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Monday, 17th June
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Arrival Tea & Coffee | Registration | Networking
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Conference Opening & Welcome: Your Hosts Steve Morris - The Eventful Group & Rob Holt - AT Kearney (RED ROOM)
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Personal Mastery for Procurement Leaders
RED ROOM
Paddy Upton
Human Performance Expert and International Cricket Coach
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Rise of the Machines: The Five Innovative Technologies That Will Fundamentally Change Procurement
RED ROOM
Andrew Bartolini
Founder & Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners & Publisher of CPO Rising (US)
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Morning Tea & Exhibition Viewing
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Reimagining Procurement – From Cost Centre to P&L
RED ROOM
Andy Brightmore
Executive Director, Compass Group Australia and Foodbuy
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Strategies for Demonstrating the Value of Procurement To Those Who See It As Nothing More Than a Necessity
BLUE ROOM
Gregory Bayne
Director and Business Psychologist, Total Leader and Coach Solutions Australia
12:15 PM - 1:05 PM
A Focus on Stakeholder Experience to Unlock Extra Value
RED ROOM
Dan Cameron
Chief Procurement Officer, Pearson Plc (UK)
12:15 PM - 1:05 PM
Rise Above the Pack: Become a Rare and Valuable Procurement Leader
BLUE ROOM
Greg Layton
Executive Coach & Author, Chief Makers
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch & Exhibition Viewing
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Building Human Skills in the Machine Age to Cope with Change
RED ROOM
Britta Baumann
Global Director - Customer Success, Nearmap (formerly Head of C2C, eBay Australia & Paypal)
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Essentials for Successful Procurement Transformations
BLUE ROOM
Deon Stofberg
Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Department of Planning and Environment
2:55 PM - 3:45 PM
Converging Blockchain, IoT and Analytics to Transform the Supply Chain
RED ROOM
Guilda Javaheri
Chief Technology Officer, Golden State Foods (USA)
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Afternoon Tea & Exhibition Viewing
4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Transforming Fox Sports’ Operating Model – Beyond Iterative Procurement Savings
RED ROOM
Les Wigan
Chief Operating Officer, Kayo Sports
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Be Relevant and Wanted - How to Build Procurements’ Brand Across the Business
RED ROOM
Chris Savage
CEO, The Savage Company
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Networking Drinks Reception Proudly Sponsored by COS
Tuesday, 18th June
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
VIP Breakfasts: SAP Ariba + AT Kearney
9:05 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome to Day 2
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
Partnerships that Create Sustainable Value and Competitive Advantage
RED ROOM
Dan Cameron
Chief Procurement Officer, Pearson Plc (UK)
9:55 AM - 10:55 AM
Morning Tea & Exhibition Viewing
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
Transforming Culture with a Growth Mindset
RED ROOM
Dave Andrews
Procurement Lead, Microsoft
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
Third Party Risk and Compliance – Where to From Here?
BLUE ROOM
Angela Van Eekelen
Global Policy and Compliance Manager - Procurement, ANZ Bank
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM
Managing Procurement in the Age of Innovation
RED ROOM
Andrew Bartolini
Founder & Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners & Publisher of CPO Rising (US)
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM
The Power of Social Inclusion & Diversity…..If You Dare
BLUE ROOM
Tanya Harris
- Global Manager Procurement and Sustainability, The Fred Hollows Foundation
& Steve Fordham
- Director, Blackrock Industries
12:40 PM - 1:35 PM
Lunch & Exhibition Viewing
1:35 PM - 2:20 PM
Procurement’s Role in Leading and Funding Successful Transformation
RED ROOM
Lisa Harrison
- Chief Program Excellence Officer, Suncorp
& David Darmenia
- Head of Procurement, Suncorp
& Robert Holt
- Partner, A.T. Kearney
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM
What Does 2025 Look Like For the Chief Procurement Officer?
RED ROOM
Richard Hillberg
Managing Director, Jigsaw Talent Management
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM
Negotiation as a Core Competency in the Age of Automation - is the Traditional Procurement Toolkit Still Relevant?
BLUE ROOM
Samantha Apps
- General Manager, Group Procurement, The Star Entertainment Group
& Nick Harvey
- Head of Australia & NZ, The Gap Partnership
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Using AI and Automation to Digitally Transform Procurement at NSW Health
RED ROOM
Rod Treadwell
Executive Director Procurement, HealthShare NSW
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Digital Innovation That Drives Value
BLUE ROOM
Ashok Sudhakaran
Head of Procurement, The Warehouse Group
4:10 PM - 4:45 PM
The Different Faces of Leaders and Top Performers: Making or Breaking Teams
RED ROOM
Paddy Upton
Human Performance Expert and International Cricket Coach
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Close