Main Conference Programme

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

08:30 Registration and Coffee

Registration and Coffee

09:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Opening Remarks from the Chair

The Impact of Procurement on Economic Development

The Impact of Procurement on Economic Development

09:10 “Doing Business” – The Government Procurement Industry Report

Speaker

Lina Tutunji

Lina Tutunji

Senior Procurement Specialist
The World Bank

 

 

• The changing government procurement in today’s world
• Identifying area of procurement that are enabled by the corporate strategy
• Aligning your metrics in all aspects of the business
• Structuring your procurement chain to optimize the strategic goals

09:50 Procurement Insights and Analytics: What Should a Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Know About Digitization and Procurement?

Speaker

Usman Malik

Usman Malik

Associate
Olio Consulting

 

 

• Defining and communicating a clear strategy
• Identifying area of procurement that are enabled by the corporate strategy
• Aligning your metrics in all aspects of the business
• Structuring your procurement chain to optimize the strategic goals

10:30 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

Driving Performance through Transformation of Systems and Process

Driving Performance through Transformation of Systems and Process

11:00 Smart Procurement: Procurement Transformation Towards Costs Optimization

Speaker

Mohamed Habib

Mohamed Habib

Vice President Supply Chain
Tabreed

 

 

• How does cross functional procurement and supply chain work in your organization
• Defining economies of scale and scope
• Role of internal strategic integration
• Globalization and its effects on your procurement function

11:40 Assessing Supplier Risk: Role of Suppliers in Innovation Ecosystems

Speaker

Adil Al Mulla

Adil Al Mulla

Vice President – Procurement Supply Management
Etihad Airways

 

 

• Examining the market and competitive realities
• Encouraging stakeholders to work as a team
• Reassessing the traditional approach
• Learning and analyzing from best practice case studies

12:20 Panel Discussion: Risk Management in Procurement: Dealing with Unknown Threats

Lina Tutunji
Senior Procurement Specialist
The World Bank
   
Mohamed Habib
Vice President Supply Chain
Tabreed
   
Adil Al Mulla
Vice President – Procurement Supply Management
Etihad Airways

13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break

Impact of Technology and Innovation

Impact of Technology and Innovation

14:00 Panel Discussion: Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks in Procurement – Understanding the Threat Landscape

 

 

• Bracing for threats through effective risk assessment
• Protecting commercially sensitive information
• Strengthening procurement cybersecurity and learning from the best available solutions

14:40 Business Case: How Do You Deal with Hyper Connected Enterprises?

Speaker

Irina Albanese

Irina Albanese

Head of Continuous Improvement MENA
DHL Express

 

 

• Procurement 4.0
• Role of IT in the Supply Chain excellence
• How is next generation digital procurement essential for competitive growth

15:20 Robotic Process Automation: Digital Reinvention of Procurement for the New Age Procurement

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

16:00 Closing Remarks and End of Procurement Middle East 2020