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August 29 2024 | Mercure Hotel

Sydney 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.


Sydney CBD


August 29, 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


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


In today’s business landscape, managing travel has become a top priority for organizations, particularly after COVID-19 enhancing the importance of duty of care, maintain cost control measures and fast shift towards online booking and self-managed platforms.

Cabcharge has actively embraced these changes to better serve its clients, placing a heightened emphasis on addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, prioritising Spend Control, and recognising duty of care as a primary focus for corporate travel buyers in 2024.

For ground transportation, cabs are a safe transportation method as part of your travel mix and employ advanced technology such as GPS tracking of your riders, in-car cameras to enhance security and a new corporate billing platform for better expense tracking. Drivers undergo rigorous training and police checks, fostering professionalism and reliability.

Daniel Lawlor – GM, Corporate & Government Business, Cabcharge


Coffee Break and Networking


VendorPanel explain how to use  technology solutions to mitigate reporting risks during your next procurement audit. Discover how to streamline data-capture, optimise processes and ensure compliance best practice across diverse internal and external policies. 

Lewis Young, Solutions Specialist, VendorPanel


Demands from stakeholders across the supply side are growing apace, even more so, perhaps, for a service delivery business wholly owned by the NSW Government and part of the most heavily regulated industry in the country – water.

How is the WaterNSW Procurement team addressing their many priorities to capture, store and deliver water for a sustainable and healthy state supply?

Andrea Patrick FCIPS, Head of Procurement, Property & Services, WaterNSW


DHL has a global reputation in procurement, how are they tackling the twin challenges of responsible procurement including both cost & risk management plus the stakeholder needs of broader policy outcomes and ESG requirements

Sherwin Ellias, Head of Procurement – Oceania, DHL


AI in procurement is real and it’s here – significant opportunities exist for proactive procurement teams to realise tangible benefits by adding a digital workforce capability to your responsible procurement and supply side efforts. What can be achieved and where to start?

Nic Hillier, Principal Director – Procurement Advisory, KPMG


Lesley Wardropper, Managing Director, PASA


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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VendorPanel is an award-winning procurement, risk and contract management platform used by Governments and regulated industries. The flexible enterprise technology simplifies processes, reduces risk, unlocks savings and drives positive social and economic impact.  

For over a decade, hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand have trusted VendorPanel to empower their Buyers, enable  ‘compliance by default’ and make the procurement process as efficient as possible. Our technology also powers numerous sector-wide cooperative procurement marketplaces. 

From policy guidance, procurement planning and supplier management, through to evaluations, purchase orders and contract management, VendorPanel offers a full range of solutions to manage all aspects of your procurement process. Learn more at www.vendorpanel.com 


JAGGAER equips organisations to go beyond basic spend management and become catalysts for growth, strategic management, intelligence, and purpose. We provide one, end-to-end AI-powered Source-to-Pay platform that’s purpose-built for procurement and treasured by finance and supply chain leaders. We have 30+ years of experience helping the world’s leading manufacturers solve their most complex supply chain challenges while automating routine procurement tasks. Our customers come first, no matter what happens, as we plan for a journey toward Autonomous Commerce.