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The first Big Breakfast of 2024 is a sell-out success at Adelaide’s Oval

Big Breakfast Adelaide

Last week saw PASA’s first Big Breakfast of 2024 take place in Adelaide, kicking off a tremendous series of seven Big Breakfast events across Australia and New Zealand.

The morning, which was completely sold out, kicked off bright and early at 7am on Thursday 9th May, squeezing a “one-day” program into a snappy four-hour window at the magnificent Adelaide Oval. Delegates were even treated to a sneak peak of the Adelaide Crows in training!

The Crows' training session
The Crows’ training session

Aside from networking with colleagues and peers from around the region to share and learn together, attendees heard from several high-profile speakers.

Natalie Mooney, procurement manager, Copper South Australia – BHP kicked off the event with a discussion on ESG in practice, followed by Tarkis Rann, ANZ director at Zycus, on solving procurement pain points with Generative AI.

Tarkis Rann, ANZ director at Zycus
Tarkis Rann, ANZ director at Zycus

Halfway through the morning, Todd Young, logistics and procurement manager at the Adelaide Oval, talked about the metrics of the venue, revealing that he buys an astonishing 700,000 litres of beer each year and 150,000 tonnes of chips!

He also talked about how SRM is a key consideration for direct supply chains at the venue to help secure supply before every game, even though the biggest event he supported was Adele at 70,000 compared to 53,000 at the footy.

Next up, Mike Gibbons, senior manager of supply chain at SA Water, talked about how his organisation is tackling the broadening scope of responsible procurement, while Gwenaelle Callies, ANZ director of procurement at Pernod Ricard Winemakers, spoke about what responsible procurement means for her organisation.

Gwenaelle Callies, ANZ director of procurement at Pernod-Ricard
Gwenaelle Callies, ANZ director of procurement at Pernod Ricard Winemakers (credit: Pernod Ricard Winemakers)

PASA’s chief content creator Jonathan Dutton closed the morning, which saw all attendees back in the office by 11:30am, replete with best practice examples of how others face the same challenges too.

This week, the PASA Big Breakfast series rolls into Melbourne for another sell-out event, but tickets are still available for Brisbane (17th July), Canberra (25th July), Sydney (29th August), Perth (3rd September) and New Zealand (17th September).

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