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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Welcome to 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.


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 who shared their knowledge and insights in 2017 included
  • Jet Antonio, Senior Director, Procurement, Mondelez International
  • Yosuke Umegane, Senior Director, Procurement Strategy & Business Planning Group, Japan Airlines
  • Ron Ng, APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Procure-to-Pay, Google
  • Christina Ooi, Head, Group Procurement, Malaysia Airlines
  • Qasim Hussain, Chief Procurement Officer, Kellogg APAC & Africa
  • Ramesh Krishnamoorthy, Head of Procurement - Asean Pacific, Philips
  • Michael Koh, Head of Procurement, APAC, Dimension Data
  • Tracey Yeh, Head of Global CPE Sourcing, Telstra
  • Wei Khang Tan, Regional Procurement Manager, Intel

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.


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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.

Agenda

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Our Partners

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

 


Insight Partner

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 Partner

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

 

Networking Lounge Partner

ScanMarket

Founded in 1999, Scanmarket is the market-leading global Strategic Sourcing platform. Our proven cloud-based solution is trusted by 300+ customers across more than 80 countries. Our sole focus is on driving real, measurable business results via an easy to deploy, easy to use platform which includes: Spend Analysis eSourcing (RFx & Auctions) Project Management Contract Management Supply Base Management eLearning

www.scanmarket.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 29 June to save USD $900 off the full booking rate of USD $2,550.
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