Procurement as a game-changer for business growth

08 November 2018 - 09 November 2018
08:30 - 17:30
The St. Regis Singapore
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Join us at the Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2018

To build an agile function that contributes to the top-line, your function’s processes, tools and behaviours need to be revaluated.

The Asia Pacific Procurement Congress is dedicated to exactly this – the latest global trends in technology, talent and business models that will increase procurement’s contribution to business growth. You’ll be challenged by industry experts and inspired by your peers, all while growing your regional network for idea-sharing long after the Congress ends.


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.

This subset of the World Procurement Awards celebrates the initiatives, teams and people that are raising the benchmark for procurement excellence in the region, with winners automatically shortlisted for the World Procurement Awards 2019!


The role of procurement is evolving to a be key business driver for growth.
Your function needs to be adapting NOW and FAST.

Only 14% of procurement execs report that they have a “very productive” relationship with stakeholders. Without strong stakeholder collaboration, business growth through procurement value-add is limited.

Only 14% of procurement execs report that they have a “very productive” relationship with stakeholders. Without strong stakeholder collaboration, business growth through procurement value-add is limited.
Procurement functions that share data exhibit better overall performance, however, only 12% of functions report that they share suppliers with access to supply chain data.

Procurement functions that share data exhibit better overall performance, however, only 12% of functions report that they share suppliers with access to supply chain data.
47% of supplier collaboration projects end in failure. If companies are looking to get to the next level in their third-party interactions, they must improve their SRM capabilities.

47%
of supplier collaboration projects end in failure. If companies are looking to get to the next level in their third-party interactions, they must improve their SRM capabilities.
Only 39% of the Procurement Leaders community believe they are successfully using data in the decision-making process. If a function is looking into adding more value in the future, it will need to rely on accurate and insightful data flows.

Only 39% of the Procurement Leaders community believe they are successfully using data in the decision-making process. If a function is looking to add more value in the future, it will need to rely on accurate and insightful data flows.
12% of functions are boosting their efficiency by either developing or having deployed a machine learning solution.

12% of functions are boosting their efficiency by either developing or having deployed a machine learning solution.

Key themes


These themes have been chosen to help you deliver competitive advantage through a stronger ability to capitalise on disruption and develop new business strategies, models and processes to deliver quick and powerful results.

Aligning your strategy to global trends

Learning from leading international companies’ successes to effectively choose which macro-trends are worth running with.

Leveraging technology for efficiency

Adding new digital channels and automation to traditional procurement tools to accelerate business objectives and create value.

Developing next-generation skillsets

Preparing for the future workforce by recruiting outside the function, capitalising on millennial talent and progressing your existing team’s digital skillset.

Delivering high-value business impact

Increasing your team’s resonance and influence through stakeholder collaboration to deliver real value to the business.

New and improved for 2018


New Format

With the previous success and growth of the Asia Pacific Forum, we’ve upgraded the event to a Congress. This means there will be an increased number of senior executives to network AND a more visionary theme to future-proof your strategies.

Improved agenda journey

You’ll be taken on a journey from vison to reality as you explore procurement for business growth through a variety of session formats. We’ve ensured sessions are balanced between strategic and tactical focused to optimise practical takeaways.

New networking app

The most effective way to accelerate your strategic objectives is by connecting with someone who’s already found success or is on your same journey. Finding these connections can be difficult, so we’ll do the leg work for you by facilitating connections at the event through our Match & Meet event app.

Improved Awards ceremony

To enhance your networking experience with the Asia Pacific Award finalists, the ceremony and celebration will take place on the first evening of the Congress. You can expect entertainment, food, drink and fun while finding out who is taking home the trophies for the best initiatives, individuals and companies the region.

New venue

The Singapore St. Regis will provide the perfect atmosphere to be reinvigorated with new ideas with its elegant nature and airy atmosphere.

Improved member experience

The Procurement Leaders membership community is all about harnessing the power of the network to go further, faster. With specific deep-dive member-only workshops and a variety of follow-up resources, as a member, you’ll receive a true VIP event experience.

Be inspired by the best

Industry leaders sharing their knowledge and insights in 2018 include
  • Amitava, Bakshi, CPO, Tata Steel
  • Qasim Hussain, Chief Procurement Officer, Kellogg APAC & Africa
  • Carl Hansson, CFO, Telenor ASA
  • Mark Huang, Head of Procurement Asia Pacific, RBC
  • Ernie Tan, Group Head of Sourcing, AIA
  • Egemen Tumturk, Global Sourcing Director, Bugaboo International Congress

The Congress numbers speak for themselves

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Don’t just take our word for it

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"Excellent networking opportunities as well as good insights. The presentations and roundtables trigger important reflection topics that I’ll take back to the office for further work."
Thomas Delory, Senior Regional Procurement Director- Asia
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"A wonderful event to network and upskill yourself while understanding what is happening in other industries."
Caroline Creven Fourrier, Regional Head of Indirect Procurement APAC
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"There are many complexities of procurement in the Asian context, so to come to an event like the Asia Pacific Forum where I can gain experience and insights from other leaders in the procurement field facing similar challenges is invaluable."
Glen Bath, SVP Corporate Services (Central Procurement)
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"I want to get the bigger view and picture of the function. PL stands out because of the quality of the participation, the speakers and attendees, and the quality of the agenda."
M.R. Shankar, Head of Procurement South East Asia, South Asia and Middle East
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"A great event gathering all industry leaders under one roof, to discuss and share learnings about the latest trends, potential needs and how industries should be proactively looking at."
Lay Ean Oon, Sourcing Manager
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"The key differentiator with PL conferences is the level of competency. There is a division in the seniority of attendees compared to other events, with some focused discussion sessions specifically for senior leaders, allowing for a different kind of dynamic which I think is very useful."
Ramesh Krishnamoorthy, Head of Procurement
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"An amazing experience! A lot of action packed discussions, very informative and very relevant, all targeted to senior procurement professionals."
Andy Bee, Change & Training Manager
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"The calibre of speakers on latest global procurement topics coupled with the networking opportunities with my peers, made the trip and days out of the office worthwhile."
Kris Wozniak, Procurement Business Partner

What you will leave with


The two-day time investment is the most cost-effective way to accelerate your value-creation and business alignment efforts.



Lessons in technology application

An understanding of how to optimise procurement performance through data-driven strategies, new digital channels and streamlined technology.

A future-proofed talent strategy

An outline for applying solutions to common challenges surrounding the future workforce and techniques for expedited upskilling of your current team.

Inspiration for managing disruption

A refreshed approach for agile workflows that proactively address disruptive forces to use them as an advantage.

Tips on enterprise value-creation

A variety of ideas to proactively collaborate with business partners for increased influence and business contribution.

New connections and deeper relationships

An expanded network within the Asia Pacific region to continually crowdsource ideas from functions facing similar challenges.

Boosted motivation and team morale

A refreshed outlook and new encouragement to push boundaries to follow in the footsteps of the Asia Pacific award winners.

Highlights from Asia Pacific Forum 2017


What’s it like to learn from 40+ of the top procurement innovators and network with over 150 functional leaders?
See for yourself – watch the highlights from last year’s event.


Learn how to use your procurement function to deliver business growth

Partnership opportunities

Interact, engage and network with the most influential senior procurement executives from the region by becoming a partner of Procurement Leaders Asia Pacific Congress 2018.

A partnership provides you with the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to 150+ procurement decision makers actively seeking your solutions.

We provide tailored solutions to maximise your experience – please contact us via email or call +44 (0)20 7819 1029 to enquire about the opportunities currently available.

Speakers

Jet Antonio

Senior Director Procurement
Mondelez International

Amitava Bakshi

CPO
Tata Steel

Victoria Folbigg

VP Procurement
Zuellig Pharma Corp

Carl Hansson

CFO
Telenor ASA

Arnd Hirschberg

CPO Siemens Division Process Industries and Drives
Siemens

Mark Huang

Head of Procurement Asia Pacific
RBC

Qasim Hussain

Chief Procurement Officer
Kellogg APAC & Africa

Wei Khang Tan

Regional Procurement Manager APAC
Intel Corp

Ernie Tan

Group Head of Sourcing
AIA Group

Egemen Tumturk

Global Sourcing Director
Bugaboo International

Tiow Wei-Yeong

Global Procurement Director Asia-Pacific
Diageo

Jonathan Webb

Head of Content & Advisory APAC
Procurement Leaders

Agenda

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.

 

Vision sessions:

Exploring the long-term goal

Visionary keynotes & panels

  • Facilitate inspiration and spark creativity to tackle and embrace future trends

PLx keynotes

  • Drive divergent thinking to visualise your objectives from a different perspective

Strategy sessions:

Exploring the blueprint to delivery

Achiever keynotes

  • Provide best-in-class implementation examples for your next practices

CPO challenger series

  • Connect leaders with shared strategic challenges to crowdsource new solutions

Ask an expert sessions

  • A chance to pose your strategy development questions to experienced practitioners for inspiration and guidance

Reality sessions:

Exploring the pragmatics of implementation

Case studies & interviews

  • Learn first-hand how to overcome hurdles and capitalise on opportunities from practitioners who are a step ahead

Deep dive roundtables

  • Connect to individuals with differing perspectives to boost ideas and workflow improvements

PL insight sessions

  • Outline the “so what” for key trends, providing suggestions for navigation and application

View latest agenda

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Our Partners

Partners of the Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2018

 

Having relationships with the right solution providers is critical to the impact your function makes on the business.

The Asia Pacific Procurement Congress will have carefully selected procurement solution providers onsite as Congress partners. These partners are there for you to brainstorm with to help you find solutions to your challenges, while also discussing how their product aligns to your functional objectives. 

Please see the partners already confirmed to contributing to the event:

Headline Partners

Ivalua

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

www.ivalua.com

 


Insight Partners

TradeShift

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.

www.tradeshift.com

 

Engagement Partners

Flexera

Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. We view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. Our Monetisation and Security solutions help software sellers transform their business models, grow recurring revenues and minimise open source risk. Our Vulnerability and Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions strip waste and unpredictability out of procuring software, helping companies buy only the software and cloud services they need, manage what they have, and reduce compliance and security risk. Powering these solutions and the entire software supply chain, Flexera has built the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of market intelligence on technology assets. In business for 30+ years, our 1200+ employees are passionate about helping our 80,000+ customers generate millions in ROI every year. Visit us at www.flexera.com.

 

Williams Lea Tag

Williams Lea Tag is the leading provider of marketing and communications services and the world’s largest independent procurer of print. Our services include: Creative Production & Design, Sourcing, Customer Communications & Publishing and Document workflow across digital and print. We help many of the world’s greatest brands transform business processes, improve brand consistency and deliver greater efficiency across the marketing supply chain.

www.wlt.com

 

The Gap Partnership

We deliver negotiation training and consulting in over 50 countries worldwide operating from our offices in the UK, Germany, America, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, China, Russia, South Africa, and across Europe. Every member of our team is an employee, every one of them highly trained and actively involved in commercial negotiations. Our teams are passionate about negotiation and committed to providing you with the best negotiation solutions in the world.

What this means is that we guarantee quality, we guarantee consistency and we guarantee the ROI that we will commit to deliver. We do what we say we will do and we do whatever it takes to deliver the results you expect.

www.thegappartnership.com

Media Partners

Buyers Meeting Point

Buyers Meeting Point provides no-nonsense coverage of the procurement industry - always with the needs of inquisitive practitioners in mind. Buyers Meeting Point provides the procurement industry with an events calendar, blog, active social media network, and podcast, all of which are trusted sources of information for practitioners and solution providers alike. Owned and managed by industry veteran Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point is a strategic resource to forward-thinking procurement and supply chain professionals. For more information follow us on Twitter: @BuyersMeetPoint

www.buyersmeetingpoint.com

Business Chief

Business Chief, formally known as Business Review Magazines, is a media brand fit for the digital age, providing cutting-edge content tailored for company executives, business pioneers and industry thinkers. Divided into eight separate regional titles, Business Chief tells the stories that matter to business leaders and professionals on their way to the top. Through our expertly-crafted digital magazines, websites, videos and social media, those stories reach the right people. Our flagship features are the Leadership Showcases; exclusive interviews with key decision-makers at some of the biggest companies on the globe, documenting their journeys to business transformation and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. With further themes focused on technology, talent and sustainability, Business Chief has insight on the trends that matter to C and V-level executives, while also delivering consumer-friendly lifestyle content to reflect their interests and wider ambitions. On top of all that and more, Business Chief showcases in-depth digital reports on companies every month, ensuring it covers every angle in the world of business. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

www.businesschief.com

SupplyChainBrain

SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.

www.supplychainbrain.com

Supply Chain Digital

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.

www.supplychaindigital.com

Become an Asia Pacific Congress 2018 Partner

Interact, engage and network with the most influential senior procurement executives from the region by becoming a partner of Procurement Leaders Asia Pacific Congress 2018.

A partnership provides you with the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to 150+ procurement decision makers actively seeking your solutions.

We provide tailored solutions to maximise your experience – please contact us via email or call +44 (0)20 7819 1029 to enquire about the opportunities currently available.

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Pricing

 

STANDARD PACKAGE

USD $1,650 (Save USD $900*)

  • 2 day Congress pass (08-09 November 2018)
  • Pass includes a seat at the Asia Pacific Awards 2018 (08 November 2018)


*Book by Friday 29 June and save USD $900 off the full booking rate of USD $2,550.
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