Day Two Conference - GovProcure Stream

8:30
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
8:50
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

René Kling FCIPS
Program Manager, Supply Chain Management Specialisation
UTAS University College

CHANGING DYNAMICS OF PUBLIC SECTOR SPENDING – MOVING BEYOND ‘BIG BANG’ PROJECTS
9.00
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: INCREASING TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC SPENDING
  • Integrating procurement funding with grassroots services
  • Managing governance, risk management and auditing reforms
  • Boosting inter-governmental and industry collaboration

Kofi Awanyo
Practice Lead, Procurement, East Asia
World Bank (Thailand)

9:30
LEVERAGING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT TO ACHIEVE BROADER GOALS
  • Maximising value from government expenditure to support economic development
  • Improving procurement capability and the business environment
  • Delivering on government’s objectives through procurement activity
  • Investing in building procurement capability across government

John Ivil
General Manager, Government Procurement & Property Branch
New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

10:00
IMPROVING CATEGORY MANAGEMENT FOR BETTER BUYING DECISIONS

Shae Howard
Director, Government Technology Platforms
ITC & Digital Government Division | Department of Finance, Services & Innovation

10.30
NETWORKING BREAK & SHOWCASE VIEWING
REFINING THE ART OF STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT
11:00
ADAPTING YOUR PROCUREMENT STRATEGY TO FLUID MARKET DEMANDS
Defence spends around $8b annually in non-material or indirect procurement. This presentation explores trends and opportunities.
  • Delivering benefits across the demand, sourcing, and fulfilment value chain
  • Taking a wholistic approach to spend and going to market
  • Moving beyond a cost-saving checklist into organisation-wide needs

Anush Avakian
A/AS Non Materiel Procurement, Commercial Division
Department of Defence, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

11:30
ENSURING YOUR PROCUREMENT EFFORT INCORPORATES ETHICS AND PROBITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Managing supplier accreditation and diversity under the ISO 20400 guidelines
  • Clarifying ethical business relationships in a changing landscape
  • Nurturing boardroom + C-suite’ participation and trust

Michelle Robinson
Manager, Contracts and Supplier Relationships
Department of Justice (NSW)

SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT

12:00
TACKLING THE DEMANDS OF SUSTAINABLE SOURCING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • Integrating supplier source of conduct into procurement plans
  • Nurturing responsible sourcing practices
  • Managing relationships with ethically-savvy suppliers

Tanya Harris
Global Manager Procurement
The Fred Hollows Foundation

12:30
NETWORKING LUNCH

AFTER LUNCH THE GOV PROCURE AND 4.0 DELEGATES WILL RETURN TO A SINGLE ROOM

13:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: UNCOVERING NEW PLATFORMS AND SOLUTIONS THAT IMPACT THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS
  • Integrating technology more fully with purchasing decisions
  • Delivering business value and innovation through this collaboration
  • Accessing up-to-the-minute performance dashboards that incorporate procurement-related data

Moderator:

Jennifer Goddard
Director, Member Services (APAC)
International Association for Contract & Commercial Management

Panellist:

Chris Holmes
Managing Director
Single Cell

Michael Milford
Professor of Robotics, Chief Investigator
Queensland University of Technology, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

Dave Andrews
Procurement Lead, Australia & NZ
Microsoft

Jeremy Moon
Former Director, Digital Procurement
Department of Finance Services & Innovation (NSW)

 

 

14:15
MAXIMISING THE PROCUREMENT EFFICIENCIES FOR LOCAL COUNCILS
  • Improving local government procurement
  • Embedding procurement excellence at the grassroots
  • Improving procurement operations to cut council costs

Margret Szanto
Procurement Manager, Tenders & Special Projects
Local Government Procurement

14:45
AFTERNOON TEA
15:15
ENSURING INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM YOUR PROCUREMENT OUTREACH
  • Working with government and industry on indigenous procurement
  • Ensuring indigenous businesses benefit from procurement outreach
  • Building leadership for socially-inclusive procurement

Greg Welsh
Director
Winya Indigenous Furniture 

15.45
PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING THE CASE FOR SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT
  • Integrating supplier source of conduct into procurement plans
  • Nurturing responsible sourcing practices
  • Managing relationships with ethically-savvy suppliers

Moderator

Kate Harris
Chief Executive Officer
GECA

Panellists

Tanya Harris
Global Manager Procurement
The Fred Hollows Foundation

Kofi Awanyo
Practice Lead, Procurement, East Asia
World Bank (Thailand)

Glenn Johnston FCIPS
Director of Procurement
Transport for NSW

Michelle Robinson
Manager, Contracts and Supplier Relationships
Department of Justice

 
16:30
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

Bill Jarrard
Director
International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)

 

16:35
End of conference