The wealth of information and experience that is shared amongst EPSA members
Members and Guest Speakers address key issues within their respective fields and the group networks on various cutting edge solutions that enhance energy procurement performance.
Join EPSA for our August Hot Topic where Craig Lardner - Procurement Advisory Services, will present on How to Lead a Complex Negotiation. We will also receive an update from Prof. James Cockayne – Professor of Global Politics & Anti Slavery, University of Nottingham, around new research into the Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Join us for a round table discussion around Supply Chain Risk Management. We will provide the opportunity for all to provide their lessons learned, experiences, concerns, questions... Whether you speak up or simply listen in, we guarantee that you will leave the session with some new insights and approaches.
EPSA's first face to face conference since October 2019 and held at South Australia's historic Adelaide Oval, the theme of the conference will be ‘Procurement and Supply Chain in a Changing World in the Energy Sector’. Hold the date in your 2022 calendars and we will provide more information as the date approaches. Working in partnership with Augment Resources the conference will also see the launch of EPSA's White Paper of the same topic.
The session will be focused on the impacts of the current situation between Ukraine/Russia. Beroe will kick off the session with a presentation on the general overview and current update with a focus on certain categories that are impacted. We will then have a virtual roundtable discussion where we would like a representative from each of the membership group to share their current issues on this topic and some of the potential mitigation strategies you are putting in place if any.
The session will focus on preparing for success in sourcing contingent labour and professional services. The session will cover the common structures by which to source this category; the pros and cons of each structure from both a buyer and suppliers’ perspective; what is the state of the market currently and it’s expected trends; and what risks do you need to cover as a result – particularly when choosing suppliers
Held at Western Power’s office in Perth, this conference focused on Supplier Relationship Management, with topics including Business and Customer Services. Procure to Pay Transformation and SRM presentations from both TransGrid, Western power and AusNet Service Case Study on “Challenging the existing Sourcing Paradigm utilizing Collaborative Optimisation”. This conference coincided with the launch of EPSA modern Slavery White Paper.
This Conference entitled The Future of Procurement Technology was held at Jemena’s offices in Melbourne and included keynote speakers from IACCM, Case Studies on Agile procurement (Jemena), Data Analytic Application (CLP) and Risk Workshop, and presentation by Hays on the Shortage of Skilled Strategic Procurement Resources
Held at Ergon Energy in Brisbane this conference had a presentation from Transgird around the relative merits of benchmarking, Centralise Purchains by Ergon Energy, Strategic and Transactional Purchases by CLP, Supply Chain by Electranet and a Group Discussion on Sustainable Procurement
In 2015 EPSA, formerly APUG, held its 2 day conference in Townsville, Qld. A sample of areas of interest and topics of discussion were Procurement and Logistics innovations, Sustainable Procurement Decisions vs Short Term "Grab the Cash" Decisions and Procurement at Ergon.