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5th & 6th June, 2024 | Royal Randwick Racecourse

The 9th Annual PASA Health & Aged Care Procurement Conference.

Bringing together the largest gathering in the country of health sector and aged care sector procurement leaders and their teams.

The challenges facing procurement in the health and aged care sector.

With a significantly aging population, the challenge facing procurement in the health sector is no less than helping to make healthcare in both Australia & New Zealand affordable in both the short term and the long term. As yet, the national debate on health & aged care affordability still has no easy answers. Procurement has a key role.

Together with the lasting impact of the Covid pandemic, current economic challenges, ongoing supply chain stresses, skills shortages, the aged care Royal Commission, demands for higher standards, budget constraints, environmental demands and social changes are exacerbating this challenge – as does a relatively high inflation rate and cost-of-living crisis.

Added to this, the demands of stakeholders at all levels for more RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT are only growing louder – and broader in their scope … especially within the ESG space as well as investing in the development of a more professional and strategic approach to procurement capability across the health sector in terms of people, process and technology.

Where

Sydney

When

5th & 6th June, 2024

Why attend this event?

This event will help procurement practitioners at all levels in the health and aged care sectors to better understand the exacting issues they face and the potential solutions.

Traditionally, this event brings together the largest gathering in the country of health sector and aged care sector procurement leaders and their teams. Over 300 attendees are expected to register for The 9th Annual PASA Health & Aged Care Procurement Conference.

Attendees will get an instant benchmark from the case studies presented by their direct peers at this event, who most often face exactly the same challenges, and yet may be further down the road towards implementing solutions.

This event will showcase best practice procurement in all elements of the health and aged care sector across the two days of the event meaning you can:

Who should attend?

Buyers

Responsible for procurement of assets, goods or services for all segments of the health sector including public, private and not-for-profit providers of all forms of healthcare: including CFOs, CPOs Procurement heads, supply managers, vendor mangers, contract managers, category managers, FM managers as well as finance managers or financial controllers.

Suppliers

To the health and aged care sector

  • Meet key procurement decision makers and influencers from health & aged care providers. No other conference delivers you such a targeted audience!
  • Gain a better understanding of the challenges your customers are facing and how you might help address them and bring new solutions with better outcomes
  • Network directly with your marketplace, buyers, partners, though-leaders and influencers.

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The Programme.

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Speakers.

Chris Sullivan

Chris Sullivan

Stuart Hutcheon

Stuart Hutcheon

Michael Casey

Michael Casey

With 25 years navigating the healthcare market, Michael Casey has built connections, from Procurement, Clinicians, to C-suite (Acute, Primary and Community markets). Managing teams from basic consumables through surgical to major capital installations. Working in several multinationals, major distributors, and for the last 5 years with an Australian owned consumable device supplier (m|devices part-owning manufacturing in China). He has also participated in Procurement/Supplier groups and the MTAA contracts group for more than a decade. This unique perspective makes him a speaker with invaluable insights in understanding the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

Mark Schroder

Mark Schroder

Mark Schroder is currently the Director of Supply Chain Excellence for SA Health. SA Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, medical research, policy development, and planning, with a focus on quality care, illness prevention, early intervention, and well-being. Mark is accountable to the Executive Director of Procurement & Supply Chain Management, with an annual spend exceeding 2.8 billion. Mark is responsible for overseeing systems, continuous improvement projects, processes, and analytics.

Before taking up his current role, Mark led end-to-end transformations across all disciplines within the Supply Chain. He has also worked in various other positions within the private sector, including consultancy, telecommunications, FMCG, and retail business groups. Mark has spent his entire career leading teams within the supply chain and has built a strong background in balancing supply chain operations with strategy. Mark holds a master’s degree in supply chain management and enjoys spending time with his family.

Daniel Keys

Greg Mancey

Greg Mancey

Greg Mancey is the Director of Procurement & Supply Chain at the Royal Children’s Hospital with 5 years in the role and over 10 in Health Care more generally. A fellow Pom, he loves innovation, technology and data, and likes to approach challenges differently.

 

Manesh Govind

Manesh Govind

Manesh Govind has a strong background in supply chain within the med tech industry, and joined Greg as Supply Chain Manager in mid 2023, it has been a leap into the deep end …… 

Margaret Reid

Margaret Reid

Margaret  Reid has 25+years  procurement experience -spending 14 years in the FMCG industry with experience in international sourcing, food manufacturing, and supply chain  before switching to the not for profit  aged care sector 11 years ago. Over her time with Bolton Clarke, Margaret has expanded and transformed the procurement team, delivered on strategic procurement objectives, supported the Covid 19 response and taken an active role in the merger and acquisitions that have resulted in the organisation doubling in size in the past 2 years. 

Ben Fruin Fcips

Ben Fruin FCIPS

Sandra Ireland

Sandra Ireland

With close to 25 years’ experience in the health sector, Sandra Ireland has worked across the spectrum of procurement in the Asia-Pacific region in both public and private organisations, and with suppliers and buyers.

Sandra has a rich understanding of the issues facing procurement practitioners and deep experience in leading procurement activities in crisis situations, including playing a pivotal role in HealthShare Victoria’s procurement response to the COVID pandemic.

Over her three decades in procurement, Sandra has led skills development in:  

  • Strategic innovative thinking, decision analysis, ADKAR change management, project management, lean/Six Sigma, negotiation skills and commercial law
  • Policy compliance with probity, fraud and corruption control, and achieving sustainable outcomes aligned to Local Jobs First and Social Procurement Framework objectives
  • Managing and developing teams through effective procurement leadership, coaching and supporting psychological safety
  • Emerging tools like tendering and contract management tools, analytics and workflow management
  • Communication, influencing, business case development, professional writing and presentation skills.
Payal Kapoor

Payal Kapoor

Payal Kapoor, a qualified Chartered Accountant,  is the Chief Financial Officer for Anchor Excellence and also leader for its financial management and leadership services offered to its clients. 

An experienced, senior finance expert with 25+ years of proven experience in developing strong business partnering finance teams, performing financial and operational turnarounds, mentoring and building excellent finance leaders, complex structuring and procurement improvement services. 

Payal’s work experience and expertise stems across consulting to organisations of varying size and complexity, financial turnaround experience in commerce across very large health and aged care operators.  Payal has strong financial management experience and a strong storytelling ability that can enhance the impact finance teams can bring to table whilst working cohesively with operations and various stakeholders, internally and externally.    

Payal is driven to bring social impact, which is measurable and felt across various facets of delivery, building strong engagement across their teams and various stakeholders, with thorough business understanding, strong technical skills and a “people first” approach.

Iain Keddie

Iain Keddie

Iain Keddie has been the COO at Uniting since August 2022 and is responsible for the Procurement, Finance, IT and Property functions within the organisation. In his long and successful career he has previously worked with Mission Australia, Solution 6, The Oroton Group, The Star Casino, Ernst & Young and PWC. Iain is an accomplished communicator and facilitator able to present strategy and performance effectively and simplify complex matters.

Hayley Kudra

Hayley Kudra

Tracy Burling

Tracy Burling

Peter Grant

Peter Grant

Peter is responsible for the Catering and Care sector nationally for Comcater, who are one of the leading suppliers of commercial foodservice equipment in Australia. 

The Catering and Care team are responsible for working with Aged Care, Health Care and Commercial Catering companies to support them in finding the best solutions to their food service challenges. With over thirty former chefs on staff Peter and his team, work with their clients to ensure that what they propose is not simply theoretically possible but is actionable and will deliver positive outcomes.

The work with their clients to develop solutions for-

  • Improving resident and patient satisfaction scores through improved food offerings.
  • Sustainability and ESG projects- including electrification of kitchen operations (removing gas as then energy source) and removing single-use plastics from the back of house food service operation.
  • Understanding the total ownership cost of a piece of equipment, not just the purchase price.
  • Using technology to provide solutions for labour challenges both in terms of skill level and availability.
  • Supporting resident and patient food safety and HACCP data compliance
  • Reducing food waste 

Peter values developing long term relationships with our clients as the equipment we provide will, in many cases, have an operational lifespan of more than ten years if it is well maintained so we must work closely and have a long-term focus when collaborating with our clients.

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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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