ProcureCon Asia 2019

09 - 11 July, 2019

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore

+65 6722 9455

Main Conference Day 2 Thursday, 11th July 2019

8:30 am - 9:00 am Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome Remarks

Gladys Caligagan, Conference Director, ProcureCon Asia 2019

New Models for Sustainable Procurement

9:10 am - 9:20 am Chairperson’s Recap of Day 1

Bhavesh Shah - CPO, Firmenich
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Bhavesh Shah

CPO
Firmenich

9:20 am - 9:50 am Opening Keynote Panel: Defining and shaping sustainability – How to strike a balance between driving revenue and growth whilst meeting business needs in an environmentally-friendly, responsible and ethical way

Amitava Bakshi - CPO, Tata Steel Qasim Hussain - CPO, APAC & Africa, Kellogg Victoria Folbigg - VP of Procurement, Zuellig
Climate change in security, ensuring ethical values. These and more are usually defined by your CEO/corporate board, but if you’re engaged in discussion with your sustainability team, you can achieve a realistic plan and make a positive difference. In this opening keynote panel discussion, you will hear our sustainable procurement Rock Starts who will share their thoughts on: 

•How to communicate and  follow an ethical code of conduct 
•How to meet your business needs using green alternatives
•How to engage your government to take steps in promoting greener solutions especially if you are in a progressive region like Singapore? 
•What can you quickly implement in your organisation without incurring high costs?
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Amitava Bakshi

CPO
Tata Steel

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Qasim Hussain

CPO, APAC & Africa
Kellogg

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Victoria Folbigg

VP of Procurement
Zuellig

9:50 am - 10:50 am Case Study Revolution: Shaking the money tree – How to achieve sustainable procurement in 2019 and beyond

Donna Trowbridge - Group Head of Procurement, DBS Bank
Has your company set ambitious targets for sustainable sourcing in its future? While these are often generated by the CEO, it is often down to procurement to find a practical way to achieve these goals. DBS, Singapore’s largest retail bank, has been voted by Euromoney as the world’s best bank in 2018. With more than 20 years of international procurement experience, Trowbridge is an accomplished chief procurement officer with broad industry expertise in manufacturing and in professional and financial services. She is a highly motivated self-starter with a passion and ability to develop talent in others and influence at all levels of an organization to ensure measureable results. She takes an innovative approach to deliver leading edge procurement solutions, and best value to the business. In this innovative and interactive format, spend 20 minutes hearing a case study before being presented with a challenge, then engage in small interactive roundtable discussions before some group presents its conclusions to the audience. You will hear Donna share: 
·         How to align sourcing initiatives to company ethics
·         How recycling materials and services can result in a cost effective initiative
·         Local environmental and human rights regulations – What to look out for
·         How to establish a sustainable, progressive procurement strategy
·         How to assess and quantify sustainable procurement processes
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Donna Trowbridge

Group Head of Procurement
DBS Bank

10:50 am - 11:20 am Morning Coffee Break 1

Step Into Your Next Level Moment

11:20 am - 12:20 pm Keynote Panel Interactive: How can you develop a digital and cultural transformation strategy to inspire your leaders and employees to become a fully digitalised procurement team of the future?

Shailesh Thanki - CPO, Capgemini Dr. Christina S. S. Ooi - CPO, FGV Holdings Berhad Shyam Tantry - Director of Global Procurement, NCR Corporation Gilbert Chow - General Manager of Procurement, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Fonterra
In this innovative and interactive format, you’ll spend 30 minutes hearing the panel’s perspectives on this before being presented with a challenge to discuss in your roundtable groups before presenting your conclusions back to the audience.

•What is the digital outcome you want for your business?
•How can you get buy in from senior stakeholders and your procurement team?
•How can you influence your procurement function to buy digitally and influence digitally?
•What can procurement bring to digital innovation?
•AI use cases – Who has successfully implemented AI and what’s the outcome? 
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Shailesh Thanki

CPO
Capgemini

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Dr. Christina S. S. Ooi

CPO
FGV Holdings Berhad

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Shyam Tantry

Director of Global Procurement
NCR Corporation

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Gilbert Chow

General Manager of Procurement, Asia, Middle East & Africa
Fonterra

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Partner Client Keynote: Enabling spend analytics – How to you use machine learning to better classify your supply base and spend

•How to build visibility in spend to create a controlled environment?
•How to use data build visibility and drive trends
•How to implement an established process to navigate your data pools
•How to use harmonized data to help understand spend across your business units and identify trends
•How can using data become a bi-product of the procurement role?
•How to use data to deliver innovation

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Morning Coffee Break 2

Drill-Down Roundtables

Table 1

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Ethics and integrity in the supply chain – How to build a conducive business environment that upholds unparalleled integrity and drives competitive advantage within the supply chain ecosystem
Graham Rice - ‎Head of Procurement, APAC, B Braun
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Graham Rice

‎Head of Procurement, APAC
B Braun

Table 2

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm How to use big data and automation to transform procurement into an agile digital business function

Table 3

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm How to align your procurement and supply chain teams to create better control, cost ownership, and collaboration
Edward Fang - Head of Procurement, APAC, Danfoss
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Edward Fang

Head of Procurement, APAC
Danfoss

Table 4

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Women in Procurement: Is there a glass ceiling for women procurement professionals in Asia?
Inna Le Guen - VP, Asia Treasury & Procurement, Manulife
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Inna Le Guen

VP, Asia Treasury & Procurement
Manulife

Table 5

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Direct spend management – How to respond swiftly to changes in supply and demand while boosting profitability

Table 6

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm How to use strategic suppliers to boost innovation and foster new ideas and processes that enhance workflow and productivity
Graham Crawshaw - Content Director, CASME
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Graham Crawshaw

Content Director
CASME

Table 7

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Negotiation masterclass: The art of procurement meets positive disruption

Table 8

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Managing tail spend - How to find major cost savings in an often overlooked area
Shehan Thambimuttu - Head of Procurement, Pacific, Air Liquide
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Shehan Thambimuttu

Head of Procurement, Pacific
Air Liquide

Table 9

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Direct vs. indirect procurement - How to choose the right cloud for the right workplace and business to realise significant savings

Table 10

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Better Together: How to advance and strengthen stakeholder relationships
Tracey Yeh - Head of Global CPE Sourcing, Telstra
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Tracey Yeh

Head of Global CPE Sourcing
Telstra

Drill-Down Roundtables

Table 11

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Contingent workforce risk factors – How to overcome misclassification, co-employment and intellectual property and asset issues

Table 12

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Maximising blockchains value on procurement – How to streamline payments, increase transparency in the supply chain and create a backbone for enhanced collaboration

Table 13

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Cross-catalogue search and advanced catalogue management – How to bring more spend under management while maintaining control of your approval workflows and business rules

Table 14

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Go With The Flow – How to improve spend and cash flow management
Gilbert Chow - General Manager of Procurement, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Fonterra
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Gilbert Chow

General Manager of Procurement, Asia, Middle East & Africa
Fonterra

Table 15

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Making it work for small procurement teams – How to prioritise and manage your time effectively
Penny Cheong - Head of Procurement, APAC, Swift
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Penny Cheong

Head of Procurement, APAC
Swift

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Heads of Procurement Lunch (By invitation only)

Track A: Mastering SRM & Vendor Management

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Case Study Revolution: Vendor management is both a science and an art – How to streamline the process and make your vendor management programme more efficient
Clara Ng - Procurement Manager, Airbus
In this innovative and interactive format, spend 20 minutes hearing a case study before being presented with a challenge, then engage in small interactive roundtable discussions before some group presents its conclusions to the audience.

•How to make creating and refreshing a vendor management program a top priority
•How to create a specific vendor management role and assign the best person to this 
•How to stop relying on Excel spreadsheets and implement a dedicated third party risk management solution
•How to continue to centralize vendor management with a hybrid approach
•How to create a strong working relationship between vendor management and information security
•How to remove the check box mentality to ensure that you get it right everytime 

Clara Ng

Procurement Manager
Airbus

Track A: Mastering SRM & Vendor Management

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Case Study: How to enhance transparency in your supply chain to manage your suppliers, understand risk and reduce the environmental impact of your buying
Successful supplier relationship management can have lasting impacts upon an organisation’s business-critical KPIs within purchasing, strategic sourcing, and category management activities. How can your business start seeing a Return On Investment (ROI) from focusing on the execution of SRM?

•How can focusing on your indirect spend lead to cost savings?
•How can you understand who your suppliers are, what they are supplying and where the best value comes from?
•What are the supplier risks in the current world (modern slavery, GDPR, handing of payment data, environmental risk)
•How can you create a holistic view of your supply chain?

Track A: Mastering SRM & Vendor Management

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Power Panel: Third party enabled innovation – How can you leverage innovation from your suppliers, business partners and procurement team to drive holistic change to give you a competitive edge?
Mohamad Mohamad Zain - CPO, Telekom Malaysia Ranjana Mohapatra - Procurement Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Mondelez Stephanie Petot - Procurement Director, APAC, Amway Kevin Lai - Head of Procurement, Shell Vincent Mous - Head of Procurement, APAC, Johnson & Johnson
•How can you define who can bring innovation to your business?
•How can you change your organisations way of thinking?
•How can a holistic view of innovation bring change to your strategy?
•How can you make innovation a standard in your business?
•What is the importance of changing your organisations set-up to receive innovation? 
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Mohamad Mohamad Zain

CPO
Telekom Malaysia

Ranjana Mohapatra

Procurement Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa
Mondelez

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Stephanie Petot

Procurement Director, APAC
Amway

Kevin Lai

Head of Procurement
Shell

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Vincent Mous

Head of Procurement, APAC
Johnson & Johnson

Track B: Mastering Your IT Spend

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Case Study Revolution: How to develop a disruptive tech spend strategy that's right for your organisation
In this innovative and interactive format, spend 20 minutes hearing a case study before being presented with a challenge, then engage in small interactive roundtable discussions before some group presents its conclusions to the audience.

•Optimising IT procurement and deployment – How to build better ways to procure and deploy infrastructure and software solutions to create a competitive and innovative advantage  
•How to design the scope of work including service level to properly compare one technology from to another when there are ample providers that can meet your specifications
•Comparing apples to apples – How to identify the pros and cons of each of the technology intiatives you are considering to make the best decision 
•How to choose the vendor with the right priciing model for your business

Track B: Mastering Your IT Spend

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Case Study: Optimising data security compliance – Why relationship management is critical to procurement’s cybersecurity strategy
Procurement professionals deal with a lot of commercial and financial data. By implementing the correct and updated security measures you can work towards a secure supply chain network resilient from cyber crime. What steps have you implemented in your organisation?

•How do you establish efficient and repeatable data cleansing and classification capabilities through the use of software or service? 
•How to collaborate with your IT Team and implement monitored systems, internal policies/standards to create a secure defence for your organisation
•How to survey your suppliers on their security parameters to avoid data theft 
•How to embed data security in your contract management, renewal and negotiation processes to ensure data security in the cloud

Track B: Mastering Your IT Spend

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Drill-Down Roundtables
Choose one topic and discuss it with your peers for 30 minutes. Each roundtable leader will feedback to the audience what has been discussed in 2 minutes)

Table 1: How to define and implement a procurement strategy for System Integration Services

Facilitator:
Tracey Yeh, Head of Global CPE Sourcing, Telstra

Table 2: How to create optimal synergies with your CIO and IT internal customers to unlock value, deliver concrete wins, and drive user-satisfaction

Facilitator:
Haris Komarla, Head of Procurement, APAC, DB Schenker

Table 3: ‘As A Service’ economy - How this affects procurement and IT and how to leverage the opportunities

Table 4: Supply chain disruption and risk –  How to synthesise external and internal data to rapidly take action and minimise the impact of a disruption

Facilitator:
Brady Walz, VP of Procurement, APAC, Ecolab

Table 5: As procurement is becoming a service in the cloud, how can you centralise and control global activities?

Track C: High Tech Workshop (Limited to 25 participants)

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Synergy Workshop: Digital Revolution – How can you best leverage “Procurement 4.0” to combine new technology and revolutionise your operational and administrative processes?
Sandeep Dandekarr - Executive VP, Procurement & Asset Management, Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company)
•produce a new procurement role that goes beyond delivering savings?
•How can technology help to bring innovation to your procurement function?
•How can technology be leveraged in day to day procurement operations?
•How can “Procurement 4.0” help deliver change to procurement?
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Sandeep Dandekarr

Executive VP, Procurement & Asset Management
Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company)

Track D: Creative Boardrooms (Limited to 25 participants)

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm CPO Network: Defining cultural & organisational change
Bhavesh Shah - CPO, Firmenich
The ProcureCon CPO Network is an exclusive chance for procurement’s senior executives to discuss their most vital issues and catch up in an informal boardroom setting.

(Open to CPOs only;
Pre-registration is required)

•Building a team of future leaders
•Redefining skillsets needed to succeed
•Sourcing and implementing disruptive technologies
•Demand management and spend optimisation
•Should procurement report to CEO or CFO or COO? Does the type of industry dictate the reporting line?
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Bhavesh Shah

CPO
Firmenich

Track D: Creative Boardrooms (Limited to 25 participants)

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Creative Boardroom: How to create a simple and effective category strategy to increase productivity, minimise costs and quantify benefits
•How do you build and implement a category strategy from scratch? 
•How do you find the right talent to ensure category management success? 
•How do you set up category teams to lead and facilitate information sharing across the group to put trainings into practice? 

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon Networking Break

Track A: Mastering SRM & Vendor Management

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Power Panel: How can you convince internal stakeholders to work with ‘niche’ and ‘start-up’ suppliers and encourage innovation within your business?
Shawn Lim - Head of Indirect Procurement, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Levi Strauss & Co Apurva Gupta - Head of Procurement, APAC, Kimberly-Clark
•Dancing with disruption – how can you engage with innovative suppliers and be an agent of change?
•How can you convince stakeholders to take the leap to onboard niche and start up suppliers?
•What are the latest practical examples of sourcing and contracting in an agile environment?
•How do you assess if an innovative supplier or product is a good fit?
•Negotiating liability - where do you draw the risk line with start ups and niche suppliers?
•How do you work with proofs of concept?

Shawn Lim

Head of Indirect Procurement, Asia, Middle East & Africa
Levi Strauss & Co

Apurva Gupta

Head of Procurement, APAC
Kimberly-Clark

Track A: Mastering SRM & Vendor Management

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Drill-Down Roundtables:
(Choose one topic and discuss it with your peers for 30 minutes. Each roundtable leader will feedback to the audience what has been discussed in 2 minutes)

Table 1: More, More, More: Value added services – How do you get your suppliers to do more for you? What your suppliers can and cannot realistically do for you?

Facilitator:
Stephanie Petot, Procurement Director, APAC, Amway

Table 2: What are the best practices in negotiation to achieve desired business outcome(s)?

Facilitator:
Gerard Magadia, Head of Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management, Meralco

Table 3: Planning for the end of your supplier agreement: How to transition out and end the relationship with minimal business disruption

Facilitator:
Tracey Yeh, Head of Global CPE Sourcing, Telstra

Table 4: Direct vs. indirect suppliers and how do you handle the overlap of common suppliers?

Facilitator:
Ajay Budania, Head of Procurement, India, Advics, Toyota Group

Table 5: Scorecarding – How do your suppliers stack up?

Facilitator:
Lloyd Gencay, CPO, Changan Automobile

Track B: Mastering Your Marketing Spend

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Power Panel: Marketing Procurement Interactive – Mastering the fundamentals of marketing procurement
Kenneth Tan - Category Manager, Sales & Marketing Procurement, DBS Bank Tracey Yeh - Head of Global CPE Sourcing, Telstra
This interactive panel discussion is designed for you to get a fundamental understanding of the various models of how an organisation’s marketing team operates, and improve your understanding of marketing, internal KPIs, processes and objectives, and the different marketing channels.  
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Kenneth Tan

Category Manager, Sales & Marketing Procurement
DBS Bank

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Tracey Yeh

Head of Global CPE Sourcing
Telstra

Track B: Mastering Your Marketing Spend

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Drill-Down Roundtables:
(Choose one topic and discuss it with your peers for 30 minutes. Each roundtable leader will feedback to the audience what has been discussed in 2 minutes)

Table 1: How to redefine the advertiser-agency partnership to ensure contracts deliver fair payment terms with increased transparency

Wei Khang Tan, Regional Procurement Manager, APAC, Intel

Table 2: How harness agencies, advertisers and ad tech to deliver growth in an increasingly disrupted media marketplace?

Table 3: Traditional category management vs. brand-based vs. business unit focus - How should you best organise your Marketing Procurement function?

Table 4: How to put innovative performance marketing strategies at the heart of your procurement strategy to fuel growth and achieve real-time measurement of ROI

Table 5: Working well together – How to break down barriers between marketing and procurement

Facilitator:
Aries Ang, Category Manager for Marketing & Commercial Digitalization, APAC, Syngenta

Track C: Manufacturing Workshop (Limited to 25 participants)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Synergy Workshop: How can you best integrate new software systems and tech with your legacy systems?
Edward Fang - Head of Procurement, APAC, Danfoss
significant impact on the level and quality of inventories. This will then result in lower investment requirements, more efficient production, better utilisation of factory floor space, and a better service and product for your customers – in other words, affecting the entire production and cash cycles.

•How to implement vendor-managed inventory programs, just-in-time deliveries and consignment programs to assist operations in optimising owned inventory levels
•How to build strong relationships with key suppliers to ensure consistent supply and quality of inputs
•How to re-engineer your operational processes to a more efficient organisation and interaction with the rest of the stakeholders 

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Edward Fang

Head of Procurement, APAC
Danfoss

Track D: Creative Boardrooms (Limited to 25 participants)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Creative Boardroom: Re-thinking negotiation - What are the critical success factors for preparing the next generation of negotiators at your organisation?
Ben Chan - Regional Procurement Director, APAC, Richemont
•How to understand your own negotiation abilities and qualities 
•How can you apply techniques to uncover needs versus wants and interests versus positions?
•How can you design the action steps to fit negotiation strategies and purposes?
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Ben Chan

Regional Procurement Director, APAC
Richemont

Track D: Creative Boardrooms (Limited to 25 participants)

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Creative Boardroom: How to implement using green alternative
Michael Blom - Head of Procurement, IKEA Southeast Asia Bee Lian Soh - Head of Sustainability, IKEA Southeast Asia

Michael Blom

Head of Procurement
IKEA Southeast Asia

Bee Lian Soh

Head of Sustainability
IKEA Southeast Asia

6:00 pm - 6:05 pm 5-minute transit to the main ballroom

Crystal Ball Outlook

6:05 pm - 6:20 pm Overall Outlook – Conference Wrap Up: How has the Asian Procurement industry evolved in the last 5 years and what will the next 5 years bring?

Bhavesh Shah - CPO Firmenich Kaustubh Wadekar - Group CPO, Singtel Qasim Hussain - CPO, APAC & Africa, Kellogg Dr. Christina S. S. Ooi - CPO, FGV Holdings Berhad Tracey Yeh - Head of Global CPE Sourcing, Telstra
To round off our Annual ProcureCon Asia, we take a light-hearted look at how the Asian procurement space is progressing compared to our European and American counterparts. During this informal session, we will grab a drink and relax while discussing how you think the procurement universe will evolve in Asia. 
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Bhavesh Shah

CPO
Firmenich

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Kaustubh Wadekar

Group CPO
Singtel

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Qasim Hussain

CPO, APAC & Africa
Kellogg

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Dr. Christina S. S. Ooi

CPO
FGV Holdings Berhad

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Tracey Yeh

Head of Global CPE Sourcing
Telstra

6:20 pm - 6:25 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Bhavesh Shah - CPO, Firmenich
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Bhavesh Shah

CPO
Firmenich

6:25 pm - 7:25 pm End of ProcureCon Asia 2019! See you next year!