12 – 13 OCTOBER 2022

LIVE in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse Conference Centre

First 150 buyer registrations are complimentary

The theme for this year’s ConfeX: Why it’s all different now…..

Why it’s all different now … is set to be the largest Procurement conference in the country this year, including ‘The NIGELS’. The procurement in practice excellence awards. The tradition of the PASA Annual Conference is always being ahead of the curve on thought-leadership, innovation, relevance, value and practicality.

” This is one of the best events I have been to. Great opportunity to network, very important.”

- A previous PASA conference delegate


The Annual PASA Procurement in Practice Excellence Awards

The founder of PASA, Nigel Wardropper, always took a personal hand in the PASA awards process, the presentations and the shortlisting. He cared that procurement as a subject constantly moved forward – that it was innovative, practical and, most of all, achieved real results.

These principles have been enshrined into the PASA Awards process for the future as a memorial to Nigel who passed away in October 2020.

Sponsored by GEP




  • Registrations open from 8am
  • Introduction with MC Jonathan Dutton at 9 am
  • Why it’s all different now? With business and economic columnist Robert Gottleibsen, The Australian newspaper
  • Winning through turbulence with BAIN & Co.
  • Coffee break
  • THE NIGELS – award finalists and voting
  • Delivering change in CSR through technology
  • Lunch at 12.30pm
  • Breakout streams A & B – select from 6 workshops
  • Afternoon tea break
  • Can centre-led procurement ever be hands-off?
  • High profile CPO keynote speaker – to be revealed
  • Q & A… a fireside chat with the CPO of ASTRA ZENECA


5:15 – 6:30

  • Sponsored drinks and networking



7:00 – 8:45

  • Ivalua Invitational Business Breakfast with IT guru and commentator, Mark Cameron

8:00 – 3:45

  • Registrations and networking from 8am
  • Opening Keynote speech at 9am
  • The future for procurement with Mirko Kleiner
  • Coffee break
  • Breakout streams C & D – select from 5 workshops
  • Lunch at 12.30pm
  • The new frontier for business groceries and supplies
  • The battle of the CPOs – with Coupa
  • Closing keynote speech – are likely supply chain challenges for ANZ in 2023
  • THE NIGELS – award presentations
  • Exec Summary and close of conference at 3.45pm

Featured Speakers

Robert Gottleibsen

Robert Gottleibsen

The Australian newspaper

Grant Clemens

Grant Clemens

ASTRA ZENECA Regional Procurement Director for Asia/Pacific

Robert Poole

Robert Poole


Mirko Kleiner

Mirko Kleiner

President of Lean-Agile Procurement Alliance, co-founder flowdays, Agile Enterprise Coach - Zurich, Suisse



First 150 Buyers registrations: Complimentary