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Main Conference Programme

Day 1 – Monday, 9 April 2018

08:00 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments


08:55 Welcome Note by Messe Frankfurt

Welcome Note by Messe Frankfurt


09:00 Inaugural Address

Speaker

H.E. Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer

H.E. Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer

Minister of Housing and Chairman of Tender Board, Bahrain


09:10 Keynote Address: Compliance in Oil and Gas Sector

Speaker

Mohamed Yaseen Al Hosani

Mohamed Yaseen Al Hosani

General Manager Administration and Finance
Bahrain National Gas Company (B.S.C.), Bahrain

09:20 Keynote Address: Future of Procurement

Speaker

Mohammed A. Alkhotani

Mohammed A. Alkhotani

Head
SAP Ariba MENA, KSA

09:30 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break


10:00 Insights into SAP ARIBA Solutions: Removing Complexities in Procurement - Giving Buyers / Suppliers the Tool to Manage Everything From Sourcing to Payment Settling

Speaker

Ayan Chakraborty

Ayan Chakraborty

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

10:30 Public Procurement Reform Advances in the MENA Region

Speaker

Lina Tutunji Rjoub

Lina Tutunji Rjoub

Senior Procurement Specialist
The World Bank

 

 

  • Improving transparency, participation, and social accountability
  • Increasing value for money, improving public service delivery
  • Creating an enabling environment for private sector-led growth

11:00 Doing Procurement Differently: Innovation and Creativity in Procurement Approaches

Speaker

Sam Achampong

Sam Achampong

Regional Head
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) MENA, UAE

 

 

  • Fostering innovation and developing a sustainable supply chain strategy
  • Consumer connected supply chain
  • Engaging stakeholders for a sustainable business model

11:30 Lean Warehousing & Managing the New Expansion Project – Case Study

Speakers

Khalid Al Ruffai

Khalid Al Ruffai

Manager – Materials and Sales
Bahrain National Gas Company (B.S.C), Bahrain

 

Siddiq Al Busmait
Warehouse Management
Bahrain National Gas Company (B.S.C), Bahrain

12:00 Delivering Procurement Digital Transformation: Key Considerations

Speaker

Dan Quinn

Dan Quinn

Senior Vice President
Tejari/BravoSolution MENA, UAE

12:30 P2P - Transforming Procure-to-Pay to Perfection-to-Performance

Speaker

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Associate Manager and Head of Operational Procurement
Emirates Global Aluminium, UAE

 

 

  • Key components of P2P
  • Areas of (mis) alignment
  • Strategic area of operating models of P2P
  • Talent transformation to performance re-engineering using P2P

13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


14:00 Round Table Discussion : Retaining Talent and Grooming of Future Procurement Professionals

Led by

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Associate Manager and Head of Operational Procurement
Emirates Global Aluminium, UAE

 

  • Outside the box approach to address the growing talent gap in procurement
  • Facilitating professionals to enter into procurement
  • Mentoring schemes, trainings to promote retaining talent and guiding them through their career

14:45 Procurement Talent Management – What’s Needed?

Speaker

Youssef A. Beydoun

Youssef A. Beydoun

Head of Cargo Business Relationships
Dubai Airports Commercial & Communications , UAE

15:15 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break


15:45 Effectiveness of the Behavioral Skills in Procurement: Moving Out from the Traditional Approach and Integrating Measurement and Motivation with Procurement

Speaker

Gustavo Rico Rodriguez

Gustavo Rico Rodriguez

Chief Group Procurement Director
Americana Foods - National Food Company, UAE

16:15 Closing Remarks by the Conference Chair and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks by the Conference Chair and End of Day 1