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July 25, 2024 | Hotel Kurrajong

Canberra Big Breakfast.

Our Big Breakfast events are back following the tremendous success of our sell-out 2022 & 2023 series. We’re hosting seven Big Breakfast’s in seven cities throughout the region in 2024.

Connect and learn over breakfast.

We’re bringing an expanded program in 2023 to bring more procurement networking and knowledge over a tasty breakfast. Centre to each event is how best procurement can navigate today’s key challenges in the profession.


Canberra CBD


July 25, 2024

The Theme.

Each event will follow a similar theme, allowing key differences specific to each region.
Key challenges facing the procurement profession will be explored, including:

Mitigating the effects of high inflation – refocussing on value creation over cost savings

Delivering on stakeholder demands for raised ESG standards from the supply side

Rebalancing sourcing decisions based on risk management as well as cost advantage

Capturing the true benefits now available from eProcurement technology and digitalisation work

Reviewing the future of global sourcing from Australia & New Zealand in the face of deglobalisation worldwide

Understanding local needs and differences

Why you should attend.



Hot Breakfast Served


Responsible Procurement

Lesley Wardropper, Managing Director, PASA and event MC


Teresa Scott, CEO, The Australian Procurement & Construction Council (APCC)


An outline of the economic, geopolitical and risk management context for procurement delivery throughout the rest of the yar and into next year 2024-25                                                                              

Harry Murphy-Cruise, Director – Moodys


Coffee Break and Networking

With the world increasingly a more demanding place to source from, and stakeholders continually increasing their demands for using procurement as an instrument of policy,

It is increasingly difficult to deliver procurements that are all things to all people. Balancing the challenges of modern procurement in itself becomes a challenge.

How do DFAT accomplish this, work in the AusAid support, often with differing aims, and also continue to deliver value for money?

Simon Cann-Evans, Director – Development Procurement, DFAT


Responsible procurement is proactive procurement – getting organised, looking forward, and acting responsively to newly acquired information.

How can you get a line of sight into what your procurement team requires and when? How can you empower your team so each individual knows what’s in store for their procurement projects? How can having a line of sight improve value for money outcomes?

Rob Wade, Director & Software Architect, simplylogical.net



As the central unit for providing goods and services procurement support, Procurement ACT is rolling out tiered services to deliver high quality, timely and practical procurement Advice. Understand the journey so far and some of the challenges, the opportunities along the way and ACT’s road to responsible procurement.

Sanaz Mirzabegian is the Executive Group Manager of Procurement ACT



Imminent reforms to the Commonwealth Procurement Framework include likely changes to the CPRs and the introduction of new PCPs.

The Minister for Finance is likely to announce changes after the federal budget in May, for implementation from 1st July.

Specific areas to be addressed are likely to include gender equality, a new supplier code of conduct and enhanced arrangements for procurement panels.

Understand these changes in detail and set into the context of how Finance is supporting more responsible procurement nationwide and not just in Canberra.

Gareth Sebar, Assistant Secretary, Procurement Policy and Systems; Australian Government Department of Finance, Canberra.


Lesley Wardropper – MC


Secure your ticket.

Book for this event and pay online with a credit card.

Standard tickets are $93.50 inc GST and $71.50 inc GST per person including GST for PASA Connect members.

Alternatively, you can request an invoice for yourself, or your team attendance directly
from  lesley@pasa.net.au  T: 0413 029 709

**Please note that tickets are only available to procurement professionals on the “buy side” and not vendors, consultants or unofficial sponsors.

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What people say about our events.

The PASA conference was the best conference I had attended in many years – many practical advice and applications that my team and I can put to use straight away, a great investment of our time.

Procurement Professional

It was great to hear a wide range of presentations from a diverse mix of speakers, especially in person.

Procurement Professional 

I very much enjoyed the depth and variety of skills experience of the presenters.

Procurement Professional

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