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Attend the CPO Forum in 2013

Registrations are now open for The 6th Asia-Pacific CPO Forum, The Mansion Hotel & Spa, Werribee Park, Victoria.  

Be one of the first 10 non-members to pre-register and you will save $400 on the standard rate. 



Speaker Preview

The CPO Forum attracts the most dynamic business and thought leaders from across the globe. 

Speakers already confirmed for 2013 include: 

David Lamont
Executive Director and the CFO of MMG and former CFO of OZ Minerals

Brad Howarth
Professional journalist, speaker and co-author of 'A Faster Future'

Craig Harper
Leading presenter, educator, coach and commentator in the areas of health, fitness and personal development

Don Argus
Chairman of the Australia Advisory Board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, former Chairman, BHP Billiton

Tim Harcourt 
JW Nevile Fellow in Economics, UNSW and author of The Airport Economist

Lisa Martin 
Former Senior Vice President and Global CPO, Pfizer

Adam Elliot
Academy Award Winner, Animated Film Writer and Director

Dr. Ian O. Williamson 
Associate Dean, International Relations, Director of the Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre

James Adonis
Employee Engagement Specialist and Business Writer

Dr Stuart Palmer
Head of The Practice, St James Ethics Centre

The Location

The 2013 CPO Forum will be held at the historic Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park. Situated just 30 minutes from the CBD and 40 minutes from Tullamarine airport, the venue boasts 10 acres of manicured gardens, historic seminary and the spectacular Italianate mansion, dating back to the 1870s.


Shaken, not stirred

The world has changed. Political, social and economic structures have shifted and entire industries have been forced to re-evaluate their operating strategies to remain competitive and sustainable. 

Volatility, ambiguity and rapid change are seemingly the only constants in this ‘new normal’ operating environment. 
In this dynamic context, truly remarkable results will be achieved by those organisations that not only withstand the rate of change, but thrive on it.  

Remarkable results will come from more agile commercial leadership; moving fast, lifting productivity and innovating to adapt tried and tested approaches to new realities. 

Once again, The Asia-Pacific CPO Forum will challenge your thinking, inspire your leadership vision and stimulate your networks, enabling you to capitalise on the opportunities that abound in turbulent times.  

Our partners:

ARIBA - An SAP Company

The 2013 event features:

• Forum keynote sessions led by the globe’s most dynamic business thinkers, thought leaders and industry experts

• Panel and group discussions to debate the impact of key trends and issues on procurement 

 Gala networking dinner celebrating procurement’s growing value contribution and providing the opportunity to network with peers and invited senior business leaders. 

Be first to register and save up to $400!

• Pre-Release: $3580 (inc. GST) Available exclusively to Roundtable members and the first 10 non-Roundtable members

• Early Bird: $3780 (inc. GST) Available until 15 March 2013  

• Standard Rate: $3980 (inc. GST). 

Note: Registration fee includes all speakers and activities, all meals throughout the Forum, Gala Conference Dinner on Wednesday 15 May 2013, optional Welcome Dinner on 14 May 2013 and a complimentary bus to and from Tullamarine airport.

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Introducing - The Future Leaders' Forum

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, The Mansion Hotel & Spa, Werribee Park

The only event designed specifically to meet the leadership and development needs of procurement’s rising stars, The Faculty will, for the very first time, be hosting a one-day ‘Future Leaders’ Forum’ in 2013. 

Just like The CPO Forum, this event will challenge and inspire the thinking of future CPOs and expose them to the views of those at the most senior levels of business. 

More details to come!  

Future Leaders’ Focus Group
Do you know a rising star who would like to help shape the Forum program content and speaker line up? Nominate them here.  


Insights from the 2012 Asia-Pacific CPO Forum 

Myth versus Reality

Phil Ruthven, Director of Ibis World and opening keynote speaker, shares his thoughts on the macro economy at the 2012 Asia-Pacific CPO Forum.


Cas and Jonesy - Daring to Succeed

Adventurers ‘Cas and Jonesy’ inspired and challenged CPO Forum delegates to meticulously plan, consult with experts and persevere regardless of the odds.


My Forum Takeaways - Deanna Lomas

Deanna Lomas is the General Manager Supply Chain for Minerals and Metals Group. After attending her first Asia-Pacific CPO Forum, Deanna shares her insights as a procurement leader.


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