“Where will procurement be in ten years time if it continues to work as it traditionally has?”
This question, or others like it, is raised frequently in commentary on the profession and in discussions with senior procurement practitioners and advisors. Answers vary, but a common theme that emerges is that if procurement is to stay relevant, it needs to become a problem solver or solutions provider. Most procurement functions declare that they wish to be strategic business partners, working with their internal and external stakeholders to deliver solutions, yet too often procurement is still seen as the ‘gatekeeper’ or ‘policeman of process’. While the intentions of procurement are absolutely on the right track, stakeholder perceptions are slow to change.
In order to change those perceptions procurement needs to ‘Break the Mould’ that has traditionally bound it.
Supporting the theme with action, the conference format will also ‘break the mould with a number of sessions that will actively engage delegates in interactive workshops or round-table discussions.
The 7th Annual PASA Premier ConfeX will be a fun, varied two days that will make you think about how you can ‘break the mould’ and provide you with some tools to help you on your journey.
I look forward to seeing you in Melbourne
Managing Director, PASA
The programme in 2019 will also ‘break the mould’ featuring two days with distinctly different experiences.
Day One is all plenary (single stream, all delegates in one big room, for those who don’t know what ‘plenary means 🙂 . This day features:
• Keynote presentations and discussions from both international and domestic speakers on new ideas, changes and trends that are transforming the procurement landscape – that you need to understand
• Inspiring pitches from the 2019 awards finalists – with you voting to determine the outcome
• And celebrating with the winners
While Day two sees two streams/rooms for the entire day. You can choose from:
• Fun, interactive mini-workshops that through active participation will help you develop skills to help your further your career (both procurement related and non-procurement specific skills)
• Shorter, practical seminars that will provide you with new ideas, skills and insights to help you break the mould
The PASA Premier ConfeX attracts a broad spectrum of procurement professionals and those who supply or provide support services to them. At the 2019 Premier ConfeX you will meet:
At PASA we believe in involving you in proceedings.
At Premier ConfeX you will hear ‘Ted Talk’ length pitches from the finalists in the 2019 awards, with the focus for the 2019 award aligning with the conference theme of ‘Breaking the mould’. These presentations will inspire you with new ideas as to how you also could break the mould.
At the end of each presentation you vote on your phone.
And you don’t have to wait long to find out if the rest of the audience agree with you! The Winner will be announced and presented with their gong at the end of the first day.
(This will be immediately followed by celebration drinks, where you can congratulate the winners….and commiserate with the losers)
For further information on the awards please click here
Standard Two Day Ticket $495.00 + GST
Standard Two Day Ticket – group of 3 or more – $350 + GST (per person)
Day One Only Ticket $295.00 + GST
Day One Only Ticket – Group of 3 or more $225.00 + GST
Day Two Only Ticket $275.00 + GST
Day Two Only Ticket – Group of 3 or more $215.00 + GST
PASA CONNECT Members attend FREE
The PASA Premier Confexes will bring together the largest audience of procurement professionals in the region. In terms of generating direct sales opportunities, no other event provides you the opportunity to engage with such a broad spectrum of professional buyers, over two days, in one place. As a sponsor, no other event provides you the opportunity to expose your brand and message to such a large audience over such an extended promotional period.
If you want to engage with the professional procurement community then the PASA Premier ConfeX provides you with the best possible platform.
To discuss which sponsorship opportunities would be best for you contact:
T. +61 490 803 313
Address: 1 English Street, Essendon Fields
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3041
Phone: +61 3 9190 1234