The 2nd CIPSA CPO Agenda 100 Forum
Procurement Leadership for the Next Decade
A CIPS invitation-only event for the leading 100 CPOs in Australasia to explore the challenges facing procurement leaders in the next decade
CONNECT * NETWORK * DISCUSS * SHARE * LEARN * PRACTICE
27th – 29th August 2012, RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast
Over the years, CIPS has been asked many times to host a senior-level event practically addressing the strategic questions facing Chief Procurement Officers today and in future. August 2011 saw the 1st CIPSA CPO Agenda 100 Forum, designed to meet this need. Some 120 delegates attended, networked and learned from each other – and expressed a strong interest in turning the event into a regular feature on the procurement calendar.
The feedback from last year’s inaugural event has been used extensively to shape the programme for this year’s forum, with an increased focus on dialogue between the delegates and speakers, enabling CPOs to drive the agenda to meet their own needs and to learn from their peers - Some 57% of the programme is dedicated to non-presentation type sessions where dialogue is the order of the day.
This two-day interactive workshop event will bring together the highest echelons of the profession throughout the region to network and discuss solutions to the pressing issues facing CPOs over the coming decade.
Both days will start and conclude with plenary presentations, with the bulk of the day devoted to smaller-group interactive sessions – divided into expert “Seminar” sessions and new “Dialogue” sessions.
The plenary programme will be launched at the opening breakfast with an address from Sam Walsh AO FCIPS, Executive Director, Rio Tinto & Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto Iron Ore on “Investing in Procurement: why and how much?” . The remainder of the plenary sessions will see a mix of CFOs, CSCOs, CPOs and thought leaders on a variety of key issues facing the profession today and procurement’s position and role in the wider organisation.
There will be four interactive seminars conducted during the event, each of which will be repeated. Rather than having to choose between seminars, you will now be able to select an alternative time when your two favourites clash!
The seminar presenters have been asked to provide plenty of opportunity for discussion, thereby ensuring that delegates can explore the subject in a way that most meets their needs.
Led by four expert facilitators, these sessions offer an opportunity for a true dialogue between the delegates on key issues facing the profession. The role of the facilitator is simply to initiate the discussion and add expert observations where appropriate. This exciting new format encourages the delegates to set the agenda, driving the discussion into those areas of the session theme that are most relevant to their needs, while learning from each other’s’ knowledge, ideas and experience.
There will be four rotations of Dialogues throughout the event, each lasting 90 minutes. Delegates will be divided into four groups and so they can participate in each dialogue topic.
The programme will also allow ample time for CPOs to network together unhindered in the professional but relaxed, low-pressure environment of the RACV Royal Pines complex in the Gold Coast. The informal networking opportunities will include the casual welcome dinner on the poolside deck on the evening of Monday 27th, working breakfasts on both days, two casual lunches and a more formal dinner on the evening of Tuesday 28th. In a departure from last year’s forum, the Tuesday dinner will this year be held off-site, at one the Gold Coasts finest restaurants – Saks at Marina Mirage. Coach transfers will, of course, be provided to and from the restaurant.
Chatham House Rules
Given the senior level of the delegates and the participative and interactive nature of the programme, which will be professionally facilitated at all times during the formal sessions of the event, Chatham House Rules will apply for all participants, that is:
“All participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.” Wikipedia
This event has been staged in response to ongoing demand from CPOs for a high-level, interactive workshop-based conference to explore the strategic issues facing the leaders of procurement teams at major Australian and New Zealand organisations. As such, this invitation-only event is designed to create a comfortable environment for senior-level delegates to think through and discuss current issues and challenges commonly facing the procurement profession. Because of this, we regret that invitations are non-transferable without the prior agreement of the Institute.
We hope you will be able to participate in and benefit from this special event and I look forward to seeing you there.
Jonathan Dutton FCIPS