Registration and morning refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Opening keynote address: Achieving the impossible
Ben Saunders, Polar Explorer and Endurance Athlete
Case Study: Fireside chat – RBS’ ‘Cora’ chatbot case study: How procurement led the development of a core digital product
Kevin Murphy, Capability Lead- Transformation, RBS
Project 13: Creating a sustainable model for procuring large scale infrastructure projects
Simon Murray, Director, S A Murray Ltd. and panel member of the Infrastructure Client Group, Institute of Civil Engineers
Where does your organization sit on the strategic alignment curve?
Insights from WNS CIPS joint Strategic Benchmark Survey
Alpar Kamber, Executive Vice President, WNS Global Services
Morning networking break and refreshments
Choose your stream:
Dig deeper into some of themes influencing the procurement and supply chain agenda.
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Please note, all sessions include 5 minutes to accommodate changeover between streams.
Lunch and networking break
Good governance: Combatting modern slavery is now a benchmark for competitive advantage not just compliance. How do you optimise this key business lever?
Building relationships and transparency across the supply chain to go beyond compliance
Chris Harrop, OBE, Group Marketing and Sustainability Director, Marshalls
New procurement strategies to meet (and beat) sustainable supply chain goals
Pursuing sustainable objectives in your supply chain drives business success. In this session, Avetta will discuss new market research on procurement best practices for sustainability. You’ll also learn how to evolve from manual tracking to more automated processes for supplier performance management – prequalification, document management, auditing and reporting to support your sustainable goals of workplace safety, ethical labour practices, environmental protection, community programmes and financial transparency.
Rhys Bush, Regional Vice President – EMEA, Avetta
Case study: Taking a proactive role in embedding SDG (sustainable development goals) in the supply chain
Nadia Youds, Partner & Social Impact Manager (Supply Chain), John Lewis & Partners
CIPS closing remarks and close of conference
Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS