Conference Day One Programme 10th August 2016 

8.00am Registration opens

9.00am: Conference ChairGary Kennedy


Gary Kennedy, Managing Director, Correct Food Systems

9.10am: Global Market OutlookNick Peksa

Food & Agri-business Sector

  • Key drivers affecting global supply and demand for food
  • Opportunities and risks for key commodities
  • Exploring local vs. global commodities
  • The future of Food

Nick Peksa, Business Development Director, Mintec

9.50am: Australian food market intelligenceTrish Gleeson

Latest research and findings

  • National and international issues affecting food commodities
  • Outlook for key food key commodities – Dairy, Meat  and Grains  
  • Meat and livestock — creating value through the supply chains

Trish Gleeson, ABARES

10.30am: Morning Tea and Networking

11.00am: Food TrendsSarah Hyland

What are the emerging food trends and the implications for procurement and supply

  • Key trends that will drive consumer food choice
  • Consumer expectations for sustainability and responsible sourcing

Sarah Hyland, General Manager – Industry Services, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology AIFST

11.40am: Food Procurement StrategyAdel Salman

  • Unlocking competitive advantage through world class procurement in the food and beverage sector
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Factoring in customer driven requirements
  • Building a total cost of ownership framework
  • Challenging the status quo, internally and with suppliers

Adel Salman, Head of Supply Chain, Bega Cheese Limited

12.20pm: Lunch



1.20pm: Contracting & Negotiating in the FMCG SectorFederico Bettini

Balancing the ability to have the best of both worlds – guaranteed supply at the best prices

  • The challenges of securing long-term supply contracts
  • Price
  • Best practice in governance and probity

Federrico Bettini, Director of Strategic Procurement, Lion Nathan

2.00pm: Panel Discussion: Food Buyers procurement perspectives – areas for Chai Alexiou 150collaboration, cooperation and efficiencyThomas Tuszynski

  • Opportunities and challenges – hospitality, retailers, wholesalers etc

Thomas Tuszynski, Group Category Manager – Food & Beverage, Crown Resorts Limited
Chai Alexiou, Executive Director, Supply Chain Compass-Group

2.40pm: Supply Chain Management and Tools for Managing Risk – Facilitated Round-table discussionsJayne Roodhouse Peta Wilkinson

  • The risk to an organisation’s brand of a failure in supply chain management can be catastrophic, particularly in the area of Food Procurement.
  • Is complying with standards sufficient or are further measures necessary?
  • What innovative ways of supply chain management are being employed in order to manage risk?
  • What, if any, are the gaps and the blind spots that remain? Now and in the future?

Peta Wilkinson, Global Customer Experience Manager, SAI Global
Jayne Roodhouse, Principal Consultant , fourt2 consulting

3.40pm: Afternoon Tea and Networking 

4.10pm:  What does Procurement need to know about claims on Nutrition & Health Food Labels?Rachael Sutton

  • Recap on the new standards for nutrition
  • What constitutes a health and nutrition claim
  • How to reduce the risk of misleading and deceptive claims about food


Rachael Sutton, Partner, Holman Webb Lawyers

4.50pm: Supply Chain Risk: Challenges, Blindspots and Opportunities in Food SafetyKimberley CoffinPaul Oh

  • Managing supplier risk versus supply risk
  • Understanding the evolving challenge of supply chain risk
  • Identifying the priorities and enablers of managing supply chain risk
  • Bridging the gap between procurement and quality
  • Dealing with risk management blindspots

Paul Oh, Global Product Manager., SAI Global
Kimberly Coffin, Director, Global Accounts, APAC. SAI Global

5.30pm: Closing remarks from The Chair

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Networking Cocktail ReceptionMintec_logo_primary rebranded 150



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