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September 17, 2024  | The Rydges

New Zealand 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 2024 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.


Auckland CBD


September 17, 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


Boral is the largest vertically-integrated construction materials company in Australia and is headquartered in Sydney. Boral has a broad ESG agenda including a deep commitment to sustainability  with a framework focused on five pillars: People, Environment, Markets, Assets and Financials

How is the Boral procurement team addressing such a broad responsible procurement agenda across the supply-side, including such a large scale ESG commitment. 

Raza Hamid, Head of procurement, Boral – Australia & New Zealand



Coffee Break and Networking


After a successful career in procurement, culminating in the role of GM – Procurement at Inghams, based at their Sydney head office, Caroline took the leap to the sales & marketing side to become the General Manager of Strategy, Sales, Marketing & Bostocks in New Zealand.

So, what are the similarities and the big differences working on the other side of the table? What can PROCUREMENT learn from sales? And how can PROCUREMENT play a role in building business revenues as well as primarily just cutting costs to grow margin?

Caroline Hayes, General Manager, Strategy, Sales, Marketing & Bostocks. Inghams Group


A new eProcurement system can positively transform an organization and deliver value & simplicity.  Unimarket’s eProcurement solution offers ease of use and introduces a single process for all purchasing needs, reducing processing times through automation and increasing spend visibility and cost savings. Hear how this intuitive tool can empower organizations to buy what they need better, faster and more responsibly.

Hayley Kudra, Head of Operations, ANZ, Unimarket


Procurement’s played a key role in the Port of Auckland’s rapid commercial and operational transformation over recent times. A key element of the project reached beyond commercial and even operational goals into both health & safety and employment relations – even reputationally though our internal communications and change management  “Regaining our Mana” strategy. Understand how the inside-out approach at Port of Auckland delivered broader outcomes through more responsible procurement

Simon Davidson, Head of Procurement , Port of Auckland


In an era of unprecedented challenges and dynamic market conditions, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has committed to emerging stronger through a strategic focus on sustainable procurement practices. By broadening their supply side scope, the company aims to deliver enhanced value, ensuring resilience and competitiveness. This approach not only reinforces their dedication to responsible procurement but also positions them to capitalize on new opportunities, driving long-term success and sustainability. Understand how FPHC are approaching this challenge.

Eddy Periera, GM – Procurement, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare


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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