MARCH 2016

Don’t miss out – register now for the 9th Asia-Pacific CPO Forum, to be held at the Hilton South Wharf Hotel in Melbourne on the 18th and 19th of May. The theme? How commercial leaders can enable innovation and embrace a culture of creativity.

Making space for innovation is an ongoing mantra for many CPOs. As we enter the age of disruption, commercial leaders are faced with a choice: seek out innovative solutions to gain competitive advantage, or watch their organisations fall behind. Never before have the stakes been so high, with Procurement teams requiring flexibility, adaptability and a real willingness to change. 

Procurement is uniquely positioned at the gateway to supplier-enabled innovation. Cultivating a culture of innovation means making time to focus on new ideas while balancing cost-consciousness and a complex risk profile, with the ultimate reward of turning your vendors into ‘ideas suppliers. It all depends on your ability to ‘crack the code’ and harness the game-changing potential of supplier innovation. 

Since its launch in 2008, the CPO Forum has established itself as Asia-Pacific’s premier procurement event dedicated to accelerating commercial leadership at the highest level. Julie Egonidis, Senior Manager – Networks at The Faculty, explains:

“The CPO Forum is focused exclusively on inspiring, challenging and developing senior procurement and supply professionals in their roles as commercial leaders. We’ve put together an incredible speaker line up to achieve this – I’d encourage every CPO to register now for this not-to-be-missed event”. 

CPO Forum delegates will hear from an inspirational speaker line-up including:

  • (Pictured) Megan Clark AC, Board Director, Rio Tinto, former CEO, CSIRO
  • Laura Tingle, Political Editor, Financial Review
  • Michael Boyce, Head of Provider Applications, Telstra Health
  • Steve Sammartino, Marketing & Digital Revolutionary 
  • Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent Solutions, Advisory Board Member, Black Sheep Capital.

To register now, visit

For more information contact Program Manager, Belinda Toohey, on +61 3 9654 4900 or via email.​