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The 14th Asia Pacific CPO Forum will uncover the People, Strategy, Risk and Technology changes you need to reset in order to prepare for the future, and we have just the right people to help us with that. 

Day 1

8:30am Registration and refreshments

9.00am to 5.00pm

  • Rebuilding Australia, Bernard Salt, AM
  • Driving value through Procurement in the current inflationary environment, McKinsey & Co
  • Hold or Fold? George Boubouras, K2 Asset Management
  • Understanding Unconscious Bias, Kristal Kinsela, Indigenous Procurement Expert
  • Sustainable Responsibility, IKON Services
  • Real Impact: The future of Sustainability, Sarah O’Brien, SPLC
  • Performing Under Pressure, Glenn McGrath AM

5:30pm – 10:30pm Networking drinks and Gala Awards Dinner

The Faculty Awards of Excellence winners will be announced:

  • CPO of the Year
  • Future Leader in Procurement of the Year
  • Indigenous Sourcing Project of the Year
  • Sustainability Project of the Year

Day 2

9:00am Registration and refreshments

9.30am to 4.00pm

  • Get ready to Realign, Rob Rossano, Phuel
  • The Great Reset: Becoming the best version of yourself, Dylan Alcott, OAM, Australian of the Year 2022
  • The Business of the Arts, Tania Seary, Founder and Chair, The Faculty Virginia Lovett, Executive Director & Co-CEO Melbourne Theatre Company, Fiona Allan, CEO, Opera Australia, Andy Dinan, Founder, Mars Gallery
  • Technology Landscape, Lance Younger, ProcureTech
  • Rework: Leading With Purpose - The life-work Shift Peter Hamilton, Kelly OCG & Corey Tutt, CEO, DeadlyScience
  • Don’t Blend in Stand out: How diversity can grow your business, Div Pillay, CEO, MindTribes

Wrap up and Close

Afternoon tea


*Please note: Agenda is subject to change and final agenda will be made available closer to the event