“Where will procurement be in ten years 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 and solutions provider, rather than the tactical, process-driven function that it is commonly perceived as today.
In order to change those perceptions procurement needs to ‘Break the Mould’ that has traditionally bound it. Whether this is through transformation, digitisation, adoption of non-traditional procurement methods such as lean-agile procurement , changes of skillsets and capabilities, or other as yet unidentified changes, the need for change should be a given.
The PASA Premier ConfeX has developed a reputation for being at the forefront of procurement thinking. Previous themes such as ‘Improving the customer experience’, ‘Unlocking Value through Collaboration’, ‘Entrepreneurial procurement’ and ‘Creating Procurement Value through Alignment’, have since become an everyday part of the procurement vernacular. Will the need to ‘Break the mould’ do the same?
Supporting the theme with action, the conference format will also ‘break the mould’ including significantly more sessions that will actively engage delegates in interactive workshops or round-table discussions.
If you want to position yourself at the forefront of procurement thinking, the 7th Annual PASA Premier ConfeX is the place to be in October. An investment of your time in this fun, varied, two days will help you to ‘break the mould’, thereby enhancing your capability and career prospects.
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
Hyatt Place is delighted to offer special rates for guests attending the PASA 7th Annual ConfeX where you can enjoy up to 15% off the daily rate. For reservations, call 13 1234 and provide offer code BQST for room only or BQTB for bed & breakfast offerings