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  • Day 1

    Thursday 15th August

  • Explanation of proceedings

  • This session will explore lean-agile procurement and the difference of this approach compared to traditional procurement methodologies. We will explore how lean-agile principles can be applied to sourcing projects to deliver greater value to your customers and a better return on investment. The lean-agile approach brings stakeholders and suppliers on the journey together, reducing delivery times of sourcing projects from months to weeks (or even days). Through case studies and examples, we will discuss why lean-agile procurement is different from traditional procurement and when it might be appropriate to use it.
    Keynote

  • Round Table

  • Round Table

  • Round Table

  • ‘Agile’ practices have been around for some time. But how well have agile methodologies been applied to procurement? Is the Lean-agile movement really something new and if so, what sets it apart?
    Round Table

  • Do you ever feel that there’s more information to communicate to your stakeholders than ever before? And sometimes your emails aren’t read? Or they’re just ignored or misinterpreted? We are told to keep the communications short because people are too busy to read our emails. Unfortunately, there’s more changes, regulations, requirements, policies and processes to communicate today and as a result, things get missed and our jobs are made even tougher. How do you say less but add more value? How do we get our messages across to our stakeholders, quickly and succinctly? Or perhaps you need to shift perceptions and attitudes towards procurement. If you think an email is enough, think again. It is one thing to be an expert in your specific area, but it is quite another to communicate your expertise to others and get them to do what you need them to do. Striking the right balance between keeping your audience interested, while remaining true to your information, is a huge challenge. In other words, persuading your audience to do what you need them to do is hard. Louise will share with you two techniques that will help you declutter your communication so that you target your audience the first time.
    Keynote

  • Day 2

    Friday 16th August

  • When we write, most of us start by opening a blank email, Word document or PowerPoint presentation. We write down our points that we want the audience to know, cut and paste the ideas to create a structure, then we send off what we want to say to our audience. Unfortunately, these communications often aren’t what readers want to read. This masterclass will explore the communication techniques explained at the end of day 1, so that your emails and other communications are read, and understood, the first time. This practical session will help you: • Get to the heart of your communication quickly and accurately • Map out the architecture of a compelling argument to address your audience’s key concerns • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that all voices are heard, and that the integrity of the argument is respected
    Masterclass

  • Issues around digitalisation, adoption of technology, leveraging technology etc were plentiful! Often lost in the thinking around this is the ‘why’. What are we looking to achieve? What business problem are we trying to solve?
    Round Table

  • As leaders we often tell ourselves getting access to talent is getting harder, but what are we truly doing to connect with the high-potential Procurement practitioners? – A discussion with Ashleigh Tuner (CIPSA Young Talent of the Year 2019) on what high-potential millennials looks for in future employers.
    Round Table

  • Investors, shareholders, customers and communities are demanding action on a wide range of sustainability issues from large organisations. Having a human rights policy and a modern slavery statement is not enough. What others are doing in this space and how are they managing the conflicting priorities (i.e. savings vs. sustainability)? Which partners are in the market to support these initiatives?
    Round Table

  • We are faced with many conflicting priorities eg: • Cost-savings vs Long-term strategic alliances • Innovation vs risk management • Speed to source vs mitigating risk • Ethical procurement/compliance vs stakeholder buy-in How do we find the right balance?
    Round Table