Supply Management Private Sector Forum - Transforming Procurement in the Digital Age

Tuesday 27 April 2021
Come and join us at the new Supply Management Forum - Private Sector Focus, taking place on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

This one-day forum will be dedicated to improving and increasing procurement's business partnerships in the private sector, discussing innovative ideas and sharing the latest trends with other senior procurement figures. 

The day will be filled with worthwhile stimulating content, to engage and inspire senior decision-makers in the procurement profession, whilst also offering the opportunity to have invaluable one-to-one meetings with leading procurement industry suppliers.

This Forum is one not to miss with the fusion of content sessions from top speakers; crucial procurement business meetings; along with invaluable networking opportunities. 

Is the forum for you?

What can I expect?

Delegates will receive on the day:
  • 1-2-1 tailored meetings 
  • Full access to content sessions
  • Discuss key challenges facing the profession
  • Networking with peers
  • Keynote session 
  • Networking drinks

CIPS members qualify for CPD hours by attending.

Do I qualify?

If you are a senior procurement professional working in the private sector with a large purchasing power then you can apply for a complimentary place.

Applying is FREE, it only takes a few minutes and the Supply Management Forum - Private Sector Focus brings big rewards which could make all the difference to you and your organisation this year.
Past delegates include

2021 Agenda

Transforming procurement in the digital age
09:00 Registration

09:30 Presentation - Building the Case for Digital Transformation
How do we cut through the hype of digital transformation and build a business case for technology solutions that suit your needs. In this session, you will learn how to make the case for change and bring your stakeholders along on the journey.
Dale Turner, Director of Procurement, Skanska, UK

10:00 Presentation - Hear from a Leading Procurement Professional about their Technology Journey
Learn the why, what and how they successfully implemented technological change - and the benefits of doing so.
Andy Badger, Chief Information Officer, Foodbuy

10:30 Networking Break

11:00 Pre-Arranged 1-1 Meetings
There will be personalised agendas with your individual meeting schedules.

12:35 Panel Discussion - Maximising Technology to Drive Procurement Risk Mitigation Strategies
The need for transparency in supply chains is growing in importance as procurement risks are under scrutiny. Fraud, cyber security, human rights violations are just a few of the issues which have caused procurement teams to turn to technology to help drive mitigation plans and strategies.
Nick Jenkinson, Senior Director, Procurement & CRE

13:10 Lunch & Networking

14:00 Pre-Arranged 1-1 Meetings
There will be personalised agendas with your individual meeting schedules.

15:35 Networking Break

15:55 Presentation - Digital Transformation Case Study
A successful technology implementation.

16:25 Panel Discussion - The Impact of Digital on Talent Acquisition
Exceptional outcomes in procurement require exceptional people. This session will highlight how technology is changing the skill set required of the modern procurement professional and what line managers can do to ensure they attract and retain the best people, to give their team a competitive edge.
David Medori, Chief Procurement Officer, William Hill

17:20 Drinks & Networking

18:00 Close of Event
*Please note this agenda is subject to change



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