CIPS is committed to delivering conferences and events with a lively informative programme on a broad range of topics that are relevant to our global community. We seek to engage with senior procurement professionals to help us deliver the very best content and we are committed to building diversity in both our programme topics and speakers.  Our programme is still in draft and new speakers are being added each week as we continue to connect with new people.  If you would like to reach out to us about speaking at one of our events or introducing us to new and interesting speakers then please get in touch:

Day two - 09 June

Please note, to accommodate global time zones the programme has been split into 3 parts. All timings are BST.

Part one, 08:00 - 10:55 (BST)

08:00 – 08:15

Opening remarks

Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS

08:15 – 09:00

  • Why it makes sense for procurement organizations to own and lead the sustainability agenda
  • Working cross-functionally to move from commitment to action
  • How to maximize your sustainability impact through supplier and partner engagement

Ingrid De Ryck, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Anheuser Busch

09:00 – 09:15


09:15 – 10:00

  • Treating the pandemic as a growth opportunity for the profession
  • Positioning procurement as a strategic business partner to lead the economic recovery
  • Moving beyond cost savings to demonstrate procurement’s value as a revenue generator

Patrick Dunne, CPO, Sainsbury’s

Simon Leigh, Group Procurement and Supply Chain Director, Whitbread

Clare Jones, Group Procurement Director, Mace Group

Leigh-Ann Russell, Chief Procurement Officer, BP

Khalid Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Packaging, Capex & Services Sourcing Executive Director,

Chair: Sam Achampong, General Manager, CIPS MENA

10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 10:55

Select your breakout stream below

Stream A

Strengthening leadership and collaboration


  • Why is it important to consider ESG in your sourcing processes
  • How data and analytics can help to assess counterparties
  • Understand how peers are approaching sustainable procurement

James Hargreave, Assistant Director – Risk Solutions, Bureau van Dijk (part of Moody’s Analytics)

Wilfred Xoual, Senior Vice President, Moody’s ESG Solutions

Chair: Phil Broughton, Head of Business Programs – The Americas, CIPS

Stream B

Driving responsible procurement


  • How configurable aggregation manages specific issues identified by data feeds with stakeholder specific workflows 
  • Enabling dynamic purchasing control through the ERP
  • Benefits and challenges of using multisource data feeds in procurement

Tony Webster-Smith, Regional Vice President APAC, Avetta

Chair: Emma Scott, Representation Manager, CIPS

Stream C

Championing innovation


  • Defining innovation as a pathway to success
  • Bringing credibility and trust to a marketplace with a poor track record
  • Reimagining the future of supply chains

David Collard, Founder and CEO,

Chair: Ceri Jones, Editor, Supply Management

11:30 – 12:10

Avetta roundtable: The Role of Real Time Analytics in the Bottom Line of Business – People, Planet and Profit ( Invite only)

Tony Webster-Smith, Regional Vice President APAC, Avetta

Part two, 13:00 - 15:00 (BST)

13:00 – 13:40

Breakout streams continued…

Stream A

Strengthening leadership and collaboration


  • Working with your suppliers to quickly scale down and pause your supply chain when your organisation is temporarily unable to open
  • Communicating regularly with your suppliers and practicing effective stakeholder management to maintain your relationship with your suppliers
  • Giving your suppliers the support they need to ensure they are ready to resume supply when you are able to reopen

Anis Tabka, SVP Procurement and Contracts, EXPO 2020

Brett Whitfield, Vice President Global Procurement, InterContinental Hotels Group

Chair: Phil Broughton, Head of Business Programs – The Americas, CIPS

Stream B

Driving responsible procurement


  • Developing a supplier code that cements responsible sourcing practices throughout your supply chain
  • Encouraging supplier transparency to ensure a fair and sustainable supply chain
  • Leveraging your influence to drive forward the responsible procurement agenda

Marco Gonçalves, Chief Procurement and Hazelnut Company Officer, Ferrero

Chair: Duncan Brock, Group Director, CIPS

Stream C

Championing innovation


  • Why data visibility and transparency in your supply chain are now more important than ever
  • Making use of real-time data tools to achieve visibility and help your supply chain run smoother
  • Leveraging technology to more accurately map your supply chain and increase transparency

Lori Mitchell-Keller, Vice President Industry Solution, Google Cloud

Chair: Jennifer Bisceglie, President / CEO,  Interos

13:40 – 14:20


14:20 – 15:00

Breakout streams continued…

Stream A

Strengthening leadership and collaboration


  • How procurement standards are changing on an international level 
  • How we can rise to new challenges and evolve as a profession 
  • Embracing disruption to reach new levels of practice 
  • What capabilities and skills will the procurement professional of the future need to thrive?

Ruxandra Ispas, Group Nutrition, Procurement, Supply Chain Officer, Elior Group

Chair: Phil Broughton, Head of Business Programs – The Americas, CIPS

Stream B

Driving responsible procurement


  • Using the disruption created by the pandemic as an opportunity to build supply chains with social value creation at their core
  • Engaging with suppliers and stakeholders to secure buy-in for social value creation
  • Taking a creative approach to contracts to build social value

Claire Costello, Chief Procurement Officer, Co-Op

Chair: Duncan Brock, Group Director, CIPS

Stream C

Championing innovation


  • What a new work/life balance looks like in practice
  • Adopting a ‘work from anywhere’ approach
  • Prioritising and preserving collaboration in a hybrid working environment

Laura Faulkner, Director of Shared Services, Nationwide Building Society

Chair: Emma Scott, Representation Manager, CIPS

15:15 – 15:50

GEP roundtable: How to ensure digital delivers on its promise (Invite only)

Part three, 16:00 - 18:00 (BST)

16:00 – 16:45

  • Taking a compassionate leadership approach to keep your people motivated in difficult times
  • Embracing vulnerability as a leadership strength and showing vulnerability to your team
  • Ensuring that your team have the support they need to thrive, despite disruptions to their way of working

Simon Leigh, Group Procurement and Supply Chain Director, Whitbread

Angela Qu, SVP, Chief Procurement Officer, Lufthansa Group

Klaus Staubitzer, CPO and Head of Supply Chain, Siemens AG

Chair: Duncan Brock, Group Director, CIPS

16:45 – 17:00


17:00 – 17:45

How global businesses and their suppliers are coming together to protect the health of our planet and communities worldwide

Adrienne Gifford, Sourcing Excellence Sustainability Manager, McCormick

Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars

Noora Singh, Director of Sustainability, PepsiCo

Chair: Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, CIPS America

17:45 – 18:00

Closing remarks and end of the conference

Please note, programme is subject to change without notice.