Key Themes and Areas

  • How to capitalize on the impetus to transition towards accelerated transformation
  • Finding efficiencies to deliver on growth plans for this year
  • Digital as the great accelerator in the post-pandemic environment
  • Winning in a downturn: What if we are entering into a deep and extended recession that requires fundamental shifts to company and product cost structures?

Day 1 I August 13 I Thursday

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3:00PM - 3:10PM AEST

PROCUREMENT LEADERS WELCOME & A COFFEE WITH…

 

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3:10PM - 3:30PM AEST

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

The new possible: For many businesses the pandemic has provided the impetus to transition towards accelerated transformation

Insights from a CPO on how they are seizing the opportunities to transform the function

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3:30PM - 3:50PM AEST

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

How do you find efficiencies to deliver on your growth plans for this year?

A candid interview with a Global CPO to hear how procurement can continue to deliver on its goals as well as meet business expectations in a time of uncertainty.

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3:50PM - 4:10PM AEST

MICRO BREAKOUTS

 

Interactive, focused and fast-paced discussions in small sized groups on pre-selected topics
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4:10PM - 4:40PM AEST

PROCUREMENT LEADERS INSIGHTS

 

Procurement’s moment is now: Transforming for resilience and growth
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4:40PM - 5:00PM AEST

IN CONVERSATION WITH HON JULIE BISHOP

 

Reflections on troubled times: Leading in an age of uncertainty

We are at inflection point, and current crises are predicted to have a long– lasting effect on global economies with higher costs than any previous epidemics. Join the Hon Julie Bishop and hear first hand how to lead in turbulent times, and emerge from the current crisis stronger.

The Hon Julie Bishop
Former Foreign Minister of Australia

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5:00PM - 5:30PM AEST

PROCUREMENT LEADERS CLOSE OF THE DAY & VIRTUAL RECEPTION WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE HON JULIE BISHOP

 

Day 2 I August 14 I Friday

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9:00AM - 9:10AM AEST

PROCUREMENT LEADERS WELCOME & A COFFEE WITH…

 

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9:10AM - 9:40AM AEST

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

How to set the pace for business change & procurement transformation

• How do you reach your business goals for 2020 even in this business climate?
• What do you need to do to continue towards your current growth targets set by your business?
• What measures need to change? Should they change? How can they change?

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9:40AM - 10:00AM AEST

DISCUSSION

 

Winning in a downturn: How to future-proof your procurement strategy

• How to deliver great commercial results across procurement operations as well as great progress in strategy and financial results, in challenging trading conditions
• How to adjust business flows to reflect your current scenario while planning for continued growth
• What does your talent strategy look like for your team and your talent and how resilient is that strategy?
• How to put the right contingency plan in place with the right supply base and the right mindset for your market

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10:00AM - 10:20AM AEST

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Operational and financial impacts and business flows, adjusting to the current scenario while planning for continued growth
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10:20AM - 10:40AM AEST

PANEL DEBATE: INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Managing suppliers during crisis

Disruption, from a practical point of view, as much as a financial one, puts pressure on suppliers and, in turn, places the onus on procurement to have a strategy and the data to identify risk, to forecast, to mutually support, and to innovate solutions. Given the need to be reactive and resilient, what does effective supplier management look like on the ground during a period of huge uncertainty and what should procurement teams be doing?

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10:40AM - 10:50AM AEST

PROCUREMENT LEADERS CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF THE DAY

 

How can you register to attend?

The attendance is free but limited, so kindly register only if you fully intend to attend the forum. To book your spot, contact Michael Rootes directly by email or phone.

Michael Rootes, Membership Director APAC

E: M.rootes@procurementleaders.com 

Tel: +61 (0) 3 9531 2029

Spaces are limited, so get in touch now to secure your place.