Programme

ACCELERATING BUSINESS STRATEGY THROUGH PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE

 
08.15 Registration and morning refreshments

09.00 Chair's introduction 

Dr John Glen, Chief Economist, CIPS
THE BIG PICTURE

09.05  Welcome from CIPS

Malcolm Harrison FCIPS, Group CEO, CIPS

09.25 CIPS opening address: Economic outlook - trend analysis and future outlook

Dr John Glen, Chief Economist, CIPS

10:25 Case study: Mitigating business risk through socially responsible procurement practices

Beatrix Praeceptor, Chief Procurement Officer, Mondi 

10.45 Morning refreshments and networking

CHOOSE YOUR STREAM

11.15 STREAM 1: FIT FOR 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

11.15 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Emotional intelligence and communications 

Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS 

11.15 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
Creating strategic synergies with suppliers


11.35 STREAM 1: FIT FOR PURPOSE TECH
Is there life beyond spend analytics? 

Stefan Dent, Managing Director, Simfoni 

11.35 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Case study: Bringing people along on the transformation journey

Chris Emberton MCIPS, Procurement Director, Clifford Chance LLP

11.35 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
How to use supply market intelligence to manage risk

Martin Valentine, Senior Category Manager, GEP

11.55 STREAM 1: FIT FOR PURPOSE TECH
Enabling procurement system success through business transformation

Chris Holmes, Managing Director, Single Cell

11.55 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 Strafford, Chief Client Officer, Proxima Group


11.55 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
Case Study: How can we speed up supplier onboarding 

Matthew Hart, Regional Sales Manager, Avetta

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

13.25 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 

13.25 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Panel: Procuring the best talent

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




Cath Houlihan, Global Director of Procurement & Commercial Legal, RICS

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

13.25 STREAM 3: RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
Panel: Quick fire debate - Titans VS SMEs

Jim Miller, Director of National Procurement, Commissioning & Facilities, NHS National Services Scotland 

Rob Tuckwell, Director of Partnerships & B2B, Barclaycard

Paul Bestford, Chief Procurement Officer, Burberry


13.45 STREAM 1: FIT FOR PURPOSE TECH
Panel discussion: Software promises vs realities

Andrew Croston, VP Global Indirect & Procurement Transformation, Smith and Nephew plc 

14.05 STREAM 2: STRATEGY THROUGH PEOPLE
Capitalising on sustainable procurement


14.05 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

14.25  Refreshments break and networking

14.55 Panel / interactive Q&A: Defining career progression in procurement
  

Moderator: Katie Jacobs, Editor, Supply Management




15.35 CPO Panel Discussion: How is procurement’s value proposition changing in today’s business environment?

Moderator: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS 

Caroline Levitt, CPO and Procurement Director, Inmarsat 

16.15 Diversity as a pivotal point in success and decision making

Angela Peacock, Chairperson and Founder, PDT Global

16.55 Chair’s closing remarks

17.00 Close of conference

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