Registration & refreshments


Chair’s opening remarks

Cath Hill, Group Director, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply 


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


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-CEO, Ecovadis


Case Study: Integrating technology to enable and enhance strategic sourcing and project delivery

Digitalisation is rapidly changing the face of procurement. In this session, you will learn how ISG has created greater efficiency, effectiveness and reliability through an integrated supply chain approach. Hear how ISG is introducing digital capability assessment to generate preferred supply partners whilst exploring the application of new technologies including Building Information Modelling and Blockchain.

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


Networking break


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


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
Rob Alexander, 
Chief Procurement Officer EMEA, JLL
Aysegul Sabanci,Group Head of Procurement & Supply Chain, ISG Plc


Chair’s closing remarks

Cath Hill, Group Director, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply


Close of Business Briefing