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Main Conference Programme

Day 2 – Thursday, 25 April 2019

08:30 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments


08:55 Opening Remarks by the Chair

Opening Remarks by the Chair


09:00 Need for Innovations in Public Procurement


• Delivering high quality public service on a low budget
• Need for necessary political and organizational support
• Making innovation a part of your company policy


09:30 Dealing with Procurement Differently: Role of Technology in Procurement

Speaker

Lalit Dhamija

Lalit Dhamija

General Manager - MENA
TOPCO

 

• Benefits and uses of technology in public procurement
• What are the latest trends in procurement technology currently
• Importance of customer centric and digitalized value chains for future business
• Well integrated end to end e-procurement system to maintain best in class workflow system


10:00 Evolution of Purchasing: Journey from General Purchasing to Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

Speaker

Imran Sajjad

Imran Sajjad

Regional Purchasing Manager-IMEA
Henkel

 

• Smart sourcing leading to smarter business
• Scope of robotic process automation (RPA)
• How well is your process or activity defined
• Volatility management in purchasing


10:30 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break


11:00 Building Capabilities of your Team and Retaining Procurement Talent

Speaker

Sam Achampong

Sam Achampong

Regional Head and General Manager
CIPS MENA

 

• How to attract top talent to your organization
• Creating a supply chain leadership development program
• Why working on employer branding strategies is important-evolving existing skillset
• How to turn your supply chain organization into talent scouts


11:40 Importance of a Strong Negotiator in the Business of Procurement: Know Your Business Well

Speaker

GP Puri

GP Puri

Procurement Advisor
Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO)

12:30 Interactive Panel Discussion: Risk Management in Procurement: Dealing with Unknown Threats


• Establishing the importance of supplier risk management (SRM)
• Techniques to manage supply chain risk
• Adopting a proactive risk management approach


13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


Session: Other Challenges to Procurement

Other Challenges to Procurement


14:00 The ‘Googly’ Approach to Global Supply Chain Management and Operational Transformation


 

• Intelligence and operational transformation
• Why do supply chain transformations fail and how to get it right


14:30 Delivering Value Beyond Savings


• Exploring procurement projects and opportunities that contribute to an enterprise’s working capital improvement


15:00 Innovation: Automation for Smarter Procurement Process

Speaker

Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell

Director - Procurement
University of Sharjah

 

• Smart sourcing leading to smarter business
• Scope of robotic process automation (RPA)
• How well is your process or activity defined


15:30 Closing Panel Discussion: Multi Party Vendor Management – Procurement Multi-tasking


• Need for defining a clear guide to vendor risk management
• Key pillars of effective vendor management
• Identifying third party risk and paving the way forward


16:00 Closing Remarks and End of Procurement Middle East 2019

Closing Remarks and End of Procurement Middle East 2019