Wednesday 20 January 2021

Please note all event timings are GMT*

08:30 – 08:40

Chair’s opening remarks

08:40 – 09:10

  • Using the pandemic disruption as an opportunity to build supply chains with sustainability and social value creation at their core
  • Easy ways to embed sustainable practises into your ways of working
  • Securing stakeholder buy-in and aligning procurement goals and KPIs with your responsible business commitments

Ninian Wilson, Global Supply Chain Director and Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Procurement Company

09:10 – 09:15


09:15 – 09:45

  • Assessing weak spots and identifying opportunities for more sustainable practice 
  • Utilising sustainability to create and promote brand differentiation for competitive advantage

Adam Whitfield, Quality Assurance & Audit Programme Manager, Achilles

09:45 – 10:00

Networking break

10:00 – 10:30

  • How sustainable procurement initiatives help with risk mitigation 
  • The relationship between sustainable practices and revenue growths 
  • How measuring suppliers’ sustainability performance creates operational efficiencies and overall cost reductions

Simon Barr, Public Sector and Specialist Sales Manager, Athlon

10:30 – 10:40


10:40 – 11:10

  • Maximising positive economic benefits for your suppliers and stakeholders
  • Accelerating the development and prosperity of your suppliers for mutual gain
  • Leveraging transparency to make better sustainable procurement choices

Marsha Dickson, President and Co-Founder, Better Buying

Sarah Collins, Head of Procurement, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Nicolas Passaquin, Chief Procurement Officer – Head of Global Sourcing, Thomson Reuters

David Pettet, Social and Human Rights Senior Manager, RB

11:10 – 11:20


11:20 – 11:50

  • Gathering risk information from suppliers and augmenting it with other risk data to inform sourcing decisions and sustainability programmes 
  • Making good, sustainable sourcing decisions based on accurate, real-time information 
  • Implementing a collaborative supplier performance management process 

Gareth Adams, Regional Sales Director, Zycus

11:50 – 12:20

Networking break

12:20 – 12:50

Sustainability is one of the most important trends in procurement and supply chain management and as the world looks to reset from the supply chain disruptions resulting from the pandemic, sustainable procurement is getting even more scrutiny.  Please join leading Source-to-Pay provider Ivalua as we discuss observations on new and improving practices in sustainable procurements.  We will also discuss how procurement technology providers can and should enable these practices for procurement professionals.

Jarrod McAdoo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua

12:50 – 12:55

Chair’s closing remarks and end of breakfast briefing

*Please note, programme is subject to change at anytime without notice