Singapore
November 8-9, 2017

Time for Transformation

7th Annual Asia Pacific Forum 2017

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Time for transformation.

APAC Forum is already a landmark event in the diaries of industry professionals. In 2017, however, it’s set to grow bigger still. More speakers, more analysis and more delegates from the Asia Pacific procurement community.


With a programme based on in-depth research, we will provide you with fresh perspectives and plenty of advice you can put directly into action in your organisation. We’ll take you from the changing geopolitical climate right through to the transformation success measurements and strategies for future-proofing your business.


Hot topics on the agenda include:

  • Have the macro-economic environment and geopolitical shifts impacted procurement and what’s next to come?
  • From adapting to change to leading change: Procurement’s role
  • How procurement is leading innovation in a working culture
  • What has Donald Trump’s Presidency meant for global trade agreements?
  • How a focus on one category can drive collaboration for the whole business
  • Selling the vision and brand of procurement to stakeholders

The format

  • Forum
    The two-day agenda is filled with visionary keynotes, in-depth roundtable discussions, interactive breakouts and interview sessions with leading senior procurement specialists, providing benchmarks and insight for procurement transformation in the region…
  • Awards
    Taking place during the Forum agenda, the Procurement Leaders Asia Pacific Awards recognize the best initiatives, individuals and companies in the Asia Pacific region. Learn more
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"This is event is a chance to meet some of your peers, to discuss issues, new ideas, and listen to their insights within procurement."

Gareth Thomas, former CPO, Universal Music

AGENDA

150 delegates representing the procurement industry in the APAC region will get together to explore the challenges and opportunities of an ever changing sector.
Strategic keynotes, new, innovative case studies, CPO panels and roundtables, plus 10 hours of dedicated networking, will guarantee you receive two days jam-packed with content and business development opportunities.

Future-proof your procurement organisation through exclusive thought-leadership on:

  • Engaging stakeholders and streamlining communication
  • Latest technological know-hows to fit with procurement processes
  • Effective contract management strategies: increasing procurement value and cost savings
  • Harnessing big data to unlock business insights
  • The importance of CSR for procurement department
  • Driving procurement function to the strategic level
  • Closing the talent capability gap
  • Artificial Intelligence in procurement industry
  • Industry specific roundtable discussions
  • Cyber security: protecting your processes
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“It’s been invaluable for me to learn from what my peers have done in other companies. It’s also been hugely validating in terms of what we’ve done, and poses a challenge when I see people taking things way beyond what I thought possible.”

Mark Reed, CPO, AARP

Speakers

We are gathering support from across our network to form an Advisory Board to help shape this event. Speakers in 2016 included:

Speaking opportunities
For speaking opportunities please contact: k.ushakova@procurementleaders.com
Bhavesh Shah

Bhavesh Shah
Chief Procurement Officer

Firmenich SA

Lisa Brock

Lisa Brock
Chief Procurement Officer

Qantas Airways

Peter Morichovitis

Peter Morichovitis
Chief Procurement Officer

City of Gold Coast

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A great opportunity for new inspiration and to connect with colleagues in the procurement function.

Michael Skyum, SVP Supply Chain, BW Offshore

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Partners

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Coupa - Engagement Partner 2017
ENGAGEMENT PARTNER
Greensill Capital - Engagement Partner 2017
ENGAGEMENT PARTNER
Icertis Engagement Partner 17
Engagement Partner
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