Programme 2022 - Procurement Futures, 4-5 October 2022 : Procurement Futures, 4-5 October 2022 Programme 2022 - Procurement Futures, 4-5 October 2022

Programme 2022

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 2022

On both mornings of Procurement Futures, our programme splits into three concurrent streams, designed to give you the choice of attending the sessions most relevant to you, your colleagues, and your company overall.

Stream 1: Insights: Presentations and panel discussions
Stream 2: Ignite: Workshops on practical challenges
Stream 3: Interact: Roundtables, hackathons and collaborative discussions

Should you wish to filter out any of these sessions, please use the filter options below:

InsightsIgniteInteractClear Filters
11:45 am
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12:25 pm

Lightning Talks – 10:10:10 sessions 3 short presentations followed by discussion and Q&A

How can we predict the future in a VUCA world? With recent events having caused high-impact, unprecedented and fast disruption to seemingly robust supply chains, procurement leaders aren’t worried about what is happening next year, they need to know what is happening tomorrow.

Nina Bomberg, Director Global Indirect Purchasing, SEG Automotive
David Wylie, Chief Procurement Officer, Thames Water
Paul Bestford, Chief Procurement Officer, Nutreco
12:30 pm
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13:00 pm

Case Study – Risk management: Implementing an early warning system that mitigates the effects of global disruption

  • How can businesses stay ahead of the complexities of their supply chain
  • Why every company needs a nimble and holistic risk management strategy
  • Developing a well-defined risk identification and assessment process that minimises occurrence and impact
Nick Jenkinson, Chief Procurement Officer, Santander
14:00 pm
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14:30 pm

Panel discussion – Attracting diverse talent

  • Recognising the benefits that a diverse team can bring to your procurement strategy
  • Overcoming the challenges of attracting diverse talent
  • Training and up-skilling to ensure inclusivity
  • Strategies for addressing and resolving diversity shortages in your team
  • How to become an employer of choice


Ginny Warr, Head of Procurement, British Land
Carol WIlliams, Head of Procurement, Laing O’Rourke
Pip Wells, Innovation Consultant / Advisory Practice Lead, Resource Solutions
14:35 pm
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15:00 pm

Panel discussion – How leaders can future-proof their procurement teams

  • How are leadership teams adapting procurement work environments?
  • How emerging enterprise priorities are re-shaping skills and scope of the traditional procurement role
  • Emerging procurement job roles
  • Up-skilling strategies and programmes that future-proof your team
  • How to improve your talent pipeline
  • Can you benefit from on-demand workforces?
Dale Turner, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Skanska Ruth Bromley, Director of Procurement Enablement, Heineken Stephen Day, Chief Procurement Officer, Kantar
15:05 pm
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15:30 pm

Presentation: How to develop diverse and inclusive supply chains

  • Defining supplier diversity and inclusive procurement and highlighting their importance to the bottom line
  • Understanding the ways in which supplier diversity drives innovation
  • How engaging with diverse suppliers creates better competition
  • Assessing the potential impact of a diverse supply chain on your brand reputation
11:40 am
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12:20 pm

Case study – Seeking out social value opportunities in your procurement strategy

  • How Hotel Chocolat is taking a leadership position in community and social issues that are relevant to its business operations
  • How procurement can help by creating innovative ways to turn profits using socially responsible methods
Gemma Lindley, Head of Supplier Engagement, CBRE GWS Ltd
12:25 pm
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12:55 pm

Driving continuous digital transformation and creating value across the entire supply chain

  • The importance of digital transformation in 2022
  • Strategies for achieving company buy-in for digital transformation
  • How digital transformation can support your procurement strategies in areas such as reducing cost inefficiencies, enabling greater productivity, accelerating new product introductions and enhancing greater transparency and communication
  Charlotte Carter, UK Solutions Specialist, Proactis
14:00 pm
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14:30 pm

Presentation – Challenges of building a procurement function in a digital business

14:35 pm
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15:00 pm

Fireside chat – Change management – preparing for the unexpected

The traditional procurement function has seen drastic and sudden changes over the past two years. The future looks just as uncertain. In this informal conversation, we will explore the key principles for a successful procurement change management strategy, designed to enable your team to survive and thrive in periods of transformation.

Kevin Mills, Head of Procurement, NATO

  • Day 1 Tuesday - 4 October 2022
  • Day 2 Wednesday - 5 October 2022
Registration

Registration

08:10 am
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09:10 am
09:30 am
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09:45 am

Fireside Chat: How procurement helped Primark return to growth

The pandemic shifted Primark from being a high growth retailer to a business with an absence of sales overnight. In this insightful and wide ranging conversation hear how Primark’s procurement function helped navigate this challenge and supported the return to growth

Ross Grierson, Director of Procurement, Primark

09:45 am
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10:15 am

Headline Panel: Redefining the future role of procurement

  • The evolving role of the CPO in strategic initiatives
  • What advice would you give to procurement professionals - what would you have done differently?
  • Skillsets and leadership approaches required to navigate emerging challenges and opportunities
  • How CPOs can collaborate with C-Suite, shareholders and customers to support wider business objectives and influence decision making


Patrick Dunne, Chief Procurement Officer, Sainsburys Plc
Malcolm Harrison, CEO, CIPS
10:15 am
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10:45 am

CPO panel discussion – How to build supply chain resilience and maintain quality in a VUCA world

  • What strategies are we deploying to become more resilient and agile in an increasingly unpredictable world
  • The importance of reducing supply chain complexity
  • Balancing hyper-efficient, low cost procurement approaches with the need to ensure more resilient supply chains
  • Onshoring and nearshoring strategies to tackle supply chain challenges
  • The role of automation in ensuring supply chain visibility and transparency
  • What strategic steps should procurement leaders take to ensure their organisations are ready for the future?


Dr. Clive Rees, International Chief Procurement Officer, Fujitsu
Imran Rasul, Chief Procurement Officer, Nationwide
Rebecca Simpson, Chief Procurement Officer, Balfour Beatty
10:45 am
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11:15 am

How will economic and geopolitical factors unfold in 2023 and beyond?

  • Outlook for the UK economy and recession risks
  • How will central banks control inflation and what does that mean for interest rates?
  • What next for energy prices?
  • How will geopolitics impact trade flows in different markets?
  • What is the outlook for freight costs?
  • Impact of the pandemic on global supply chains
Sonali Punhani, Chief Economist, Credit Suisse Dr. John Glenn, Chief Economist, CIPS
Networking Break

Networking Break

11:15 am
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11:45 am
11:45 am
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12:25 pm

Lightning Talks – 10:10:10 sessions 3 short presentations followed by discussion and Q&A

How can we predict the future in a VUCA world? With recent events having caused high-impact, unprecedented and fast disruption to seemingly robust supply chains, procurement leaders aren’t worried about what is happening next year, they need to know what is happening tomorrow.

Nina Bomberg, Director Global Indirect Purchasing, SEG Automotive
David Wylie, Chief Procurement Officer, Thames Water
Paul Bestford, Chief Procurement Officer, Nutreco
11:45 am
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12:25 pm

Workshop – Increasing procurement efficiency through evolving technologies and data insights

This session will explore how digital transformation is changing the way we procure and more importantly the increasingly important and evolving role of procurement within organisations. It will analyse the new and exciting tools that are driving procurement transformation.

- How can automation make procurement more efficient?

- How can AI take away high levels of administration so procurement can focus on the strategic issues?



Savita Mace, Director Supplier Management, AstraZeneca
Steven King, Source to Contract Improvement Manager, SONY Europe
11:45 am
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12:30 pm

Roundtable Discussions

What strategies will increase the resilience of your supply-chains in an increasingly volatile world? Our interactive roundtable discussions are led by experts and will encourage you to share experiences, gain a wider perspective, challenge ideas and develop strategies that will help build resilience in the VUCA era. You can choose to attend two discussions.

- How data-driven insights build resilient supply chains?
- How can you diversify your supply-base whilst maintaining your supply-chain quality?
- To what extent can a risk management strategy protect you from the VUCA era?
- How to optimise collaboration with your key customers and suppliers and drive the transformation needed to secure your supply chain?

Imran Rasul, Chief Procurement Officer, Nationwide
Bernhard Raschke, Chief Transformation Officer, RS Components
12:30 pm
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13:00 pm

Case Study – Risk management: Implementing an early warning system that mitigates the effects of global disruption

  • How can businesses stay ahead of the complexities of their supply chain
  • Why every company needs a nimble and holistic risk management strategy
  • Developing a well-defined risk identification and assessment process that minimises occurrence and impact
Nick Jenkinson, Chief Procurement Officer, Santander
12:30 pm
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13:00 pm

Case Study – Supplier collaboration strategies that deliver game-changing innovation and support your growth agenda

This session will explore practical strategies for taking your supplier collaboration to the next level. Find out how to work with your suppliers to drive value and support your company’s growth agenda.

Roopali Khurana, Supplier Relationship management, NHS Digital
Chris Garwood, VP Supply Chain Solutions, BP

13:00 pm
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14:00 pm
14:00 pm
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14:30 pm

Panel discussion – Attracting diverse talent

  • Recognising the benefits that a diverse team can bring to your procurement strategy
  • Overcoming the challenges of attracting diverse talent
  • Training and up-skilling to ensure inclusivity
  • Strategies for addressing and resolving diversity shortages in your team
  • How to become an employer of choice


Ginny Warr, Head of Procurement, British Land
Carol WIlliams, Head of Procurement, Laing O’Rourke
Pip Wells, Innovation Consultant / Advisory Practice Lead, Resource Solutions
14:00 pm
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14:45 pm

Procurement Bill – Legislation workshop

- Update on the progress the Procurement Bill - which will introduce the new legal framework to replace the existing public sector procurement rules - and its passage through Parliament - A look ahead to implementation of the new regime and what public bodies can be doing now to prepare -What should suppliers now start to think about? Sam Rowbury, Director Commercial Policy, Cabinet Office
14:00 pm
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15:00 pm

Mini Hackathon – Competitor collaboration

Strategies for collaborating with your competitors to solve common problems in the supply chain

This interactive session will address the advantages and sensitivities associated with collaborating with your competitors in overcoming common supply chain challenges.



Harold Hendrickx, Procurement Director - Head of Procurement Enablement, DS Smith
14:35 pm
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15:00 pm

Panel discussion – How leaders can future-proof their procurement teams

  • How are leadership teams adapting procurement work environments?
  • How emerging enterprise priorities are re-shaping skills and scope of the traditional procurement role
  • Emerging procurement job roles
  • Up-skilling strategies and programmes that future-proof your team
  • How to improve your talent pipeline
  • Can you benefit from on-demand workforces?
Dale Turner, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Skanska Ruth Bromley, Director of Procurement Enablement, Heineken Stephen Day, Chief Procurement Officer, Kantar
14:50 pm
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15:30 pm

Case study – Transformation Strategies

2 presentations followed by joint Q&A

Presentation 1: Indirect spend: How SAP centralised subscriptions & memberships globally

Indirect spend is a noisy and challenging category for procurement leaders. Take a look at how SAP captured and controlled a large proportion of their tail-spend. The project made digital transformation possible whilst also improving visibility and transparency.

Jean-Philippe Moulin, Chief Commercial Officer, Prenax

Presentation 2: Roads for the future – how building roads has changed and is going to transform in the future

Malcolm Dare, Executive Director - Commercial and Procurement, Highways England
14:50 pm
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15:30 pm

Troubleshooting session

How to make procurement a career of choice

A unique opportunity to develop a cross-industry plan to entice more people into the procurement function.

  • How can you sell the procurement function more effectively?
  • What adaptable skills are you looking for and how can you entice new talent?
Savita Mace, Director Supplier Management, AstraZeneca Ruji Mahmud, VP & Head of Strategy, Bayer
15:05 pm
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15:30 pm

Presentation: How to develop diverse and inclusive supply chains

  • Defining supplier diversity and inclusive procurement and highlighting their importance to the bottom line
  • Understanding the ways in which supplier diversity drives innovation
  • How engaging with diverse suppliers creates better competition
  • Assessing the potential impact of a diverse supply chain on your brand reputation
Networking Break

Networking Break

15:30 pm
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16:00 pm
16:30 pm
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17:00 pm

Keynote Case Study- The Tony’s Chocolonely roadmap to 100% slave free chocolate

  • Analysing the chocolate supply chain and understanding why it is particularly susceptible to unethical practices
  • The importance of creating awareness and leading by example
  • Critical steps to responsible sourcing
Pascal Baltussen, Chief of Impact and Operations, Tony’s Chocolonely
Registration

Registration

09:00 am
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09:20 am
09:30 am
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10:00 am

How to create a sustainability culture which delivers real and measurable change

  • Assessing the importance of sustainability as a strategic initiative
  • Defining your sustainability ambitions and identity and determine how best to incorporate this in your team’s day-to-day decision-making
  • Creating a culture that reflects your sustainable business practices and an engaged ESG strategy that you live and breathe
  • Implementing an authentic sustainability vision that is relevant to your business
Jay Doyle, Chief Procurement Officer, ITV
10:00 am
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10:40 am

Keynote panel discussion – How can the industry collaborate to drive sustainability?

  • Assessing the importance of collaboration in driving sustainable procurement and why going it alone is not an option
  • How to encourage competitors to collaborate to improve sustainability across common supply chains
  • Educating and influencing the customer on sustainability
David Lawson, Chief Procurement Officer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Andy Griffiths, Head of Sustainable Procurement, Diageo Katie Tamblin, Chief Product Officer, Achilles
10:40 am
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11:00 am

Tedtalk: Alternative thinking – the way forward for procurement

The progression of technology and especially AI means people like us are constantly facing into how our role evolves:
  • Alternative thinking is the embodiment of that
  • Cost transformation is what CPO’s and CFO’s often talk about
  • We deliver that with people not AI/Tech
  • Alternative thinking is about getting a different type of procurement person using market expertise and business knowledge to challenge
  • Can we change business process, can we challenge the wider business to think differently and change its operating model?
  • Focussing on people development, new ways of measuring value
  • An enhanced role for procurement that builds on the traditional strengths of being experts in negotiation and process and ultimately a role that has a direct impact on business transformation.
Andrew Newnham, Director of Group Procurement, Marks & Spencer
Networking Break

Networking Break

11:00 am
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11:40 am
11:40 am
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12:20 pm

Case study – Seeking out social value opportunities in your procurement strategy

  • How Hotel Chocolat is taking a leadership position in community and social issues that are relevant to its business operations
  • How procurement can help by creating innovative ways to turn profits using socially responsible methods
Gemma Lindley, Head of Supplier Engagement, CBRE GWS Ltd
11:40 am
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12:55 pm

Lightning Talks: Practical steps for reducing scope 3 emissions throughout your supply chain

  • Engaging with your suppliers to develop strategies for mapping out your emission footprint throughout your value chain
  • Identifying your carbon hotspots and developing practical solutions to tackle them
  • Developing an emissions reduction strategy tailored to your specific objectives


Anne Simonnet, Head of Sustainability and Compliance, Foodbuy
Amanda Wood, Sustainability Director, Supply Chain, BAE Systems
Ursula Minton, Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability Manager, Whitbread
11:40 am
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12:55 pm

Sustainability Procurement Roundtables

In this session, you can choose to attend two immersive and interactive discussions. Connect with fellow attendees and create a more sustainable future. - How do you develop best practices for measuring and reporting on sustainable processes across the supply chain? - How can your team best work on and with technology innovations that boost sustainable procurement? - How should you educate your customers on sustainable supply chains? - How can you diversify your supply chain and why is it important?
12:25 pm
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12:55 pm

Driving continuous digital transformation and creating value across the entire supply chain

  • The importance of digital transformation in 2022
  • Strategies for achieving company buy-in for digital transformation
  • How digital transformation can support your procurement strategies in areas such as reducing cost inefficiencies, enabling greater productivity, accelerating new product introductions and enhancing greater transparency and communication
  Charlotte Carter, UK Solutions Specialist, Proactis
12:55 pm
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14:00 pm
14:00 pm
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15:00 pm

Workshop – Procurement career plan

The procurement ecosystem is changing fast. Today’s professionals must widen their remit, acquire broader skills and experience and develop their ability to meet the growing demands of an increasingly complex landscape. Join us for a practical workshop on how to develop a workable career plan and how best to future-proof your career. Karen Moorhouse, Head of Procurement, London Stadium
14:00 pm
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15:00 pm

Innovation Hackathon

In this session, you will join an interactive practical problem solving session. Collaborate with fellow attendees and develop solutions to two of procurement’s most pressing challenges.
  1. Solutions to increase supply chain visibility
  2. Solutions that increase supply chain sustainability measuring reporting and compliance
14:35 pm
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15:00 pm

Fireside chat – Change management – preparing for the unexpected

The traditional procurement function has seen drastic and sudden changes over the past two years. The future looks just as uncertain. In this informal conversation, we will explore the key principles for a successful procurement change management strategy, designed to enable your team to survive and thrive in periods of transformation.

Kevin Mills, Head of Procurement, NATO
Networking Break

Networking Break

15:00 pm
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15:30 pm
15:30 pm
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16:00 pm

Transforming procurement and becoming a game-changing business partner

  • How is the remit of procurement transforming?
  • How procurement is enabling game-changing insights that are shaping key corporate decision-making processes
  • How the role of procurement is evolving as a business insights expert and business intelligence leaders through innovative use of data
  • What will the future of procurement look like?


Jim Townsend, Chief Procurement Officer, Walgreen Boots Alliance