Main Conference Programme

DAY 1

All timings mentioned are subject to change

09:00 Opening remarks from the conference chair

Speaker

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Director of Procurement and Contracts
Higher Colleges of Technology

ELEVATING THE PROCUREMENT FUNCTION

09:45 Procurement power leaders: Recognising procurement as a value driven function 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 Carmen Vidal
Chief Procurement Officer
ENGIE
   
Rajesh Popat
Group-Chief Procurement Officer
Al Ahli Holding Group
   
Hesham Hesham I. ElAbd
Chief Procurement & Operation Services Officer
Emaar, the Economic City

BUILDING THE NEXT-GENERATION PROCUREMENT TEAM

10:30 Exploring the role of people, process and technology: Maintaining a holistic approach during accelerated transformation

Speaker

Hesham I. ElAbd

Hesham I. ElAbd

Chief Procurement & Operation Services Officer
Emaar, the Economic City

 

 

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

11:00 Adopting process intelligence to optimize procure-to-pay

Speaker

Sara Omer

Sara Omer

Account Director Middle East
Ivalua

11:30 NETWORKING BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

11:45 Setting localisation strategies to drive business through responsible sourcing

Moderator

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Mahmoud Salem Al Alawi

Director of Procurement and Contracts
Higher Colleges of Technology

 

 

• 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

Waleed Al Saeedi Waleed Al Saeedi
Supply Management Director
Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
   
Amenellah Reghimi
Vice President of Product Management Development
JAGGAER
   
Khalid Mohamed Abdel Wahab Khalid Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Packaging, Capex & Services Sourcing Executive Director Savola Foods 

ACCELERATING PROCUREMENT TRANSFORMATION

12:30 Building resilient supply chains with supplier collaboration

 

• Understanding the right solution for direct spend to overcome disruption
• Driving better visibility and control in extending supply chains by intensifying collaboration with business partner
• Transforming spend management and supply chain collaboration processes

13:00 Live Spotlight Interview: Staying ahead with Emirates Flight Catering (EKC)

Speaker

Kieran Dowd

Kieran Dowd

Vice President – Sourcing Solutions
Emirates Flight Catering

 

 

• Identifying the key accelerators are responsible for ensuring competitive tendering and on the principles of transparency
• Gain insights on how EKC is supporting the local economy
• Playing a proactive role in supporting and developing the local SME sector

13:30 PRAYER AND NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

14:45 Procurement Power Leaders in Oil and Gas Panel Discussion: Resilient Supply Chain: Improving supply chain resilience by setting the right objectives and measures

 

• Outlining the impact COVID-19 had on procurement and supply chain management.
• Identifying the top 3 biggest challenges for change in the oil and gas supply chain today
• Learning how data led strategies has become a key value driver and business partner
• Building resilience and a future-proof strategy in oil & gas procurement

Panellists

Tabish

Tabish Akhlaq
Lead- Contracts & Procurement
Medco LLC

   
Ali Al Saffar Ali Al Saffar
Global Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist Mueller Middle East BSC

15:30 Digital Transformation in supply chains and localization

Speaker

Saurabh Mishra

Saurabh Mishra

General Manager Supply Chain
Petronash

 

 

• Redefining and maximizing value from the supply chain
• Discovering new opportunities and shaping the future
• Becoming agile and leveraging technology to connect our supply chain

END OF CONFERENCE DAY 1