6th Annual Strategic Sourcing & Procurement MENA Summit

19 - 20 January 2021 | ONLINE

PAST SPEAKERS

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Emmanuel AUGUSTIN

Vice President Supply Management

Sameh ANIES

Group General Manager Contracts & Cost Control

Dr. Arafat EL MOURAD

Vice President-Head of Strategic Sourcing

Rajae LEMFADLI

Deputy General Manager Purchasing

Walid SOLIMAN

Senior Director – Asset Management and Revenue Optimisation

CONFERENCE TOPICS 2021

LOOK AT THE TOPICS THAT WERE DISCUSSED

  • COVID-19 lessons: A growing need to be agile and able to adapt quickly to meet unexpected or evolving circumstances
  • How can machines and humans co-exist and create magic in the procurement function together?
  • Risk management in procurement: Why is it so critical and what does it mean for today’s CPO?
  • Supplier strategy development: How to devise an optimal way to interact with suppliers according to business needs?
  • Finding & developing the right procurement talent to reach procurement transformation
  • How do procurement professionals ensure their alignment with the brand beyond being recognised as “cost savers”?
  • Deep dive into understanding what skills will be needed for future success in this critical organisation function

Designed for

Members of board, C-level, Senior/Global Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads of departments from banking, pharmaceutical, oil&gas, chemical, aviation, retail, construction, real estate, telecom & hospitality industries involved in:

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Direct Procurement
  • Indirect Procurement
  • Global Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Category Management
  • Vendor/Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Value Creation
  • Supplier Relationship Management/SRM
  • Operational and Technical Procurement
  • Global Supply Strategies

Rajae LEMFADLI

Deputy General Manager Purchasing

CASE STUDY / DAY 1

How Do Procurement Professionals Ensure Their Alignment with the Brand Beyond Being Recognised as “Cost Savers”?

  • Purchasing function is considered as a support function in order to support operations
  • The best practices within the alliance purchasing organisation in order to ensure that the purchasing teams are working closely with the business teams
  • Due diligence process within APO to align supplier selection with brand image in the region
CASE STUDY / DAY 1

Procurement Function Leadership in Times of Crisis

Top Global Trends Impacting Procurement

  • Key concerns/areas of interest for CPOs amidst COVID-19
  • Role of procurement leaders & the way forward
  • Sourcing scenario: setting the stage for new future buying patterns
  • Overall recommendations for procurement leaders

Dr. Arafat EL MOURAD

Vice President-Head of Strategic Sourcing

Emmanuel AUGUSTIN

Vice President Supply Management

CASE STUDY / DAY 2

Dealing with Ambiguity – The Role of a Resilient Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Agility & adaptability (dealing with the unknown& preparing for the future)
  • The role of supply chain in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on companies’ financials
  • The importance of qualified procurement & supply chain professionals
CASE STUDY / DAY 2

Cash Is a King and so Is Your Procurement

For companies of all sizes and over all businesses, cash is not only pivotal – it is the ruler. Procurement and the supply chain management are the spine of any company’s cash stream. Shockingly, most companies may face a supply chain crisis every four to five years for list of reasons which could be truly dangerous. However, in any case optimising the supply chain forms can moreover offer assistance to avoid a few disappointments, which can lighten those cash crunches to begin with in the first place.

  • Manage cash by managing value for money
  • Cash flow management
  • New technology puts efficiencies while managing OPEX
  • A simple solution could be ideal to implement to function
  • Barriers and challenges to the procurement and the supply chain management

Walid SOLIMAN

Head of Digital Payments and Services

I enjoyed the quality of the speakers, relevant content they shared and good discussion

VP Procurement & Business Development at Sebchem

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