Conference Day Two

Conference Day Two

1 May 2019

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08:30     Welcome coffee


08:50     Opening remarks from the Chair

Jennifer GoddardDirector, IACCM Member Services (APAC), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management


THE WINNING FORMULA FOR PROCUREMENT INNOVATION


09:00     Leading the charge on procurement transformation

  • Constructively challenging stakeholder assumptions and preferences
  • Re-aligning procurement functions to deliver on value-for-money
  • SRM: more value outcomes post signing the contracts
  • Managing expectations as key to successfully building trusted relationships with stakeholders
  • Building and embedding organisational-wide procurement capability

Molley Qi, Procurement Director, Strategic Procurement and Contracts / ATO Finance, Australian Taxation Office


HOW TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IMPACT PROCUREMENT CHOICES


09:30     Assessing the potential of emerging technologies to modernise procurement

  • Delivering the benefits of 4.0 technologies to procurement
  • Quantifying the ROI from these platforms including IoT, data analytics, AI & blockchain
  • Sharing lessons from pilots and mapping future investments

Jennifer Scott-Gray, Global Head of Trade Finance, Sales Westpac Institutional Bank

Westpac recently completed a pilot project which combines 4 emerging technologies (IoT, data analytics, AI and blockchain) to streamline the procurement process and automate trade. The project is a world-first and demonstrates what technology can already do today to disrupt our business


10:00    Technology trends and impact on procurement choices

  • How procurement will unfold in the digital age
  • Why you need to plan today for procurement of tomorrow
  • Move beyond standard-issue procurement into the brave new world of technology innovation

Thomai Veginis, Chief Procurement Officer, Telstra


10:30    Morning Tea


BLUEPRINT FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND TEAM BUILDING


11:00     Unlocking the analytical and creative potential of teams

  • Helping teams become more agile and effective leaders
  • Supporting progress and developing authentic styles
  • Building the capability and competence of teams across the enterprise

Ricky Nowak, Leadership Expert, Ricky Nowak & Associates


11:30     Panel Discussion: Assessing new models to deliver on operational excellence

  • Why are best-in-class companies embracing procurement excellence?
  • How does this improve procurement and supply chain performance?
  • Which strategies work with improvements across the value chain?
  • What’s needed to quantify and measure results around operational excellence?

Moderator:
Jennifer Goddard
, Director, IACCM Member Services (APAC), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management

Panellists:
Thomai Veginis
, Chief Procurement Officer, Telstra
Molley Qi, Director, Professional Services & Supplier Diversity, Strategic Procurement & Contracts / ATO Finance, Australian Taxation Office
Andrea Patrick, Chief Procurement Officer, Procurement Solutions Directorate, Department of Education


12:00     Networking lunch


PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR MODERN DAY SLAVERY LEGISLATION


In November 2018, the Australian Senate passed the Modern Slavery Bill 2018. This critical legislation, to be operational in 2019, impacts procurement and supply chains nationally and globally.  More than 3,000 Australian businesses with an annual turnover of $100 million or more will need to identity modern slavery gaps and alert authorities. This segment examines the broader implications with perspectives offered by legal and industry experts.

13:00     LEGAL PERSPECTIVE: Ending modern day slavery across the procurement and supply chain

  • Clarifying Modern Slavery developments
  • Updating Modern Slavery Acts for NSW and Commonwealth
  • Who does  the new law apply to? • What do businesses need to be doing now?

Scott Alden, Partner, Holding Redlich
Victoria Gordon, Partner, Holding Redlich


13:30     INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE: Pinpointing the highest risk and exposure to modern slavery within your business

  • Managing and monitoring modern slavery risk across supply chain and business practices
  • Ensuring you invest in due diligence processes to comply with new laws
  • Providing training to staff and local suppliers on modern slavery risks and compliance
  • Clarifying the due diligence and probity requirements  Mark

Mark Lamb, General Manager, CIPS Asia Pacific


14:00     Panel Discussion: Is Australia’s Modern Day Slavery law a step in the right direction?

  • Does the new legislation have the necessary powers?
  • How does it compare with international jurisdictions?
  • Is business ready to meet the reporting requirements?
  • What are the penalties and who monitors compliance, apart from ‘self-reporting’?

Moderator:
Mark Lamb
, General Manager, CIPS Asia Pacific

Panellists:
Dr Stefan Gassner
, Associate Director, Procurement Practice Lead, Grosvenor Performance Group
Kylie Lloyd, Director, Zoic Environmental
Keren Adams, Director, Human Rights Law Centre
Scott Alden, Partner, Holding Redlich
Victoria Gordon, Partner, Holding Redlich


OUTLOOK FOR SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT: FUTURE MILESTONES AND CHALLENGES


14:30     Afternoon tea


15:00     Panel Discussion: Unlocking the value of social procurement and supplier diversity

  • How do we add the ‘social’ dimension to sustainable procurement?
  • Does social procurement reduce inequalities? If so, how?
  • What are the benefits from socially-responsible procurement? Who stands to benefit?
  • Which strategies help suppliers and partners remain socially responsible or ethical?

Moderator:
Tanya Harris
, Global Manager Procurement, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Panellists:
Sarah Sannen
, Operations and Finance Manager, Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)
Myla Bulaon, Engagement Manager (Procurement) / CPO (Acting) / Project Lead, Department of Finance, Services & Innovation
Melissa Kirk, Assistant Director Business Engagement, Contracting and Aid Management Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


15:30    Mapping the parameters for corporate social responsibility (CSR) across the enterprise

  • Embracing the mantra of CRS in a diligent and inclusive manner
  • Integrating CRS with organisation-wide goals and policies
  • Delivering on tangible benefits at the grass-roots
  • Aligning CSR with business engagement, contracting and aid programs

Melissa Kirk, Assistant Director Business Engagement, Contracting and Aid Management Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


STRATEGIC SOURCING: WHY SAVVY SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS MATTER


16:00     Building meaningful supplier relationships as business needs evolve and change

  • Innovating within product development and process improvement
  • Avoiding the relentless ‘cost-cutting template’ with strategic sourcing
  • Building supplier relationships for successful outcomes

Ann Sherry AO, Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia (tbc)
Jeremy Goodman, Director, Supply Chain, Carnival Australia


16:30     Panel Discussion: Building the next generation of women leaders in procurement

  • Handing the torch to a new generation of procurement professionals
  • Building the talent pipeline around inclusion, diversity and collaboration
  • Investing in succession planning on the path to career advancement
  • Committing from the C-suite under mentoring programs

Moderator:
Jennifer Goddard
, Director, Member Services (APAC), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)

Panellists:
Sapphire Loebler, Procurement Sustainability Specialist, Ausgrid
Chontelle Kelly, Procurement Excellence Expert, Nestle
Gigi Tam, Head of Procurement, Roche Pharmaceuticals
Lynn Penny, Group General Manager, Procurement, Mirvac
Shae Howard, a/Executive Director, ITC Procurement, ITC & Digital Government Division, Department of Finance, Services  & Innovation
Taylor Pearce, Procurement Analyst, Ausgrid


17:00     Closing remarks from the Chair

17:10     End of Day Two and close of conference


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Reference: 
Women in Procurement & Supply Chain 2019