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Event Overview

Most procurement teams are grappling with the challenges of ‘going digital’. The drivers for this are many; from the desire to streamline processes and drive efficiencies, to better serve end users, to capture better data, to drive greater compliance, to free up procurement time to work more strategically or simply to buy better.

ProcureTECH is the region’s only event specifically focussed on those technologies that enable and assist the procurement function. Traditionally alternated each year between Sydney and Melbourne, we recognize that the need for the kind of information and technology viewing opportunity that ProcureTECH provides is equally required in the other major ANZ markets. We therefore made the decision to bring the format to Brisbane first, with other major centres to follow.

The 2019 Brisbane programme addresses the key challenges most procurement teams face when making the business case for adopting technology, selecting the right solutions and ensuring that implementation goes to plan.

The programme will be highly interactive with most sessions based around discussions between expert contributors and attending delegates. There will be few presentations, with most sessions designed to enable you to directly address your specific queries and knowledge gaps.

As at all previous ProcureTECH events, buyers will be able to attend under the FREE ‘hosted buyer’ model: See details below.


Technology Showcase

ProcureTECH will provide the only opportunity of the year for Brisbane-based procurement professionals to explore a wide range of procurement enabling solutions in one place – at one time.

At the time of writing, it looks like we will have a good line-up of technology solutions in the technology showcase, with everything from enterprise end-to-end solutions to more niche players who specialize in specific elements of the procurement process.

Viewing the solutions in one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings in the tech showcase provides a far better opportunity to understand their different features and benefits than is often the case at events,where you are trying to have the discussion during a break with your hands full of coffee and muffins (or the like!).


Buyers Attend Free

As has been the case at all previous ProcureTECH events, this event will adopt a ‘hosted buyer’ model, whereby buyer/procurement delegates can attend free of charge, in exchange for committing to undertake a minimum of four pre-scheduled twenty-minute meetings with participating solutions providers. Given that one of the main reasons that most delegates attend ProcureTECH is to look at the different technology solutions on offer, participating in the pre-scheduled meetings is a great benefit.

The pre-scheduled meetings will be conducted while the main conference programme is in progress, meaning that hosted buyers must elect to opt out of two of the scheduled seminar sessions during the day. The meetings are organised using an online meetings scheduling platform that we open up to buyer delegates and solutions providers in the week before the event.

Any one organisation may only claim a maximum of two hosted buyer tickets.


Reasons to Attend

Adoption of the right technologies has long been recognised as one of the three key pillars for building procurement capability. The others being ‘people’ and ‘process’. An argument is often made that increasingly technology and process are inseparable.

By attending ProcureTECH you will not only have the chance to explore what technologies are out there and what they can do for you, but also accelerate your understanding of the key issues involved in:

  • Identifying the business problems you are looking to solve
  • Scoping your technology needs
  • Making the business case for technology adoption
  • Viewing new technology solutions in the technology showcase
  • Selecting appropriate technologies
  • Implementing new technology
  • Integrating with existing systems

No other event in the calendar provides you with this unique opportunity


Who Should Attend

If you have responsibility for any of the following, you should be at ProcureTECH

  • Process improvement in your organisation (and who isn’t?)
  • Making the business case for technology adoption
  • Building procurement capability
  • Driving procurement excellence
  • Selecting appropriate solutions
  • Ensuring successful implementation
  • Delivering improved customer experience

Don’t miss out – Register today


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  • Day 1

    Thursday 14 November 2019

  • This session presents a point of view on what ‘digital procurement’ is and why it is a critical part of a more general transition that the Procurement function needs to make • What is digital procurement – a point of view • Procurement’s role in supporting the business’ increasing need for speed • Resolving the tension between compliance and speed – new thinking, new technology • How to bring digital procurement to life

  • Facilitated round-table discussions to identify what the audience’s key priorities and challenges are in relation to procurement technology. The outcomes of the discussions will help the chair and speakers steer the conversation during the remainder of the conference to best address the audience needs.

  • In 2018, as part of their growth strategy, North Queensland Airport’s Board pushed forward with a vision to transform their finance organisation to bring it into the digital age. As part of this transformation, consulting company GRA conducted a supply chain review. Their findings highlighted key areas that could significantly impact the value the finance organization could bring to NQA. Their focus was the digitization of the procurement function with the aim to be faster, smarter and most importantly, transparent, bringing greater visibility to NQA so they can drive cost savings, efficiencies and a better customer experience. In this session Sarah will share the journey that NQA has begun, how they got started, what drives them, the challenges they faced, successes to date and what’s on the horizon.

  • Five minutes to allow delegates to come or go from or to pre-scheduled meetings

  • Technology vendors see potential clients taking an array of different approaches when seeking solutions. Some of these approaches work well, others are terrible! In this interactive session experts from Felix will work with the audience to design the kind of market approach that is going to deliver you the best results.

  • Opportunity to meet those solutions providers with whom you have not made scheduled appointments

  • In this interactive discussion session an expert panel will explore: • What value should you be bringing at each stage? • Contract Management solution features & functions you should look for • Reporting outcomes that should occur at each stage • Time spent in each stage of maturity • How should you measure value? Panel discussion moderated by Portt Panellists to be confirmed shortly

  • The use of excel in procurement is not only a given, it is often championed by procurement heads. For most procurement professionals it is the default ‘technology’ option. Yet something that is not discussed, because most are completely unaware of it, is the significant risk that excel exposes your business, your leaders, and staff to, on a daily basis. These risks have lead to million and billion dollar failures, company insolvencies, and firings in a more than just a couple of well documented cases. It is not a matter of ‘when this might happen in the future’. The likelihood is that is already happening in your procurement teams……..right now. In this session, Simon will examine and explain the well-documented research that illustrates what those risks are and what you can do to mitigate them.

  • Further time to check out what else is on show.

  • Drawing on his experience of implementing a number of contract management systems, Phill will explain the tricks and traps he has learned to help you drive a successful technology project. Starting with the why and ending with the benefits delivered to the organisation, the session will examine the change management, required skill-sets, data and the people issues that you will encounter along the way.

  • So what are the next big things in procurement enabling technology? We hear much about ‘sexy’ new technologies such as AI, RPA and Blockchain. Some of these are a reality already, others still in the future. We wrap up the day by looking at the current state of these technologies and where our expert panel see the next big advances and wins coming. Are we ready for these technologies, or are we getting ahead of ourselves? Panel discussion

  • Join with your peers and participating solutions providers for an hour of networking over drinks to end the day.

Pricing and Discounts

Hosted Buyer Ticket - Free

Buyer ticket with no hosted buyer - $495 + GST

Vendor Ticket - $695 + GST

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Definition of:

*Hosted Buyer – In order to qualify for the hosted buyer programme, delegates must commit to conducting a minimum of four pre-scheduled meetings with participating technology suppliers. As the name suggests, the programme is only available to delegates from the ‘buy-side’, who would be seeking to adopt procurement technologies in their organisation.

*Paid Buyer – Buyers not wishing to participate in the hosted buyer programme may register for the event as a paid buyer

*Vendor – Are anyone providing goods, services, solutions, support services or advice to procurement

Thanks to our ProcureTECH Partners

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Partnership and Showcase Opportunities

ProcureTECH provides a unique opportunity for suppliers of procurement support technologies to interact with a targeted audience. Whether participating as a ProcureTECH Partner, Exhibitor in the technology showcase, or as a Networking Partner, you will get numerous opportunities to engage with an audience whose sole purpose for attending is to learn more about the kind of solutions you have to offer.

The ‘Hosted Buyer’ programme enables vendors and buyers to conduct pre-arranged meetings throughout the event. It provides Partners and Exhibitors with even greater opportunities than before to engage meaningfully with our audience of qualified prospects.

If you are a provider of technology or technology related services that support procurement, then you can’t afford to miss ProcureTECH.

For full details of available options please contact:

Vanessa Preece
T. 0490 803 313
E. vanessa@pasa.net.au

Venue

The Royal On The Park Hotel, Brisbane

152 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4001
Telephone: (07) 3221 3411
W: http://www.royalonthepark.com.au/

Delegate discount rate
10% conference discount off room rates at the time of booking online by using the code : group10 (subject to T&C’s & based on availibitly)