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Procurement Transformation

New Zealand

18 August 2021 | 9 AM - 11 AM NZST | Online

Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Public Sector Procurement

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shifts to working, spending, and economic function has caused a lot of uncertainty for New Zealand public sector organisations.

Join us at the complimentary Procurement Transformation virtual event to discover how the procurement function in the public sector can rapidly transform to meet the needs that arise, and improve the speed to market during these unprecedented times and beyond.

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Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Learn strategies government buyers can use to address supply chain impacts during transitional, unpredictable times

Explore how procurement can support businesses & the economy by maximising use of local & regional suppliers

Understand how to short-circuit lengthy procurement processes to get results quickly and improve speed to market

Your Expert Speakers

Tamara McNulty
Director – Procurement, Contracting & Contributions Branch, Chief Financial Officer Directorate,
Parks Canada Agency

Stephanie Sommerville
Procurement Manager Infrastructure,
Ministry of Education of New Zealand

Johanna Day
Manager Supplier Relation Management,
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Jo Toon
Manager Procurement,
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

Matthew Needham
CFO Strategy, Finance and Policy,
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities

Thijs Nicolas
Manager, Commercial Services, 
Department of Internal Affairs

David Lawson
Chief Procurement Officer, 
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Agenda at a glance

9:00 AM NZST
PSN Welcome
9:10 AM NZST
Chair Opening
9:20 AM NZST
International Keynote: How to drive process excellence in procurement
9:35 AM NZST
International Keynote: Procurement and Anchor Institutions
9:50 AM NZST
Government Keynote: How procurement can support business and economic resilience in the face of supply chain shocks
10:05 AM NZST
Partner Session
10:20 AM NZST
Government Keynote: Improving value and mitigating risk through supplier management
10:35 AM NZST
Refreshment Break
10:40 AM NZST
Panel Discussion: Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on public sector procurement
11:00 AM NZST
End of session


What's included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

Corporate and Shared Services Community Prospectus

Public Sector shared service transformation has been hyped as key to economic recovery following a tumultuous 2020. The Morrison Government’s 2020 Federal Budget allocated $35.6 million to arm the APS with better tools for shared enterprise resource planning through the GovERP System.

Innovative technologies are transforming not only how organisations work, but how they buy, sell and interact. Future facing Corporate Service functions need to understand the implications. To help public sector departments and agencies across Australia,  transform their shared service function, Public Sector Network has developed a monthly event series.

Showcase your solutions today!

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