Digital Procurement Forum (HK)

14 May 2019
1:30pm - 5:30pm HKT

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Digital procurement - disrupt or be disrupted!

The conversion to digital procurement continues to gain momentum and it seems that we have reached the tipping point.

In a growing number of organizations in Hong Kong, digital procurement is not an option, but a business practice solidly engrained in supply chain operations for direct and indirect spend. This is not an overnight change, but one that has been growing and gaining critical mass for more than a decade.

At the Digital Procurement Forum, you will get the chance to hear how leading companies in Hong Kong are working on harnessing data and using technologies to support value-creation in procurement and get insights on how to have your organisation benefiting from digital procurement.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

Aalok Gupta
Senior Partner
LSF Global
Ir Dr. Daniel Ng
Director
Kun Hang Group & D-Lab (Beijing Tsing Hua University)
Slash Chen
Procurement Manager
China Unicom

Damian Espejo 
CEO & Founder
SPS Sourcing Specialists  

Florian Gamper
General Manager
Asia Pacific 
ebp Global  
Benjamin Eberle
CEO & Founder
Topo Solutions

Jonathan Crestot
Seafreight Procurement Manager
Bansard International 

Mika Salomaa

AVP and Head of Strategic Sourcing
Foxconn Internal Holding

Andrew Wong
Consulting Director
Appnovation
Kate Padget Koh
Founder
KatePadgetKoh.com
Herve Kozikila
Senior Regional IT Procurement Manager
BNP Paribas
Chi Lu
Head Of Sourcing - Asia and Oceania
Huhtamaki
Dr. Aroop Lalla
Director
Ingenious Consulting
Dr. Kelvin Chan
Founder & Managing Director
Korean Corner

More speakers will be confirmed soon... 

Why Attend this Event?

All recent research and surveys show that digitalization is already impacting procurement making this the next big thing for most procurement organizations that are not yet on the forefront when it comes to using big data analytics, IoT, cloud computing etc.

The Digital Procurement is an exclusive event dedicated to eProcurement strategies and solutions, innovation around purchasing and also a unique opportunity to meet your peers and some truthful partners to share best practices.

Five Top Reasons to Attend:
- Discover stakes of Digital Transformation for the Procurement department
- Learn from our experts how digital procurement can offer a competitive advantage in Hong Kong and Greater China.
- Learn proven optimization methods used by leading Singapore procurement organisations.
- Share best practices with your peers and learn from other industries
- Network with like-minded professionals and see how shifting to digital procurement can take your business to the next level.

Who Should Attend?

The Digital Procurement Forum builds on GSCC’s reputation as the Asia’s leading professional organization gathering a growing, diverse and dynamic community of C-level executives, featuring the biggest names in sourcing, procurement and purchasing.

This program is designed for procurement, purchasing and finance professionals responsible for direct and indirect categories, but also for developing the procurement strategies. Team leaders, project managers and members of supply chain cross-functional teams will also profit from this unique event.

The event will bring together VPs, Directors, Manager and Heads of:
- Procurement/Purchasing
- Strategic and Global Sourcing
- Category Management
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Finance and accounting

Confirmed topics and speakers include:

- Adopting AGILE for procurement Aalok Gupta, Senior Partner, LSF Global
- Artificial Intelligence in the Apparel and Footwear Industries by Florian Gamper, General Manager Asia Pacific, ebp Global and Benjamin Eberle, CEO & Founder, Topo Solutions
- Creating New Futures by Kate Padget-Koh, Founder,  www.KatePadgetKoh.com
- The Future of Trading Companies by Damian Espejo, CEO & Founder, SPS Sourcing Specialists 
- How Artificial Intelligence transforms the global procurement? by Ir Dr. Daniel Ng, Director, Kun Hang Group & D-Lab (Beijing Tsing Hua University)
- Digital disruption - Adapt or Die in the world of Agile and Lean: by Andrew Wong, Consulting Director, Appnovation
- D-Value Chain - Digitally Enhanced Value Chain by Chi Lu, Head Of Sourcing - Asia and Oceania, Huhtamaki
- How to approach Digital Procurement by Herve Kozikila, Senior Regional IT Procurement Manager, BNP Paribas
Can the procurement function be taken over by AI? by Dr. Aroop Lalla, Director, Ingenious Consulting
Digital procurement evolution or degradation by Slash Chen, Procurement Manager, China Unicom
 

Topics to be discussed during include among others:
- Analyzing, understanding and preparing for the future impact of Digital 
- How digitization can transforms procurement in your organization
- Productivity Increase through Robotics Process Automation
- Procurement Automation Processes & Supplier Enabled Innovation
- Learn about innovative e-Procurement solutions
- Digital procurement case studies from leading companies

Proposed Event Agenda

The final agenda will be published one week prior to the event date, so stay tuned!

13:30 - Registration

14:00 - Welcome and Sessions start
> Session Title by Speaker (to be decided)
Short Abstract
> Session Title by Speaker
Short Abstract
> Session Title by Speaker
Short Abstract
Panel Q&A with all the three previous speakers

15:15 - Coffee/Tea & Networking Break

15:30 - Sessions continue
> Session Title by Speaker (to be decided)
Short Abstract
> Session Title by Speaker
Short Abstract
> Session Title by Speaker
Short Abstract
Panel Q&A with all the three previous speakers

17:30 - Closing remarks & End of the event

Share Your Experience & Insights - It's Easy!

If you wish to share your knowledge or experience on this topic, come forward to become a speaker or panelist at this event.

Again, you don't have to be an "expert" or a subject leader in the field to be considered as a speaker. We are looking for someone who is willing to share practical stories or the lessons your learned at your company that can ultimately stimulate a good discussion and debate.

Benefits of speaking include:
- Get a free pass and enjoy all the benefits of a paid attendee (a big $$ saving);
- Gain visibility, recognition and credibility for you & your company;
- Help foster the growth of supply chain, logistics or procurement in Asia;
- Instantly expand your professional network with peers;
- Receive immediate feedback from other professionals on your ideas, methods and plans, which can benefit you and your company!

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Presentations are only 20 minutes long (10-15 slides, half of them can be your company overview) so preparation for this event will not take too much of your time. You can also sit at a panel discussion if you don't wish to present or simply don't have time to prepare anything.

If you are interested to speak,  email us at or contact us via the contact form

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many attendees will be at the event?
This varies for each event, generally from 50 to 150 depending of the theme, time of the year and the city.

How do I find details on the topics and speakers?
You can always check out the most up-to-date version of the event page. Here you can see session descriptions as well as bios and photos for the confirmed speakers and panelists.

Are all the speakers confirmed for the event?
Circumstances beyond the control of the organizer may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, we reserve the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary. Any speaker of schedule substitutions or alterations will be updated on our event page as soon as possible.

I would like to meet some of the delegates during the event, can you arrange this?
Yes, using our site, you can connect and contact all the event attendees before and after the event. We don't arrange matchmaking meetings at our events on a systematic way, but please ask at our registration desk if you would like us to assist us.

How can I get to the venue? 
The venue details, including the full address, are listed on the event page, and you will also be notified by email about the venue when receiving your confirmation letter a few days before the event.

What should I wear during the event? 
In our efforts to make the forum more enjoyable, we invite you to dress “business casual” and tie is again not required. We hope that this casual dress code will allow participants to conduct discussions in a more comfortable environment.

Are the drinks and meal included? 
Yes, all refreshments, tea/coffee breaks are always included and depending of the format of the event, a lunch or breakfast might also be included. Check the agenda for timings and more details.

When should I pay for the event? 
Once you have completed your registration, we require full payment before the event. Payment can be done using credit cards, Stripe of Paypal. For larger groups, we provide the possibility for you to pay by bank TT transfer.

Can I substitute a delegate? 
Yes, you can substitute a delegate at no extra charge - please email us the new name, job title, email and mobile number of this new person at support{at}gscc.co

Can I receive a copy of the presentations? 
As a general rule, we don't provide the presentations to any delegates and leave up to the speakers to decide if they wish to provide a copy of their presentation. Please meet them at the event and ask them directly.

What happens if the event get postponed? 
In the event that we postpone the event, you will be able to keep your registration for the next date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, you are welcome to send a substitute delegate, free of charge.

For more information on the terms and conditions of attending our events, read here.

Ticket Name Membership Type Sale Ends Price Quantity
Individual Pass for In-Person Event - Fee include access to the in-person physical event with the possibility to ask questions directly to speakers during the Q&A, networking time, snacks and coffee/tea break (exact venue to be confirmed later). The presentations handouts are not included. 14 May 2019 $150.00
Individual Pass for In-Person Event - Fee include access to the in-person physical event with the possibility to ask questions directly to speakers during the Q&A, networking time, snacks and coffee/tea break (exact venue to be confirmed later). The presentations handouts are not included. Corporate Membership
14 May 2019
$105.00
Members Only
Individual Pass for In-Person Event - Fee include access to the in-person physical event with the possibility to ask questions directly to speakers during the Q&A, networking time, snacks and coffee/tea break (exact venue to be confirmed later). The presentations handouts are not included. Professional Membership
14 May 2019
$105.00
Members Only
"Buy 3 Passes Get 1 Extra Free" Team Combo Package for In-Person Event - Fee include access to the in-person physical event with the possibility to ask questions during the Q&A, networking time, snacks and coffee/tea break. 14 May 2019 $450.00
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14 May 2019
1:30pm - 5:30pm HKT

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