Main Conference Programme

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

All timings mentioned are as per GST (UAE Time)

10:30 Registration

Registration

11:00 Welcome Remarks

Speaker

Sarah Phillips

Head of Conferences
Messe Frankfurt Middle East

Future of Procurement and Supply Chain

Future of Procurement and Supply Chain

11:10 Government Keynote: Inaugural Address by the Chairman of the Bahrain Tender Board

Speaker

H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa

Chairman
Bahrain Tender Board

11:20 Welcome Note

Speaker

Carlos Mercuriali

SVP and GM
SAP Procurement Solutions, EMEA South

11:25 Tech Presentation: Beyond Resilience: Pivoting Your Operations to Growth

Speaker

Marco Rossi

Senior Director SCM, Cloud Applications Development, EMEA
Oracle

11:40 Leadership Panel Discussion: The Impact of Procurement on Economic Development in the Middle East

Panelists

Moderator:
Ahmed Al Saadoon
Director of Tenders and Technical Affairs, Bahrain Tender Board

Panelists:
Ammar AlAboud
Director of Spending Efficiency, Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia

Ali Al Mudaifa
Director - Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics Business Development, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)

Carlos Mercuriali
SVP and GM, SAP Procurement Solutions, EMEA South

Supporting Procurement Industry Performance

Supporting Procurement Industry Performance

12:10 Case-study: Defining Optimum Methods in Practice for Tenders Cost-estimation

Moderator:
Dr. Raed bin Shamas
Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA);

Panel Guest:
Dr. Mohamed Bahzad
Secretary General, Bahrain Tender Board

Cost Estimation Methods & Practices

Speaker

Dr. Hamad Al-Kaabi

Head of Logistics
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAGUCB)

Quantitative Analysis of Bahrain Tender Board Dataset (2018-2019)

Speaker

Dr. Waleed Al Mannai

Strategic Analytical Service "SAS"

12:55 Presentation: Doing Procurement Differently: Innovation and Creativity in Procurement Approaches

Speaker

Abdulla Al Fifi

Privatization Director
Ministry of Education KSA

13:05 Presentation: Centralisation or Decentralisation: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges an Organization May Face

Speaker

Mohamed Abdulhakeem Abdulmalek

Director – Central Governmental Purchases Directorate
Ministry of Finance and National Economy – Bahrain

13:15 Panel Discussion: Increasing Value in Supply Chain and Procurement

Moderator:
Megan James
Senior Consultant, ArcBlue Consulting

Panelists:
Irina Albanese
Head of Innovation Middle East and Africa, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation

Abdulla Al Fifi
Privatization Director, Ministry of Education KSA

Marco Rossi
Senior Director SCM, Cloud Applications Development, EMEA, Oracle

Supplier Relationship Management

Supplier Relationship Management

13:40 Panel Discussion: Establishing a Holistic Supplier Approach

Moderator:
Malcolm Smith
Senior Partner, JMCL Consulting Limited

Panelists:
Stephen Ashcroft
Head of Contracts and Procurement, AECOM

Kunal Gupta
Director – Supply Chain, Bateel

14:10 Tech Presentation: Future Trends in Procurement

Speaker

Lloyd Keays

Global Senior Director Strategy & Innovation
SAP

14:40 Procurement Middle East Awards

Procurement Middle East Awards

15:15 Rountable: Digitalisation in Procurement & Supply Chain

Moderator:
Usman Malik
Associate Director, Olio Consulting

Panelists:
Abdullah A. Al-Humaidy
Supply Chain Solutions Division Head, Saudi Aramco

Mahmoud Salem Alalawi
Director, Procurement & Contracts, Higher Colleges of Technology

15:45 Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks and End of Day 1