Procurement: A trusted business partner
Making procurement a trusted business partner and advisor
Today’s global trade environment has never been more complex. Rising costs, environmental concerns, regulations and increasing complexities in international trade are all making procurement more challenging than ever before.
The Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2019 will focus on how you can overcome these challenges and more, ensuring your function’s strategy delivers maximum value to your wider business. Join 200+ of the region’s senior most procurement executives for 2 action-packed days of thought-provoking insights, knowledge sharing and networking.
Take a look at the highlights from last year for an idea of what to expect.
Maximising procurement’s unique position for driving value
The Congress will take a holistic approach to the most pressing procurement issues and explore how to make your strategy the primary tool for creating value and earning business trust, and ensuring that you shape your function with the right:
Organisational design, talent and culture
Implementing a structure and culture to develop a world-class procurement team
Operating model, processes and delivery mechanisms
Developing partnerships for increased business impact and C-suite trust
Technology and access to relevant data sources and insights
Embracing digital opportunities to help reposition procurement as a valued business partner
Meet your Chair!
The in 2019 the Forum will be hosted by Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory APAC at Procurement Leaders.
Take a look at why Jon is excited to see you in Singapore in his Chair’s message.
Be inspired by the best
An inspiring learning experience tailored around you – agenda highlights include
Start-ups and entrepreneurs – sessions highlighting how some of the most successful young organisations in the Asia Pacific region have achieved their success to date, and how you can apply their learnings to your function
Have your say, including a pre-event pulse survey to help shape the practical takeaways from key agenda sessions with live voting throughout to help you benchmark against your fellow attendees
PL Communities - The agenda will look into the key issues of equality in the workplace, the future of talent in the function and sustainable procurement through sessions led by our Women in Procurement, Future Procurement Leaders and Sustainable Procurement Leaders communities
Celebrate your success at the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards
Registration to the Asia Pacific Procurement Congress includes a pass to the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards. The awards celebrate the most progessive initiatives, teams and people, raising the bar for procurement excellence in the Asia Pacific region, with winners automatically shortlisted for the World Procurement Awards 2020!
It’s much more than just an agenda
Your time at the Congress won’t just be spent listening to presentations, with more than six hours of dedicated networking time built into the agenda.
The 2018 Congress attracted senior attendees from some of the world’s leading brands, with 2019 set to be even bigger and better.
Join us in Singapore in November to tap into this fantastic network, and for the perfect opportunity to benchmark your activities and plans for 2020 against the very best.
The Congress numbers speak for themselves
senior procurement execs
CPOs or Regional Heads
unique companies represented
expert speakers & facilitators
hours of networking opportunities
prestigious awards ceremony
Don’t just take our word for it
Thomas Delory, Senior Regional Procurement Director- Asia
Caroline Creven Fourrier, Regional Head of Indirect Procurement APAC
Glen Bath, SVP Corporate Services (Central Procurement)
M.R. Shankar, Head of Procurement South East Asia, South Asia and Middle East
Lay Ean Oon, Sourcing Manager
Ramesh Krishnamoorthy, Head of Procurement
Andy Bee, Change & Training Manager
We can’t wait to welcome you in Singapore
Your two-days of inspiration and learning will take place at the Pan Pacific Singapore
This venue provides the perfect setting to help you maximise the value available through the agenda sessions and networking opportunities, providing you with the maximum value to take back to the business on your return to the office.
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Blvd
Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2019 Partners
Your agenda journey
To develop, influence and execute strategies based on Congress insights, you’ll be taken on a journey from vision to reality as you learn techniques to supercharge your value to the business. View the latest agenda.
The morning of Day 1 sets the scene, providing a strategic look at procurement’s continued journey to trusted advisor and business partner, how it can engage more effectively with C-suite executives and transition from a transaction-focused function to a source of added value.
The afternoon of Day 1 will then shed light on the talent challenges facing procurement in the Asia Pacific region, and highlight the opportunities for a new age of exciting talent from less conventional backgrounds but who have transferrable skills and innovative minds.
Day 2 will unpack the opportunities afforded by the digital age and how they pertain to procurement specifically. We will look at how procurement fucntions can navigate and embrace technology to first stay relevant and then harness it in order to become a trusted business partner and advisor.
The Asia Pacific Procurement Congress agenda features the knowledge and insights of leading experts from a range of industries, including:
National Australia Bank Group
Head of Greater China Procurement
Head of Procurement AMEA
VP Procurement, Asia Pacific
Chief Information Officer
City of Gold Coast
VP, Group Procurement
Chief of Strategic Sourcing
The International Monetary Fund
Perfetti Van Melle
Former Senior Director Procurement
Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2019 partners
Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform. Recognized as a Leader by Gartner, Ivalua’s Source-to-Pay suite is leveraged by over 250 leading companies across the globe to manage over $500 Billion in direct and indirect spend. The platform’s combination of ease-of-use, depth, breadth and flexibility ensures high employee and supplier adoption, rapid time to value and the ability to meet unique or evolving requirements, evidenced by the industry’s leading 98%+ retention rate. Realize the possibilities at www.ivalua.com Follow us at @Ivalua
Insight Plus Partner
Greensill is the world’s leading non-bank provider of working capital finance to companies globally. Founded in 2011 by Lex Greensill, the company provides businesses with alternative sources of funding, allowing them to provide suppliers with the opportunity for faster payment while at the same time preserving their own capital position. The company is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Chicago, Frankfurt, Sydney, Miami, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo and Singapore. Greensill provides Supply Chain Finance facilities to customers across Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia and works with more than 110 different banks and institutional investors to provide the stable funding streams underpinning the process. Greensill has provided $50 billion of financing to a pool of 1.7 million suppliers in more than 60 countries in the eight years since inception.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Hotailors develops travel solutions for the extended workforce that help companies book, approve and expense travel 10x faster. Our solutions guarantee that bookings meet travel policies, expense limits and third-party approvals. While our partnerships ensure that companies get the best prices possible. Using Hotailors’ SaaS tools companies save 90% of the time, and 30% of the costs, usually spent on managing travel.
Markit is a leading online IT purchasing system working in 34 countries globally. Markit integrates more than 200 leading IT distributors in the world into simple and transparent online platform and provides efficient tools for companies to manage, centralize and streamline their IT purchasing.
Markit is saving time and money for companies with simplicity and transparency - we provide the best total cost of IT purchasing for companies large or small. Working in Europe and USA with estimated 110 million EUR turnover in 2018 Markit is looking to open Asia as the next region in a bid to best service global companies. More than 15% of Fortune Global 2000 companies are already using Markit as part of their IT purchasing.
Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs.
It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris. Suzhou. Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo and Stockholm.
Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world’s business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, operations excellence, consumer products and retail, marketing, digital transformation and strategy, technology, and advanced analytics, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 57 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.
CPO Challenger Series Partner
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 91,000 as of March 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
Networking Lounge Partner
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. The platform delivers simple and reliable scorecards to monitor supplier practices covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators in four themes: Environment, labor/human rights, ethics and supply chain. In addition to mutualized scorecard sharing, up to 90% onboarding rate and over 80% cost savings, EcoVadis scorecards are 100% actionable and can be integrated with procurement software via API. Over 120 industry leaders such as Verizon, Merck, Nestle, ING Bank, Heineken and Nokia use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust among over 20,000 trading partners.
Businesses around the world rely on Egencia, today’s leading business-travel management platform, for personalised experiences, improved compliance, and always-on customer care. As part of Expedia Group, we also provide the world’s most relevant travel options. All to help businesses go where they need to go.
ArcBlue is a leading specialist procurement and supply chain consultancy operating across Asia Pacific. Our mission is to deliver positive change through procurement and supply chain. We aim to support organisations to use procurement and supply chain as platforms to achieve more – more savings, more efficiency, more insight, more social outcomes, more value, more clarity, more influence, more flexibility, more assurance or more visibility. Our business operates across six key streams– Advisory & Change, Search, Capability Development, Procurement Technology, Social & Sustainable Procurement & Project Contracting. ArcBlue has a range of tried, tested and proven methodologies to ensure your projects are a success.
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Supply Chain Digital is an innovative, forward thinking ’Digital Community’ aimed at providing Procurement & Supply Chain professionals with industry leading news, analysis, features and reports about the world’s biggest supply chains.
Supply Chain Digital showcases the very latest supply chain and procurement trends by featuring insights from ’Thought Leaders’ across the globe who are implementing ’transformations’ inside large scale organizations.
As the fastest growing global community of Procurement & Supply Chain professionals - Supply Chain Digital showcases the latest Industry Best Practices, the latest in Procurement & Supply Chain Technology as well as all the leading Events, Associations and Award winning companies globally.
SupplyChainBrain is the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource. In addition to providing complete coverage of all fundamental supply chain principles, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, strategies and best practices, forward-thinking ideas, cutting-edge solutions and the latest innovations - and continues to write and report on these as they evolve and mature.
Buyers Meeting Point is owned, managed and edited by career procurement professional Kelly Barner. In addition to providing the industry with events coverage, book reviews, podcasts, and a vibrant social media network, Kelly is one of the most prolific writers in procurement and supply chain. Her work is featured on a number of industry blogs and she is regularly asked to write and contribute to thought leading white papers. Click here to learn more about or connect with Kelly.
CPOstrategy is the go-to source for Chief Procurement Officers and Supply Chain Leaders, discussing the latest transformation stories and the exponential improvements to supply chain performances, through converging efforts between people, partners, technology and process/strategy.
CPOstrategy runs a Supply Chain and Procurement showcase series utilising unique, executive personal narrative, to give light to core topics such as Procurement transformation, supply chain digitisation, contract management, supplier relationship management/ vendor management strategies, change management approaches and beyond.
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Procurement Practitioner Package
2 day Congress & Awards pass
(27-28 November 2019)
2 nights accommodation at Pan Pacific Singapore (26 & 27 November 2019)
Procurement practitioners only
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off full booking rate (USD 2,924)
Service Provider Networking Package
2 day Congress & Awards pass
(27-28 November 2019)
2 nights accommodation at Pan Pacific Singapore (26 & 27 November 2019)
Procurement service providers only
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