2018 Programme

ACCELERATING BUSINESS STRATEGY THROUGH PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE

 
08.15 Registration and refreshments

09.00 Chair's opening remarks
Dr John Glen, Chief Economist, CIPS
THE BIG PICTURE

09.05 A welcome from the Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply
Malcolm Harrison FCIPS, Group CEO, CIPS

09.25 CIPS opening address: Economic outlook - Trend analysis and future outlook
Dr John Glen, Chief Economist, CIPS

09.45 Panel discussion: Obtaining security of supply in unstable times 
Kristian Saksida, Group General Manager Purchasing, Solvay

10:25 Case study: Mitigating business risk through socially responsible procurement practices
Beatrix Praeceptor, Chief Procurement Officer, Mondi 

10.45 Ignite talk 

10.50 Morning refreshments and networking

CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS AREA AND BREAK INTO STREAMS

11.25 STREAM 1: FIT OF PURPOSE TECH
Hear from a hacker on how to prevent a cyber attack nightmare damaging your business
Ken Munro, Security entrepreneur and Partner, Pen Test Partners

11.25 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Emotional intelligence and comunications 

Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS

11.25 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
Creating strategic synergies with suppliers
John Butcher MCIPS, Global Group Procurement Director, Merlin Entertainments plc

11.45 STREAM 1: FIT FOR PURPOSE TECH
Is there life beyond spend analytics? 
Stefan Dent, Managing Director, Simfoni 

11.45 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Case study: Bringing people along on the transformation journey
Chris Emberton MCIPS, Procurement Director, Clifford Chance LLP

11.45 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
How to use supply market intelligence to manage risk
Martin Valentine, Senior Category Manager, GEP

12.05 STREAM 1: FIT FOR PURPOSE TECH
Driving business value through supplier performance analytics
Chris Holmes, Managing Director, Single Cell

12.05 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE

Getting future fit - What a new (or ambitious existing) CPO should do to have impact from now to 2021

Guy Stafford, Chief Client Officer, Proxima Group


12.05 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
Case Study: How to handle conflict situations and suppliers who don't adhere to contracts


12.35 Lunch break and networking 
CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS AREA AND BREAK INTO STREAMS

13.35 STREAM 1: FIT FOR PURPOSE TECH

How can you implement a dynamic marketplace model in your procurement strategy?

Molly Dobson, Head of Enterprise Customer Success, Amazon Business UK 

13.35 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Panel: Is the recruiter brief dead?
Sponsored session

Chair: Chris Harrington, Divisional Manager, Reed Procurement & Supply Chain 

13.35 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
Panel: Quick fire debate - Titans VS SMEs
Jim Miller, Director of National Procurement, Commissioning & Facilities, NHS National Services Scotland

Janet Chinnery MCIPS, Head of Corporate Procurement, Thames Tideway Tunnel

Andrea Keir MCIPS, UK Senior Contract Manager, HEINEKEN UK Limited

Richard Howell MCIPS, Group Head of Supply Chain, Costain

Paul Bestford FCIPS, Chief Procurement Officer, Burberry


13.55 STREAM 1: FIT FOR PURPOSE TECH
Panel discussion: Software promises vs realities
Andrew Croston, VP Global Indirect & Procurement Transformation, Smith and Nephew plc 

14.15 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Maximising social value through procurement 
EcoVardis

14.15 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
The bidding process: How procurement and sales can join forces to add more value
Beth Loudon, Head of Procurement Development & Sourcing, NHS Shared Business Service

14.35 Afternoon refreshments and networking

15.10 Panel / interactive Q&A: Defining career progression in procurement
Moderator: Katie Jacobs, Editor, Supply Management

Kristian Saksida, Group General Manager Purchasing, Solvay
Rob Douglas, Chief Procurement Officer, Direct Line Group
Imran Rasul FCIPS, CPO, BAE Systems

15.50 CPO Panel Discussion: How is procurement’s value proposition changing in today’s business environment?
Moderator: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS

John Butcher MCIPS, Global Group Procurement Director, Merlin Entertainments plc
Oliver Cock FCIPS, Managing Director, Foodbuy
Patrick Dunne MCIPS, (CPO) Director Of Group Procurement & Cost Base Transformation, Sainsburys PLC

16.30 Ignite talk 

16.35 Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

16.40 Networking drinks 

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