Main Conference Programme

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

11:00 Registration

Registration

Future of Procurement and Supply Chain

Future of Procurement and Supply Chain

11:10 Government Keynote: Inaugural Address

Speaker

H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa

H.E. Shaikh Nayef bin Khalid Al Khalifa

Chairman
Bahrain Tender Board

11:20 Government Keynote: Strategy, Innovation and Policy to Support Procurement in Bahrain

Speaker

Dr. Mohamed Bahzad

Dr. Mohamed Bahzad

Secretary General
Bahrain Tender Board

11:30 Tech Keynote: Driving Procurement Industry Through the Department of Government Procurement Platform

Tech Keynote: Driving Procurement Industry Through the Department of Government Procurement Platform

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

Panelists

Mohamed Habib
VP-Supply Chain
Tabreed
Ammar AlAboud
Director of Spending Efficiency
Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia
   
   

Supporting Procurement Industry Performance

Supporting Procurement Industry Performance

12:10 Presentation: Doing Procurement Differently: Innovation and Creativity in Procurement Approaches

Speaker

Abdulla Al Fifi

Abdulla Al Fifi

General Director - Spend Optimization
Ministry of Health – Saudi Arabia

12:20 Presentation: 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

12:30 Panel Discussion: Increasing Value in Supply Chain and Procurement

Panelists

 

Juwad Alomari
VP - Business Development and Procurement
Sebchem
   
Irina Albanese
Head of Continuous Improvement MENA
DHL Express
   
Abdulla Al Fifi
General Director - Spend Optimization
Ministry of Health – Saudi Arabia

13:00 Virtual Exhibition and Networking

Virtual Exhibition and Networking

Supplier Relationship Management

Supplier Relationship Management

13:20 Presentation: Buyer-Supplier Collaboration: A Roadmap for Success

Presentation: Buyer-Supplier Collaboration: A Roadmap for Success

13:30 Tech Presentation: Deploying a Next-generation SRM Programme to Get the Full Benefits of Your Supplier Relationships

Tech Presentation: Deploying a Next-generation SRM Programme to Get the Full Benefits of Your Supplier Relationships

13:40 Panel Discussion: Establishing a Holistic Supplier Approach

Panelists

 

Stephen Ashcroft
Head of Contracts and Procurement
AECOM
   
Malcolm Smith
Senior Partner
JMCL Consulting Limited 
   
Kunal Gupta
Director – Supply Chain
Bateel

14:10 Procurement Middle East Awards

Procurement Middle East Awards

14:40 Digital Roundtables

Please note that the three digital roundtables as below will be run as parallel sessions

Roundtable 1: Procurement Power Leaders - Join C-level of Procurement

Roundtable 1: Procurement Power Leaders - Join C-level of Procurement

Roundtable 2: Digitalisation in Procurement

Roundtable 2: Digitalisation in Procurement

Roundtable 3: Risk Management in Procurement

Roundtable 3: Risk Management in Procurement

15:20 Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks and End of Day 1