Main Conference Programme

DAY 1

All timings mentioned are subject to change

FUTURE PROCUREMENT: TRANSFORMING VISION INTO REALITY

09:35 Opening remarks from the conference chair

Speaker

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Director of Procurement and Contracts
Higher Colleges of Technology

09:45 Industry Announcement

Speaker

H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa

H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa

Chairman
Bahrain Tender Board

 

 

A New Government Procurement System - Strategy, Innovation and Policy to Support Procurement in Bahrain and Announcement of Upcoming Tenders/Projects

10:10 Industry Keynote: Leveraging technology to build resilience in procurement and supply chain

Speaker

Abdel Halim

Abdel Halim

Senior Director
GEP

BUILDING THE NEXT- GENERATION PROCUREMENT TEAM

10:30 Bahrain Tender Board’s Process & People readiness for the new, Procurement 4.0 Procure-to-Pay, Public Procurement System

Panellists

H.E Dr. Mohammed Ali Bahzad H.E Dr. Mohammed Ali Bahzad, Secretary-General, Bahrain Tender Board
   
Eng. Sayed Mohamed Y. Al Hashmi MSHR Eng. Sayed Mohamed Y. Al Hashmi MSHR, SHRM-SCP, Founder and Principal Consultant, Systems & Solutions for Consultancies & Coaching “S2C2”
   
Dr. Hamad Al Kaabi Dr Hamad Al Kaabi, Assistant Professor, Applied Science University
   

11:30 Adopting process intelligence to optimize procure-to-pay

Speaker

Sara Omer

Sara Omer

Account Director Middle East
Ivalua

 

 

• The potential of new technologies to transform procurement
• The challenges preventing companies from effectively leveraging these technologies
• What companies need to do today to empower procurement to succeed

11:45 Procurement Middle East Excellence Awards Ceremony

12:30 EXHIBITION TOUR, COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

13:00 Procurement Power leaders: Recognizing procurement as a value driven function

Moderator

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Director of Procurement and Contracts
Higher Colleges of Technology

 

 

Join three leading CPO’s as they discuss their specific plans and views on procurement
- What do you think is the true value of procurement and supply chain in today’s world?
- What in your opinion are the top priorities that need to happen within procurement function today?
- Risk management in procurement: What does it mean for you?
- What are your current activities in procurement related to digitalization?
- What will the future of procurement look like? Are we there yet?
- How will the industry’s technologies look like by 2025? How will they effect operations in sourcing and procurement?
- Can you pick one most amazing accomplishment that you would like to share?

Panellists

Carmen Vidal Carmen Vidal, Chief Procurement Officer, ENGIE
   
Hesham I. ElAbd Hesham I. ElAbd, Chief Procurement & Operation Services Officer, Emaar, The Economic City
   
Stephen Rea Stephen Rea, Group Head of Procurement, Al Ghurair Investment LLC
   
Suha El Sherbiny Suha El Sherbiny, RM-Corporate Solutions, Bureau van Dijk - A Moody's Analytics Company
   

13:30 Live Spotlight Interview: - Supply Chain Management in Public Sector Procurement

Moderator

Olivier Brusle

Olivier Brusle

Partner | Advisory - Operations Consulting
KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

 

 

• How can CIOs, CTOs, & CISOs collaborate to create a robust and people-centric employee experience for procurement
• Enhancing digital literacy: Creating easy-to-understanding learning & development systems for sections of the workforce that aren’t tech-savvy and tech-friendly

Speaker

Waleed Al Saeedi Waleed Al Saeedi,Director Supply Chain Management,Department of Culture and Tourism
   

14:00 Pioneering excellence in procurement Creating a future-proof framework: Accounting for threats, breaches, pandemics, innovations & disruption

Speaker

Ahmad Altarawneh

Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Strategic Consultant Digital Transformation
Dubai Police General HQ

14:30 Addressing the Real Power of Procurement - Technology & Innovations

Speaker

Dr. Arafat El Mourad

Dr. Arafat El Mourad

Vice President-Head of Strategic Sourcing
EmiratesNBD

 

 

• How to turn disruption into an opportunity, what are the lessons learnt?
• Making visions a reality in procurement- Have you been there and done that yet?
• Moving into a customer centric procurement strategy with everything revolving on how to serve or cater to customer’s better

15:00 PRAYER AND LUNCH BREAK

SUPPORTING LOCAL SUPPLIERS TO IMPROVE PROCUREMENT PERFORMANCE

16:00 Setting localisation strategies to drive business through responsible sourcing

Moderator

Olivier Brusle

Olivier Brusle

Partner | Advisory - Operations Consulting
KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

 

 

  •  Identifying the key opportunities in building local supply chains
  • Using ICV development strategies to reduce the risk of disrupting the supply chain in times of a crisis
  • Using emerging technologies to protect supply chains and manage key suppliers

Panellists

Badreya Ibrahim Almarzouqi     Badreya Ibrahim Almarzouqi, Assistant Manager- Government Procurement Office, Department of Government Support
   
Francesco Colavita Francesco Colavita, Vice President Global Pre Sales & Bid Management, JAGGAER 
   
Khalid Mohamed Abdel Wahab Khalid Mohamed Abdel Wahab ,Packaging, Capex & Services Sourcing Executive Director, Savola Foods
   

16:30 Exploring the role of People, Process and Technology

Speaker

Hesham I. ElAbd

Hesham I. ElAbd

Chief Procurement & Operation Services Officer
Emaar, the Economic City

 

 

Maintaining a holistic approach during accelerated transformation - As the boundaries between working and living space close this session will give insights on :
- Accelerating technology adoption to ensure business continuity for procurement and supply chain
- Enabling remote-working models by transforming to a more future-ready operating model
- Reinvigorating both core and new capabilities in procurement to help employees adapt to new working models and close the digital skills gap to avoid future setbacks

17:00 CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY 1

15:00 Closed Door Round Table Session 1 – Bahrain Government Purchasing Authorities invited via direct invitation from Tender Board Bahrain.

This session will be hosted by Tender Board Bahrain and will provide information about the updated manual for procurement. A round table format with opportunity for interaction and question and answer will provide the opportunity to share thoughts, understand the new processes outlined.