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August 22-23, 2024 | Sofitel, Gold Coast

The 13th Annual PASA CPO Exchange.

An invite-only exclusive retreat for CPOs featuring high-level content and networking opportunities with vendors and sponsor partners.

A premier event for procurement leaders.

The CPO Exchange enters its 13th year as a premier event for procurement leaders to gather and engage in a high-level content program spanning two days.

 With a relaxing retreat atmosphere, attendees participate in round table discussions on current challenges and collaborate in a dynamic learning environment.

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Where

Sofitel, Gold Coast

When

August 22-23, 2024

Programme.

Day 1

9.00am

Introduction and Welcome

Lesley Wardropper, Managing Director, PASA

9.05am

A brief explanation of the event format and culture of the CPO Exchange event, including Chatham House Rules, as a senior level retreat. 

An introduction to the theme of the event RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT detailed here – and how we have to balance commercial and corporate goals and still address four overriding procurement priorities within the next 12 months …

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, MC and Moderator

9.30am

Navigating the uncertain, complex and volatile global economy is tough. Asia-Pacific is not immune and perhaps even more vulnerable given its critical role in global supply chains.

Sticky inflation, high interest rates, currency volatility and geopolitical tensions including in the Middle East needs an eyes wide open approach to ensure global sourcing still provides value-for-money as well as surety of supply and manageable risk levels.   

What is the economic outlook regionally and globally? What are the top 3 risks facing the global economy?  Which countries can we predict, with some certainty, will create questions and supply threats downstream? How should this influence your INBOUND supply-chain management strategies?

Includes Q&A …

Katrina Ell, Director and Lead Economist for APAC – Moody’s Analytics

10.30am

Coffee Break and Networking

11.00am

What does The Economist Impact Survey 2024 have to say about procurement’s place in the world and in your organisation?

For the third year running, The Economist Impact Group have conducted a global procurement study of over 2,000 respondents; not just getting the views of procurement leaders, but the rest of the C suite as well, to bring genuine context to the results.

Uncover the goals and strategic priorities for procurement leaders within the context of C suite strategies in 2024-25. Understand how ANZ compares with the broader APAC region and globally. How these trends are forecast to change over the next 3-5 years impacting the procurement operating model and reporting-line evolution

Gordon Donovan FCIPS MSc, Global Vice President Research - Procurement and Supply, SAP

12.00pm

Partners in Performance has helped a number of procurement organisations improve supply resilience and sustainability in the post covid years and will share five case studies illustrating key access points to reduce supply vulnerability and heighten responsibility of supply

  • Reducing the number of parties between you and the producer or provider: O&G major
  • Shortening the supply chain both physically and number of linkages: Major MINER
  • Business partnering rather than buying: Major industrial firm
  • Getting smart about allocating risk: Bulk chemical manufacturer
  • Forward planning across 1-2 contracting cycles: Scope 3 supply strategy

David Rotor, Partner, Partners in Performance

12.45pm

LUNCH break and networking time

1.30pm

All but one CPO Roundtable topics are generated two weeks prior to the event, with CPOs usually invited to chair each 50 minute session, to ensure maximum topicality and relevance

CPO speed-meetings with key vendor partners run for a maximum of 30 minutes and are synchronised with the Roundtables, on the hour and half-hour throughout most of the event.  

Meetings 1 & 2

2.30pm

All but one CPO Roundtable topics are generated two weeks prior to the event, with CPOs usually invited to chair each 50 minute session, to ensure maximum topicality and relevance

CPO speed-meetings with key vendor partners run for a maximum of 30 minutes and are synchronised with the Roundtables, on the hour and half-hour throughout most of the event.  

Meetings 3 & 4

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.45pm

The informal CPO Exchange dinner is an opportunity to unwind with your peers and be entertained by our special guest star. Always a relaxed

and fun affair, the dinner is the networking highlight of the event and partners are welcome to attend. Dress is Queensland smart-casual.

Meetings 5 & 6

4.45pm

Free time for most

Meetings 7 & 8

5.45pm

Free time for all

7.30pm

Pre-dinner drinks

8.00pm to 10.00pm

The informal CPO Exchange dinner is an opportunity to unwind with your peers and be entertained by our special guest star. Always a relaxed

and fun affair, the dinner is the networking highlight of the event and partners are welcome to attend. Dress is Queensland smart-casual.

Day 2

6.30am to 8.30am

Informal Breakfast available for delegates in hotel dining room

Meetings 9

8.00am - 8.30am

8.30am

The 4 KEY CHALLENGES facing procurement in 2024

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, MC and Moderator

8.45am

Recent global research from THE HACKETT GROUP included a significantly larger slice of data from the ANZ region for only the second time – offering a direct comparison between ANZ v RoW priorities for CPOs

This research also offered real direction on key short-term priorities, but interestingly also offered some encouragement and indications for the longer-term leadership of the procurement function.

Chris Sawchuk, Global LEAD - Procurement Practice, THE HACKETT GROUP

Beamed LIVE by ZOOM from Florida, USA, with Q&A moderated by the MC

9.30am

Coffee refills and hotel check-out due by 10.30am please

9.45am

Almost every significant organisation has a published NET ZERO target – but how achievable is it truly?

Loose anecdotal surveys over the last year at PASA suggest most CPOs face the challenge of 90 to 99% of their emissions responsibility falling within SCOPE 3 – up their inbound supply chain!

Many organisations recognise this difficulty – and too many even exclude Scope 3 emissions from their published NET ZERO targets.

This 75 minute workshop will help you draft a written down Scope 3 emissions strategy for your supply chain. Facilitated by a national expert on the topic.

You will address the key questions in tackling supply side Scope 3 emissions up the Tiers of your inbound supply chain.

Do you have a written-down strategy to address Scope 3 emissions? You will have this session –

Tanya Harris, Head of Sustainable & Ethical Procurement, EDGE IMPACT consulting

11.00am

Coffee break

11.00am

Evolution mining were early adopters on the Scope 3 challenge and share their strategy for emissions reduction on the supply side

Alisa Wilkinson, Group Manager - Environment, Evolution Mining

11.45am

What to expect in the rest of 2024 and 2025?The Covid pandemic brought the risks and realities of global supply chain processes sharply into focus publicly. International bottlenecks continue to be a feature of international logistics and shipping prices are again forecast to increase after dipping in the post-Covid era. With inflation rates, insurance costs and oil prices still volatile and sharply affecting prices and availabilities, what should professional buyers expect in 2024?

How reliable is global logistics going to be in supporting your DIFOT KPI’s in the coming months and well in to 2025? What strategies should you be employing and thinking about to manage your procurement activities effectively and assure your inbound supply chains to ANZ?

Travis Brooks-Garrett, VP Commercial – Oceania, DP World

Meetings 12 & 13

12.30pm

LUNCH and networking time

1.00pm

This Roundtable will feature a short presentation summarising current developments on AI in procurement – followed by a facilitated discussion to look at the real intelligence around AI in procurement, where we are with the myriad of trials and experiments underway today, and the likely and unlikely outcomes for procurement both now and in future from utilising AI

Nic Hillier, Principal Director, Procurement advisory, KPMG

Meetings 14 & 15

2.15pm

All but one CPO Roundtable topics are generated two weeks prior to the event, with CPOs usually invited to chair each 50 minute session, to ensure maximum topicality and relevance

CPO speed-meetings with key vendor partners run for a maximum of 30 minutes and are synchronised with the Roundtables, on the hour and half-hour throughout most of the event.  

Meetings 16

3.00pm

Event ends and bump-out

3.00pm

Complimentary coach leaves for Coolangatta (OOL) airport for those leaving immediately [30 mins drive] – but the weekend commences for those that are staying on …

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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.

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