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Main Conference Programme

Day 1 – Wednesday, 24 April 2019

08:00 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments


09:00 Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Conference Chair

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Associate Manager - Procurement, Stock and Direct Materials
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

09:10 Inaugural Keynote Address

Speaker

H.E. Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer

H.E. Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer

Minister of Housing - Bahrain, Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board


09:20 Industry Keynote Address: Tender Board: Government Tender Process and Strategy

Speaker

Mohamed A. Bahzad

Mohamed A. Bahzad

Secretary General
Bahrain Tender Board

09:30 Awards Ceremony


Presentation of the Procurement Middle East Industry Recognition Awards 2019


10:30 Inauguration of the Exhibition and Networking Break

Inauguration of the Exhibition and Networking Break


10:30 Procurement Risk Management

Speaker

Ashraf Noureldeen Nada

Ashraf Noureldeen Nada

Contracts and Tenders Consultant
Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Private Office

 

• Definition of Risk and Risk Management
• Roles & Responsibilities
• Risk Management Process
• Identify The Risks and Issue Risk Log
• Determine The Risks
• Risk Analysis (-ve/+ve) Threats / Opportunities
• Evaluate The Risk (Risk Matrix)
• Risk Treatment (How to Deal with Risk)
• What are the Risks of No Procurement Risk Management?!


11:00 Aligning Your Procurement Strategies with Your Corporate Strategy

Speaker

Emmanuel Augustin

Emmanuel Augustin

Head of Procurement
Aggreko

 

• Defining and communicating a clear strategy
• Identifying area of procurement that are enabled by the corporate strategy
• Aligning your metrics in all aspects of the business
• Structuring your procurement chain to optimize the strategic goals


11:30 Enabling Smarter Procurement, Today

Speaker

Philippe de Grossouvre

Philippe de Grossouvre

Business Development Manager
Ivalua

• Procurement’s new objectives in the age of the customer
• The potential of new technologies such as AI to transform procurement
• The challenges preventing companies from effectively leveraging these technologies
• What companies need to do today to empower procurement to succeed


12:00 What Would the Business Look Like with Successful Supply Chain Management Transformation

Speaker

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Associate Manager - Procurement, Stock and Direct Materials
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

 

• Examining the market and competitive realities for potential crisis or major opportunities
• Encourage the stakeholder to work as a team
• What’s wrong with the traditional approach
• Learning and analyzing from best practice case studies


12:30 E-Procurement and Digitisation

Speaker

Dhiraj Kalani

Director, Network Value Engineering
SAP Ariba

13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


14:00 Procurement Transformation: From Running the Business to Business

Speaker

Raman Singh

Raman Singh

Global Procurement Head - International Business
Dabur International

 

• Role of People, Process and Technology in transformation
• Procurement as value integrator
• New age procurement
• Radical rethink about procurement


14:30 Evolution of Business: E-Procurement

Speaker

Cory Thwaites

Cory Thwaites

Executive Director - Procurement
Tecom Investments

 

• Effect of e-procurement on internal and external clients
• Ensuring successful implementation and integration across all businesses
• Road mapping the implications and way forward


15:00 Importance of a Strong Negotiator in the Business of Procurement: Know Your Business Well

Speaker

GP Puri

GP Puri

Procurement Advisor
BAPCO

 

• Key skills to look for in a successful negotiator
• Effective procurement negotiations to build stable business relations
• Working towards a win-win situation for profitable outcomes and business


15:30 Interactive Panel Discussion: Essential Elements of the Legal Aspects of Procurement


• Demonstrate a better understanding of standard contracts operating in your own organisation
• Identify the various risks that exist at the formation stage of contracting and how to address these
• Demonstrate a clearer understanding of the potential liabilities and claims that can arise between buyers and suppliers when concluding contracts
• Operate with a clearer awareness of the purpose behind a range of widely used contractual terms and conditions
• Show a sound understanding of how suppliers' terms differ from buyers' terms and the reasons for these differences
• Operate with enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the field of procurement law

Panelists:
Hariharan Laxminarayan
Associate Manager - Procurement, Stock and Direct Materials, EGA

Emmanuel Augustin
Head of Procurement, Aggreko

Raman Singh
Global Procurement Head - International Business, Dabur International

Cory Thwaites
Executive Director – Procurement, Tecom Investments

Ashraf Noureldeen Nada
Contracts and Tenders Consultant, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan-Private Office


16:00 Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks and End of Day 1