What is the Women in Procurement 2016 conference?

This is a very exciting time in procurement where global trends show CPOs are reshaping their roles in the C-suite. The modern procurement division has a direct impact on the growth of their companies that goes beyond cost control to become a part of the whole organisational innovation process.

With a considerable number of women CPOs and many more in leadership roles in procurement across sectors in Australia, this event is the premier opportunity for procurement professionals to up-skill themselves and gain a comprehensive overview of the latest trends from the best practitioners in procurement and supply chain management.

Following the success of the inaugural Women in Procurement in May 2015, the 2nd annual Women in Procurement 2016 conference will once again be a platform for all procurement stakeholders to get inspired and build the foundations for better outcomes for their teams and personal careers.

Here is what is new for the 2nd annual Women in Procurement 2016 conference:

  • International keynote address from Nelli Kim – an Australian supplier management specialist from Telstra International Group based in Hong Kong – the best insight you can get into how to build the competencies to do business in a male dominated culture
  • A brand new speaker line-up with senior PSCM executives from cross-sector leading organisations in Australia, including: Rio Tinto, Coca-Cola, Myer, NAB, Coles, Best & Less, Laing O’Rourke, Boeing and many others
  • More award winning speakers than ever before – giving you unparalleled access to the leading minds from the procurement and supply chain functions from right across Australia
  • You spoke and we listened – our survey respondents asked for a stronger focus on sharing ideas to common challenges in procurement rather than merely discussing the gender equity issues – so the 2016 agenda will offer more solutions to organisational challenges
  • An inspirational presentation from the first breast cancer survivor who climbed Mount Everest focused on how to lead by example
  • An overview of the evolution and the future of women in leadership from a social science perspective