|09:00 - 09:30||Refeshments and Networking in the Exhibitor Zone|
|09:30- 10:00||Welcome and introduction|
|10:00 - 11:00||Keynote Speaker|
|11:00 - 11:30
||Morning Coffee in the Exhibitor Zone - networking with Keynote|
|11:35 -12:15||Breakout sessions - Tracks one and Two|
|12:20 - 13:00||Breakout sessions - Tracks one and Two
|13:00 - 14:00||Buffet Lunch - Meet the Exhibitors|
|14:00 - 14:40||Breakout sessions - Tracks one and Two|
|14:45 - 15:25||Plenary session
|15:25 - 15:45||Coffee and Afternoon tea - Meet the Exhibitors|
|15:45 - 16:30||AP Awards, Prize Giving & Champagne reception|
|16:30 - 17:00||Closing|
|Track One: P2P Transformation Track Two: Leadership|
Opening Keynote - Ben Fogle
Adventurer, Royal Navy Reserve, author, Countrywise presenter and NBC news correspondent Ben Fogle will open the day's sessions. With a waxwork in Madame Tussauds, a front row seat the Royal Wedding, Ben is a popular and excellent speaker. His achievements include rowing the Atlantic in forty-nine days and crossing Antarctica in a 500 mile footrace to the South Pole, as well as winning a three-round celebrity charity boxing match for BBC Sport Relief and completing the Marathon Des Sables – a 160mile race across the Sahara Desert, not to mention presenting on Crufts! His experiences often challenge what we think of as possible, and his test of endurance are truly an inspiration.
What's Next For Robotic Process Automation? - Andrew Burgess
Any company that uses labour on a large scale for general knowledge process work, where people are performing high-volume, highly transactional process functions, will boost their capabilities and save money and time with robotic process automation software. Just as industrial robots are remaking the manufacturing industry by creating higher production rates and improved quality, RPA “robots” are revolutionising the way we think about and administer business processes. These days, smart robots have the power to replace human effort across processes end-to-end rather than earlier robots that simply focused on a specific part of a task. Join this session to understand where RPA fits in with your organisation, how you can prepare, and the benefits to be gained.
How to Win at AP and Get Noticed - Jo Whitehead, Head of Payables, Network Rail
Being a publicly listed company, Network Rail needs as much insight into their P2P processing as possible. But in the past, a decentralised and fragmented system led to a lack of visibility and missed chances for cost savings and efficiencies. Join this session to uncover the 5 key steps Network Rail took on their journey to P2P champions, which KPIs you need to measure for success and what that success looks like. Then learn how to shout about it, and the surprising reasons why you should!
Where Next for Prompt Payment Initiatives? - Philip King, CEO CICM
The latest research points to more than one in ten small businesses being forced to wait over 90 days to get paid by their suppliers. Despite industry efforts to eliminate the problem, including strengthening the Prompt Payment Code backed by 1,800 UK businesses, three per cent of UK SMEs report having to wait four months (120 days) for payment in their contract terms, introducing unnecessary risk into the supply chain in the process.
The Prompt Payment Code Advisory board was set up in 2014, with the remit of supporting and advising on the strengthening of the Prompt Payment Code that encourages businesses to pay their suppliers within 60 days, and move towards 30 days as a norm. But with the new Small Business Minister, Margot James signalling a tougher approach, what next for businesses that fail to comply?
Easier, Better, Faster - Transform your Finance for success - Michael Ryan
What does financial transformation look like to your organisation? When do you know that it's been a success? Michael will use this session to highlight some of the outcomes you should be heading towards, and how to map success along the way. Using his highly interactive presentation style, he'll use his experience as a finance transformation expert to bring the topic to life, for you to carry back to your own organisations.
How Compliance and Culture can Impact the Lifeblood of P2P Processing - Dan Foley, Director Finance SS Keir Group
Uncover how to take a leadership role over your data, and not just pay lip service. Learn the importance of getting the basics right and understand the emotional impact of data. The "it will do" approach will no longer cut it. Understand the parts Procurement and Finance play in creating a rich environment for data analysis to support business outcomes.
Is Purchase to Pay Fraud Impossible to Prevent? Mary Schaeffer
Could your organisation be susceptible to fraud? Perhaps it's one of the 44% that's fallen victim to some degree of fraud over the last three years. With almost weekly reports of fraudulent activity, sometimes it can seem that our ability to thwart attacks are never going to be enough. Join this session to find out how you are susceptible to fraud, and how to scan your team for the signs. Discover why the vendor account presents one of the easiest ways to steal from the company, and how to identify different types of fraud across the procure-to-pay process. Find out how report surveillance has been shown to reduce fraud by 66% while dropping detection timeframes by 50%. Hear how cost-cutting reviews can become an effective defense against fraud
IP over P2P - How Blockchain will Transform P2P - Peter Loughlin, Director Purchasing Insight
It’s been called the most important, most disruptive technology you’ve never heard of but if you haven’t heard of Blockchain, you’ll have certainly heard of its killer app – bitcoin. Blockchain, the underlying technology of bitcoin, has been attracting a great deal of attention over the last twelve months and there are very few industries or areas of business that will not be profoundly affected by it over the coming years. There are a number of important use cases emerging that indicate that the application of Blockchain will dramatically affect purchase to pay (P2P) and supply chains.