Pre-conference Workshops: Sunday – 8 April 2018

08:30 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments

09:00 Workshop 1: Empowering Companies to Succeed in the Digital Economy

Workshop Facilitator

Ayan Chakraborty

Ayan Chakraborty

Senior Director, Digital Transformation Organisation and Head of Network Value Engineering
SAP Ariba, EMEA South, UAE


  • Automating and streamlining procurement and supply chain collaboration for greater connectivity, intelligence, and agility
  • Transforming procurement

11:15 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

11:45 Workshop 2: Learning Effective Strategies to Successfully Handle Suppliers and Vendors

Workshop Facilitator

Olga Labai

Olga Labai

Oil and Gas Consultants, UAE


  • Evaluation criteria to select the best partner suiting your need
  • Manage identified risks through contracted terms and conditions
  • Managing supplier performance and relationships

14:00 Lunch and End of Pre-conference Workshops

Lunch and End of Pre-conference Workshops