Main Conference Programme

DAY 2

All timings mentioned are subject to change

09:05 Opening remarks from the Event Chairperson

Speaker

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Director of Procurement and Contracts
Higher Colleges of Technology

ADOPTING REAL TIME DATA ANALYTICS

09:10 Industry Keynote: Success essentials: The right mix of robust technology and revolutionary strategy for procurement

09:20 Industry Keynote: Leveraging technology to build resilience in procurement and supply chain

Speaker

Abdel Halim

Abdel Halim

Senior Director
GEP

09:30 Reconfiguring supply chain in Post-Covid times by diversifying the supply base

Speaker

Yusuf Zainal

Yusuf Zainal

Manager - Supply Chain Management
Tatweer Petroleum

 

 

• Developing competencies to do business with international partners during challenging times
• Understanding how technology and processes support supplier relationship
• Integrating automated systems and processes to ensure seamless communication and data transfer with your key suppliers

10:00 Procurement 4.0: Stimulating innovation and efficiency in healthcare

Moderator

Ahmed Hashem

Ahmed Hashem

Head of Procurement Middle East
Bayer Middle East FZE

 

 

• What is the current role of procurement in healthcare innovation?
• How is supply chains in healthcare be transformed through strategic procurement and inventory management
• Lessons learnt when faced with supply chain resilience and sustainability challenges

 

Panellists:

Ammar AlAboud
Director of Spending Efficiency
Ministry of Health - Saudi Arabia
   
Sugesh Babu 
Procurement manager
Royal Hospital for Women and Children
   
Laith Laith Al Nasser 
Supply Chain Manager - Supply Chain Department
Tabuk Pharmaceuticals KSA 
   
Monther Monther Shams 
Multi Domain Country Procurement Manager
Sanofi 

10:45 The game changer approach: Using AI as a catalyst to unlock procurement’s value

11:15 NETWORKING BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

11:45 Analysing business process optimisation for procurement and supply chain

Speaker

Waleed Al Saeedi

Waleed Al Saeedi

Supply Management Director
Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

 

 

• Identifying the steps taken by procurement to ensure that business processes remained agile and could adapt to the ever changing situation.
• Overlooking the processes that were optimised to ensure that the teams could still function effectively

12:15 MARKETPLACE LIVE!

Speaker

Abdel Halim

Abdel Halim

Senior Director
GEP

 

 

During this session delegates will hear from GEP as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

12:45 Live Spotlight Interview: Building a future-ready sourcing and procurement and finance function

Speaker

Paolo Lomonaco

Paolo Lomonaco

Chief Finance Officer
Chalhoub Group

 

 

• Identifying the key accelerators that can boost digital transformation.
• Gain insights on the steps taken for procurement and finance to significantly improve its function while helping the business with broader initiatives

13:15 PRAYER AND NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

14:45 Analysing business process optimisation for procurement and supply chain

 

• Identifying the steps taken by procurement to ensure that business processes remained agile and could adapt to the ever changing situation.
• Overlooking the processes that were optimised to ensure that the teams could still function effectively
• Eye openers on the precautions procurement should be taking moving forward

Panellists:

Rasif Abdul Rahim 
Regional Procurement Manager
Noon 
   
yasir Yassir Rizvi 
Regional Procurement Manager Agthia Group PJSC
   
Faizan Shahzad
Procurement Lead - Middle East Philip Morris International

 

15:30 Fuelling transformation by streamlining and centralising contractor management

Speaker

Irina Albanese

Irina Albanese

Head of Continuous Improvement MENA
DHL Express

 

 

• Understanding ways to reduce sourcing cycles with streamlined workflow and monitoring for procurement teams
• Learning how to better manage supplier relationships from contracting and communications to performance measurement and on boarding
• How to automate end to end procurement and contracting lifecycle to save time and money

16:00 CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY 2