Legal Procurement Forum Asia-Pacific 2017 – In Review


The Legal Procurement Forum Asia-Pacific 2017 was held on 23rd August in Sydney at the beautiful offices of KPMG, hosts of this years event. To celebrate the event we have put together an infographic to capture the highlights. Thank you to the key note speakers, including Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein (Buying Legal Council), Richard Stock (Catalyst Consulting) and Richard Burcher (Validatum), who each travelled long distances to participate and share their ideas and experiences.

Attending the event were:

  • Senior in-house counsel and procurement professionals from ASX 20 through to ASX 200 companies, local, state and federal government organisations
  • Partners, senior lawyers, pricing professionals and business development executives from top tier, mid tier and boutique law firms across Australia
  • Leaders from alternative services providers
  • Consultants to the legal industry.

The Legal Procurement Forum also generated media interest with coverage in The Australian Financial Review and The Australian.

Feedback from those who attended has been exceptional, these are few highlights:

I was really impressed with the quality of the speakers and the event in general. Most importantly I have learnt so much and can honestly say it was an eye-opening experience. I am really looking forward to putting into practice some of my new knowledge and challenging my panel lawyers – Senior In-House Counsel, government organisation.

I have come away with some very exciting ideas. Could I please have copies of all of the presentations, I’d love to share them with our procurement team –  Senior In-House Counsel, ASX 20.

Generated plenty of discussion within the in-house world – General Counsel, ASX 100.

It was one of the best Forums I have attended – Senior Procurement Professional. 

Really enjoyed the conference and thought that the quality of the speakers and attendees was excellent – Partner, Law Firm.

It was a really good event and well worth the trip down from my point of view – Business Development, Law Firm.

The conference was very valuable and I have shared some insights already within my firm. I will be encouraging a larger firm cohort next time – Partner, Law Firm, Sydney.

It was a good mix of presenters and it was interesting to hear GCs and in-house generally re their thoughts on procurement and law firms – Business Development Professional, Law Firm.

Some fascinating insights and a great event all round – Alternative Legal Services Provider.

It was a very informative event and I hope to put some of the ideas into action within my workplace – Senior Procurement Professional.

I got a lot out of all of the sessions and it was perfect timing for us as we embark on a legal panel management process – General Counsel.

Thanks again to Lawcadia for arranging this forum, it was terrific, many of us got so much out of it – Senior In-House Counsel, ASX 50.

I found the conference extremely interesting and have a few key take away points – Senior Executive, ASX 20.

“confidently navigating exciting new territory” – needless to say we are happy to be on this journey of discovery –  Senior In-House Counsel.

I really enjoyed the event and am looking forward to briefing [my General Counsel] and taking some ideas forward.  It was a great networking opportunity too –  Senior In-House Counsel, ASX 20.

What a fantastic conference!  I thoroughly enjoyed it –  Business Development, Law Firm.

It was great to network with people in this developing area – Pricing Professional, Law Firm.