IACCM Member Meeting Wellington, New Zealand
15th March 2018 Live Event Local Member Meetings
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Join us at the next IACCM Professional Development and Networking Meeting in Wellington. 

The meeting is open to IACCM members and non-members alike and is free to attend. 

Date: Thursday, 15 March, 2018

Time: 2:30 for 3:00 start - 5:00pm followed by informal networking

A big thanks to our hosts Bell Gully
Venue: ANZ Tower, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington

Our focus for this event will follow the IACCM theme for 2018: Collaborating Across Boundaries

Trading relationships often involve multiple parties whose support and alignment is critical to success. Achieving that support and alignment depends on empathy - an understanding and appreciation of their point of view (whether or not we agree with it).  And in the rapidly changing world of digitization, automation, and diversity, relationships are being forced into new approaches to collaborating across boundaries. 

For several years, IACCM research has pointed to the scale of value erosion that comes from weaknesses in the way we form and manage contracts. While a few organizations have picked up on this and driven significant improvements, most have not.

Suddenly, the reticence is disappearing; there is a real belief that a focus on 'relationship resource planning' can yield the next big wave of savings - and that the IACCM community, with its 'collaboration across boundaries', will be at the heart of the movement that drives these benefits.

During this meeting we will explore the way commercial teams are collaborating, and we want you to bring your stories, examples, insights and question to share with others.

For the first New Zealand meeting in 2018, we are delighted to have IACCM Association President Tim Cummins with us.  Tim has been leading a multi-national jurisdictional benchmarking study in procurement and contracting at federal government levels and comparing with the findings from leaders in the private sector.. 

We are also delighted to have Mark Richards, Director Capability Services, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) join Tim, as MBIE was a partner with IACCM in this study.

Tim and Mark will be sharing some insights from that study. Following the official agenda, we invite you to participate in networking with Tim, Mark, Bernie Diver, one of our IACCM Advisory Board Members, and each other.


  • 2:30pm Registration

  • 3:00pm Welcome and introductions by Bill Jarrard, Director IACCM Pty Ltd Australia and New Zealand.

  • Opening by our host – an overview of commercial management in their organisation

  • Tim Cummins: Collaboration Across Boundaries – IACCM’s global perspective and lessons for organisations in New Zealand   

  • Mark Richards, Director Capability Services, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)

  • Group discussions on local experience with short feedback:

    • Where is collaboration needed, and where and how is it happening

  • Closing remarks

  • 5:00pm Social and professional networking

Attendance is free of charge and is open to members and non-members. Space is limited, so please register now to reserve your seat.

And be sure to bring your colleagues along, and invite any others who may be non-members now, but should be with us.  

Would your strategic partners benefit from this meeting?

Note that anyone holding an IACCM Certification will earn CPD Points by attending this event.