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Virtual Event: Improving Contract and Supplier Management

Towards Procurement Excellence - Boosting Supplier Relationships and Maximizing Results

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Start: 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Agenda Overview:

In many government organizations procurement optimization has become recognized as a fundamental enabler of business strategy, and a preferred method for achieving sustainable cost reductions; with many departments and agencies looking towards data and automation to drive efficiencies.

However, if the foundations of supply chain and procurement – the contract and suppliers – are overlooked, technology can only achieve so much and get so far in maximizing results.

The role of contracting and supplier management is drastically changing in today’s challenging times. Organizations that have clearly defined contract compliance and supplier management processes can achieve greater cost savings, minimize risks, reduce time and costs and maintain strong supplier relationships.

Strengthening the fundamentals of contract and supplier management in collaboration with digital initiatives has never been more imperative. Public Sector Network’s Improving Contract & Supplier Management virtual event brings together supply chain, shared services, contract management and procurement leaders to help you maximize results by improving the basics.

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Key Takeaways:

Learn how to drive efficiency and ROI through improved contract and supplier management

Build a resilient supplier management framework to extract value, reduce costs and mitigate risks

Leverage digital initiatives to achieve operational efficiencies

Explore procurement transformation best practice strategies and insights from public sector procurement leaders

Event Speakers:

Adrian Bennett

Assistant Director, Procurement and Contracting Services
Elections Canada

Tamara McNulty

Director - Procurement, Contracting and Contributions
Parks Canada

Rebecca Wilson

Head of Procurement and Supply
Transpower New Zealand

Zachary Woodward

Senior Director, Procurement Modernization and Continuous Improvement
BC Public Service

Guylaine Carriere Ing.

Director, Center of Expertise in Agile and Innovative Procurement
Shared Services Canada

Ricardo A. Seoane

Associate Director, Strategic Policy Sector
Acquisitions Branch Public Services and Procurement Canada

Josephine Dahan

Director, Special Projects
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Michele Lajeunesse

SVP Government Relations and Policy

Dhruv Dang

Dhruv Dang

Managing Director
Real Folk

Angela Ma

National Procurement Leader

Event Partners:



Interested in sponsoring? Contact Mike Lefrank by phone (1-647-215-0659) or email (

Agenda Highlights:

12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Opening
12:20pm / ET 9:20am PT
Keynote Session: Getting the Basics Right: Understanding the Value of Strategic Contract and Supplier Management
12:40pm ET / 9:40am PT
Government Case Study: Increasing Operational Efficiencies Through Innovative Procurement Systems
1:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
International Case Study: Strengthening supplier relationship systems to manage risk and business continuity
1:20pm ET / 10:20am PT
1:25pm ET / 10:25am PT
Partner Session: Importance of Supply Chain Visibility in an Increasingly Disruptive Environment
1:40pm ET / 10:40am PT
Panel Session: The Future of Public Sector Contract and Supplier Management
2:15pm ET / 11:15am PT
End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event