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Australia's ONLY IBP Strategy Event

The IBP (Integrated Business Planning) Strategy Clinic is for the IBP leaders, IBP adopters and anyone IBP curious! This event, held on the 23 March 2020 at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne, is an intensive, practical 1-day gathering catering to the needs of all the IBP curious, regardless of where they are on their IBP journey. The event will feature practical “lessons learned” to re-engage maturing organisations on IBP and excite the IBP adopters.

Featuring international insights from the US and New Zealand, as well as truly global IBP leaders and words of wisdom from Australia’s leading IBP organisations – this is the only event this year with 20+ IBP speakers. Creating a balanced conversation, there is a specialist panel of financial leaders to help you understand the bottom-line of IBP. Network, engage and learn at Australia’s only IBP event this March.

  • 1. A forum bringing together IBP Managers, CFOs, COOs, CEOs and S&OP leads
  • 2. Relevant for the IBP curious, IBP engaged and IBP leaders
  • 3. Discussing practical case studies with lessons learned & mistakes made
  • 4. Cross-industry insights from throughout the IBP journey
  • 5. Dual pathway event with foundation and maturing IBP
  • 6. Excellent networking and interaction with like-minded leaders

Hear from world leaders in IBP:

Other challenges we can solve:

If IBP is the right investment for you 

How to bring your C-suite along the journey of IBP

Partnering with your financial business leaders 

Exciting, engaging and reigniting your employees in IBP

How to build the business case and buy-in for IBP 

The critical success factors for IBP 

Agenda Overview

Monday, 23 March 2020
  • 8:50
    Opening remarks from the Chair
  • International best practice in IBP strategy development 

  • 9:00
    International keynote: Creating a roadmap for IBP success

    • Learning from the latest trends and developments in IBP 
    • Aligning the people, process and technology for your strategy 
    • IBP case studies from around the globe: Successes and setbacks 
    • Building a timeline for IBP: Key milestones and what your roadmap should look like 
    Eric Wilson
    Director - Thought Leadership Institute of Business Forecasting
  • 9:50
    International case study: 10 key lessons from a truly global IBP programme

    • Overcoming challenges in global IBP flow: managing 140 countries across multiple time zones and languages 
    • Managing nuances in IBP depending on the local culture and how to handle challenges with cultural differences 
    • Setting KPIs and balancing outcome performance and lead indicators 
    • Secrets for success managing multiple countries: Leadership, critical documents and customisation 
    Rob Finlayson
    Global IBP Lead Fonterra
  • 10:30
    IBP Finance Leaders Panel: Driving bottom line results through IBP

    • Understanding the business case for IBP from the financier’s perspective 
    • Driving efficiencies through IBP and driving strategy  
    • Why forecasting is so important in the IBP process and impacts of an inaccurate forecast on business performance 
    • Managing Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) to drive efficiency in production  
    Eric Wilson
    Director - Thought Leadership Institute of Business Forecasting
    Flavio Lacota
    Manufacturing and Supply Chain Specialist & Former Finance Manager PZ Cussons & Mondelez
    Miles Brennan
    Financial Controller – Seafood, Snacks and Components Simplot Australia
    Keir Dixon
    Finance Director ANZ & Japan Mondelēz International
  • 11:10
    Morning Break
  • 11:40
    Stream A: Unlocking the synergy between operational, financial and strategic planning

    • Exploring cross-disciplinary trends in IBP, financial planning and analytics and strategic planning 
    • Creating a vision for your IBP – the future of fully integrated planning 
    • Practical steps to unlock the synergy between operational, strategic and financial planning  
    Nathan Doak
    Head of Integrated Business Planning Primo Foods
  • Stream B: Creating the business case and buy-in for IBP

    • Effectively communicating the value of IBP to your C-suite 
    • Understanding how to align your people behind your business strategy 
    • Leading through your people and finding your champions of change  
    • Accurately assessing investment into IBP: Systems, process and the impact on your business 
    Tanya Rubbino
    Centre of Excellence Manager - Supply chain Orora
  • 12:10
    Stream A: Structures to support effective decision-making through IBP

    • From ‘bean counter’ to business partner: Bringing your finance leader on board as a true business partner 
    • Ensuring you have the key roles in your C suite to support execution 
    • Aligning organisational structure to IBP processes and ensuring continuous improvement 
    Fiona Rich
    Demand/IBP Operations Manager PZ Cussons
  • Stream B: Building strong foundations: The pre-IBP process

    • Are you ready? Assessing where your business processes are at before embarking on your IBP journey 
    • What systems you need to nail in your business planning before introducing IBP 
    • Supporting change management in your business – leading your people through change  
    Fiona Rich
    Demand/IBP Operations Manager PZ Cussons
  • 12:40
    Stream A: Case study: Data-driven culture as a core success factor in implementing IBP

    • Creating a successful data- driven culture – what it looks like in practice and how to get there 
    • Why data-driven culture is a must in a mature IBP 
    • Key strategies and challenges in building a data-driven team
    Adrian P. Timboel
    IBP Lead ANZ Ingredion Australia
  • Stream B: Case study: Moving from S&OP to IBP – finding the needle-movers for true results

    • Developing IBP from a mature S&OP process – where to start the change 
    • Creating commitment from senior leaders to drive IBP and enabling the CFO to lead the process 
    • How a cultural shift in IBP created more accurate forecasts and engaged managers in the planning process 
    Adrian P. Timboel
    IBP Lead ANZ Ingredion Australia
  • 1:10
    Lunch Break
  • 2:00
    Planning for profit: Driving bottom-line results with IBP

    • How to make sure that every planning decision is based on maximising profit 
    • Ensuring that your strategic decision making relies on fact and not organisational bias 
    • Using scenario modelling to continuously drive costs out of the supply chain  
    Fred Avellen
    Managing Director Optimity ANZ
    Christer Liden
    Chief Executive Officer Optimity
  • 2:30
    Case study: Applying IBP to a global, matrixed organisation

    • Understanding the complexities of a matrixed organisation when applying IBP and why governance is critical to rolling it out successfully 
    • Applying a staged process of IBP in business units and learning from continuous evaluation 
    • Adapting the IBP process to best suit your organisation 
    Russell Korth
    IBP Program Manager APAC Medtronic
  • 3:00
    Panel discussion: Overcoming challenges in IBP implementation

    • Putting in place IBP into unstructured company processes 
    • Adopting a proactive strategic mindset and avoiding short-term reactive management 
    • Engaging executives in the IBP process and educating your organisation  
    • Supporting IBP implementation with tools and systems 
    Rachael Button
    Former Integrated Business Planning & Strategy Lead Nufarm
    Victor Parmar
    Integrated Business Planning Lead PGG Wrightson Seeds
    Tammy Lidano
    National Supply Planning Manager Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API)
  • 3:30
    Afternoon Break
  • 3:50
    Avoiding IBP fatigue: Refreshing and re-engaging your organisation’s IBP efforts

    • Engaging new employees and re-engaging staff in the IBP process – strategies to ignite excitement 
    • Refreshing strategy – rethinking 5-year cycles to keep pace with rapidly evolving markets and proactively managing disruptions 
    • Creating a culture of continuous improvement with your IBP process 
    Shaun Jenkinson
    Group Executive Transformation and Engagement ANSTO
  • 4:20
    Panel discussion: Engaging IBP – winning the hearts and minds of your employees

    • Training and focusing your people to extract meaning from a data rich world 
    • Minimising the differences between silos to align objectives and incentives  
    • Overcoming challenges with change-averse employees and bringing them along the IBP journey 
    • Strategies to keep IBP interesting and relevant – leveraging social media and tools 
    Nathan Doak
    Head of Integrated Business Planning Primo Foods
    Rob Finlayson
    Global IBP Lead Fonterra
    Shaun Jenkinson
    Group Executive Transformation and Engagement ANSTO
  • 5:00
    Conference wrap up and networking drinks



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Endorsing Partner

ASCI - Endorsement partner

Supporting Partner

CILTA - Supporting Org (small)


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111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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