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Based on recent events and the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the summit to later in 2020. We will announce the new dates once confirmed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: helen.turnbull@akolade.co

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

Day 1
  • 8:50
    Opening remarks from the Chair
    Kyle Rogers
    Director Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) & GM for uTenant
  • International best practice in IBP strategy development 

  • 9:00
    International case study: 10 key lessons from a truly global IBP programme

    • Overcoming challenges in global IBP flow: managing 140 countries across multiple timezones 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
  • 9:50
    IBP Finance Leaders Panel: Developing your IBP business case to ensure ROI

    • 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  
    Flavio Lacota
    Manufacturing and Supply Chain Specialist & Former Finance Manager PZ Cussons & Mondelez
    Keir Dixon
    Finance Director ANZ & Japan Mondelēz International
  • 10:30
    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 
    Fernando Collazo
    Integrated Business Planning Process Leader ANTSO
    Nathan Doak
    Head of Integrated Business Planning Primo Foods
    Rob Finlayson
    Global IBP Lead Fonterra
  • 11:10
    Morning Break

Early adopters: Maturing processes 

Building the foundations for IBP 

  • 11:40
    Creating the business case and buy-in for IBP

    • Leading your people through a process transformation  
    • Communication strategy with your teams and stakeholders  
    • Change management tactics – the do’s and don’ts
    Ishan Galapathy
    Founding Director Capability Unlimited
  • 12:10
    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  
    Tanya Rubbino
    Centre of Excellence Manager - Supply chain Orora
  • 12:40
    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 
    Paul Ives
    Supply & Demand Manager for ANZ (Market Company Account Manager) AstraZeneca


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Stamford Plaza Melbourne
111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 3 9659 1000

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+61 02 9247 6000
+61 02 9247 1522

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