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Leadership Series 2.0: Public Sector

Date:   Jun 17, 2021
Time:   8:30 AM (EDT)
Location:   Zoom Virtual Platform


8:45 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Procurement's Influence on Organizational Effectiveness
  • How does procurement help in playing a role in developing and executing top-line strategies for delivering exceptional service?
  • How does technology adoption influence procurement and contribute to organizational effectiveness?
  • How has the procurement structure evolved during COVID?
  • How do you deal with business and employees in times of crisis?
  • How breaking the barrier of legacy systems and moving to ERP systems help uncover better opportunities, save time, gain efficiency, and positively change internal processes?
  • How is procurement taking feedback from both internal and external stakeholders and making sure you get a seat at the table?
Mike Pacholok

Mike Pacholok
Chief Procurement Officer
City of Toronto

Angela Ma

Angela Ma
Partner, Consulting & Deals

Rosslyn Young

Rosslyn Young
Vice President, Procurement Services

Rick Grimm

Moderator: Rick Grimm
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)

More to Come…

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
How have Government Agencies Dealt and Learnt from COVID: Improving Citizen Experience
  • What impact has COVID had on the structure of the procurement organization?
  • What significant changes have taken place or will take place when you think of re-designing public spaces while delivering citizen centred services?
  • Emergency preparedness – where do we go from here?
  • What changes are/will be needed in how citizens access government programs?
  • What are some of the policy changes that will be needed?
Hugh Amiel

Hugh Amiel
Director, Procurement
University Health Network



More to Come…
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Sustainable Procurement
  • Importance of sustainable procurement
  • How do you build a successful sourcing strategy which is based on rigorous analysis of your suppliers while keeping the fundamental drivers of value top of mind?
  • How do you make sure that your procurement complies with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements?
  • Integrating supplier diversity & inclusion functions within procurement is important, why?
Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds
Head of Sustainable Impact
HP Canada

David Johnston

Moderator: David Johnston
Centre Director
George Weston Ltd Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains

Jennifer McCabe

Jennifer McCabe
Procurement Advisor
City of Ottawa



More to Come…
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch Break
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Sustainable Goods Movement
  • How does sustainable goods movement help in smart growth development?
  • What are the impacts of these developments on urban goods movement?
  • What are the benefits of implementing growth strategies?
  • What are the lessons learned on improving efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability?
Matthew Roorda

Matthew Roorda
Canada Research Chair
Freight Transportation and Logistics

Michael Mendel

Michael Mendel
Manager, Government Affairs & Stakeholder Relations
Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)

Sabbir Saiyed

Moderator: Sabbir Saiyed
Manager, Transportation Systems Planning, Transportation Division, Public Works
Region of Peel



More to Come…
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
2:30 PM – 2:40 PM
Hear how Amazon Business has helped government in the US for their "Buy Local" initiatives
2:40 PM – 3:40 PM
Impact of Trade Agreements/Trade Agreements in a COVID world

COVID has already had and will continue to have far reaching impacts on trade.

  • With a move to "Buy Local", how can public buyers engage and award contracts to local businesses?
  • What are they doing within their regions to boost local economy?
  • How far can trade agreements be a bulwark against protectionism?
  • With the interruptions in global supply chain, what happens with required documentation for customs compliance?
  • Are there any known tribunal challenges brought forward on trade compliance issues?
Paul Emanuelli

Paul Emanuelli
General Counsel and Managing Director
Procurement Office

Judy Wilson

Judy Wilson
Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP

More to Come…
3:40 PM
Closing Comments



  • $149 + HST 
Non Member:
  • $199 + HST
Corporate Groups (Member or Non Member)
  • $396 + HST for 4 attendees
  • $99 per additional attendee

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Refund Policy

This event is non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another Leadership Series event if received in writing at least three business days before the event. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.

Earn Your CPD Points

This event is eligible for 5 CPD Points

Kinetic GPO
George Weston CentreSchulichTRANEAmazon Business


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