09 February 2022
08.00 – 08.50
09.00 – 9.45
09.45 – 10.10
Innovation as a new way of working
10.10 – 10.50
Emmanual Augusti – Vice President for Consulting, GEP
10.50 – 11.25
Working with suppliers to build capacity in local supply
The pandemic has forced businesses to source locally and we have seen an increase in In-Country Value across the region. But how is this impacting the procurement function and how can we create high performing teams to navigate and work with these challenges.
Moderated by: Wael Safwat, Chair, CIPS MENA Fellows Committee
11.25 – 11.50
Networking coffee break
11.50 – 12.30
Regional mega events and the impact on procurement while driving the sustainability agenda
The region has quickly become home to mega events and developments. What is the reality within the procurement function to deliver in line with deadlines? How is the sustainability agenda embedded for an event or development that takes years of planning?
Moderated by: Sara Omer, Middle East Sales Director, Ivalua
12.30 – 13.00
Procurement in 2030 – Embracing Change
Over the last 2 years, businesses across the world have witnessed unprecedented disruptions, the business continuity plans made on paper were put to action. With the realignment in strategies, the procurement department felt the maximum pressure of delivering more with less resources. This session will address the journey of how the Purchasing function will evolve in the next 10 years and deliver value by building an agile and resilient operating model.
13.00 – 13.50
13.50 – 14.20
Strategy and technology united: Minimising the impact of change management
Quite often we see companies embarking on their digital transformation journey with many internal and external stakeholders involved. Most of these companies acknowledge the criticality of the change required internally, but change amongst external parties is equally crucial. Fact is — strategy, services execution and technology are typically different domains with different vendor bases. The closer (and earlier) we introduce those parties to each other and help build a strong working relationship, higher are the chances for the project to succeed.
14.20 – 15.00
Building resilience into your supply chains
Over the past 18 months we have seen a huge disruption in our supply chains. As we look into the next 12 months, what issues may we face and how do we optimise our procurement function to become risk savvy and demonstrate value across the business.
Sulaiman Abdulla- Manager – Procurement & Contracts, Telecommunications and Digital, Government Regulatory Authority
Sofiya Poland –Head of Procurement, Al Masaood
Natasha Schulz – Group Head of Procurement, Evercare
Cory Thwaites- Executive Director Procurement, Dubai Holding Asset Management
15.00 – 15.30
Managing emotions in negotiations
Yael Chayu, Negotiation expert
15.30 – 16.00
CPO’s in the limelight
Over the pandemic, the procurement function rose to fame. But how do we continue to demonstrate the value of the procurement function to the rest of the business and how can you build your personal procurement brand internally and externally. How do CPO’s articulate the reality of what they do in a way that they can be understood by the wider team and what is the impact on the business?
Accelerating your digital transformation maturity
18:30 – 23.00
CIPS MENA Excellence in Procurement Awards
*Programme is subject to change