Thursday, 3 December, 2020

Before Corona we were pressing on the new normal! After Corona, the new normal will fade away before it fully arrives, now what lies ahead is The next normal! By acting early, boldly and being decisive, Procurement leaders can accelerate their after corona transformation and reach the next normal sooner.

In a rapidly evolving situation, as with the COVID-19 virus, procurement leaders need perspective to ensure they take the right actions for their organizations, employees, shareholders and themselves. The 2-hour discussion, “The Black Swan Menace & the Procurement Crackdown” will focus on cutting-edge & revolutionary strategies that can help procurement teams in fighting pandemic situations, making it a game-changer for businesses and rightly proving a value-added center for profit.

The pandemic’s far-reaching effects have weighed heavily on the health and well-being of employees and jeopardized livelihoods and economic lifelines in various communities.

Procurement leaders will have to perform extraordinary measures to ensure business continuity.


  • Fighting the pandemic: Innovation during crisis and panelist response to Covid-19
  • Managing critical supplier relationships through uncertainty
  • Managing critical supplier risk through uncertainty
  • Talent management
  • Business continuity
  • Managing and amending existing contracts
  • Functional management in the short and long term


Razum Rajan CPSCM™
Editor- CPO Innovation

Steve Hrubala
EGM, Chief Property & Procurement Officer
National Australia Bank Limited

Suresh T H
Sourcing & Supply Chain Director, India

Dinesh Kumar CPSCM™
Sr. Director – Global Procurement
HCL Technologies

Rahul Gupta
Vice President – Planning, Procurement and Contract Mfg.

Nat Parameswaran
Group Vice President, Global Procurement & Supply Chain
USG Boral Building Products Sdn. Bhd

Shailesh Thanki CPSCM™
Chief Procurement Officer
Axis Bank

Pradeep Vedula
Chief Procurement Officer
Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.


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