19 October 2022
Swissotel Sydney
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Welcome

As supply chain risks continue to flare up with operations, supplier networks, and customer demands becoming increasingly complex, Supply Chain executives must intelligently juggle pandemic-induced disruptions whilst preparing for uncertainty and rapid change. The Supply Chain Forum secures executive level speakers to provide delegates with strategies, trends, and technology from a diverse range of industries to gain new insights on the challenges and opportunities shaping tomorrow’s supply network.

Why Attend

    • We have secured the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask the questions that matter.
    • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
    • Your experience is at the heart of the Forum. Our audience is screened for seniority, so you’ll be networking in a five-star environment with the minds shaping business.
    • We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focused agenda.

 

Gain Access

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7 Exclusive Keynote Addresses
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150+ Executives
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Executive Learning Agenda
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5-Star Networking Environment
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20+ Executive Speakers
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2022 Speakers

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Paul Smith
Vice President and Head of International Markets Quality & Supply Chain

GSK
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Paul Smith
Vice President and Head of International Markets Quality & Supply Chain

GSK
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Kevin Gunn
Executive General Manager Central Operations and Transformation

Coles
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Kevin Gunn
Executive General Manager Central Operations and Transformation

Coles
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Parimal Kopardekar
Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) Director

NASA (US)
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Parimal Kopardekar
Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) Director

NASA (US)
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Darren Wedding
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Super Retail Group
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Darren Wedding
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Super Retail Group
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Tina Hu
ANZ Supply Chain & Manufacturing Director,

Kimberly-Clark
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Tina Hu
ANZ Supply Chain & Manufacturing Director,

Kimberly-Clark
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Karem Esqueda
International Manager of Supply Chain

Country Road
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Karem Esqueda
International Manager of Supply Chain

Country Road

sessions


  • 8:45 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:20 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
  • 9:35 am
    Opening Keynote
  • 9:55 am
    Outlook Session

    Implications and Actions in Navigating Disruption and Demonstrating Leadership

    Leaders across the C-Suite now recognise that responsive supply chain management is critical for driving business growth. The pandemic has reframed priorities in supply, with renewed emphasis now being placed on transparency, responsiveness, and sustainability to secure future resilience. In this Session, we will hear how leaders in Supply Chain are recovering from disruption by responding faster to an ever-changing world. Key points of discussion include:

    • Practical strategies to manage global disruptions to supply networks
    • Adapting business models to improve communication and collaboration with supply chain partners
    • Meeting the fulfilment demands of customers and responding to market changes
    • Moving from reflection to action to grow through the pandemic
  • 10:40 am
    Keynote
  • 10:50 am
    Morning Tea/Coffee Cart Remarks
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 12:00 pm
    Resilience Session

    Outperforming the Unexpected: Building Resilience into Supply Chain Planning

    More than any other word, ‘resilience’ has been leaned on to define strategic approaches to the pandemic world. But how does ‘resilience’ translate to supply? In this Session, we will delve into the multi-layered, analytics-driven approaches that businesses are adopting to improve tactical and operational efficiencies in their supply ecosystem. Together, we will explore how leaders are sharpening their strategic vision for supply chain management as the responsive core of their businesses. Key points of discussion include:

    • Developing an effective risk mitigation strategy by using the right tools and a proactive approach
    • Balancing cost and operational efficiencies with greater supply chain resilience
    • Increasing investment in disruption detection and innovation processes
  • 12:45 pm
    Keynote
  • 12:50 pm
    Lunch and Networking
  • 2:00 pm
    Platinum Keynote
  • 2:20 pm
    Technology Session

    Digital Empowerment: Sharpening Your Supply Chain with Technology Integrations

    In our age of digital reliance, businesses build their competitive stance of a technological footing. But digital transformation is as necessary for enabling growth as it is complex in a rapidly changing environment. In this Session, we will hear from businesses at varying stages of their digital transformation journeys to understand the direction supply chain management is heading, as well as the tools that are being deployed to get leaders there faster. Key points of discussion include:

    • Assessing historic vulnerabilities in your supply chain to develop a transformation road map
    • Embracing advanced technology to drive operational excellence
    • Improving communication and collaboration platforms to gain greater transparency and insights
  • 3:05 pm
    Partner Keynote
  • 3:25 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 4:00 pm
    Sustainability Session

    The Sustainability Imperative: Strategies for Embedding Sustainability in Supply 

    The business case for sustainability is now firmly-established. What started as a ripple from climate-conscious consumers has swelled into a shared voice that  directs global political discourse and influences investor decision-making processes. Businesses cannot expect to make significant breakthroughs in sustainability performance without addressing sustainability in supply. In this Session, we will hear how businesses are developing their central-planning muscles and embedding sustainability as a core business strategy. Key points of discussion include:

    • Reviewing your supply chain strategies and practices and establishing long-term sustainability goals
    • Bridging the gap between vision and action by quantifying the steps to reaching your sustainability commitments
    • Integrating ethical and environmentally responsible practices into a competitive and successful model
    • Leveraging technology to ensure visibility of data to drive sustainable chains
  • 4:35 pm
    Keynote
  • 4:55 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
  • 5:00 pm
    Close of Day One
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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 5th year, the Supply Chain Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community.

Digital brand activations complement survey and live polling options for effective brand positioning and interactivity. As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior supply chain professionals, the Supply Chain Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

Venue/Accommodation

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Swissotel Sydney

68 Market St, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 05/08/2022)
$595 + GST
$1785 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 06/08/2022)
$795 + GST
$2385 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to commerce professionals, please email jessicaef@connectmedia.com to register.

COVID ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our priority. Please click here to find out more.

For any other questions, please contact team@connectmedia.com.

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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