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Executive Procurement Network

The CIPS / Cranfield Executive Procurement Network (EPN) is the only professional network of its kind. Designed and delivered jointly with Cranfield, one of Europe’s leading academic centres for applied management research, the EPN provides procurement leaders with access to cutting-edge research, world-leading knowledge and a powerful, collaborative peer network.

Intended for Chief Procurement Officers and Procurement Leaders, the EPN fosters understanding of procurement and supply techniques in today’s business environment. It also enables member to develop the broader skills and strategic knowhow that are so vital to procurement and supply at the most senior levels of business.

As a member of this elite network, youView our  product brochure will benefit from outstanding value for money, four core network events a year, priority access to relevant research and unlimited networking opportunities.

Further Information

If you would like more information about the CIPS / Cranfield Executive Procurement Network, please email epn@cips.org or telephone Katie Smart on +44 (0)1780 756777.

Corporate Membership

With EPN corporate membership, you are entitled to:

  • Priority access to research
  • Research syndicate opportunities 
  • Extensive knowledge access
  • Free subscription to a variety of publications
  • Comprehensive networking opportunities
  • Members’ discounts of up to 25% for tuition fees and materials

Flexible access

You can extend the benefits of EPN corporate membership to up to five additional named colleagues within your organisation – three of whom can attend the exclusive EPN quarterly network events.

Within each membership package, the allocated lead member will be offered:

  • Networking invitations / access to world-leading knowledge resource
  • Access to industry publications
  • Opportunity to apply for CIPS Fellowship
  • Free membership as CIPS Affiliate
  • Access to other CIPS events

EPN Events

Our quarterly members-only events combine thought-provoking presentations from world-class organisations, Cranfield faculty and visiting academics. These networking events give you the opportunity to discuss procurement and supply management issues with leading experts and like-minded professionals. They also offer access to industry-leading speakers, debates and research.

Each event attended counts towards your CPD hours, each hour at an event (minus breaks) is equivalent to one CPD hour.

The dates for these events are as follows;

Thursday 13 December 2012 - Sustainable Procurement

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Wednesday 11 December 2013

For more information and to book on to one of these events, please email epn@cips.org or telephone Katie Smart on +44 (0)1780 756777.


If you would like more information about the CIPS / Cranfield Executive Procurement Network, please email epn@cips.org or telephone Katie Smart on +44 (0)1780 756777.