5 April 2022

Please note all event timings at BST*

8:30 – 8:35

Opening remarks from chair

Speaker details to follow

8:45 – 9:15

  • The outlook for commodity markets
  • The impact of geopolitics and trade tensions 
  • Are labour shortages and logistical bottlenecks temporary glitches or structural problems?

9:25 – 9:55

How a closer working relationship with your suppliers can help manage risk within your supply chain

9:55 – 10:10


10:10 – 10:40

  • Is a shift from ‘just in time’ to ‘just in case’ really necessary?
  • Using cybersecurity to tackle weaknesses in your global supply chains
  • How AI is shaping strategic transformation in procurement

10:50 – 11:20

  • Using digitisation to provide better traceability and knowledge of your supply chain
  • Increasing visibility of your biggest risks

11:30 – 12:00

  • Diversifying supply sources to mitigate risks
  • Procuring closer to the point of use
  • Managing the costs of reshoring and nearshoring

Chris Garwood, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, BP

Stephanie Gemmell, Chief Procurement Officer, Wella

Patrick Dunne, Chief Procurement Officer, Sainsbury’s PLC