Conference Day Two - Wednesday, 7 August

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Sharon Morris
Group Regional Head, APAC
World Commerce & Contracting

ENHANCING INDIGENOUS PARTICIPATION AND ADVANCEMENT IN PROCUREMENT
9:00
Integrating Indigenous businesses into your supply chain

Deb Barwick
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

09:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we work with Indigenous suppliers and First Nations businesses to drive positive social and business outcomes?
  • How can organisations overcome the common obstacles to buying from Indigenous suppliers from both a practical and business perspective?
  • When organisations want to buy from Indigenous suppliers, but what’s the best way to actually achieve that goal?
  • What some optimal strategies to create positive business opportunities with First Nations businesses?

Moderator:

Donald Betts
Acting/Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Kinaway Chamber of Commerce

 

Panellists:

Courtney Paulsen
First Nations Procurement Lead
AGL

Kate Russell
Chief Executive Officer
Supply Nation

Sujata Karandikar
Head of Group ESG
The Lottery Corporation

Jasmine Newman
Managing Director & Co Founder
KILLARA Services

Jenni Walke
Managing Director
Elephant in the Room Consulting

 

10:20
Morning tea & networking
10:50
CASE STUDY: Promoting Indigenous engagement and beneficial relationships through procurement pathways

Through strategic procurement initiatives, AGL is creating avenues for Indigenous participation in the supply chain, leading to increased employment opportunities and capacity building. Examine how these efforts align with a commitment to creating meaningful and sustainable futures by promoting Indigenous engagement and beneficial relationships through procurement pathways.

Courtney Paulsen
First Nations Procurement Lead
AGL

MITIGATING MODERN SLAVERY RISKS
11:20
FairSupply Presentation

Kimberly Randle
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
FairSupply

11:40
Practical steps to address the core challenges and risks of modern slavery
  • Embedding risk thinking into procurement policy, procedures, and codes of conduct 
  • Building transparency, awareness and accountability across procurement teams, stakeholders & suppliers
  • Enabling data to meeting external reporting requirements
  • Empowering vulnerable workers in operations and supply chains

Jenny Stanger
Executive Manager
Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network (ACAN)

Ruth Furber
Advisor
Domus 8.7 Remediation Service

12:30
Networking lunch
ESSENTIAL SKILS FOR EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT GOVERNANCE
13:30
Mastering leadership: Why ESG is crucial for effective procurement governance
  • Examining how procurement is fundamental to ESG efforts
  • Creating risk management practices to drive accountability, transparency and clarity
  • Driving innovation to gain productivity - examples of some tech solutions

Rebecca Jinks
Director, ESG & Sustainability
Taronga Ventures

14:00
Pivotal practices to successfully bring stakeholders on the ESG journey

Marea Getsios
Manager, Procurement & Contracts
Inner West Council

14:30
Partner presentation
14:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: How will future procurement leaders shape the ESG and business landscape?
  • How will the experiences and attitudes of emerging and future Gen Z leaders change the procurement industry?
  • How are managerial styles evolving and what challenges and opportunities does that present?
  • What will be the impact on how ESG procurement is viewed, approached and navigated?
  • How can procurement leaders at different stages in their careers maximise each other’s strengths?

Moderator:

Sharon Morris
Group Regional Head, APAC
World Commerce & Contracting

 

Panellists:

Alex Newton
Ethical Procurement Manager
Origin Energy

Rebecca Jinks
Director, ESG & Sustainability
Taronga Ventures

Emily Dafter
Senior Portfolio Analyst
Australian Retirement Trust

15:40
Afternoon tea & networking
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IN ESG PROCUREMENT
16:10
Overcoming the challenges of supply chain complexity in driving an ESG agenda
  • Navigating highly complex supply chains that have the potential to dilute performance on ESG metrics
  • Driving a true ESG agenda through full supply chain engagement, clear and transparent communication, well defined KPIs and performance measurement systems
  • Sharing ESG responsibilities across the complex delivery chain

Clare Tubolets
Chief Executive Officer
SmartCrete CRC

16:40
Procuring for net zero: moving closer to meeting the challenge of hitting net zero targets
  • Understanding net zero procurement in the current regulatory & business environment
  • Identifying and implementing best practice net zero procurement practices
  • Overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities as they arise

Jessica Mottau
Partner
Allens

17:10
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of ESG Procurement Conference 2024