Main Conference Programme

DAY 2

All timings mentioned are subject to change

Accelerating Procurement Transformation

09:00 Opening remarks from the Event Chairperson

Speaker

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Director of Procurement and Contracts
Higher Colleges of Technology

09:10 Industry Keynote Address: Sustainable Procurement Acceleration

Speaker

Kenny K. Cheung

Kenny K. Cheung

Chief of Procurement
The World Bank Group

 

 

Relevance of sustainable procurement as a value lever
• How to begin, maintain and expand investment in sustainable procurement
• Leveraging unique mandates in public procurement to bring sustainable procurement to the forefront

09:30 KSA- Government Keynote: Public Procurement Transformation and the Unified Procurement

Speaker

Hani Mirza

Hani Mirza

Executive Director of Government Procurement
Government Expenditure and Projects Efficiency Authority (EXPRO)

09:50 Revisiting Force Majeure against the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic

Speaker

Pallab Mukherjee

Pallab Mukherjee

Head of Compliance & Corporate Governance
Bahrain National Gas Company (B.S.C.)

10:30 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

11:00 MARKETPLACE LIVE!

Speaker

Kashif Khan

Kashif Khan

Solution Design Manager
GEP

 

 

Now-Gen Procurement Transformation Technology Demo by GEP
How digital procurement transformation encourages compliance, maximizes savings, drives efficiency and provides key insights for real-time (and seamless) decision making.

11:30 NETWORKING BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

12:15 Procurement 4.0: Stimulating innovation and efficiency in healthcare

Moderator

Ahmed Hashem

Ahmed Hashem

Head of Procurement
Consortia FZ- LLC

 

 

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

12:45 Using technology and incorporating both local and international suppliers to build resilient supply chains

Speaker

Ayman Ezzaldin

Ayman Ezzaldin

Tahleeq Officer – Procurement
Bahrain Airport Company

 

 

  • Understanding the importance of technology and investing proactively to avoid disruption
  • Driving better control in managing supply chains by diversifying business partners portfolio for times of emergency
  • Emphasizing on spending management and supply chain collaboration processes RM-Corporate Solutions, Bureau van Dijk - A Moody's Analytics Company

13:15 PRAYER AND NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

14:15 Analysing business process optimisation for procurement and supply chain

Moderator

Yasir Rizvi

Yasir Rizvi

Regional Procurement Manager
Agthia Group PJSC

 

 

• 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 Rasif Abdul Rahim 
Regional Procurement Manager
Noon 
   
Faizan Shahzad
Procurement Lead - Middle East Philip Morris International

 

15:00 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

15:30 Digital Supply Chain transformation in a post-pandemic world

Speaker

Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

General Manager – Planning & Fulfillment
MTN – United Arab Emirates

 

 

  • What is out there for organizations trying to build resilience into their Supply Chains? [from a digital supply chain perspective]
  • Inventory – Is inventory buffering the only way out?
  • What is the fine line between “Just in time” vs. “Just in case”
  • Collaboration – How do you build a collaborative Supply Chain network with your partners
  • Are Blackswan events now supposed to be treated as Business as usual?
  • Are all Supply Chain control Towers the same?
  • Where does Working Capital Management fit into what Procurement and Supply Chain teams can deliver to the bottom-line

16:00 CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF PROCUREMENT MIDDLE EAST 2021

10:30 Closed Door Round Table Session 2 – 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.