Registration & refreshments


Chair’s opening remarks


Case Study: Powering an innovation gateway through diversity in thought and partnership whilst increasing top-line growth

  • Leveraging  supplier knowledge, innovation and capabilities to gain competitive advantage
  • Building and using new and existing supplier networks to source leading-edge innovative goods or services
  • Creating a flexible programme to attract and quickly on-board new, innovative, diverse suppliers into the supply chain

– Denis Ford, International Sourcing Leader, EMEA & APAC, Cummins UK


Presentation: Sustainable sourcing: don’t just tick the box.

With increased regulation, public scrutiny and stakeholder expectations, the way businesses manage supply chain risk is changing. Collecting data is no longer enough and procurement teams need more reliable indicators of suppliers’ sustainability performance.

In this session, you will hear why now is the time to go beyond a ‘tick-the-box’ exercise to drive a sustainable, innovative and resilient supply chain.

– Pierre-François Thaler, Co-Founder & co-CEO, EcoVadis


Presentation: Creating supply chain visibility to increase competitive advantage and mitigate risk

Pressure to know what you are buying and who you are buying it from comes from both consumers and stakeholders alike. From this session, you will learn the best practice approach to mapping your supply chain. It will explore the challenges associated with and the lessons learned in creating this visibility as part of a company drive to fulfil CSR and generate further business value.

– Robert Copeland, Group Procurement Director, G4S


Presentation: Integrating technology to enable and enhance strategic sourcing

– Aysegul Sabanci, Head of Procurement & Supply Chain, ISG Plc


Panel: Managing global versus local supply chains- mitigating risk and reducing spend

  • Weighing up dual sourcing versus single sourcing

  • Managing single source supplier dominance

  • Mapping the geographical risk profiles of suppliers

– Alex Jennings, Chief Procurement Officer, DS Smith

– Clive Rees, International Chief Procurement Officer, Fujitsu Limited

– Rachael Legg, Chief Procurement Officer, Johnson Matthey


Chairs closing remarks


Close of Business Briefing