WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU AS A CPO?
The opportunity to attend an exclusive networking event with a select group of your peers -free of charge. Places are strictly limited to ensure the right atmosphere of exclusivity and intimacy.
ROUND TABLE SESSIONS & KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
CPOs attending will get the chance to participate in several intimate yet relaxed CPO round-tables. The topics are gleaned nearer the time of the event – so that they are as relevant and timely as possible. There are four insightful keynote presentations over the two days offering you the chance to reflect on the development and progress of your procurement strategy.
The CPO Exchange offers you the the opportunity for informal networking throughout the event. Whether it be with fellow CPOs or participating
speakers, facilitators or suppliers, there is plenty of time scheduled within the
programme to build real connections that deliver real value.
Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Attending CPOs will
An educational programme featuring:
- Keynote sessions to open your eyes to new sources of value
- Round-table sessions during which you can discuss your key procurement challenges with your peers
- Dedicated meeting time to meet potential new suppliers and discuss how they might be able to assist your business
- A Networking Dinner on Thursday evening, featuring an guest entertainment
- A Networking Breakfast on Friday morning
- Free accommodation at the Sofitel Broadbeach for up to three nights
- Transfers back to Gold Coast airport if leaving at the end of the conference
In exchange for all of this, all you have to do is get yourself to the event and commit to attending a minimum of six half-hour meetings with participating partners.
Any time you get a group of CPO’s sitting around talking about a topic, it’s bound to be interesting. Having the freedom to go wherever the conversation took us was of great benefit.
The keynote speaker sessions – These were different, challenging and stepped people out of the comfort
zone – never a bad idea – even though it feels like it at the time.
Brief explanation of conference theme and for first-timers, how the conference will work. Includes review of the Top Ten lessons for procurement leaders from 2020 an introduction into the 11th CPO EXCHANGE programme
Based on an excellent, recently published white paper, Chris will examine:
• What are the cross sector disruptors shaping the future?
• Why must procurement disrupt itself if it is to both grow and remain relevant?
• What will this disruption look like?
• What capabilities will procurement require to thrive in the ever evolving landscape?
Organisations are more cognisant than ever before of increasing ESG requirements – Environmental, Social and corporate Governance needs. Increasingly, addressing ESG scope is becoming vital for an organisation’s in-house Procurement team.
The consequences of failure in this arena can be significant. Success is often measured by ‘no mistakes’ but resources are not endless.
How can you optimise your investment in the Procurement governance team? What is the priority? What is truly essential? Where do you start?
Supply chain finance has not earned a strong reputation as yet, and the new PAYMENT TIMES
REPORTING ACT hints at a final demise perhaps? Well, no. Imagine offering your chosen suppliers the option to choose exactly which day they want to be paid – and a sliding scale of terms for their choice; Record low interest rates mean working with a financial intermediary can give chosen suppliers this exact choice in real-time working through their free online portal. And they can share the returns with the buyer – you! At the same time as you offer your chosen suppliers freedom over their own cashflow needs with real-time access to change via the portal. Hear exactly how supply chain finance, trade finance, reverse factoring and business loans are fusing into a single financial product to support your favour suppliers.
A relaxed and informal breakfast with no formal seating or start time and attendance completely voluntary: in a private deck area next to the hotel breakfast buffet …
Unprecedented business disruption has forced procurement organizations to refocus on supporting critical business operations and supplier relationships, resulting in a pivot toward both spend cost reduction and supply assurance.
In this session, attendees will gain deeper insight into procurement’s new key priorities in 2021 including critical skills and capabilities, how the pandemic has shaped this year’s international procurement agenda and other results from Hackett’s brand new 2021 Procurement Key Issues Study conducted globally in Q1 2021 with top CPOs around the world.
The core principles and benefits of AGILE PROCUREMENT explained … in an nutshell
A case study on lean agile procurement from national gas provider APA Group, who sourced the supply of 1.5m new digital meters from a standing-start in less than 5 months using agile procurement … running an online BIG ROOM for 60 people from 9 companies in 6 countries over 5 afternoons to decide on a ninefigure contract; all whilst in lockdown.
Agile, or should that be agile, is very much the flavour of the month, with many organisations undergoing or having undergone agile transformations. We often hear that agile is a ‘mindset’. But what does this really mean?
Marcus will discuss the agile movement in business; why we are seeing organisations doing ‘agile transformations’, what it means for organisational structures, for required skills & capabilities and how a function like procurement can add value in an agile organisation and he will demonstrate how agile works.