Conference Day Two  

The programme below is from the Aged Care Procurement 2017 conference – the 2018 programme is still in development and promises to be even bigger and better!

8.00am: Registration

9.00am: Welcome and introduction from Chair

Jennie Vickers, Director Australia and New Zealand, International Association for Contract & Commercial Management IACCM





9.05am: Driving the procurement function to the strategic levelAlison Connell

  • The Aged Care sector is increasingly looking to procurement as a strategic way to advance organisation performance.
  • Strategies: increasing procurement value and delivering cost savings

Allison Connell, Procurement Category Manager, Bupa Aged Care

9.45am: Ccontracting and procurement in aged care – insights and lessons to shareAlison Choy Flannigan

  • Contracts key issues
  • Tenders
  • Latest developments in CDC implications for procurement

Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner Corporate & Commercial, Health aged care and life sciences, Holman Webb

10.30am: Morning networking break and exhibition viewing time

11.00am: CASE STUDY waste managementmichael-hardgrave150w

Goodwin Aged Care procurement innovation case study on waste management cost reduction

  • Initial situation and the rationalisation of waste management contracts
  • How we achieved procurement outcomes of reduced costs but improved services

Michael Hardgrave, Procurement & Contracts Manager, Goodwin Aged Care

11.40am: Automating compliance to reduce risk

  • Its normal to procure/contract with specialist providers in the aged care industry but Regulations require us to KNOW we are compliant to standards even if we are not the ones delivering the service
  • Systems and automation can assist you to KNOW you are compliant to regulation always
  • The very nature of automation makes this efficient and cost effective to lower risk

Chris Wilson, Managing Director, Contracts Online Pty Ltd

12.00pm: Wellness & Allied Health procurement and how to manage external service contractors

Michael Peachey, CEO, Wellness & lifestyle Aged Care Services

12.20pm: Lunch


1.00pm: Exhibition Viewing Time

1.30pm: Benefits realised through achieving a balance between clinical and commercial requirementsdarren-clarkekaren-bennett-photo-150w



Karen Bennett, Care Governance and Quality Advisor, Blue Care
Darren Clark, Category Lead, Blue Care

2.10pm: How to improve stakeholder engagement across the whole organisation and what procurement Eu-Gene Laumanagers need to know about stakeholder engagement

  • How do we identify and classify your key stakeholders?
  • Different approaches to adopt when engaging stakeholders
  • Key tips and strategies when presenting to stakeholders
  • Stakeholder involvement in a change management process

Eu-Gene Lau, Procurement Manager , Integratedliving Australia Ltd

2.50pm: Networking break and exhibition viewing time

3.20pm: Nutricia presentation – Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition Health Economics

Oral Nutrition Supplements can provide significant cost savings and improved quality of life for patients in aged care


Julie Lowe, Medical Affairs Manager Frailty- Australia & NZ

3.50pm: Procurement – the essential key to a positive food experienceLeanne SingletonJ Krassie150w

  • Food as a differentiator in the Aged Care sector
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Food expectation and food experience
  • Food safety and food fraud considerations

Jacquie Krassie, J Krassie & Associates
Leanne Singleton, Food safety consultant, FoodSure

4.30pm: Session TBC

5.00pm: Closing remarks and close of conference

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