Global Procurement Summit 2022 

Register for the APAC Session

March 30th | 11.00am – 11.45am AEDT

As the world starts to stabilise from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, with new ways of working and the need for digital change accelerated, what do organisations need to consider when embarking on procurement transformation projects in 2022?

In this session we are joined by Richard Austin, General Manager at Mutual Marketplace and Chirag Gidwani, Regional Sales Director at SAP, as they:

  • Share their unique experiences of implementing procurement transformation projects, both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, including how to tackle common challenges and any apprehension from stakeholders.
  • Explore how the pandemic has accelerated the need for organisations to digitise procurement ways of working, and what this means for the future.
  • Evaluate the impacts of the pandemic on suppliers and how to mitigate these effects.
  • Discuss priorities and anticipated challenges for 2022, from risk management to sustainability.

Plus an opportunity to ask your own questions at the end of the session.

This session will be hosted by Joe Bellofiore, General Manager – APAC, at excelerateds2p.



Richard Austin
General Manager, Mutual Marketplace

Richard is one of Australia’s leading management and business development experts. A career in digital innovation and a customer-centric methodology has helped him successfully grow market share and results for the companies he has been a leader in. His career has seen him work across many sectors including media, financial services, travel and tourism, giving him a wide knowledge of industry sectors and their inner workings. Richard holds an MBA, has completed Business Studies through Harvard Business School and holds a Certificate in Digital Strategy. 

Chirag Gidwani
Regional Sales Director, SAP

With over 10 years of procurement digitisation experience across industries ranging from the public sector, energy, manufacturing to financial services in Australia & New Zealand, Chirag has been helping CFOs, CPOs and CIOs drive their digitisation agenda across their procurement/finance business processes – allowing these organisations to significantly reduce operating costs, improve compliance and collaborate better with their suppliers.

Joe Bellofiore
General Manager – APAC, excelerateds2p

Joe Bellofiore is a business transformation leader with over 15 years’ Procurement and Supply Chain experience within complex global enterprises. In addition to leading Procurement functions, Joe brings a breadth of experience and leadership skills across Procurement Strategy, leading Digital Transformation practices and Source to Pay excellence. As Regional GM – APAC at excelerateds2p, Joe’s passion for sustainable transformation has helped businesses understand what ‘great’ looks like, partnering with organisations to leverage technology, enabling the business outcomes organisations are seeking.