What members are saying about PASA CONNECT
“ My procurement team and I at Pacific National have found the PASA network a great forum to share in knowledge and also to learn from our fellow procurement professionals. It has been an incredibly valuable association for us to be part of as our procurement function increases in profile. ” Kala Paramanathan, Strategic Procurement Manager – Pacific National.
Depending on the Round Table topic you may have access to external expertise, a good example of this is the Energy Round Table, which BidEnergy dialled in for as an expert advisor, their insight was extremely valuable.
"Attending a PASA CONNECT Round Table helps you to think out of the box, by sharing experience and point of views." Julien Thomazo, Procurement Account Lead, Philip Morris Limited
“Having attended the SRM round table through PASA, it was very valuable getting connected with peers from other industries to hear about how they tackle similar SRM challenges that we face in our organisation. The sharing of best practice information in our peer group has allowed us to challenge some of our own tools and process and improve on the way my organisation can partner more closely with our suppliers to drive increased value for our organisation.” Thomas Tuszynski, Group Category Manager – Food & Beverage, Crown Resorts Limited
“Having been a senior procurement professional for 20 years I am a strong supporter of PASA CONNECT. I believe there is a real opportunity for procurement people at all levels of skills and experience to learn from each other and this is a cost effective way to achieve a successful outcome for all.” Greg Heise, Head of IT Commercial Services, Harvey Norman
“To catch up with your peers and discuss market trends and directions is invaluable to any procurement professional and I strongly recommend ongoing participation in this model of communication to all levels of the procurement profession.”
Ian Rudgley, Procurement Manager, City of Sydney
"The launch of PASA Connect is very exciting and can provide a great forum for all Procurement professionals to expand both their knowledge and network in a dynamic format." Greg Rose, PMO and Governance Manager Procurement & Logistics, Endeavour Energy
“The Energy PASA was a really interesting and informative session. Dominic/Stuart from Bid Energy were able to join us and they provided a lot of information on the energy market situation including current and future energy market trend, price predictions, energy supply demand outlook and fundamental energy procurement strategies. The roundtable allows participants from different companies to share information and experiences” Jess Aguinaldo, Commercial Analyst, Endeavour Energy
"The PASA round tables have been well worth attending. Collaborating, sharing ideas and tools with other procurement professionals has been rewarding. The opportunity to chair some of the round tables has improved my leadership and professional development." Michael Paterson, Strategic Procurement Specialist, Pacific National
"My "takeaways" from the Round Table I attended include insights into other organisations’ methodologies, negotiation strategies and practices as well as networking opportunities." Dominique Chevrant-Breton, IT Procurement Manager, Mirvac