Adelaide Big Breakfast.

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

April 27, 2023 | Adelaide Oval

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 how best procurement can navigate today’s the key challenges in the profession.

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Big Breakfast Series dates:

  • Adelaide – Thursday April 27, The Adelaide Oval
  • Canberra - Thursday July 20, The QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit
  • Sydney - Thursday June 1, The Hilton Hotel, 488 George St
  • Melbourne - Thursday June 8, The RACV Club
  • Perth – Thursday August 10, The Duxton Hotel
  • Brisbane - Thursday August 22, The Grand Chancellor, Spring Hill
  • Auckland – Thursday August 31, The Rydges

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:

Why you should attend


This programme is specifically targeted l for local procurement leaders, managers and professionals.

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Standard tickets are $55 per person including GST, and $82.50 inc GST for PASA Connect members.

Alternatively, you can request an invoice for yourself, or your team attendance directly from  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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From 7.00am      Coffee, Juice and Networking

7.30am               Hot breakfast served to table


Introduction and Welcome

 The 4 unavoidable questions facing procurement throughout 2023

  • What new challenges do procurement practitioners face following the pandemic?

  • How are these exacerbated by the current context of high inflation, supply chain blockages, the war in Ukraine and growing ESG needs?

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS , CEO, PASA


POLICY: A fresh look at industry participation policy through strategic procurement

The current global economic crisis including the lasting effect of the pandemic and the conflict in the Ukraine represents a major challenge to the State and the nation, and procurement strategies and practices developed during a period of economic boom are no longer appropriate during a period of economic restructuring.

A key opportunity is to use public procurement as a key instrument in economic/social change and as a means to deliver broader government policy.

The session will also explain the Industry Participation Policy in SA, the new rules announced by the Treasurer most recently.

Ian Nightingale, Industry Advocate, South Australia


RISK: What is the future of global sourcing from ANZ in a world that is de-globalising?

Global supply chains have become increasingly stressed over the past few years. Various geopolitical, economic, environmental and public health factors have disrupted global trade and brought many challenges for procurement leaders. Most of these forces will reverberate throughout 2023.

Unavoidably, difficult strategic supply questions will have to be answered at an organisational level during 2023, presenting strategic procurement imperatives for most CPO’s, including not just cost in an inflationary world but also:

• Managing international supply chains and logistics during times of uncertainty

• Right-shoring – the importance of supply market diversification and establishing an agile sourcing strategy

• Balancing new supply risks against the cost advantages of sourcing from low-cost countries – including your exposure to China

• Supply chain transformation, digitalization and security

• Supply chain sustainability and still achieving your ESG objectives


Kobus van der Wath, CEO, Axis Group International


9.15am: Coffee Break and Networking


Value: Moving from cost management to value creation


In an inflationary world, as we live in now, Procurement teams are being questioned about what value they are adding as not all organizations due to size etc are more market takers than market makers.

In response to this challenge Procurement teams need to respond on driving value and resilience beyond simple cost -down thinking and approach.

The current and future relevance of Procurement Teams will largely depend on how they will be responding to this after the relatively “free ride” procurement teams enjoyed during the recent economic and supply chain turmoil.

Hendrik Snyman, CPO, Beach Energy

VALUE: Delivering both short and long term value beyond cost savings – an ASC Procurement Case Study 

Buying and sustaining the Australian submarine fleet might be the toughest job in procurement. Yet, despite the enormous cost, other forms of value might be more valuable to ASC stakeholders.

The Head of Procurement at ASC explains ….

Marli Smith, Head of Procurement, ASC

POLICY: Procurement delivering more, faster and better and serving our community

Elizabeth Staveski, Executive Director – Procurement Services, Dept of Treasury & Finance, Govt of South Australia


Close and Summary

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, CEO PASA

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A look back at last year

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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