invites you to
2019 Members Forum: New Year- New Opportunities
Join us for our annual members forum as we welcome 2019 – make new resolutions, reflect on the past, and bring together our community of corporates, businesses and partners.
We have curated an afternoon of engaging conversation, insightful information and a collaborative atmosphere for our members to work together and build new connections.
Save this date for 2019 to your diary!
13:30 – Registration & Arrival Refreshments
14:00 – Welcome, 2018 report and 2019 plans at MSDUK
- Mayank Shah, CEO, MSDUK
- Ben Ngobi, Procurement Sustainability Lead, Accenture & Co-Chair, MSDUK Board of Directors
Ben Ngobi leads Accenture’s Global Procurement Sustainability, as well as its Northern Europe Supplier Inclusion & Diversity programs. Ben is responsible for the strategy to embed environmental, social and governance factors into purchasing decisions, working closely with multiple stakeholders in the company.
15:30 – Making the most of MSDUK network
Q&A with panel of successful businesses, corporate members and partners
16:00 – Engaging with Start-ups – Opportunities and challenges for Corporations
- Kathryn Molloy, Head of Innovation Services, Digital Catapult
Kathryn manages the delivery of Innovation activities, bridging the gap between corporates, start-ups, industry, government and academic partners.
16:45 – Inclusion of under-represented businesses in Public Procurement: New ‘Social Value’ contracts to revolutionise government procurement:
- Cabinet Office/ Crown Commercial Service Representative
17:15 – Closing remarks
- James Lloyd, Procurement Director, CBRE & Co-Chair, MSDUK Board of Directors
James is an experienced procurement and supply chain professional having held roles covering mature blue chip environments and greenfield procurement setups; in manufacturing, professional services and FMCG sectors; and in both publicly listed and venture capital backed companies
17:30 – Networking Reception
19:00 – Close