and Sustainability

B2

  • Unlocking business value through sustainability
  • Maximising  social value through contracts
  • Why and how to ensure your suppliers also prioritise sustainable practice for mutual gain

Risk Mitigation

C2

  • 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?
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14:35 – 15:05

Streams continued

Technology and Digitalisation

A3

  • 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

Chair: Susan Hungar, Contract and Supplier Relationship Specialist, TAFE NSW

Social value and Sustainability

B3

  • 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

Risk Mitigation

C3

  • 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

Jean-Michel Carriere, Executive Advisor, Enterprise Strategic Sourcing, Organisational Performance, Insurance and Care NSW

Rajesh Singh, General Manager Value Management, Spark New Zealand 

Elizabeth Stavreski, Executive Director, Procurement at South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance

16:10 – 16:50

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

Roger Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Lyttleton Port

16:50 – 17:00

CIPS closing remarks

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