Welcome

A world economy requires global supply chains.

As companies conduct business across increasingly diversified markets, instantaneous demand structures raise questions of conventional inventories, technologies and strategies. Supply chain networks face disruptions end to end.

The success of tomorrow’s supply chains relies upon a marriage of agile foresight and intelligent complexity. Thrust to the strategic forefront, effective supply chain management has become the most critical driver of value and advantage.

The world is getting smaller. Markets are expanding further. Supply chains must grow smarter.

The Supply Chain Forum provides insights and understanding that foster excellence in supply chain management. Immerse yourself in a world of executive expertise and supply chain best practice. This is the event for those driven to best move business.

Why attend?

Supply Chain Management is a diverse discipline, rich with a variety of compelling methodologies. Successful management derives from exposure to strategies that work for you and your business. The Supply Chain Forum offers this unrivalled opportunity, congregating the most senior supply chain executives from all sectors in our region and across the globe. The Supply Chain Forum is an event by leaders, for leaders. We cultivate an ambitious culture for supply chain excellence, nurtured by inspired professionals.

  • Gain insights from the experiences of the nation’s most influential organisations and executives
  • Be Inspired by the most distinguished minds in supply chain and logistics
  • Learn lessons of exemplary management practise from high-performing teams
  • Uncover what it takes to change the game in supply chain logistics
  • Determine what the future holds for your supply chain sector
  • Network effectively at dedicated lunches, breaks and drinks events with world-class executives

Gain access

// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 200+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


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Guy Ferrier
Manager Procurement & Logistics
Ausgrid
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Arturo S.H. Pasquel
Director of Product Technology
Lego (DNK)
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Agustin Lopez Diaz
Global Quality Leader
GE Power (CHE)
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Mirjana Kavelj
Chief, Logistics Development
World Food Programme (ITA)
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Dr Michael Lucas
Distribution Centre Design Manager
Woolworths
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Ken Shaw
Vice President and Managing Director
Boeing Defence Australia
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Marg Prendergast
CBD Coordinator General
Transport for NSW
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Jeremy Goodman
Director - Supply Chain
Carnival Australia
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Shane Lamont
Head of Procurement & Supply Chain
Sydney Water
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Dr Simon Longstaff
Executive Director
The Ethics Centre
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Michael Clark
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Yum! Restaurants International
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Marie Varrasso
Director Supply Chain & Logistics
Nike
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Sari Mackay
General Manager Logistics
GrainCorp
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Ingilby Dickson
speaker
Jaydeep Solanki
Director - Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
GM Holden
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Trent Morris
Group Procurement Manager - Logistics
Coca-Cola Amatil
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Adnan Ghani
Executive Director, Head of Trade Finance
Westpac Institutional Bank
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Jennifer Scott-Gray
Head of Trade Finance Australia
Westpac Institutional Bank
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Doug McNicholl
Value Chain Relationship Manager
Meat and Livestock Australia
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James Edwards
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Pet Circle
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Shasidharan CSP
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain
LendLease
speaker
Kevin Gunn
General Manager Supply Chain
Coles
speaker
Charlie Macdonald
Chief Information Officer, Australia & New Zealand
DB Schenker Australia
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Luke Wood
Head of Supply Chain Systems
Woolworths
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Phillip Haddad
Chief Operating Officer
Booktopia
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Indrasen Naidoo
Supply Chain Director
Roy Hill
speaker
Felix Ohle
Logistics Business Manager
Viva Energy Australia
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Scott Leydin
Supply Chain Manager
2XU
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Sessions

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Tuesday 19th September 2017
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:55Opening Remarks from the Chairman

    Ingilby Dickson

  • 09:00Official Welcome

  • 09:10Boardroom Keynote

    Critical Supply Chains – The View from the Boardroom
    Ken Shaw
    Vice President and Managing Director
    Boeing Defence Australia
  • 09:50Leadership Session

    Agility, Stability and Foresight – Getting Ahead of the Curve

    21st Century supply chains operate in an increasingly competitive, volatile landscape. While navigating market shocks, disruptive technology and dynamic demand, leaders must also balance immediate risk and opportunity, formulate long term strategies and coordinate closely with other internal portfolios. In markets that are prone to uncertainty, effective leadership acumen and an instinct for business become invaluable points of difference. What does excellence in supply chain management look like? What skills and insight enable an effective supply chain leader to remain at the vanguard of a rapidly changing market? In such a cluttered business climate, how important is experience, trust and institutional knowledge as a competitive edge?

    Marie Varrasso
    Director Supply Chain & Logistics
    Nike
    Michael Clark
    Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Yum! Restaurants International
    Trent Morris
    Group Procurement Manager - Logistics
    Coca-Cola Amatil
  • 10:40Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:20Partner Keynote

    Keeping Things Moving – What’s next for Trade Finance?
    Adnan Ghani
    Executive Director, Head of Trade Finance
    Westpac Institutional Bank
  • 11:50Strategy Session

    Thinking Ahead - From Tactical Intensity to Strategic Complexity

    Rapid and dynamic innovation has reshaped the global supply chain. Ambitious, experimental technologies and decentralised, inventory-averse business models are thriving in markets around world, presenting great opportunity for highly personalised production and distribution strategies. However, the enhanced coordination that digitalisation enables has also encouraged companies to merge and share supply chain capital. With such a plethora of strategic options, what are the hallmarks of a modern, thriving supply chain strategy? Is superiority of processes or commodities more important? Given the importance of long term strategic relationships, how best can a strategy maximise the benefit for both internal and external customers? How do we communicate the importance of strategy-focussed methods throughout leadership and management structures?

    Jennifer Scott-Gray
    Head of Trade Finance Australia
    Westpac Institutional Bank
    James Edwards
    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
    Pet Circle
    Agustin Lopez Diaz
    Global Quality Leader
    GE Power (CHE)
    Luke Wood
    Head of Supply Chain Systems
    Woolworths
  • 12:40Lunch Welcome Remarks

    Senior Representative, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 12:45Lunch & Networking sponsored by

    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • 13:45Risk Session

    Balancing on the High Wire – Mediating Risk and Capitalising on Opportunity

    For leading supply chain managers, risk assessment is no longer a formality, but a critical driver of success. A demand- centric market compels companies to continuously compete to provide customers with goods and services at the right time, in the right quantity and at the right cost. A supply chain manager who is too risk-averse will tempt stagnation in a dynamic climate, while a risk seeking manager can jeopardise all operations further downstream. In a market that demands customer centric, competitive solutions, how do we cultivate a healthy culture for risk within our companies? In what ways does experimentation in new structures, networks and technology mitigate risk? What impending risks threaten global, technologically-advanced supply chains, and how do we transform this risk into opportunity?

    Jeremy Goodman
    Director - Supply Chain
    Carnival Australia
    Doug McNicholl
    Value Chain Relationship Manager
    Meat and Livestock Australia
    Jaydeep Solanki
    Director - Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
    GM Holden
  • 14:35Keynote Interview

    The Ethical Considerations of Supply Chains
    Dr Simon Longstaff
    Executive Director
    The Ethics Centre
  • 15:15Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:45Innovation Session

    Taming Disruption – Breaking in Barnstorming Technology

    The technology intensive, ‘always on’ supply chain is redefining business. The frontier of innovation is busy and dynamic, where The Internet of Things, predictive analytics and collaborative robotics and sensors provide supply chain managers with more data and insight into their operations than science fiction ever envisaged. However, uprooting established structures is daunting, and innovation is about more than clever breakthroughs. There must be purpose, strategic design and practicality in our design to allow innovation to manifest as impact. Given this circumstance, what are the most transformative current technologies a supply chain manager can implement? Are there foreseeable new business models, ventures or challenges that modernisation presents, beyond its immediate implementation? What distinguishes a supply chain manager prepared to harness technological change from one who is not?

    Phillip Haddad
    Chief Operating Officer
    Booktopia
    Scott Leydin
    Supply Chain Manager
    2XU
    Indrasen Naidoo
    Supply Chain Director
    Roy Hill
    Felix Ohle
    Logistics Business Manager
    Viva Energy Australia
  • 16:35Visionary Keynote

    Beyond Bricks - Transforming LEGO’s Supply Chain
    Arturo S.H. Pasquel
    Director of Product Technology
    Lego (DNK)
  • 17:15Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 17:20Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:20Close of Day One

Wednesday 20th September 2017
  • 08:50Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:05Global Keynote

    Meeting Global Demands: Flexibility, Innovation and New Opportunities
    Agustin Lopez Diaz
    Global Quality Leader
    GE Power (CHE)
  • 09:45Stakeholder Session

    In This Together - Competitive Interdependence

    A modern, end-to-end supply chain actively engages with a diverse portfolio of stakeholders and their dynamic, at times mercurial, interests. At one end, customers may demand increased efficiency at lower costs, while at the other end the proliferation of ‘Fairtrade’, ‘Free Range’ or ‘Conflict-Free’ stamps reflect the appeal of virtuous consumption. This variety, although extensive, provides an opportunity for differentiation and competitive advantage. By what measures should a supply chain manager identify their key stakeholders, their value propositions and their preferences? How does diversifying a business’ portfolio of stakeholders across sectors and interests strengthen the resilience of its supply chain? How do we engage stakeholders on more abstract services, such as the value of sustainability, convenience, transparency, and experience?

    Shane Lamont
    Head of Procurement & Supply Chain
    Sydney Water
    Sari Mackay
    General Manager Logistics
    GrainCorp
    Dr Michael Lucas
    Distribution Centre Design Manager
    Woolworths
    Guy Ferrier
    Manager Procurement & Logistics
    Ausgrid
  • 10:35Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Platinum Keynote

  • 11:35International Session

    Global Citizenship: Opportunities and Obligations of Organisational Activism

    Adhering to regulatory expectations, minimising environmental impacts and empowering the ethical wellbeing of employment structures is more than a charitable afterthought for leading supply chains. A supply chain manager that offers careful contemplation to the risks, obligations and opportunities of alleviating global challenges not only appeals to altruistic sensitivities, but also demonstrates the hallmarks of agile, organisational and allocative expertise. As such, what are the benefits and efficiencies of a supply chain model that is corporately and socially responsible? Implementing sustainable models may require reform of existing supply chain networks – what factors will limit this implementation? Should a manager feel responsible for the ethical approaches or environmental impacts of producers within their end to end supply chain?

    Charlie Macdonald
    Chief Information Officer, Australia & New Zealand
    DB Schenker Australia
    Arturo S.H. Pasquel
    Director of Product Technology
    Lego (DNK)
    Shasidharan CSP
    Head of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain
    LendLease
  • 12:25Keynote

    The Rise of the Future Warehouse
    Dr Michael Lucas
    Distribution Centre Design Manager
    Woolworths
  • 13:00Lunch & Networking

  • 14:00Future Session

    The Fog on the Horizon: Future Proofing Supply Chains

    There is no guarantee tomorrow will emulate today. For Supply Chain Managers, the future is steeped in opportunity, yet concurrently embroiled with uncertainty. Contemporary rhetoric warns of receding neoliberal macroeconomic trends. Nationalist political movements, protectionist policies and scepticism over impending trade deals threaten the straightforward movement of goods modern supply chains rely on. As such, how do we construct global, responsive, demand driven supply chains in a political environment that is growing weary of them? What are the impending challenges the future will deliver to global supply chains, and are there enactable measures that insulate against its unpredictability?  technology play a transformative role in transcending cultural, corporate and national boundaries? Rather than being reactionary, is there a proactive role for companies to counter isolationism and help facilitate global liberalisation?

    Kevin Gunn
    General Manager Supply Chain
    Coles
    Marg Prendergast
    CBD Coordinator General
    Transport for NSW
  • 14:50Keynote

    Overcoming the Challenges for CBD Logistics – The Sydney Experience
    Marg Prendergast
    CBD Coordinator General
    Transport for NSW
  • 15:30Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 15:35Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

https://www.westpac.com.au/corporate-banking/trade-supply-chain-finance/

Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) delivers a broad range of financial services to Commercial, Corporate, Institutional and Public Sector customers with connections to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA markets. We take a supply chain perspective of our customer’s business, providing innovative risk and financing solutions designed to add value to our customers’ and their strategic trade counterparts business.

business.gov.au/EP

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme improves competitiveness in value chains by supporting SMEs develop their capabilities and facilitate buyer interaction. Visit business.gov.au/EP or 13 28 46.

Being a sponsor of the Supply Chain Forum actively works for you. Promoting your company before, during and after the event increases your reputability in the eyes of senior supply chain decision-makers.

As a sponsor, you will benefit from sustained target market exposure and direct interaction with supply chain leaders. Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.

Delivered by and for senior supply chain executives, the Supply Chain Forum offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment.

Tim Lockwood – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: timl@cmgroup.com.au

Venue

Swissotel Sydney

68 Market Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
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Accommodation
To receive a discount on rooms, contact reservations directly on +61 (2) 9238 8870 or groups.sydney@swissotel.com and quote CE0917

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 4 August) Standard Price (from 5 August)
Supply Chain Executive - 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Supply Chain Executive - 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Supply Chain Executive - 8 Delegates (Includes 2 Free) $11970 Inc. GST $14970 Inc. GST
Supply Chain Executive - 12 Delegates (Includes 3 Free) $17955 Inc. GST $22455 Inc. GST
Non-supply chain executive* N/A N/A

* Non-supply chain executive Attendance: The Supply Chain Forum is open to supply chain executives only. If you are a service provider and would like to attend, this can only be done through sponsorship. Please contact Tim on timl@connectevents.com.au or +61 (2) 8004 3172 to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

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    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

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    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
    Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass?
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    Is media registration available?
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    Cancellation Policy
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    Will there be a delegate list available?
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