Brisbane 30 October

Melbourne 01 November

Open Windows Annual User Conference is almost here!

OW2018 is an annual event that brings together Open Windows software users from all over the country to collaborate, learn and network to enhance their user experience and management of the contract lifecyle.

 The OW2018 conference is a one day event and will be held in both Melbourne and Brisbane, the same schedule will run at both conferences, you’re welcome to attend either event.

This is a free event for all Open Windows software users.

Introducing the OW2018 Guest and Client Speakers

Graham Wilsdon
Coordinator Strategic Procurement
City of Yarra

Sage Dane
Senior Procurement Officer
City of Yarra

Graham has been involved in Contracts and Procurement practices in Local Government for the past 24 years at Bayside, Yarra Ranges and Yarra City Councils. His role included the development and implementation of Procurement Policies, Guidelines and templates, Contract Management Guidelines and the Implementation and administration of Procurement Software Solutions such as the OW Contract Management System e-tendering solutions and others. During his time, he has sought and introduced innovative solutions that has assisted in streamlining Tender processes and achieving paperless environments.

Graham will be participating in a Q&A at OW2018 in Melbourne.

Sage Dane has been working in Procurement related roles for over 15 years, with the last 10 years focused within Local Government. Since joining the City of Yarra 3 years ago, Sage has been involved in a range of procurement projects including the implementation and rollout of Open Windows in early 2016

Sage will be participating in a Q&A at OW2018 in Melbourne.

Dr. Sara Cullen
Managing Director
The Cullen Group

Noel Grant
Procurement Manager – Operations
BlueScope Steel

Cathy Carr
Procurement Specialist
BlueScope Steel

Dr. Sara Cullen is a fellow at Melbourne University, an associate at the London School of Economics and on the ANZ Board of the International Association for Commercial and Contract Management. Previously, she was a national partner at Deloitte and the global thought leader for the outsourcing practice.

Sara has written 19 books and 132 publications and has been featured in the Australian Financial Review, Directions in Government, The Financial Times and many more. Her expertise is globally acknowledged, resulting in research reviews for the Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review, Journal of Information Technology, and IEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Noel has worked across all disciplines, with a career in Procurement spanning 18 years. Noel manages BlueScope Procurement systems, tools, processes, policies and procedures across its Australian operations supporting the 100+ team.  Since the end of 2017 Noel has been leading BlueScope’s Contractor Prequalification project across it’s Aust/NZ operations, utilising the Open Windows SRM portal.

Noel will be presenting at OW2018 in Brisbane.

Cathy has worked at BlueScope Procurement for the past ten years focussing on knowledge management and systems. Cathy has played a key role in the development and implementation of the Contractor Company Prequalification process and system utilising Open Windows questionnaires and SRM Portal.

Cathy will be presenting at OW2018 in Brisbane.

This year’s conference focuses on user engagement, Dr Sara Cullen will discuss the six myths of the written contract, and we explore the upcoming release of open windows 8. For more information download the agenda below.

OW2018 Brisbane

Tuesday 30 October

Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane

OW2018 Melbourne

Thursday 01 November

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne



Sofitel Hotel, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane


Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002


Brisbane Accommodation

Sofitel Brisbane

248 Turbot St, Brisbane

Rate: Starting from $255

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Melbourne Accommodation

Mantra on Jolimont

133 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne

Rate: Starting from $130

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Contact Us

For further information about the Open Windows Conference please contact your Account Manager

(03) 9819 5088

  • Processing documentation that would have previously taken a staff member two to three days can now be completed in less than a day with the CONTRACTS Portals.

    Chris Allison, Projects and Contracts Coordinator Ballina Shire Council
  • Open Windows was chosen because of the mature state of the solution, it encompassed all the features that Cochlear required, without the need for customisation.

    Ray Jarman, Group General Counsel Cochlear
  • CONTRACTS is a functional and user friendly management tool which enabled the embedding of standard processes and workflows.

    Geoff Allison Iluka Resources
  • We chose Open Windows CONTRACTS not only for the complete solution approach, but also for their willingness to customise the product in accordance with the departments business needs and the ability to integrate with our finance and document management software.

    Tasmania Government - Department of State Growth
  • Open Windows have been fantastic. They are a results-focused team who tailored the software solutions that meet our needs. Their flexible, user-friendly system was implemented on budget, and to a very tight timeline.

    Mining Organisation
  • Logan City Council’s experience with the Open Windows customer service team has been excellent, all requests are responded to within a suitable time frame and problems are generally solved at the time of request. The team are always happy to provide assistance maintaining a professional and polite manner.

    Allouise Daniel Logan City Council
  • CONTRACTS exceeds our requirements under our contract management guidelines and the eTender solution is a one stop portal for tender advertising and submission that our vendors use with ease. Open Windows provide a help desk that is championed by knowledgeable and responsive staff that make our overall relationship a fruitful one. We are a willing advocate for Open Windows.

    Russell Lynch City of Darebin
  • It was about modernising, moving us forward - finding a system that would be flexible and grow with the department's strategic solutions.

    Sharon Rodrigues, Assistant Manager Business Systems Analysis and Support WA Government