ProcureCon Asia

11 - 13 July, 2017

Amara Sanctuary, Singapore

+65 6722 9455

ProcureCon Asia Day 2 - 13 July 2017, Thursday

Day 2

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8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:10 AM Asian CPO Opening Keynote: Transforming sourcing - How can you break the mold using what you have to get your suppliers and your stakeholders engaged like never before?

Daniel Wong, Vice President Fleet, Management & Procurement, SIA Engineering Company

Daniel Wong
Vice President Fleet, Management & Procurement
SIA Engineering Company

9:30 AM Keynote Panel: 5 changes to make to your procurement team to transform into a higher-performing organisation

Moderated By:
Anindya Ray
, CEO, Global Sourcing, Arvind Lifestyle Brands

Arun Kumar, Chief Procurement Officer, Perfetti Van Melle

Affan Bin Mohd Nawi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Malakoff

Mark Pickett, General Manager – Raw Materials and Services, Procurement, Rio Tinto

Sebastian Chua, Head of Procurement, Health Promotion Board

Arun Kumar
Chief Procurement Officer
Perfetti Van Melle
Arun Kumar is responsible for the design and establishment of a Global Procurement Function at Perfetti Van Melle (PVM), a market leader in Sugar Confectionery, whose brands include Mentos, Chupa Chups, Fruitella and Alpenliebe. Arun’s prior assignment in PVM was to lead the Supply Chain Function of PVM Asia Pacific. His key responsibilities includ ...[Read More]

Affan Bin Mohd Nawi
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services
Malakoff
Affan Mohd. Nawi, started his first “procurement” stint as a consultant with  A.T.Kearney Inc., more than 15 years ago. Affan was also involved in the implementation of an SAP eProcurement solution for Malaysia’s national oil company, PETRONAS, before joining Malaysia’s Investment arm, Khazanah Nasional in 2006. In Khazanah, Affan was instrumental ...[Read More]

Mark Pickett
General Manager – Raw Materials and Services, Procurement
Rio Tinto
Mark Pickett is the General Manager of Raw Materials and Global Services within Rio Tinto’s Procurement Global Sourcing hub in Singapore. In that role, he is responsible for leadership of a team of procurement professionals that manage categories ranging from bulk chemicals and raw materials to the services categories of technology, outsourcing, tr ...[Read More]

Sebastian Chua
Head of Procurement
Health Promotion Board
Sebastian started his procurement career with Agilent Technologies (a spin-off from Hewlett Packard) as their Country Manager for India, Singapore, Thailand & Philippines before he took on the portfolio as the Regional Procurement Manager. Sebastian then moved on to join Microsoft & Alcatel Lucent as Head of Procurement to transform their procureme ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Anindya Ray
CEO, Global Sourcing
Arvind Lifestyle Brands
Anindya has three decades of experience in fashion and lifestyle industry. Some of his achievements include launching brands like Lee in India, SF Jeans for Madura Garments, heading the design of Allen Solly, creating private label portfolio for MegaMart (now Unlimited), and establishing centralised sourcing and technical services function at ALBL ...[Read More]

10:10 AM Keynote: Elevating your IT procurement to the next level - What is the business transformation required to get from good to great?

10:30 AM Oxford Style Debate: The rise of robots puts you on the brink of a jobless future

Moderated By:
Rob Halsall
, Head of Procurement, Westpac

Amit Verma, Sr. VP, Digital Transformation for Procurement & Supply Chain, Reliance

Meng Leong Tan, Global Sourcing Partner, Indirect Procurement, NetApp

Amit Verma
Sr. VP, Digital Transformation for Procurement & Supply Chain
Reliance
Amit Verma is a transformation leader with over 20 years of diverse industry experience having worked with Indian and multinational companies and across geographies of India and Europe. He has a successful track record of driving transformation in service functions with P&L responsibility especially in procure-to- pay and procurement covering all a ...[Read More]

Meng Leong Tan
Global Sourcing Partner, Indirect Procurement
NetApp
Meng Leong has been a life-long learner of procurement discipline over the last 16 years, drawing precious learning experience from various multi-nationals, such as FreeMarkets, HP, Hewitt Associates, CSC, Chain IQ and NetApp, with global foot prints while sensitive to business climates and cultures of APAC countries. The journey enriched Meng Leon ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Rob Halsall
Head of Procurement
Westpac

11:10 AM Morning Networking Break

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

11:50 AM Case Study Revolution: Establishing and optimising a cohesive and aligned shared services strategy – What are the critical success factors?

Langdon Wu, Senior Director, APAC Sourcing and Global Sourcing Support Centre, Thomson Reuters

Langdon Wu
Senior Director, APAC Sourcing and Global Sourcing Support Centre
Thomson Reuters
Langdon is managing APAC Sourcing and Global Sourcing Support Centre in Thomson Reuters. His current challenge is to transform global sourcing into a Share Service Centre model for Thomson Reuters. He is passionate to help the business growth; transform sourcing delivery model and develop talents in the region.

Langdon has worked for
...[Read More]

Track B: Talent 2.0

Case Study: Key developments in the Asian talent markets you need to know about today

Track C: Small Working Groups

Creative Boardroom: How do you re-engineer procurement for better project outcomes and greater agility?

Siju Johny, Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Trains, Transport for NSW

Siju Johny
Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Trains
Transport for NSW
Siju Johny is the Chief Procurement Officer for NSW Trains and got the full responsibility for Strategic Procurement, contract management, supplier relationship management, Probity and governance. He joined NSW Trains in 2013. Under his leadership NSW Trains was awarded as the first Public organisation in Australasia to be certified for Ethical Pro ...[Read More]

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

12:10 PM Track A Continues

Track B: Talent 2.0

Oxford Style Debate: Professionalising procurement - Formal education in Asia is the only way to solve the discrepancy in procurement talent

Vincent Wong, Director, Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain, AB Sciex

Ron Ng, APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Secure-to-Pay, Google

Moderated By:
Mark Lamb
, General Manager, Asia Pacific, CIPS

Vincent Wong
Director, Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain
AB Sciex
Vincent Wong is currently the Director, Global Sourcing for SCIEX, a multi-nationalcompany as part of the US Billion dollars Danaher group of companies that havemanufacturing sites and offices globally. He has been a professional in supply chain management for over 30 years with exposure in project management,strategic sourcing, operational purchas ...[Read More]

Ron Ng
APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Secure-to-Pay
Google
For the past 6 years, Ron has been leading Google's APAC Strategic Sourcing and Procure-to- Pay function that covers all spend categories adding up to $2.5B annually within the region. Apart from that, he has other leadership roles within Google's larger APAC Finance community. Prior to Google, Ron spent a combined 14 years at Intel, Honeywell with ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Mark Lamb
General Manager, Asia Pacific
CIPS

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

12:30 PM Oxford Style Debate: Shared service is an operating model that is wrong for procurement

Gavin Morton, Regional Head of Enterprise Supply Chain APAC, Head of APAC Procurement, Citi

Shankar MR, Head of Purchasing SESAME – South East Asia, South Asia and Middle East, AkzoNobel

Stan Shin, Director, APAC Regional Procurement, Global Procurement & Sourcing, eBay

Venkataramana Gorti, General Manager, Operations, Centum Electronics

Moderated By:
Merry Liu
, Head of Procurement, APAC, Indirect Goods and Services, Bombardier

Gavin Morton
Regional Head of Enterprise Supply Chain APAC, Head of APAC Procurement
Citi

Shankar MR
Head of Purchasing SESAME – South East Asia, South Asia and Middle East
AkzoNobel

Stan Shin
Director, APAC Regional Procurement, Global Procurement & Sourcing
eBay

Venkataramana Gorti
General Manager, Operations
Centum Electronics

Moderated By:

Merry Liu
Head of Procurement, APAC, Indirect Goods and Services
Bombardier
She is a practitioner in procurement and supply; has been with a large multinational company in manufacturing sector for 12 years, achieved career progression from junior buyer role to the regional procurement head. She has in-depth knowledge in project driven business environment and solid experience of both direct and indirect material sourcing a ...[Read More]

Track B: Talent 2.0

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

12:40 PM Track A continues

Track B: Talent 2.0

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Creative Boardroom: How to automate your procurement operations so you can focus more on strategy, and less on the day-to-day transactions

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

12:50 PM Track A continues

Track B: Talent 2.0

Interactive Panel: Training behaviours and processes – How can you keep your procurement team agile and ready for the future?

Peter Chen, Head of Procurement Capability & Operations, Axiata Group

Penny Chong, Head of Procurement, Maybank Kim Eng Group

Lily Sastriyanti, Sr. Head of Procurement Department, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) SES

Moderated By:
Siewber Quah
, Global Sales and Category Director, REC Group

Peter Chen
Head of Procurement Capability & Operations
Axiata Group
Peter Chen leads the Procurement Capabilities and Operations team of Axiata Group Berhad, one of Asia’s largest telecommunication companies. In his Capabilities role, Chen is responsible for ensuring that Procurement processes, including policies and systems across the Axiata Group are executed in a controlled, effective and efficient manner. He is ...[Read More]

Penny Chong
Head of Procurement
Maybank Kim Eng Group
Head of Procurement in Maybank Kim Eng Group, Penny started her career as an IT specialist, later exploring IT sourcing. She has more than 15 years of experience in various industries from hospitality, IT and financial services.

Over the past five years she has been with Maybank, having started as IT Category Senior Sourcing Analyst
...[Read More]

Lily Sastriyanti
Sr. Head of Procurement Department
China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) SES

Moderated By:

Siewber Quah
Global Sales and Category Director
REC Group

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

1:10 PM Case Study: How to use purchase-to-pay in shared services to drive insightful analytics and amplify supplier negotiations

Track B: Talent 2.0

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

1:30 PM Networking Lunch

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

2:30 PM Case Study Revolution: Transformation on shared services – How do you support the business needs to be more prepared for the future?

Benjamin Wee, Director, Procurement & Logistics, Resorts World Sentosa

Benjamin Wee
Director, Procurement & Logistics
Resorts World Sentosa
Benjamin Wee has 18 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management and logistics. He has broad experience in various industries, mainly consumer electronics, petrochemical and semiconductor. He is a change agent and led many transformational projects in various companies. He served as  the business process and compliance leader for Mot ...[Read More]

Track B: Talent 2.0

Case Study: Millennial and Gen Z talent – How can you attract, and keep hold of, talented graduates in procurement without alienating veterans?

Track C: Small Working Groups

Creative Boardroom: The Rise of FinTech – A look at key trends and procurement’s role in partnering and leveraging innovation to add greater value across the organization

Rui Santos, Head of Procurement APAC, Deutsche Bank

Rui Santos
Head of Procurement APAC
Deutsche Bank

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

2:50 PM Track A continues

Track B: Talent 2.0

Case Study Revolution: How can you build a successful multigenerational procurement team that delivers value and develops new leaders?

Justin Lim, Procurement Category Lead, SBS Transit

Justin Lim
Procurement Category Lead
SBS Transit
Justin is Procurement Category Lead at SBS Transit, where he leads the procurement of major infrastructure and equipment for the startup of Downtown Line. He is involved in various strategic sourcing initiatives to develop supplier bases globally for continued supply assurance. Justin has led multiple e-procurement transformation and established su ...[Read More]

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

3:10 PM Case Study: What is the financial case for moving to the cloud and are the desired cost benefits really being achieved?

Reserved for Commercial Partner

Track B: Talent 2.0

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

3:20 PM Track A continues

Track B: Talent 2.0

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Creative Boardroom: The increasingly important role of procurement in facilities management – How can you drive effective change to achieve your outsourcing objective?

Sanjeev Singh, Director, Head Of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Integrated Facilities Management & Asset Services, Cushman & Wakefield India

Sanjeev Singh
Director, Head Of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Integrated Facilities Management & Asset Services
Cushman & Wakefield India

Track A: Next Gen Shared Services

3:30 PM Interactive Panel: Transformation in cloud based solutions – How can you get the most out of your sourcing, negotiating, contracting and ongoing lifecycle process?

Nazibul Hasib Chowdhury, Head of Procurement, bKash

Chin Yeow Ng, Head of Procurement Middle East & Asia Pacific, Puma Energy

Tianrong Chen, Procurement Manager APAC, Pixel Projects

Prashant Raut, Head Indirect Purchase Operations, Travel, IT, Sandvik Asia

Nazibul Hasib Chowdhury
Head of Procurement
bKash

Chin Yeow Ng
Head of Procurement Middle East & Asia Pacific
Puma Energy

Tianrong Chen
Procurement Manager APAC
Pixel Projects
Miss Tianrong Chen has been working as a procurement professional since 2008 with rich experience in both public and private sectors, and is the youngest committee member of CIPS Singapore.

She holds full membership of CIPS (MCIPS) and a Master Degree of Logistics and Supply Chain Management from University of Sheffield. 

...[Read More]

Prashant Raut
Head Indirect Purchase Operations, Travel, IT
Sandvik Asia

Track B: Talent 2.0

Interactive Panel: How can you build the right team to move from tactical buying to strategic value creation?

Alex Drew, Head of Procurement & SRM, Cathay Pacific

Quang Tran, Director, Purchasing Asia Pacific, DSM China

Sebastian Chua, Head of Procurement, Health Promotion Board

Noelle Lee, Senior Director, Global Procurement, BD

Alex Drew
Head of Procurement & SRM
Cathay Pacific

Quang Tran
Director, Purchasing Asia Pacific
DSM China
Mr. Quang Tran was born in Vietnam, migrated to United States in 1979. He has long been working in various roles of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at world-class companies. He has broad international cultural exposure, experience working for USA, Taiwan, China, and Europe-based companies. Presently, Mr. Quang Tran is Purchasing Director, am ...[Read More]

Sebastian Chua
Head of Procurement
Health Promotion Board
Sebastian started his procurement career with Agilent Technologies (a spin-off from Hewlett Packard) as their Country Manager for India, Singapore, Thailand & Philippines before he took on the portfolio as the Regional Procurement Manager. Sebastian then moved on to join Microsoft & Alcatel Lucent as Head of Procurement to transform their procureme ...[Read More]

Noelle Lee
Senior Director, Global Procurement
BD

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

4:10 PM Afternoon Networking Break

4:40 PM Dragon’s Den: Examining the latest innovations in procurement technologies - Which offer true added value and should be considered in your future investment plans?

5:30 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:40 PM Conference Close