Registration and morning refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Setting the 2020 agenda
Welcome from CIPS – Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS
CIPS opening address: Deal, no deal, extension? Making sense of the current political backdrop and what it means for the economic outlook
Global trade uncertainty and tariffs: Creating certainty in supply chains against the backdrop of trade ambiguity
Behind the BREXIT veil: What else is or should be high on the agenda for CPOs?
Scenario planning in the face of political uncertainty
John Glen, CIPS Economist, CIPS
The CPO Panel: As the CIPS UK conference gets underway, a panel of Chief Procurement Officers discuss the most pressing issues to likely impact the procurement and supply industry in 2020. Topics on the agenda include:
Juliet Sotnick, Chief Procurement Officer, Babcock
Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement & Cost Base Transformation, Sainsbury’s Plc
James Allen, Asset Management Director, Arriva
Alf Noto, Managing Director, Chief Procurement Officer and COO Corporate Services, Deutsche Bank AG
Melinda Johnson, Commercial Director, Department of Health and Social Care
Morning refreshment and networking break
“Agile”, “big data”, “digital” – the procurement transformation conversation is awash with buzzwords but what does it really mean for the procurement and supply chain professional on the front line?
Progressive partnerships: How can partnering with suppliers to build long-term engagement add value to the business beyond cost savings?
Partnerships for agile product development when technology moves to fast
Switching the mindset from supplier to partner
How can partnering with a supplier serve as a risk management strategy for both parties in times of uncertainty
Building partnerships to access niche capabilities
Nick Welby, Global Business Services Director, Imperial Brands
CPO Insights: Building a supply-chain-analytics control centre for real time business insights
“Making data speak and making data act”
Ninian Wilson, Group SCM Director & CEO, Vodafone Procurement Company
Procurement transformation – a balanced mission to deliver: Transformation is not a technology change. Transformation of a procurement function needs to be balanced to deliver results and success. Clear identification of processes being implemented and run under solid governance, in balance with extreme ownership and support by proper technology, is essential to get through a transformation towards a world-class end-state.
DS Smith present their transformation journey in this interactive session.
Lunch break and networking
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Refreshment and networking break
The responsible procurement agenda: Leveraging responsible procurement to attract key stakeholders
This session will examine how setting a procurement strategy in line with consumer, investor and talent expectations makes good business sense.
Closing keynote address: Insight from the c-suite
Nick Jones, recently appointed CEO of the premium lifestyle brand, Joules, speaks about his experiences building a career that has taken him from sourcing and supply to the c-suite. He will share his insights on bringing procurement to the c-suite table as well as his experiences working in retail sourcing dealing with strong buying functions.
Nick Jones, CEO, Joules
CIPS closing address
Evening drinks reception