APAC Symposium 2019
11-12 September 2019 | Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
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Two Days of Industry Knowledge
Sharing & Networking

Reserve your complimentary seat for Coupa's annual APAC industry event that will foster thought leadership and education across the entire business spend management community.

Connect with more than 150+ peers and experts on specific ways to deliver measurable value by transforming the way your organization spends.

  • Learn from Coupa customers and industry thought leaders sharing their experiences, value achieved, and future plans.
  • Explore value-added solutions from Coupa and Coupa partners.
  • Network with like-minded spend management professionals (and build up your personal network, too).
  • Free content-rich training (Coupa Customers and Partners only).
  • This complimentary event is by invitation only.

Unleash the power of
Business Spend Management

Steve Winter

Coupa Software
Keynote Speaker

Sarah Jenner

Finance Digital Transformation
North Queensland Airports

Keaton Miller

VP - APAC, Services & Value Management 
Coupa Software

Hollie Rowsell

Value Solutions Consultant - ANZ
Coupa Software

Dalida Abi-Chebli

Director of Purchasing to Payment Services and Finance Strategy
Monash University

Stacey Dawson

Coupa Team Leader
Monash University

Dr Jeff Collins

Vice President Business Value Engineering
Coupa Software

Mark Rabjohns

Value Solutions Consultant - Asia
Coupa Software

Donna Trowbridge

Chief Procurement Officer
DBS Bank

Raja Hammoud

SVP Product
Coupa Software

Ben Smith

Sr. Director, Customer Value Management - ANZ
Coupa Software

Hendrik Snyman

Chief Procurement Officer
Beach Energy Limited

Srinivas Kannan

Head of Business Value Engineering - APAC
Coupa Software

Milos Lekovic

Director Alliances - ANZ
Coupa Software


Wednesday, 11th September

08:00 - 09:30 
Wednesday Registration - Mezzanine Level

09:00 - 16:00 Coupa Customer Training - Essex I

09:00 - 16:30 Coupa Partner Day - Heritage I & II

09:00 - 17:00 Customer Advisory Board (Invite Only) - Harlequin

15:00 - 18:00 Thursday General Registration - Grand Ballroom Lobby

16:00 - 18:00 Welcome Reception - Grand Ballroom I

Thursday, 12th September

08:00 - 09:00 
Registration in Grand Ballroom Lobby 
Grand Ballroom Lobby
                          Breakfast in Expo Lounge - Grand Ballroom I

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome address :
                                   Milos Lekovic, Director Alliances ANZ, Coupa APAC
                                   Grand Ballroom II 
09:15 - 09:45 Opening General Session : 
                                   Steve Winter, Chief Revenue Officer, Coupa US             
                                   Grand Ballroom II

09:45 - 10:30 The Procurement Transformation Journey of Monash University 
                                   Dalida Abi-Chebli, Director, Purchasing to Payment Services and Finance Strategy
                                   Stacey Dawson, Coupa Team Leader
                                   Grand Ballroom II

10:30 - 11:00 Networking in Expo Lounge - Grand Ballroom I
                          1:1 Meetings

11:00 - 11:45 The Future of Business Spend Management : 
                                   Raja Hammoud
Senior Vice President Product, Coupa US
                                   Grand Ballroom II

11:45 - 12:15 A Fireside Chat with DBS Bank - Where to Now? : 
                                   Donna Trowbridge, Chief Procurement Officer, DBS Bank
                                   Keaton Miller
, Vice President Customer Services & Value Management, Coupa APAC
                                   Grand Ballroom II

12:15 - 12:45 
What are the Keys to Successfully Driving Value? : 
                                   Dr Jeff Collins, Vice President Business Value Engineering, Coupa US
                                   Srinivas Kannan, Head of Business Value Engineering, Coupa APAC
                                   Grand Ballroom II

12:45 - 14:15 
Networking Lunch in Expo Lounge - 
Grand Ballroom I

                          1:1 Meetings

14:15 - 15:00 |
Future Proofing Business Spend Management : 
                          Hendrik Snyman - Chief Procurement Officer, Beach Energy,
                          Sarah Jenner, Financial Digital Transformation, North Queensland Airports
                          Ben Smith, Senior Director, Customer Value and Success Management, Coupa APAC
                          Grand Ballroom II 

15:00 - 15:45 |
The Future of Business Spend Management Live Demonstration 
                          Hollie Rowsell, Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa ANZ
                          Mark Rabjohns, Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa Asia
                          Grand Ballroom II

15:45 - 16:00 |
Closing Remarks : 
                                    Steve Winter, Chief Revenue Officer, Coupa US
                                    Milos Lekovic, Director Alliances ANZ, Coupa APAC
                                    Grand Ballroom II
16:00 - 17:00 Networking Reception in Expo Lounge - Grand Ballroom I
                          1:1 Meetings

17:00 - 19:00 
Symposium Reception at Blu Bar at Shangri-La Hotel 
- Blu Bar on Level 36

Join us at the famous Shangri-La in Sydney with fellow prospects, customers,
industry leaders, executives and partners from around the globe.

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland St,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
11-12 September 2019