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  • Tuesday 6th August 2019




  • • Lean-agile procurement: what is it…. and what isn’t it? • When might it be the right answer….and when might it not? • Re-positioning Procurement as Problem Solvers, rather than Police • Focusing on Value – but whose value?

  • Panel discussion featuring: Moderator: Sue Dixon, Solutions Consultant, Zeren Panellists: • Mark Jones, General Manager Group Procurement, ASB Bank • Laurence Pidcock, CPO, Ministry of Education • Katherine Little, Manager Facilities, Property and Procurement, Finance + Performance, MBIE


  • In business we have become numb to PowerPoint presentations and so have our stakeholders. In this interactive session we will introduce and use interactive techniques and tools to help you wow even your fiercest critics, get their involvement, and better yet, get them to see the value of procurement and you! Seth Godin quote: “Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator." Procurement is art but it is experienced - not seen. While many of you think that you don’t have authority to do something different, you do in so many ways… sure like designing a car, there are some other universal principals you have to adhere to… like gravity, the rest is up to you.” Be different, break the Mould and have fun!!!

  • In order to provide young people who enter the youth justice system on remand with a greater chance of successful outcomes, Oranga Tamariki has been developing community-based options such as ‘remand care homes’, which provide a secure and positive environment where young people can get the support they need to get their lives back on track. Historically, traditional methods of procuring social services have generally disadvantaged smaller, community providers, particularly Iwi / Māori organisations. Hear how Oranga Tamariki designed an award winning procurement process that identified a partner that had the proven capacity and capability around whanaungatanga, whakapapa and mana tamaiti, and the potential to co-design and deliver a successful youth remand service.


  • Agile has been a key theme for SaaS providers for a number of years, enabling rapid development and implementation of software solutions. What lessons can procurement draw from this that might help them to deliver better, faster outcomes?

  • Reverse auctions are an internationally proven purchasing method where suppliers compete to negotiate the purchase price. Andrea will talk about a reverse auction platform that complements buyers’ purchasing methods, saves time and can be used to buy a wide range of products and services.

  • • Learn the cre8ive thinking skills used by innovators throughout the world in this highly interactive session. • Understand why we get stuck in ruts and how Lateral Thinking creates new ‘aha moments’ • Walk away with the skills to think outside the box – vital for exploring better ways to deliver value



  • Is there a danger that in seeking to break the mould that we ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’? What should we keep and what should we let go? When might it be best to adopt traditional procurement methods and when might we look to rip up the rule book?