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Event Date Tue Nov 5 +07 (about 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Nov 5 1:30am - Tue Nov 5 5:30am
Location Summer Hill
1106 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Region APAC

For many companies in Thailand, services account for one-third of every purchasing dollar spent. And yet, few companies have standardized procedures specifically designed for the complexities of services procurement. Often, the result is excessive costs, drawn-out purchasing cycle times, and inconsistent workflow procedures.

Many companies in Thailand have started to realize the inefficiencies in their services purchasing and they are now increasingly targeting business services as an area for cost cutting. Learn how leading-edge companies who are bringing a degree of professionalism to define and manage this category eventually uncover a gold mine of potential savings.

This unique forum is where you can find out how to cut costs and achieve organizational excellence from strategic sourcing to spend management initiatives, with proven strategies from your peers real-life lessons.

Featuring all new speakers and case studies, best practices and the latest updates within the indirect procurement role, this forum is an event you cannot miss!

Why Attend this Event?

Did you know that depending of the industry, 30% to 80% of all procurement is services-related? (CAPS Research). Indirect expenditure is the unavoidable cost of doing business but imagine the benefits of an effective services spend!

Taking place once a year, this forum is designed to share new ideas for cutting costs and optimizing your indirect services procurement efforts in Thailand.

At this unique event, you will be able to translate your knowledge about sourcing and buying tangible goods into the services arena, and uncover hidden savings in the process…

Categories to be discussed: accounting or financial services, advertising, payroll & benefits, consulting, logistics, human capital, IT, insurance, legal, outsourcing, relocation, telecom, training, travel, fleet, utility services, waste and cleaning, etc…

5 Top Reasons to Attend:
> In just one day, get 10+ new case studies that will help you think in new ways to develop your indirect procurement in Thailand and get the results you want.
> Get diverse perspectives and access new experiences offered by heads of indirect sourcing and procurement from various sectors and industries.
> Hear real-life stories of indirect transformation in the region, enabling you to take away ideas that apply to your team or projects.
> Meet some of the most experienced indirect pros during our networking breakfast, buffet lunch and the various networking coffee/tea breaks during the day.
> Develop yourself professionally by accessing the team from the Global Supply Chain Council, Asia’s largest supply chain professional organization.

Round tables and networking time are built into the schedule to allow you time to find out how your colleagues are leveraging the power of indirect services spend optimization.

Who Should Attend?

The Indirect Procurement Forum builds on GSCC’s reputation as the Asia’s leading professional organization gathering a growing, diverse and dynamic community of C-level executives, featuring the biggest names in indirect procurement and category management.

This program is designed for procurement, purchasing and sourcing professionals responsible for not only acquiring indirect categories, but also for developing the procurement strategies in Thailand. Team leaders, project managers and members of supply chain cross-functional teams will also profit from this unique event.

The event will bring together Directors, Manager and Heads of:
– Indirect Procurement/Purchasing
– Strategic and Global Sourcing
– Category Management
– Supplier Relationship Management
– Supply Chain Management

In addition, this forum will deliver:
> Access to dozens of executives from world-class organizations actively seeking intimate and relevant benchmarking opportunities
> The most current content, as shaped by year-round interactions with indirect professionals in Thailand and the rest of Asia
> Interesting case studies that allow attendees valuable insight into how the latest indirect savings and margin improvements were achieved.

Topics to be discussed
–Leveraging Technology Disruption for Indirect Procurement with Clay Miller, Senior Executive Advisor, CIO Academy Asia
–How eProcurement can Deliver Huge Advantage and Benefit to Companies, Apisit Kuparatana, Managing Director, Pantavanij
–Phaka Khumrueangwong, ASEAN Regional Indirect Purchasing Segment Leader, Valeo
–International Practice of Indirect Procurement, Pavel Serebrakov, Procurement/Purchasing Senior Manager, Coral Club International

Topics to be discussed during include among others:
– Indirect spend best practices in Thailand
– How to develop great services RFPs
– Talent management in indirect procurement
– How to adjust indirect procurement strategy under currency changes
– Applying strategic sourcing principles to indirect procurement
– Developing services contracts that work in Indonesia
– Strategies to source/manage travel & expense, hotel, airlines, fleet, logistics services, marketing, telecom, legal, etc…
– Examples of indirect procurement transformations
– Bridging the gap between indirect procurement and IT


2019 Speakers

Clay Miller
Senior Executive Advisor, CIO Academy Asia

Apisit Kuparatana
Managing Director, Pantavanij

Phaka Khumrueangwong
ASEAN Regional Indirect Purchasing Segment Leader , Valeo

Pavel Serebrakov
Procurement and Purchasing Senior Manager, Coral Club International

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Supporters

• Chain Media
• SupplyChains Magazine