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Procurement Strategy VIRTUAL Summit

Efficient crisis leadership & disruptions steering

5 August 2020

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Key Topics

Interview: Best practices on remote working and collaboration

Keynote: Disruption in Supply Chain and Contracts management

Panel Discussion: Leading towards resilience & sustainability for the future

Opening Keynote: Procurement function leadership in times of crisis

Immediate COVID-19 Focus

How does coronavirus influence the speed of new technologies implementation?

Sustainability of procurement, supply chain, and contracts during the crisis

Impact of pandemic depression for specific areas and lessons learned

Pandemic measures as a catalyst for the restructuring of the workforce standards

Flexibility in strategic thinking and crisis management for digital transformation

Crisis communication with customers and new loyalty opportunities

Key Takeaways

How to reduce crisis’s economic impacts, support communities and create new opportunities

Discovering the lessons learned and visions for the future

Exploring digital procurement technologies such as supplier collaboration tools

Debating the benefits of enhanced partnerships and joint ventures after COVID-19

Explore negotiations of contractual clauses & building future sustainability

Learn about new essentials in risk mitigation in supplier collaboration & contracts

How to build resilience & prepare contingency plans to reduce next critical situation

Creating tools to enhance centralized visibility and controls of possible risks



Lalit Dhamija

Chartered Fellow & Direct Associate



Waleed AlSaeedi

Director of Procurement

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, UAE


Fatima Balfaqeeh

Board Member



Mohamed Habib

Vice President, Supply Chain Management

Tabreed, UAE


Samer Abdul Raheem

Regional Procurement Director

Novo Cinemas, UAE


Sam Achampong

Regional Head & General Manager



Bilal Shaykh

Former Group Chief Procurement Officer in Centrica



Arafat El Mourad

Vice President-Head of Strategic Sourcing

Emirates NDB, UAE


Pallab Mukherjee

Head of Head - Compliance & Corporate

Bahrain National Gas Company, Bahrain

Virtual Conference Features | Virtual Event Areas


Be a part of Interactive Presentations & Panels


Main talks & panels of the event are delivered on the Stage.

You will always be notified when the Stage is going live. Just click to participate and you can listen to the keynotes, case studies and panel discussions. You will be able to see all participants attending the event on the right alongside with the general chat and polls.


Join LIVE for Q/A & Discussion with Keynote Speakers & Panelists & create your own session invite people to discuss

Probe Deeper


Sessions is the place for virtual round table discussions, Q&A and workshops.

Up to 20 people can participate in a session with live camera, while others can join in to watch and listen. There is a dedicated session after each presentation for Q/A & Discussion with the speaker. In case that you are missing a topic for discussion, you can always create your own session and invite others. Join Sessions for LIVE participation, discussion with speakers or probing deeper on challenges.


Enjoy interactions with other delegates & get critical connections


The place for “coffee-in-the-lobby” or “standing lunch” conversations and watercooler

The Networking area is the place where you can meet your peers one-on-one. Click to participate, wait till you match with another attendee and get ready for a private video chat for a dedicated time, just like a FaceTime call. You can leave the conversation in anytime and if you and your partner both hit Connect button, you will be connected among your hopin accounts to get in touch in the future. Use breaks to grab your beverage in the comfort of your home or office to have some fun and really connect with others!


Explore innovative solutions for your business


The Expo is dedicated to explore latest innovations and solutions to boost your business.

Virtual booths of Expo give you opportunity to discover ways on how to be more efficient, profitable or just how bring your customers a better experience. Simply enter and find out more either by LIVE presentation or promotional content.