CIPS is committed to delivering conferences and events with a lively informative programme on a broad range of topics that are relevant to our global community. We seek to engage with senior procurement professionals to help us deliver the very best content and we are committed to building diversity in both our programme topics and speakers.  Our programme is still in draft and new speakers are being added each week as we continue to connect with new people.  If you would like to reach out to us about speaking at one of our events or introducing us to new and interesting speakers then please get in touch: conferences@haymarket.com

Day one - 29 September

09:30 – 09:40

Opening remarks from the Chair

Duncan Brock, Group Customer Relationship Director, CIPS

09:40 – 10:00

Welcome address from CIPS

Malcolm Harrison, Group Chief Executive Officer, CIPS

10:00 – 10:30

  • Navigating variances in the broader economy and impact on everyday business
  • What impact will changes to global trade deals have on procurement?
  • Are the truly long-term scenarios over-exaggerated or is another super cycle a probable reality?

John Glen, CIPS Economist, CIPS

10:30 – 11:15

More information to follow…

Chair: Duncan Brock, Group Customer Relationship Director, CIPS

Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office

11:15 – 11:45

Networking break

11:45 – 12:15

More information to follow…

Nikolaus Kirner, Chief Procurement Officer, SAP

12:15 – 13:00

More information to follow…

James Allen, Asset Management Director, Arriva

Anna Spinelli, Chief Procurement Officer, DHL Deutche Post

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:20

Select your breakout stream below

Stream A
Sustainable & responsible procurement
A1

Lazar Armianov, Regional Director – Sales: Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, EcoVadis

Stream B
Mitigating risk in volatile markets
B1

More information to come… 

Stephen Day, Global Chief Procurement Officer, Kantar

Stream C
Data & Digitisation
C1
    • How a closer working relationship with your suppliers can mitigate volatility within your supply chain

Johanna Hagelberg, Executive Vice President, Sourcing and Logistics, Storaenso

14:20 – 14:30

Session change over

14:30 – 14:50

Breakout streams continued

A2

More information to follow

Tim Grunow, Co-Founder & CEO, Archlet

Fabian Lampe, Head of Procurement & Marketing, Archlet

B2

More information to follow

Susan Walsh, Founder/ Owner, The Classification Guru 

Jon Clarke, Procurement Enablement Director, Kantar

C2
  • Summary of 2020 covid crisis and 2021 supply crises
  • Digital strategy overview
  • Leveraging SRM toolkit to manage suppliers remotely.
  • Lessons learned and next steps

Dan Bartel, Chief Procurement Officer, Schneider Electric

14:50 – 15:00

Session change over

15:00 – 15:20

Breakout streams continued

A3

More information to follow…

James Faux, Director – Enterprise Travel Management, TripActions

B3

More information to come… 

More information to follow…

C3

With an ever-increasing number of vendors and supplier relationships, how are you safeguarding your business against surprise renewals and deadlines? Without an effective digital contract management strategy, procurement teams lack the control they need to optimize contract obligations and empower the business. 

 

Join this session to learn how easyJet’s Procurement team gets a handle on their contracts to reduce cycle times, prevent contract delays, and proactively manage obligations.

Elizabeth Hawkins, Lead Procurement Manager – Process & Policy, easyJet

15:20 – 16:00

Networking break

16:00 – 16:30

More information to follow

Imran Rasul, Chief Procurement Officer, Nationwide Building Society

16:20 – 16:40

  • What are the long term implications of changes in geographical patterns of supply?
  • How do we create more diversified and distributed supplier networks?
  • Will the pandemic be the catalyst for digital transformation and better data analysis?
  • What are the economic benefits of better procurement practices?

Ruth Bromley, Director Procurement Enablement, Heineken Global Procurement

16:40 – 17:20

  • What are the long term implications of changes in geographical patterns of supply?
  • How do we create more diversified and distributed supplier networks?
  • Will the pandemic be the catalyst for digital transformation and better data analysis?
  • What are the economic benefits of better procurement practices?

Andrew Forzani, Chief Commercial Officer, Ministry of Defence 

Dan Bartel, Chief Procurement Officer, Schneider Electric 

Imran Rasul, Chief Procurement Officer, Nationwide Building Society 

Henrik Larson, Chief Procurement Officer & Vice President, Maersk 

Johanna Hagelberg, Executive Vice President, Sourcing and Logistics, Storaenso

17:20 – 17:30

Closing remarks and end of day one

17:30 – 18:00

Drinks Reception

Please note programme is subject to change without notice.