Please note: All times shown on the programme are BST

06.45 – 06.50

Opening remarks and welcome to CIPS Global Emma Scott, Global Head of Content, CIPS

Australia and New Zealand Focus

07.00 – 07.30

Opening keynote: Building supply chain resilience: challenges for Australia and New Zealand

  • Highlighting the need for AZ businesses to prioritise supply chain transformation resilience
  • Identifying the capabilities needed to enable and enhance integrated supply chains
  • Shifting toward a ‘risk based’ model through prioritisation and building capacity

Speakers:
Ben Ludik, Head of Procurement, Fleet and Property. Water Corporation in Western Australia

Chair:
Sharon Morris, General Manager – Australia & New Zealand, CIPS

07.40 – 08.10

Panel discussion: Supplier diversity – ensuring your processes support indigenous-owned suppliers

  • Establishing positive diversity benchmarks and how your organisation can comply with them
  • Truth-telling and why reconciliation efforts may still be needed when conversing with indigenous-owned suppliers
  • Avoiding tokenism with genuine and respectful procurement practices

Chair:
Glenn Johnston, Director, Procurement & Business Support, Infrastructure NSW

Speakers:
Sean Barnes, Director of Social Procurement, The Ākina Foundation
Joanne Kennett, Senior Manager, Social Procurement & Workforce Development, Transport for NSW
Tania Pouwhare, General Manager, Community and Social Innovation, Auckland Council

08.20 – 08.30

ANZ Reflection

During this session the chairs will discuss the themes, trends and challenges covered during the ANZ Focus.

Chairs:
Sharon Morris
Glenn Johnston

08.30 – 09.00

Break

MENA Focus

9.00 – 9.30

Case study: Procurement for “mega-events”

Chair:
Sam Achampong, General Manager – CIPS Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Speaker:
Anis Tabka, SVP Procurement & Contracts – EXPO 2020 Dubai

9.40 – 10.10

Presentation: Building a sustainable In-Country Value addition strategy

  • Diversifying in-country industries and promoting local businesses 
  • Developing competitiveness between enterprises to develop suppliers on both regional and global stages
  • Creating a culture of responsible innovation and entrepreneurship with tools and knowledge

Chair:
Sam Achampong,  General Manager – CIPS Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Speaker:
Adil Al Mulla, CEO, ARC Associates and former SVP Etihad Airways

10.20 – 10.30

MENA Reflection
During this session the chairs will discuss the themes, trends and challenges covered during the MENA Focus.

Chairs:
Sam Achampong
Emma Scott

10.30 – 11.00

Break

Africa Focus

11.00 – 11.30
Skills workshop: The future-proof competencies to drive success
  • Identifying new ways to attract exceptional talent
  • Retaining said talent and nurturing career progression 
Speaker: Wael Safwat, Principal Director Middle East, Accenture. Chairman of CIPS MENA Fellows Board
11.40 – 12.10

Panel discussion: Promoting transparency and increasing end-to-end supply chain visibility

  • Outlining your organisation’s role in promoting transparency in every part of the supply chain
  • Professionalising behaviours within organisations to promote procurement’s role in overcoming corruption
  • Traceability as the backbone of a sustainable product system to verify social and environmental claims

Chair:
Sara Bux, General Manager – Southern Africa, CIPS 

Speakers:
Stephen Ashcroft, Director, General Services and Procurement, African Development Bank Group
Sanet Shepperson, Executive Head Properties and Procurement, Cell C
Dr Faith Mashele, Co-Founder Makgarebe A Mahikeng
Preston Hwena Chartered FCIPS, Supply Chain Management Specialist, Chairperson for CIPS Zimbabwe

Chairperson:
CIPS Gauteng Branch
Preston

12.20 – 12.30

Africa Reflection
During this session the chairs will discuss the themes, trends and challenges covered during the Africa Focus.

Chairs:
Sara Bux, General Manager – Southern Africa, CIPS 
Emma Scott, Representation Manager, CIPS

Europe Focus

12.40 – 13.10

Presentation: How supplier collaboration can meet challenges of sustainability, supply chain resilience and supplier innovation in a VUCA world

Speaker:
Stephen Cleminson, Alliances Director, Ivalua

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 14.30

Panel discussion: “Future-proofing” procurement – building resilience in supply chains

  • Investing in new technologies to optimise performance in supply chains 
  • Is the “just in time” model still optimal for your business? 
  • Building trust and increasing visibility through more transparent supply chains

Chair:
Emma Scott, Representation Manager, CIPS

Speakers:
Lydia Blackwood, Head of Sourcing, The Crown Estate
Arjun Varma, Global DIrector & Head of Strategic Capacity Management, Beiersdorf
James Westgarth, Senior Director, Procurement, Lufthansa Group

14.40 – 15.10

Presentation: ESG as part of an integrated supply chain strategy

Speakers:
Andrea Barrett, Vice President for Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Electrocomponents

15.20 – 15.40

How to build and strengthen your supply chain resiliency

Speaker:
Selene Silvestri, Associate Partner, Supply Chain, FICO

15.50 – 16.00

EMEA/Americas Crossover
The crossover session will bring together the EMEA and Americas chairs for a discussion about the themes covered during the EMEA Focus and their similarities with, or relevance to the topics of interest within the Americas Focus sessions.

Chairs:
Emma Scott, Representation Manager, CIPS
Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, CIPS

16.00 – 16.15

Break

Americas Focus

16.15 – 16.30

America Focus Session

 Speaker:
Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, CIPS

Chair:
Emma Scott, Representation Manager, CIPS

16.40 – 17.10

Panel discussion: Weathering the next storm – preparing your supply chain 

  • A focus on supply shortages and escalating prices and how to mitigate their effects on your business 
  • Using data and improving data management to protect yourself from future disruptions 
  • Creating effective contingency plans to ‘weather the next storm’ sustainably

 Chair:
Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, CIPS

Speakers:

Jim Townsend, Chief Procurement Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

17.20 – 17.50

Closing keynote: Optimising spending to protect our planet and its people

Speaker:
Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, CIPS

17.50 – 18.00

Closing remarks from Chair