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An exciting and free-to-attend half-day event that is exclusively designed for procurement and technical managers, offering insights into procurement challenges, digitisation, sustainability and the Singapore shipping marketplace.


14:00 Registration and Badge Collection

14:15 Setting the Scene
A welcome and introduction to the procurement landscape, the global outlook and the issues we face today
Susan Koefoed, IMPA CEO / Stephen Alexander, IMPA COO

14:35 Sustainability in Shipping - The Singapore Perspective
This speech will look at the sustainability agenda for businesses from the Singapore perspective and what businesses can and should be doing to make effective change
Nora Tan, Strategic Development & Sustainability Reporting Manager, Singapore Environment Council (SEC)

15:00 Procurement Challenges - Today & Tomorrow
An open session on the agenda of for procurement and supply chain around sustainability, digitisation and current and future challenges
Chaired by Peter Schellenberger, Managing Director at OSERV, Supply Chain and Services for the OSM Maritime Group, Mikael Karlsson, Group Head of Sales, Francois Marine & Offshore, and a panel made up from the speakers, IMPA CEO Susan Koefoed and representatives of the SEC

15:25 How to Reduce Costs
An experienced procurement manager's perspective on how to reduce supplier prices
Jesper Alex Larsen, Head of Procurement, Anglo Eastern and Managing Director, Ocean Sourcing

15:50 Procurement and Sustainability
The procurement management outlook on a changing world with changing stakeholders and changing demands – this affects you right here, right now
John Beck, Head of Procurement, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

16:15 The Digital Landscape
A look through the procurement lens at the highly topical issue of digitisation, including 3D printing and the management of digitisation in a shipping environment
Vinayakk Sambamurthy, Head of Procurement, Synergy

16:40 Conference Round-up and Debate
A round of the issues raised and an open Q&A session and debate
The afternoon’s speakers, industry experts and guests

17:30 Cocktail Reception
Drinks and nibbles in the exhibition hall

20:00 Close

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