Main Conference Programme

DAY 1 - TUESDAY: 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

08:00 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments

09:00 Welcome Remarks

Welcome Remarks

Future of Procurement: Strategy & Vision

Future of Procurement: Strategy & Vision

09:10 Inaugural Address by Chairman of the Bahrain Tender Board

Speaker

H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa

H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa

Chairman
Bahrain Tender Board

09:25 Industry Keynote Address: Strategy, Innovation and Policy to Support Procurement in Bahrain

Speaker

Dr. Mohamed Bahzad

Dr. Mohamed Bahzad

Secretary General
Bahrain Tender Board

 

 

• Strategy roadmap and initiatives 2020 – 2025
• Engaging with key stakeholders to define policy, refine process and invest in leading edge solutions
• Balancing control and flexibility
• Supporting SME development, knowledge share and innovation

10:00 Saudi Customs: Integrating Local Content Strategy and Programme Strategy

Speaker

Stephen Ashcroft

Stephen Ashcroft

Head of Contracts and Procurement
AECOM

 

 

• Key elements of the Saudi Customs Local Content (LC) Strategy
• The 4 propositions underpinning LC success for program strategy outcomes
• LC ‘real life’ examples of sustainable procurement

09:30 Driving Procurement Industry through the Department of Government Procurement Platform

 

• Implementation, implication and scope of business in Industry 4.0
• Setting standards and supporting improvement through investing in policy and technology improvement
• Enabling business and supporting progress

10:30 Exhibition Tour, Networking and Coffee

Exhibition Tour, Networking and Coffee

Supporting Procurement Industry Performance

Supporting Procurement Industry Performance

11:00 Centralisation or Decentralisation: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges an Organization May Face

Speaker

Mohamed Abdulhakeem Abdulmalek

Mohamed Abdulhakeem Abdulmalek

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

11:30 Empowering Procurement through SMEs

Speaker

Megan James

Megan James

Senior Manager – Procurement
Expo 2020

 

 

• Understanding the local SME base and any opportunities to home grow talent
• Developing a supportive and productive procurement ecosystem
• Overcoming the challenges of SME procurement to mitigate risk

12:00 Doing Procurement Differently: Innovation and Creativity in Procurement Approaches

Speaker

Abdulla Al Fifi

Abdulla Al Fifi

General Director - Spend Optimization
Ministry of Health - KSA

 

 

• Role of people, process and technology
• Procurement as value integrator
• New age procurement
• Radical rethinking about procurement

12:30 Panel Discussion: Value Creation Through Advanced Spend Analytics: What are the Processes Required?

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

   
Megan James
Senior Manager – Procurement
Expo 2020
   
Abdulla Al Fifi
General Director - Spend Optimization
Ministry of Health - KSA

13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break

Case Studies: How To Deliver Results

Case Studies: How To Deliver Results

14:00 Fire Side Chat

with

Waleed Al Saeedi

Waleed Al Saeedi

Supply Chain Director
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

 

 

A business case overview on successful procurement and supply chain strategy from Mr. Waleed Al Saeedi, one of the top procurement executives in the region.

14:00 KSA Case Study: Digitization of the Supply Chain – Delivering Results

Speaker

Dr. Terence Craig Voortman

Dr. Terence Craig Voortman

Supply Chain Logistics Research Scientist at the CESCL (Center of Excellence for Supply Chain and Logistics)
Royal Commission of Yanbu

14:40 Achieving Increased Quality and Efficiency: Automation Technology in Warehouse Management

• Inventory management through drones and RFIDs – optimizing productivity
• Increase in work efficiency and reducing errors to improve performance
• Automation leading to increased ROI

15:20 Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

19:00 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Procurement Middle East Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner will be held at the Arcapita Building, Kingdom of Bahrain. To book a table for the gala dinner and awards ceremony, please click here