Discussion Group Archive

7 August 2012 – Speaker Adam Baldock 
CEO of the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) spoke about “Checks and Balances – the NSCA Story” This was a discussion about contract management lessons learned from the NSCA 1989 $300 million fraud and collapse”. This included a discussion about procurement fraud, and ways to reduce its likelihood and consequence.

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3 July 2012 – Speaker Cyril Jankoff 
Contract consultant and facilitator spoke about “The Contract Management Maturity Model: How to systematically improve an organisation’s contract management capabilities.”

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5 June 2012 – Speaker Andrew Godwin
Associate Director, Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne spoke about “Bridging the Divide: Drafting and Negotiating Contracts in Cross-Border Transactions”.

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1 May 2012 – Speaker Tony Tamburro 
Senior Contract Manager from City West Water spoke about “Effective Procurement Strategies in Reducing the Total Cost of Commercial Contracts”.

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3 April 2012 – Speaker: Robert Barker
Strategic Directions Group, Vendor Management Consultant, spoke about “Vendor Management – the Emerging Discipline for Contract Managers”

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6 March 2012 – Speaker: Adam Voak

Supply Chain Educator, spoke about “How supply chain, logistics and contract management should work together”.

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7 February 2012 – Speaker: Adam McInnes, the CEO and co-founder of Open Windows, spoke about “An overview of electronic contract management”.

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6 December 2011 – Speaker: Dr Cyril Jankoff, Contract Management author, speaker, lecturer and consultant, spoke about “Avoiding the Seven Deadly Commercial Contract Risk'”.

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8 November 2011 – Speaker: Dr Sara Cullen, Contract Management author, speaker, lecturer and consultant, spoke about “Negotiation Styles”.

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4 October 2011 – Speaker: Andrew Wilson, Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Aitken Partners Melbourne, spoke about “Practical/Core Contract & Business Law Issues”.

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13 September 2011 – Speaker: Ron Dean, the former IT Manger of Orica, spoke about “Determining KPIs and Deliverables – Things that really matter with IT contracts”.

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9 August 2011 – Speaker: Tim Cummins, the CEO of the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), the world’s largest association for all types of contract professionals. His topic was ‘Latest Trends and Challenges in Contracting in a Volatile Market’.

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