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Partnering with SA Health

SA Health’s partnerships with suppliers enable the delivery of health services to all South Australians.

In 2017 SA Health held its inaugural Supplier Conference with the aim to formalise our partnering approach and provide an opportunity to meet key SA Health stakeholders.

Now in its second year, the annual Supplier Conference now forms a strong element of SA Health’s ongoing Supplier Relationship Management process and assists in identifying opportunities to improve the way we partner with our suppliers.

The 2018 Conference has been designed to provide:

Knowledge and information sharing opportunities regarding procurement processes and SA Health’s vision for engaging with its suppliers.

Knowledge and information from key government agencies regarding opportunities that can be leveraged by doing business in South Australia.

Suppliers with the identification of procurement opportunities through the sharing of SA Health’s Forward Procurement Plan.

Concurrent sessions designed to target the different needs of SA Health’s suppliers.

Meaningful and adequate opportunities to engage with SA Health and SA Government representatives.


The dynamic conference program will consist of keynote plenary sessions and panel discussion, featuring invited Government and Industry representatives.


Registration open

9:00am - 10:15am

Hall G

Conference Opening Don Frater, Deputy Chief Executive, SA Health 

The true value of our supplier base Andrea Andrews, Chief Procurement Officer, SA Health

Better healthcare outcomes working with suppliers Professor Paddy Phillips, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Public Health Officer, SA  Health

10:15am - 10:45am

Morning Tea and Networking - Hall J&K

10:45am - 12:00pm

Session 1A – Meet the Buyer – Goods and Services / Panel Management

  • State-wide Services

Peter Moragiannis, Principal Category Manager – State-wide Services, PSCM, SA Health

  • Consumables

Alex Ozerov, Manager – Consumables & Equipment Category Management, PSCM, SA Health

  • Equipment

Rod Case – Principal Category Manager – Equipment, PSCM, SA Health

  • Services

Anoop Mammen, Senior Category Manager – Services, PSCM, SA Health

  • Panel Management

Justin Sara – Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Treasury and Finance

Session 1B – Strengthening health care in the community

  • Tomorrow’s healthcare – creating value where it’s needed the most

Shelley Horne, Executive Director, System Redesign & Clinical Engagement, SA Health

  • Tomorrow’s healthcare – challenges and opportunities

Bernie Cummins, Director Integrated Care and Hospital Avoidance, SA Health

  • Mental Health – collaborative planning for the future

A/Professor John Brayley, Chief Psychiatrist, SA Health

Session 1C – Meet the Buyer – ICT

Bill Le Blanc – Chief Information Officer, SA Health

Martin BarbaryManager, ICT Category Management, PSCM, SA Health

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and Networking - Hall J&K

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Better Healthcare is good for all of us

Why we don’t need 50,000 suppliers – Our supply dynamics
Quinton Swann, Director Procurement, SA Health

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Tea and Networking - Hall J&K

3:00pm - 4:20pm

Session 2A

  • How can SME sized suppliers win more business?

Edurne Esparza, Assistant Director Supply Chain, PSCM, SA Health

Richard McCormick, Principal Category Manager, Statewide Services, PSCM , SA Health

Bruce Hampson, Chief Executive Officer, Peter Cochrane Management Pty Ltd

  • Tender tips – how to improve your business’ likelihood

Suzanne Johns, Manager – Services Category Management, PSCM, SA Health

  • How to get paid in 30 days

Glenn Dawson, Senior System Support Consultant, Business Systems and Performance, Shared Services SA

Session 2B – Strengthening health care in the community

  • Moving from procurement to co-design and outcomes-based contracting: challenges and opportunities from a NSW Government case study

Dr Stefan Gassner, Associate Director, Procurement Practice Lead, Grosvenor Performance Group

  • Not for Profit Funding Rules and Guidelines – Across Government Reform

Isabel Tsakiri, Principal Advisor Procurement, Department of Treasury and Finance

Session 2C

  • The Strategic Role of SA Health Suppliers in the Economic Development of the State

Marco Baccanti, Chief Executive, Health Industries South Australia

  • Responding to Demand: How the Medical Device Partnering Program brings life to new products and works with the supply chain

Mark Ledson, Industry Development Manager, TechInSA


Richard Barrett,Chief Executive Officer, MedDev SA


4:20pm - 5:00pm

Hall G

Presentation of the 2018 SA Health Supplier Awards
– SME Supplier Award
– SA Health Partnership Award
– Supplier Innovation Award
– Supplier Improvement Award

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Networking Drinks - Hall J&K



Andrea Andrews

Procurement and Supply Chain Management, SA Health


Quinton Swann

Procurement and Supply Chain Management, SA Health


Marco Baccanti

Health Industries, Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment


Jonathan Dutton

Conference MC


Dr John Brayley

SA Health


Professor Paddy Phillips

SA Health


Bill Le Blanc

SA Health


Dr Stefan Gassner


Shelley Horne

Department for Health and Wellbeing (SA Health)


Bernie Cummins

Department for Health and Wellbeing (SA Health)


Isabel Tsakiri

Department of Treasury and Finance


For information regarding exhibiting at the SA Health Suppliers Conference please contact the conference organisers, All Occasions Group on +61 8 125 2200 or via email


2018 SA Health Award submissions have now closed.


NORTH TERRACE, Adelaide SA 5000

The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens. The Centre is a world class venue containing multiple halls, banquet rooms, meeting rooms and outdoor spaces.

The centre is also within close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precincts and is also a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and taxi ramps are also at the centres doorstep. For more information, please visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website.

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All Occasions Group

Phone: (08) 8125 2200



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