Procurement as a game-changer for business growth

07 November 2019 - 08 November 2019
08:30 - 17:30
Singapore
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Join us at the Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2019


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.

Take a look at the highlights from the 2018 Congress for a taste of what to expect:


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.

Be inspired by the best

Industry leaders who shared their knowledge and insights in 2018 included
  • 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

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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

Learn how to use your procurement function to deliver business growth

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 2020!


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 2019.

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.

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 2018 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 2018 agenda

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Our Partners

Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2019 partners

Headline Partner

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

 

Become an Asia Pacific Congress 2019 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.