Day 1

08:15 - 08:50 General registration and opportunity to view the ProcureCon Asia exhibition

08:50 - 09:00 Opening remarks and speed networking

by Mitha Srinivasan, Event Director, ProcureCon Asia

09:00 - 09:10 Chair's opening remarks

Clive Govender, CEO,CGC Consulting Services
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Clive Govender

CEO
CGC Consulting Services

09:10 - 09:30 Keynote Presentation: Outlining the philosophy behind best practice innovation: How can procurement contribute towards innovation within companies?

Pieter Swarts, Chief Procurement Officer,KPN
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Pieter Swarts

Chief Procurement Officer
KPN

09:30 - 09:50 Reserved for GEP

What innovation is procurement bringing into the business?
Creating a framework for external collaboration: How can you work with your suppliers to bring innovation into the business?

What new KPIs can you set for your suppliers & procurement team to ignite innovation? What incentives can you provide them?

Providing the right tools: Is your procurement team equipped to innovate? Do their current timelines provide them enough time to innovate?
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Kenny Cheung

Global Co-CPO
Goldman Sachs Group

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Sonny Kwok

Head of Procurement - Asia & Latin America
Merck & Co

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Dennis Boeing

Vice President, Corporate Sourcing Manager Goods
DHL

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Michael Skyum

Head of Supply Chain and Procurement
BW Offshore

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Clive Govender

CEO
CGC Consulting Services

10:30 - 10:50 Procurement & CSR: How to create, oversee and measure a long term sustainable practice plan in Asia

Thierry Bellon, Chief Procurement Officer,Air France
How to best analyze sustainability needs and trends in the value chain

Getting the entire value chain involved: How do you allocate the responsibility of sustainable practices amongst your suppliers, procurement team, distributors, and consumers?

Successful execution: Charting out clear roles, responsibilities, timelines and communication channels to ensure success both in the short & long term
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Thierry Bellon

Chief Procurement Officer
Air France

10:50 - 11:40 Networking morning break

STREAM A: Driving Productivity to Reduce Costs

11:40 - 12:00 How to elevate your services procurement practices Toni Jackson, Director, APAC,SAP Fieldglass
Services represent a growing and complex area of spend that encompass a variety of engagement patterns across all industries and labour categories. That said, it can be quite difficult to manage, resulting in inconsistent and disparate processes, and little visibility. Join this session to learn how to successfully manage your project-based services. SAP Fieldglass will discuss how to:

Create consistent processes across categories

Better measure quality

Increase visibility

And more!
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Toni Jackson

Director, APAC
SAP Fieldglass

STREAM B: Mobilizing your Sustainable Supplier Network

11:40 - 12:00 How to effectively influence your suppliers and gain their commitment to your sustainability plans
Do your suppliers meet your corporate social responsibility objectives?

How can you provide clear guidance on your expectations from your suppliers?

What incentives can you provide your suppliers to increase their level of commitment?

What can you do to inspire your suppliers to be more sustainable & ethical?

STREAM C: Revolutionizing your Change Management Process

11:40 - 12:00 The Axiata Transformation: How to implement an effective procurement transformation strategy that incorporates your suppliers, stakeholders and procurement team Michael Werner, Head of Group Procurement,Axiata Group Berhad
Tackling the resistance to change: How early do you start and who needs to be involved?

Active communication, engagement, and participation: How do you ensure that all key parties are on board?

How do you improve the communication channels amongst your suppliers, stakeholders, and procurement team for a more integrated change management approach?
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Michael Werner

Head of Group Procurement
Axiata Group Berhad

STREAM A: Driving Productivity to Reduce Costs

12:00 - 12:20 Presentation: 3 ways your CIO affects changes in procurement Viet Ho, Chief Procurement Officer,Russell Investments
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Viet Ho

Chief Procurement Officer
Russell Investments

STREAM B: Mobilizing your Sustainable Supplier Network

12:00 - 12:20 Stream continues

STREAM C: Revolutionizing your Change Management Process

12:00 - 12:20 Stream continues

STREAM A: Driving Productivity to Reduce Costs

12:20 - 12:40 Optimizing hotel portfolio and realizing savings with intelligent sourcing Kimi Jiang, Vice President APAC,HRS Global Hotel Solutions
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Kimi Jiang

Vice President APAC
HRS Global Hotel Solutions

STREAM B: Mobilizing your Sustainable Supplier Network

12:20 - 12:40 Stream continues

STREAM C: Revolutionizing your Change Management Process

12:20 - 12:40 Stream continues

STREAM A: Driving Productivity to Reduce Costs

12:40 - 13:20 Panel discussion: How do you decide which procurement processes to automate to enhance the productivity of your organization? Charlie Villasenor, Chairman,Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA) Michael Koh, Regional Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific,T-Systems Terence Khoo, Former Head of Procurement, Asia,Louis Dreyfus Commodities Viet Ho, Chief Procurement Officer,Russell Investments
What procurement tasks can be automated and how do you best identify them?

What criteria do you use whilst choosing technology partners?

What change in skill sets does your procurement team need for effective roll out?
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Michael Koh

Regional Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific
T-Systems

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Terence Khoo

Former Head of Procurement, Asia
Louis Dreyfus Commodities

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Viet Ho

Chief Procurement Officer
Russell Investments

Charlie Villasenor

Chairman
Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA)

STREAM B: Mobilizing your Sustainable Supplier Network

12:40 - 13:20 Panel discussion: Conducting due diligence: How can you ensure that your suppliers are not at risk of damaging your brand? Craig Beaver, Singapore Country Manager,CIPS Sonny Kwok, Head of Procurement - Asia & Latin America,Merck & Co Markus Flamman, Head of Procurement,Oiltanking Sebastian Chua, Head of Procurement,Health Promotion Board Jim Lim, Strategic Procurement Manager,Global Logistics
Evaluating the process of auditing your suppliers before vs. after doing business with them

How can you successfully audit the safety & technical aspects of your suppliers?

How to ensure that suppliers are executing ongoing sustainability points in their contracts
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Sonny Kwok

Head of Procurement - Asia & Latin America
Merck & Co

Markus Flamman

Head of Procurement
Oiltanking

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Sebastian Chua

Head of Procurement
Health Promotion Board

Craig Beaver

Singapore Country Manager
CIPS

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Jim Lim

Strategic Procurement Manager
Global Logistics

STREAM C: Revolutionizing your Change Management Process

12:40 - 13:20 Organizational transformation: How can you roll out the perfect change management strategy to achieve procurement excellence Andrea Sordi, Senior Director Global Procurement Business Service & IT,Mondelez International
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Andrea Sordi

Senior Director Global Procurement Business Service & IT
Mondelez International

STREAM A: Driving Productivity to Reduce Costs

13:20 - 13:40 Presentation: Commodity risk pricing: How can you better manage the risk of volatile commodity prices to ensure your procurement strategy is unaffected? Maggie Sy, Director, Asia Sourcing and Procurement,Mead Johnson Nutrition
Understanding the areas of impact on your procurement strategy due to price volatility

Where can you access the correct commodity pricing information and how can you effectively use it?

How to distinguish between relevant information and immaterial information while purchasing

What can you do to reduce the impact of commodity price volatility on your budget?
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Maggie Sy

Director, Asia Sourcing and Procurement
Mead Johnson Nutrition

STREAM B: Mobilizing your Sustainable Supplier Network

13:20 - 13:40 Interview: From the office to the field: How can you incorporate the principles of sustainability into every decision you take? Craig Beaver, Singapore Country Manager,CIPS Kenny Cheung, Global Co-CPO,Goldman Sachs Group Jayesh Joshi, Regional Director, Procurement Asia Pacific,Johnson & Johnson
Identifying the key tasks and timelines whilst rolling out your sustainable procurement strategy

Evaluating how much of the sustainability strategy is actually being executed by internal & external parties

Outlining the motivation behind sustainable practices: How you can you ensure that every stakeholder is on board?

Who can you partner with to develop innovative sustainability practices?
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Kenny Cheung

Global Co-CPO
Goldman Sachs Group

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Jayesh Joshi

Regional Director, Procurement Asia Pacific
Johnson & Johnson

Craig Beaver

Singapore Country Manager
CIPS

STREAM C: Revolutionizing your Change Management Process

13:20 - 13:40 Stream continues

13:40 - 14:40 Networking lunch and opportunity to view the exhibition area

How can procurement be more accessible to the rest of the organization?

Evaluating the influence of procurement: What criteria do you use?

Reversing communication channels: How can procurement take the lead with the sales teams?

What is procurement’s role in bridging communication gaps within the organization?

How can you succeed in getting your stakeholders to understand & support your procurement decisions?
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Michael Werner

Head of Group Procurement
Axiata Group Berhad

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Meg Yim

Chief Procurement Officer
ECU Line

Noelle Lee

Procurement Director, Greater Asia
BD

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Sandeep Dandekar

Exceutive Vice President – Procurement & Materials Management
Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company

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Terry Che

APAC Procurement Manager
Bloomberg

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Clive Govender

CEO
CGC Consulting Services

15:20 - 15:40 Guest Keynote Presentation: Business process outsourcing to Vietnam: What are the opportunities and factors to be considered?

Viet Ho, Chief Procurement Officer,Russell Investments
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Viet Ho

Chief Procurement Officer
Russell Investments

15:40 - 16:00 The new procurement – How can you boost innovation within your supply chain?

Avis Yates Rivers, President and CEO,TCGi Singapore
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Avis Yates Rivers

President and CEO
TCGi Singapore

16:00 - 16:30 Networking afternoon break

STREAM A: Driving Value & Innovation

16:30 - 16:50 Presentation: Procurement transformation: How is SAP’s procurement team driving value to the business & its customers? Erich Winsloe, Regional COO,SAP Ariba
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Erich Winsloe

Regional COO
SAP Ariba

STREAM C: Changing Internal Structures (Invites Only)

16:30 - 16:50 How does your procurement structure need to change as you mature and move towards strategic sourcing? Mark Lamb, General Manager, Asia Pacific,CIPS
How your organization structured and what are the benefits of it?

What factors do you consider whilst changing your procurement structure – Maturity of the business? Size of the team? Team capability? Cost of change?

Centralized vs. decentralized: Evaluating the better fit for your business

Change management: Who do you involve in the change management team for a smooth transition?

What productivity measures do you focus on and what improvements are you making to them?

Mark Lamb

General Manager, Asia Pacific
CIPS

What steps do you take in identifying and removing bad suppliers?

How can you mitigate the financial risk with the suppliers?

How can you best maintain the continuity of the current supply base with fewer suppliers?

Evaluating the concept of buying parts of your supply chain to decrease the vulnerability to your supply chain

What are the implications of increasing global uncertainties on your supplier networks & how can you best prepare for them?
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Jeffrey Chua

Procurement TechOps Cluster Lead
Alcon, a Novartis Company

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Sandeep Dandekar

Exceutive Vice President – Procurement & Materials Management
Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company

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Terry Che

APAC Procurement Manager
Bloomberg

Craig Beaver

Singapore Country Manager
CIPS

Hemant Salgaonkar

Client partner – SEA
Bristlecone

STREAM C: Changing Internal Structures (Invites Only)

16:50 - 17:30 Stream Continues

17:30 - 19:00 Networking cocktail reception

19:00 - 23:59 End of Day one, ProcureCon Asia