The 10th PASA CPO Exchange on 15th & 16th August 2019 will provide CPO/Procurement Leader attendees with two days of insightful keynote presentations, relevant peer-to-peer round-table discussions and relaxed networking.
Our opening keynote speaker on the first morning will address the newest procurement methodology coming out of Europe – Lean-agile procurement.
In a change to previous years, our second keynote speaker will conclude the first day with a thought-provoking presentation on communication, before running an extended masterclass that builds on the subject early the second morning.
However, the majority of your time at the CPO Exchange will be spent in round-table discussions. The main aim with these round-tables are:
• To make them as relevant as possible by soliciting topics, issues, challenges and questions from attending CPO’s in the two weeks leading up to the event
• To keep them as relaxed as possible, so that all participants feel comfortable to speak up and share what they know
As with previous CPO Exchanges, I will liaise with attendees prior to the event to develop the agenda for the discussions. This provides you with the opportunity to ensure that your key challenges are included in the program, enabling you to draw on the wisdom, insights and experience of your peers in the search for answers.
Of course, the exchange format dictates that CPOs attending must commit to a minimum of six half-hour meetings with sponsoring supplier partners. Our previous experience with this has revealed that CPOs actually find the opportunity to meet with suppliers who they may not usually meet, a valuable experience. Conducted in a very relaxed and informal way, the meetings provide an opportunity for both parties to learn more about each other explore whether or not there might be value in working together.
The final element of the event, and one that always receives extremely positive feedback, is 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.
I trust you find this of interest and look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast,
Undoubtedly, one of the strongest benefits of attending for CPOs, is the opportunity to discuss key challenges with your peers.
The headline topics for the round-table sessions will be nominated by CPOs, with those selected to be discussed asked to chair their discussion. This format will allow even greater personalisation of the programme, enabling CPOs to draw on the knowledge and experience of their peers in search of solutions.
• Complimentary attendance at the event, including the educational programme and networking functions • keynote sessions to open your eyes to new sources of value
• Up to ten intimate 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 a guest speaker
• 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
• Evolution Mining
• DB Schenker
• Siemens Ltd. Australia
• George Weston Foods
• Snackbrands Australia
• Alcoa of Australia
• Lion Co
• Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd (A Daimler Company)
• Crown Melbourne
• Department of Immigration and Border Protection
and many more
“The PASA CPO Exchange was a fantastic opportunity to engage with fellow senior Procurement executives to share thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the profession across multiple industry sectors. The quality addition to the agenda of high performance business coaches and experts on emotional and cultural intelligence also created space for necessary introspection and future focus. I would thoroughly recommend
this exchange to other senior Procurement leaders.”
Rob Halsall | Director, Commercial Services, Operations and Property | Westpac Group
“It was a great experience delivered from an exceptional location. People are what make these events successful, and to be able to attract the level of calibre from such a wide array of industries is a credit to PASA, as well as the delivery, which was top class and professionally delivered. To be able to interact and network with likeminded professionals provided an excellent opportunity to discuss relevant topics affecting us every day. Scheduling allowed breathing space and if topics ran over time, it was able to made up.”
Shane Sherwood | General Manager Procurement | Westrac
“A great opportunity to step back from our day to day activities and remember that unless we take care of ourselves, how can we hope to deliver the best possible results for our organisations. Well done to Nigel and the team at PASA for another great conference.”
Matt Keegan | General Manager Supply Chain | Fleet Partners
“The 2016 CPO Exchange was a great opportunity to interact, swap ideas and learn from my peers. The event was extremely well managed and the location was great. I definitely recommend it to other CPOs”
Kellie Jess Chief Procurement Officer | The Australian National University
“This was my second PASA CPO Exchange, and was even more enjoyable and valuable than the first. I would recommend this event to any CPO looking to learn from industry peers, meet with innovative suppliers and be both entertained and challenged by some thought-provoking speakers. Well done PASA. “
Ian Griffith | Head of Procurement | DuluxGroup
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The Round-table topics below are the final list of topics for a previous CPO Exchange and are simply there to
illustrate the kind of topics that get nominated by attending CPO’s. CPO’s will be invited to submit topics for
discussion at this Exchange approximately two weeks prior to the event
To test the market…or not?
You have a long time supplier, who is providing strong services, How do you balance the need to ‘test the market’, against reliable continuity? How do you drive fresh services or ideas without testing the market?
Agile Procurement – is procurement an appropriate function to achieve the benefits of Agile work practices?
What are the best methodologies to procure and conduct under an “agile” principle approach (Discovery/Design and co-contribution), while ensuring capture on contractual requirements and accountability of service delivery/provision/project success?
What KPI’s are participants being measured against? Procurement will usually measure benefits/savings and spend under management, but are people measuring anything else and do they have input into the targets? Or are the targets set for them?
Are people measuring value-add or non-financial measures? And if so, what are they and are they quantifiable?
Contract Management Systems
How are participants managing their contracts? Are any members using end to end contract management systems, or just the contract and data analytics elements? What are the pros and cons?
Managing Virtual Procurement Teams
How do you organize and optimize a virtual team, either domestically or internationally?
What tools are in the marketplace that are really tailored for Virtual Procurement Communities, that really serves the professional procurements teams projects, tasks, updates etc?
How do we prepare for the Modern Slavery Act?
Driving enterprise-wide procurement
How do we drive Enterprise focused procurement of similar/like services, rather than each business unit/division taking a “not care” about others similar needs?
Procurement’s impact on ESG (Environment, Social and Governance)
What impact should procurement have on your organisations Environment, Social and Governance strategies?
There are limited partner positions available for the CPO Exchange. This is in keeping with the exclusive and intimate atmosphere that we wish to create around this event.
To secure your partner position please contact:
T. 0490 803 313
Address: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Phone: (07) 5592 2250