Procurecon 2018

09 - 11 October, 2018

Corinthia Hotel, Prague

44 (0) 207 368 9465

Agenda Day 3

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:45 am - 8:50 am Opening remarks – Letitia Thomas, Programme Director, WBR

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chair’s opening address and networking activity

Will Beattie - Head of International Business Development CIPS
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Will Beattie

Head of International Business Development
CIPS

9:00 am - 9:20 am OPENING KEYNOTE How can you further refine and change your procurement organisation to transform contribution to your businesses P&L?

Laszlo Szepesvary - CPO tbc
  • How can you work more effectively with other internal departments to demonstrate how procurement can help in these activities?
  • What is the best way to demonstrate and document new activities in procurement?
  • How can you mature your procurement function to become a department capable of contributing to top line growth
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Laszlo Szepesvary

CPO
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9:20 am - 9:40 am How can you enhance procurement’s contribution to strategic delivery to showcase your teams true value within the wider business?

Nick Gorton - Procurement Director Spirit Energy
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Nick Gorton

Procurement Director
Spirit Energy

8:00 am - 8:30 am ALL STAR PANEL Shaping your organisation to play a role in top-line growth: What are the proven strategies to make the most of your supplier relationships and add to the top-line growth of your organisation?

Frank Hurt - Independent Consultant . Pascal Gielen - CPO Thales Christophe Van Riel - Vice President Procurement Ecolab
  • How can you begin to leverage your contact and relationship with your suppliers to sell to them?
  • How can you begin setting cross-functional targets and KPIs to push forward the move towards revenue-generating?
  • What stage should you begin to intensify or change your relationship with your suppliers?
  • How can you identify and approach the suppliers with whom you could develop this type of relationship?
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Frank Hurt

Independent Consultant
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Pascal Gielen

CPO
Thales

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Christophe Van Riel

Vice President Procurement
Ecolab

10:20 am - 11:00 am CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How can you convince your board and senior management to support more revenue-generating activities in procurement?

Irina Povoroznyk - Head of Centralized Procurement Severstal
  • What are the best strategies to convince the board and senior management to support more revenue-generating activities in procurement?
  • How can you make the business case for an expanded procurement function?
  • What are the best ways to develop your relationship with senior management in order to gain more support for procurement transformation?
  • How can you secure budget in order to help procurement take on new activities?
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Irina Povoroznyk

Head of Centralized Procurement
Severstal

11:00 am - 11:40 am Networking Break

11:40 am - 12:20 pm OXFORD STYLE DEBATE Procurement should only be focused on cost-cutting activities – FOR and AGAINST

FOR
  • Procurement’s core function should be focused on getting the best price for the services it procures for its category
  • The cost savings that procurement can create are the most valuable service that procurement can add to the business
AGAINST
  • With the rising automation of the procurement function, procurement professionals must diversify their role and add value to the business in other area
  • Procurement is ideally placed to develop more connections and branch out in order to contribute to revenue generation

8:00 am - 8:30 am How can you improve your collection and collation of all data to develop focused and actionable intelligence for your procurement strategy?

Andrea Blanco - Head of Procurement CSP+A Ecolab Nick Jenkinson - Senior Director Procurement Astellas Dominika Mejer - Head of Strategic Sourcing, IT and Telecoms Corning
  • How can you drive investment into data management and data analytics systems?
  • What new data do you need to ensure you are able to collect in order to make focused and intelligent decisions?
  • How can you drive a culture change within your organisation to use data more effectively?
  • What are the best ways to encourage your internal stakeholders to engage with new data management processes?
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Andrea Blanco

Head of Procurement CSP+A
Ecolab

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Nick Jenkinson

Senior Director Procurement
Astellas

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Dominika Mejer

Head of Strategic Sourcing, IT and Telecoms
Corning

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Networking lunch

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm ALL STAR PANEL How will the changing geopolitical landscape impact risk management across your supply chain and what can you do to ensure you are effectively prepared?

  • How will the new political, environmental and financial risk landscape impact the way in which you are able to procure?
  • How can you implement new risk management strategies to deal with the unknown?
  • How can you ensure you are prepared for risk that may impact your supply chain?
  • What new risk models can help you stay ahead and avoid impact to your organisation

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS How can you implement effective risk management within indirect categories to reduce failed and over-budget projects?

  • How can you improve the engagement of internal stakeholders to work with procurement to manage the risk of projects?
  • What are the best contracting models to implement in order to maintain oversight of all projects?
  • How can you manage risk in service-based indirect categories like marketing and HR?
  • How can you mitigate risk in all categories? 

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How can you maintain effective oversight across your supply chain to identify slavery and human trafficking concerns early and improve your responsible sourcing strategy?

  • What are the new regulations you need to comply with to ensure your supply chain is effectively managed?
  • How can you implement stronger oversight of all suppliers with limited budgets and resources?
  • What are the key areas of risk that you need to be aware of in order to mitigate risk in your supply chain?
  • How can you effectively complete auditing and investigation of suppliers who have breached these rules

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm CLOSING KEYNOTE How can you gain buy-in from internal stakeholders for your risk profiling process in order to ensure all supplier relationships can be subject to the same scrutiny?

  • What are the key objections and how can you overcome these?
  • How can you roll out a new risk profiling and management system across all categories?
  • How can you ensure all stakeholders are complying with new risk profiling?
  • What are the best strategies to ensure you maintain oversight over all suppliers?

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm End of Conference