Conference Day One - Tuesday, 6 August

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Sharon Morris
Group Regional Head, APAC
World Commerce & Contracting

CREATING A TOP TIER ESG PROCUREMENT PLAN IN 2024
09:00
Creating an effective ESG procurement plan

Explore how to create, implement and execute a successful ESG procurement plan, including what works, what doesn’t, and how your plan can be utilised to maximise both ESG and business outcomes.

Vinay Parikh
Senior Procurement Manager, Energy Sustainability Packaging & Store & Manufacturing Operations
Coles Group

09:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: What needs to be in your ESG Procurement plan in 2024?
  • How can procurement processes be redesigned to prioritise sourcing from suppliers with strong ESG practices?
  • What key metrics should you focus on to track progress towards sustainable procurement
  • What ESG training is essential to benefit procurement staff?
  • What tools and technology should be used to elevate ESG and operational outcomes?

Moderator:

Charlotte Payne
General Manager
CIPS Australia & New Zealand

 

Panellists:

Andrés Naranjo
Group Manager, Procurement and Purchasing (CPO)
Coates

Monique Ward
Executive Director, Innovation & Services
Social Traders

Ryan Thomas
Manager
iPRO Modern Slavery Assessment & Reporting Tool

Jason Lockwood
Head of Procurement
Bingo Industries

 

10:20
Morning tea & networking
ACHIEVING ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS THROUGH PROCUREMENT
10:50
Implementing procurement processes that will move you towards sustainable environmental impacts
  • Implementing selection criteria to prioritise suppliers with sustainable practices & products
  • Utilising technology and digital solutions to track, verify & enhance transparency through the supply chain
  • Fostering collaborative partnerships to create sustainable solutions through innovation
  • Employing data driven insights to monitor and assess environmental impact and make informed decisions

Ken Tuke
Chief Procurement Officer
Fire Rescue Victoria

11:20
Partner presentation
11:40
Towards a circular economy for packaging and procurement
  • Examining APCO's co-regulatory role in driving the National Packaging Targets and empowering transformational change
  • Fostering sustainable packaging across the value chain
  • Getting your business ready for new reporting and procurement mandates

Esther Bailey
Head of Systems Transformation
Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

12:10
Leveraging government procurement to transition to the circular economy
  • Examining modern circular economy practices and the policy context behind them
  • Analysing the link between the circular economy and decarbonisation
  • Deep diving into circularity and recycled materials opportunities in procurement

Jessica Vorreiter
Senior Project Officer, Circular Economy Markets Team, Climate Change and Sustainability Division
NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Natalie Alves
Assistant Unit Head, Circular Economy Markets Team, Climate Change and Sustainability Division
NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

12:40
Networking Lunch
PROCUREMENT’S ESSENTIAL ROLE IN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
13:40
The evolution of ESG, sustainability reporting and the impact on procurement
  • Understanding the current status of sustainability reporting and where it’s going
  • Mandatory vs voluntary sustainability reporting from the perspective of procurement teams
  • How sustainability reporting is changing procurement

Stephanie Bowen
Group Head Sustainability & Community
Alinta Energy

14:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: How is sustainability reporting impacting procurement teams and their organisations?
  • How is sustainability reporting affecting supply chain tiers?
  • What are the legal issues and risks that procurement professionals need to be aware of?
  • What do procurement professionals need to know about global reporting standards and their impact on Australia?
  • How must procurement professionals adapt their processes to meet sustainability reporting requirements?

Moderator:

Sharon Morris
Group Regional Head, APAC
World Commerce & Contracting

Panellists:
Amy Meli
Head of Procurement
The Source Bulk Foods

Andrea Gregory
Head of Procurement
Frucor Suntory Oceania

Siobhan Leach
Group Sustainability Officer
Ramsay Health Care

Rodrigo Garcia-Mulder
Co-founder and Director of Sales
Threadlet

15:00
Mitigating greenwashing and greenhushing risks: strategies for authentic sustainability
  • Navigating the distinction between greenwashing and greenhushing
  • Identifying common tactics and red flags related to greenwashing and greenhushing in procurement
  • Implementing due diligence processes to mitigate risks and ensure authenticity in sustainability claims
  • Cultivating transparent communication channels with suppliers and stakeholders to uphold ethical procurement practices

Josh Begbie
Chief Executive Officer
GECA

15:30
Afternoon tea & networking
UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SOCIAL PROCUREMENT
16:00
ESG vs CSR: The necessary duality and how to harness both for successful outcomes
  • Examining the complex interplay between CSR and ESG
  • Boosting corporate sustainability through ESG and CSR practices
  • How your organisation can leverage ESG and CSR to be truly sustainable

Lucie Chami
Chief Procurement Officer
Vitex Pharmaceuticals

16:30
Partner presentation
16:50
CASE STUDY: Social procurement: delivering the ‘S’ in ESG by unlocking the fastest growing sector

In FY23, Social Traders reported the largest social procurement spend between certified social enterprises and Social Traders buyer members, taking their six-year cumulative spend total to $843 million. With the average growth rate of certified social enterprise suppliers and business and government buyers increasing, Monique will examine how organisations are working with certified social enterprises to accelerate social value, create jobs, and deliver services that support a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Monique Ward
Executive Director, Innovation & Services
Social Traders

17:20
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of Day 1
17:25
Networking drinks
18:45
Official Event Dinner