Day One Conference - HealthProcure Stream

Agenda

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Kate Harris
CEO
GECA

Putting patients and partners at the heart of procurement
09:00
OPENING KEYNOTE: Delivering greater benefit to the patients with value-driven procurement
  • Redesigning supplier management to achieve maximum value to patients and business
  • Developing strategic partnerships and identifying the most efficient potential suppliers
  • Ensuring partners’ capabilities match your organisation’s expectations
  • Engaging with stakeholders through value chain optimisation

Speaker tbc
 

09:40
Partner presentation

10:00
KEYNOTE CASE STUDY: Assessing the major benefits for engaging indigenous suppliers
  • Exploring the reason why, and the benefits it brings to your organization
  • Sharing experiences in engaging indigenous suppliers and community
  • Identifying the differences in the corporate cultures – inclusion and social innovation
  • The success of UnitingCare Queensland RAP (Reconciliation Action Plans) – insights and lessons, and where to from here

Rina Abbott-Jard
ICT & Capital Procurement Manager
UnitingCare Queensland

10:40
Solution providers networking

11:00
Morning tea

Improving performance and managing risks – a question of strategy
11:20
International direct sourcing of medical products - the challenges and benefits
  • Engaging with overseas suppliers
  • Product registration with TGA and quality assurance
  • Social and ethical sourcing including protecting brand reputation
  • Challenges of trade-wars and currency fluctuations
  • Business continuity planning

Dilhan de Silva
GM Strategic Sourcing & Compliance
St John Ambulance Australia

12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Improving strategic alliances and communication with your suppliers
  • How can improved partnerships help organisations take full ownership of their health systems?
  • What are the key challenges in building strategic alliances with vendors and suppliers?
  • How can your organisations improve transparency, optimise how their money is spent and get better value from it?
  • How can buyers integrate innovation and technology to improve stakeholders’ partnership?

Panel Moderator:

Kate Harris
CEO
GECA

Panellists:

Rina Abbott-Jard
ICT & Capital Procurement Manager
UnitingCare Queensland

Dilhan de Silva
GM Strategic Sourcing & Compliance
St John Ambulance Australia

12:40
Lunch

Winning formulas for procurement technology in health and aged care
13:40
Achieving top-quality procurement and supply chain in health
  • Learning from high-performing industry approaches
  • Building high-value procurement practices that benefit the entire business
  • Reviewing your overall sourcing strategies
  • Identifying opportunities to increase value through effective distribution, asset procurement and inventory management
  • Taking advantage of technology to speed up processes and reduce and eliminate errors

Margaret Reid
Strategic Procurement Manager
Bolton Clarke

14:10
Partner presentation
14:30
Placing the patient at the core of your procurement
  • Managing costs, improving profitability and increasing capabilities with the patient in mind
  • Technology adoption to stay relevant to changing business needs and improve overall procurement results
  • Creating valuable links by investing in greater end user experience
  • Leveraging all stakeholders’ capabilities and enhancing your procurement value

Rowena McCarthy
Program Manager
Australian Procurement and Construction Council

15:00
Afternoon tea
15:30
How evolving technologies can benefit end users
  • How procurement and supply chain will unfold in the digital age
  • Why you need to plan today for procurement of tomorrow
  • Moving beyond standard-issue procurement into the brave new world of technology and innovation
  • What technology means for procurement for health, disability, recovery and life insurers

Sebastian Shand
Head of Strategic Sourcing
TAL Life

Human centricity in your procurement and supply chain
16:00
Panel discussion: Embracing a human centred approach – drive transformation, engage teams, deliver greater patient benefits
  • Driving transformation with change management initiatives
  • Addressing specific leadership behaviours and increasing successful outcomes
  • Engaging your teams by placing the patient at the heart of your business goals
  • Streamlining perceptions, attitudes and behaviours that facilitates collaboration
  • Aligning your procurement and supply chain with the company’s mission, vision and values

Panel Moderator:

Kate Harris
CEO
GECA

Panellists:

Margaret Reid
Strategic Procurement Manager
Bolton Clarke

Rowena McCarthy
Program Manager
Australian Procurement and Construction Council

Mark Neasbey
Director
ACVM

16:40
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:50
End of stream and shared networking drinks with GovProcure delegates