Day One: Stream 3

Contract and Category Management


Chair’s welcome

Please note, all sessions include 5 minutes to accommodate changeover between streams.


How is contract management adapting to reflect the speed of change in technology, regulation and market disruption

  • Agile contract management – less emphasis on KPIs and service delivery
  • How feasible is it to open up conversations with suppliers during the life cycle of a contract?
  • When the goal posts are moved, what does that mean for long term, high capital investment, contracts?
  • What can be done to engage with suppliers to manage these emerging risks?
  • The importance of scenario planning for managing contract lengths and considerations around reputational impact


Integrating Social Value and CSR into contracts: How to quantify and benchmark

  • Beyond 2019, are there any new aspects of social value procurement should be considering?
  • In future, what new outcomes can we address and how to measure them?
  • Using a framework to quantify social value and how to benchmark across the lifecycle of a project

Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value UK


Category spotlight: Business Travel

During this session, Premier Inn will deconstruct the cost of business travel, from what you pay as a buyer through to invoicing and commissions. An interactive value chain exercise will serve as the foundation for Premier Inn’s innovative approach to business travel.

David Cooney, Head of Sales and Distribution, Premier Inn