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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


09:10 E-Procurement in Public Sector-Opportunities and Challenges

Speaker

Dr. Hamad Al Kaabi

Dr. Hamad Al Kaabi

Operations and Logistics Management
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAG-UCB)

 

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


09:50 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


10:30 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 Operational Transformation in Procurement: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker

Abdullah AlFifi

Abdullah AlFifi

General Director - Spend Optimization
Ministry of Health - KSA

 

• 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


12:20 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

Panelists:

Lalit Dhamija
General Manager - MENA, TOPCO

Nita Nair
AVP - Strategic Sourcing and SRM, Emirates NBD

GP Puri
Procurement Advisor, BAPCO

Dr. Hamad Al Kaabi
Operations and Logistics Management, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAG-UCB)


13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


14:00 The Digital Age of Transformation

Speaker

Djamel Rezzig

Djamel Rezzig

Omnichain Expert

 

• Why is it important for procurement to change its way of working
• What’s new in the e-commerce business today?
• Smart procurement of IT systems


14:30 Delivering Value Beyond Savings

Speaker

Nita Nair

Nita Nair

AVP - Strategic Sourcing and SRM
Emirates NBD

 

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


15:00 Innovation: Automation for Smarter Procurement Process

Speaker

Djamel Rezzig

Djamel Rezzig

Omnichain Expert

 

• 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

Panelists

Philippe de Grossouvre
Business Development Manager, Ivalua

Nita Nair
AVP-Strategic Sourcing and SRM, Emirates NBD

Dr. Hamad Al Kaabi
Operations and Logistics Management, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAG-UCB)


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

Closing Remarks and End of Procurement Middle East 2019