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  CPO FORUM SPECIAL EDITION 2012    
 

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CPO Forum 2013
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Set aside 15 – 16 May 2013 when the 6th Annual Asia-Pacific CPO Forum will return to Melbourne. 

Remember, if you’d like to expose your CFO/CEO to the sort of transformational thinking that is coming out of procurement, be sure to block-out these dates in their diary too!

For more information, contact Sponsorship and Events Manager, Julie Egonidis, on +61 3 9654 4900, or via julie.egonidis@thefaculty.com.au.

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Just keeping up is not enough

“If God designed a website,” mused Peter Williams, Director of Deloitte Digital, “Twitter is precisely what he would have designed.”  

Arguably the hottest topic at this year’s CPO Forum, Williams, something of a social media evangelist, believes that when it comes to social media, procurement either needs to get on board, or get out of the way!

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Daring to succeed
The Cas and Jonesy story

“Adventure is an activity with an unknown outcome,” says James Castrission, who along with pal Justin Jones makes up the inspirational young duo better known as ‘Cas & Jonesy’.   

Still suffering the effects of frostbite and extreme deprivation, Cas & Jonesy enthralled and awed delegates with their latest adventure which saw them trek over 2200km from the edge of Antarctica to the bottom of the earth and back, completely unassisted.

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Myth versus reality

For the first time since the GFC, the Asia-Pacific CPO Forum started with an unexpectedly upbeat assessment of the economic climate. 

“There are a lot of fear mongers out there,” acknowledges Phil Ruthven, Director of Ibis World and opening keynote speaker, “The trouble for bearish journalists, however, is that the economic facts simply ruin a good story”.  

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My Forum takeaways
Deanna Lomas

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

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New Faculty website launched
Your destination for Procurement Knowledge

Make sure you add www.thefaculty.com.au to your favourites – it’s the new go-to place for procurement knowledge. 

Visit new Faculty website to:
• Register for the Procurement Executive Program and other   Training Programs 
• Stay up to date with Faculty Events
• Search The Library for procurement insights and research from our leading Consultants.

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My Forum takeaways
Tom Verghese

Tom Verghese, Director and Principal Consultant at Cultural Synergies, delivered a Forum workshop on ‘fine turning your cultural intelligence for effective global leadership’ challenging delegates to consider how diversity and inclusion can enhance organisational performance. 

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BRW features CPO of the Year

Keep an eye out for this week’s edition of BRW magazine, where 2012 CPO of the Year, Sharyn Scriven, will be profiled. 

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My Forum takeaways
Alexandra Goffey

Recently promoted to Senior Consultant within The Faculty, Alexandra Goffey shares her perceptions of this year’s Forum.

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