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29th & 30th June 2021

  • Day 1 - 29th June
  • Day 2 - 30th June
8:30 am
Online Login and Registration
  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:05 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation summit platform.

Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools during the day.

9:10 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Matthew Rees
Matthew Rees
Director, Commercial Hub
National Audit Office 
Confirmed
9:20 am
Keynote Address – Government Commercial Function – Driving Capability and Delivering Innovation through Public Procurement
  • Delivering a framework that delivers the best commercial outcomes for the public sector and business
  • Ensuring we build a commercial workforce for the future
  • Building the skills and capability to ensure taxpayers money is spent effectively and efficiently
Gareth Rhys Williams
Gareth Rhys Williams
Government Chief Commercial Officer & Non-Executive Director
Confirmed
9:40 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: Transforming Public Procurement – So Long Red Tape, Hello Golden Thread
  • How has 2020/2021 and Covid-19 reshaped the debate around public procurement?
  • Emerging from the Lockdown – what next for public procurement?
  • How the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper is set to impact public sector procurement
  • Whether the green paper goes far enough and what it will mean for central and local government
  • Upskilling commercial teams
Lindsay Macquire
Lindsay Macquire
Head of Small Business Policy
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
Malcolm Harrison
Malcolm Harrison
CEO
Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
Confirmed
Marco Salzedo
Marco Salzedo
Director of Commercial and Contract Management Capability
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
10:15 am
Session Hosted by our Platinum Sponsor

Full session details TBC. If you’d like to sponsor a speaking session  please get in touch with the team.

10:35 am
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

 

11:00 am
Getting to Net Zero
  • Coordination and cross-government action towards achieving net zero, supporting the development of strategy and driving delivery across government
  • Overcoming ‘gaps’ in procurement targets and standards to achieve net-zero carbon emissions
  • Managing risks and building resiliency
Noreen Winhall
Noreen Winhall
Commercial Director
Crown Commercial Service
Confirmed
Ian Featherstone
Ian Featherstone
Account Manager, Supply
Energy Savings Trust
Confirmed
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Net Zero Buildings and Industry Team
BEIS
Confirmed
Richard Howroyd
Richard Howroyd
Head of Strategic Procurement and Commissioning
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Confirmed
11:35 am
Security Threats in Procurement

Session hosted by CPNI

The session will show the range of malicious threats facing the public and private sector and the vulnerabilities that can be mitigated by forethought and proportionate countermeasures that enable rather than inhibit the desired innovation.

UK Government Security Advisor
UK Government Security Advisor
Confirmed
11:55 am
Session Hosted by Checkout.com

12:15 am
Seminar Opportunities
Morning Seminar 1
Morning Seminar 2
Seminar Sessions

If you’d like to sponsor one of our Seminar Sessions, please get in touch with the team.

  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Effective Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Efficiency
  • Public Procurement – Leveraging AI for Public Services
  • Smart procurement in a post-Covid world
  • Driving cost savings and transformation through shared services
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Collaborative Procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Getting to grips with cloud based procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Risk management and legislation
  • Information security in procurement
Hosted by Xerox

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Hosted by DocuSign

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1:00 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

During this break why not join one of four Fireside Chats & Roundtables

These sessions are open to all attendees and will allow you to drive your own learning and share experiences with others on a number of different subject areas in smaller, more interactive breakout rooms:

  • Purchasing with Purpose – how can we shift towards sustainable and ethical business
  • 2021 and beyond – what are the top priorities for the procurement function?
  • How can cloud-based procurement help protect your business?
  • How to partner with suppliers to drive value
  • Embedding Counter Fraud into the Commercial Lifecycle
  • Understanding dynamic purchasing systems
  • Helping you deliver Social Value in your procurement process?
  • Tech Procurement in Public Sector
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
1:50 pm
Afternoon Seminar 1
Afternoon Seminar 2
Afternoon Seminar 3
Afternoon Seminar 4
Hosted by Adyen

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Hosted by Content Guru

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Hosted by twice2much

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Data Protection Trends in 2021 and how they are effecting Public Sector organisations

Veeam Software logo

 

As our societies become increasingly data-centric and more public services than ever are now online; data privacy, security and availability have never been so important. The diverse array of individuals and organisations public authorities deal with must interact with each other and look up information in a secure and seamless way.

In this session we will explore the current state of data management, protection and disaster recovery practices in some of our local councils and outline key learnings and recommendations to enable you to deal with your data more effectively.

Katherine Szelesi
Katherine Szelesi
Enterprise Account Executive
Veeam
Confirmed
Polina Shloido
Polina Shloido
Territory Manager
Veeam
Confirmed
Cath Parry
Cath Parry
Territory Manager
Veeam
Confirmed
2:20 pm
Afternoon Streams

Choose the sessions that best suit your interests this afternoon, as we break out into three streams – Central GovernmentLocal Government and Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement

2:20 pm
Central Government Stream
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Challenges and Opportunities in 2021 - Adapting to Change Through Unprecedented Times
  • Responding to Covid-19 and facilitating the transition to the future system of public procurement
  • Leveling the playing field for SME’s supplying to the public sector
  • Strengthening social values, modern slavery and sustainability in our solutions
  • Power to your procurement – Supporting the government’s ambitions around Carbon Net Zero – what does it mean for your estates, energy and infrastructure?
Simon Tse
Simon Tse
Chief Executive Officer
Crown Commercial Service
Confirmed
Supplier Risk Management

This presentation will describe the innovative approach used by Essex County Council to collate publicly available data and internal intelligence to create a holistic view of supplier risk in the social care sector. It will describe how this model has been used to proactively manage risk and target interventions to help the market recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Steve Ede
Steve Ede
Head of Procurement
Essex County Council
Confirmed
Case Study: Manchester City Council’s Approaches to Commissioning and Procurement

Exploring Manchester City Council’s approach to recovery initiatives from the pandemic and carbon reduction through new approaches to commissioning and procurement activity.

Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement
Manchester City Council
Confirmed
2:40 pm
Central Government Stream
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Stream Sponsor Session
Stream Sponsor Session
Stream Sponsor Session
3:00 pm
Central Government Stream
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Case Study: Contract Management: Supplier Management and Contract Exit

An award-winning government department will discuss their approach to integrating commercial, delivery and finance teams across contracts and suppliers. They will cover complex supply chains and contract exit to demonstrate the benefits of collaboration.

Garry Chambers MBE FCCA MCIPS FIEP
Garry Chambers MBE FCCA MCIPS FIEP
Associate Commercial Practitioner
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals
Confirmed
Mark Leigh
Mark Leigh
Deputy Director, Head of Employment Services Category
Department for Work and Pensions and Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals
Confirmed
Local Government in Focus – Collaborative Procurement
  • Benefits of collaborative procurement 
  • How the changing working landscape can benefit collaborativeworking 
  • How shared services can help you deliver your procurement outcomes 
  • How do you know how well a shared service is operating and can it do even more? 
Nichola Cooke
Nichola Cooke
Assistant Director (Development)
STAR Procurement
Confirmed
Driving Sustainable Value in Post Covid Recovery – The Challenge Ahead
  • Meeting the local government challenge through COVID-19 
  • Examining the evolving financial pressures on local government 
  • What support can be provided from central government?  
  • Effective innovative ways to delivering new services and to meet responsibilities for supporting financial sustainability across the sector 
Rosie Pearson
Rosie Pearson
Corporate Director
Local Partnerships
Confirmed
3:20 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

3:50 pm
Panel: Procurement as an Innovation Driver

The recent Green Paper acknowledged that Public Procurement has “significant potential as a strategic lever to drive innovation in the UK” but offered a limited range of proposals in response. In this session, we bring together speakers with global experience in innovation procurement to show how it can boost innovative products and services, engage inventive providers, nurture start-ups, and grow innovation hubs across the UK. They will consider how strategic procurement can underpin ambitions for post COVID recovery, levelling up, and meeting zero carbon goals.

Malcolm Harbour CBE
Malcolm Harbour CBE
Associate
Connected Places Catapult
Confirmed
Dr Ian Brotherston
Dr Ian Brotherston
Head of Public Sector Innovation Strategy
Innovate UK (part of UKRI)
Confirmed
4:20 pm
Panel: The Procurement Vision for the Public Sector – Forecasting the Future
  • Developing standards and capabilities for better procurement
  • Collaborating to develop procurement-related expertise across the public sector
  • The Strategic Importance of procurement in responding to the challenges facing public authorities, especially in delivering zero carbon goals
  • The need to integrate procurement into innovation policy, its effectiveness in exploiting new technologies and supporting inventive companies, especially SMEs
  • How procurement can boost “levelling up” by becoming the core programme for regional innovation hubs
Georgina Aplin
Georgina Aplin
Deputy Director, Local Government Commercial
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Confirmed
Darren Knowd
Darren Knowd
Chief Procurement Officer
Durham County Council
Confirmed
Malcolm Harbour CBE
Malcolm Harbour CBE
Associate
Connected Places Catapult
Confirmed
Samantha Butler
Samantha Butler
Head of Social Value Skills and Engagement, Commercial Policy
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
5:00 pm
End of Day 1
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation summit platform.

Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools during the day.

9:40 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Benjamin Taylor
Benjamin Taylor
Chief Executive
Public Service Transformation Academy
Confirmed
9:50 am
Opening Keynote: Planning for the Future - Public Sector Reform and Public Procurement

As we move through 2021, a new procurement regime, no longer bound by EU Directives will be put in place, aiming to promoting British business and the local economy. In this session we will look at the impact of Brexit on public procurement

Sam Rowbury
Sam Rowbury
Director, Commercial Policy
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
10:10 am
Session Hosted by our Platinum Sponsor

Full session details TBC. If you’d like to sponsor a speaking session  please get in touch with the team.

10:30 am
Digital Accessibility
Complex Transactions
Public Sector Digital Accessibility: What you Need to Know
  • Introduction to accessibility regulation
  • Understanding the digital accessibility regulations
  • Outline accessibility responsibilities of those procuring websites/apps
  • Top tips for those responsible for procuring accessible website/apps and how to manage the relationship with suppliers to ensure products deliver meet legal standards and maximise the benefits to users
Richard Morton
Richard Morton
Head of Accessibility for Government at Central Digital and Data Office
Government Digital Service
Confirmed
Complex Transactions
Max Cairnduff
Max Cairnduff
Director, Complex Transactions Team
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

11:30 am
Contract Management
Modern Antislavery
Panel: The Art of Successful Contract Management
  • Transforming public procurement through better contract management
  • Achieving better outcomes and performance from your suppliers with the latest guidance, tools and techniques
  • Best practice in contract management – challenges and successes
  • The future of contract management
Nicola Holderness
Nicola Holderness
Associate Programme Director
Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)
Confirmed
Karen Lawrence
Karen Lawrence
Associate Commercial Specialist
Government Commercial Organisation
Confirmed
Modern Antislavery
Dr Akilah Jardine
Dr Akilah Jardine
Research Fellow in Antislavery Business and Communities
The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Panel: Creating resilient and sustainable local economies through procurement
  • With the economic impact of COVID-19 already impacting regions and localities, this panel session explores the way procurement can help local economies to promote employment creation and regenerate.
  • Procurement as an enabler for employment and economic sustainability
  • The impact of COVID-19 on different sectors and demographics
  • Challenges with local supply chains in terms of capability, skills and product
  • Mapping spending and local impact
  • Raising living standards of localities and their residents
  • Cultivating participation and citizen engagement
Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement
Manchester City Council
Confirmed
Chanelle Busby
Chanelle Busby
Service Lead - Commercial and Procurement
Exeter City Council 
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Seminar Sessions

If you’d like to sponsor one of our Seminar Sessions, please get in touch with the team.

  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Effective Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Efficiency
  • Public Procurement – Leveraging AI for Public Services
  • Smart procurement in a post-Covid world
  • Driving cost savings and transformation through shared services
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Collaborative Procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Getting to grips with cloud based procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Risk management and legislation
  • Information security in procurement
1:00 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

During this break why not join one of four Fireside Chats & Roundtables

These sessions are open to all attendees and will allow you to drive your own learning and share experiences with others on a number of different subject areas in smaller, more interactive breakout rooms:

  • Purchasing with Purpose – how can we shift towards sustainable and ethical business
  • 2021 and beyond – what are the top priorities for the procurement function?
  • How can cloud-based procurement help protect your business?
  • How to partner with suppliers to drive value
  • Embedding Counter Fraud into the Commercial Lifecycle
  • Understanding dynamic purchasing systems
  • Helping you deliver Social Value in your procurement process?
  • Tech Procurement in Public Sector
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
1:45 pm
People and Talent
Children’s Services
Panel: People and Talent: The Changing Role of Procurement
  • Sourcing the best procurement talent
  • Implementing effective talent management to develop existing talent
  • Diversifying the profession
  • Workforce planning and management
Alyson Brett
Alyson Brett
Managing Director
NHS Commercial Solutions
Confirmed
Children’s Services Case Study
Andrew Rome
Andrew Rome
Director, Revolution Consulting
Author of LGA commissioned report on 'Profitmaking and Risk in Independent Children’s Social Care Placement Providers'
Confirmed
2:15 pm
Afternoon Keynote
Martin Reeves
Martin Reeves
Chief Executive
Coventry City Council
Confirmed
2:40 pm
Supply Chain Resilience
Commissioning
Panel: Supply Chain Resilience in a Post-Brexit World

Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic are changing the priorities of many supply chain leaders. In this new and uncertain environment there is a real need to balance value and efficiency with resilience. We discuss:

  • Key strategies supply chain leaders should look to in order to build more resilience
  • Planning and provisioning for risks
  • Building visibility, protecting supply and designing a more resilient supply chain network
  • Developing robust contract and supplier management strategies that improve procurement of critical products and services
  • The need for collaboration and engagement between all parties in a supply chain
  • Reflecting broader goals linked to resource efficiency, climate change, social responsibility and economic resilience
Mark Roscrow MBE
Mark Roscrow MBE
Programme Director, Procurement Services
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Confirmed
Dr Akilah Jardine
Dr Akilah Jardine
Research Fellow in Antislavery Business and Communities
The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham
Confirmed
Panel: Commissioning
3:15 pm
End of Conference for 2021