Pre-conference learning sessions - Wednesday, 7 September

In-Depth Learning Sessions

You can attend in-depth learning workshop sessions in-person only.

Each pre-conference workshop provides attendees with morning and afternoon tea breaks and a 1-hour lunch break allowing for extra networking opportunities and in-depth learning. Both sessions run from 09:00 to 17:00.

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 to 17:00
Masterclass A: Modern slavery reporting requirements: How to ensure your compliance and accuracy

Modern slavery is at epidemic levels in Australia with up to 15,000 people considered to be working in slave conditions at any given time. This 1-day intensive masterclass is for any professional who is tasked with compiling annual reports under the Modern Slavery Act 2018.

In this Masterclass we will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the scope of modern slavery in Australia
  • Examine the impacts of the Modern Slavery Act 2018
  • Gain insights into how to successful complete reporting on modern slavery a per your obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018
  • Discuss practical ways to fix reporting errors
  • Uncover key areas of modern slavery risk exposure for supply chain and procurement professionals to keep an eye out for

Madeleine Taylor
Head of Strategic Client Management (Procurement)

09:00 to 17:00
Masterclass B: Building a business case for incorporating ESG into your procurement function

Over the last few years, the emergence of ESG and social good in procurement has delivered exceptional results to the reputation and bottom-line of Australian organisations. 

In this in-depth 1-day Masterclass you will learn:

  • How the 3Ps of sustainability – people, planet, profits – underpin the future of sustainable procurement
  • How to establish ESG practices into your supplier contracts, and how can they be enforced
  • What the key benefits are for your organisation when a proactive approach to implementing ESG is taken
  • What can be done to develop measurements and KPIs that will successfully track carbon reduction and supplier sustainability initiatives
  • What are the critical components and KPIs that an organisation should measure to ensure they are keeping up with their peers

Tanya Harris
Head of Sustainable & Ethical Procurement (Acting) | Principal Consultant
Edge Environment


Interested in presenting this masterclass?

Showcase your thought leadership, profile, and grow your leads or sales. Book your participation early to avoid missing out, please contact Milad Etemadi on or call +61 (0) 478 195 857.