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Our newly expanded portfolio of regular events dedicated to Fellows of CIPS provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet and be inspired with thought provoking discussions on key issues, and to exchange ideas and experiences. Held in exclusive and stylish venues, the events are designed to be interactive and to encourage learning, discussion and debate through presentations by senior procurement leaders, opportunities to build contacts, and restaurant dining.

Our active and growing Fellows’ LinkedIn group has over 300 members and is open to all Fellows. This essential networking tool can help you to engage with senior procurement professionals online, sharing knowledge, insights and opportunities.

Previous fellows events and details about the CIPS Fellows group are available here.

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Join us for an evening whisky tasting and discussion on Sponsorship deals and entrepreneurship, at Standard Life’s head office in Edinburgh.
The event starts with Graeme McEwan Standard Life’s Group Director of Communications and Brand, discussing his experience securing Standard Life’s exclusive three-year partnership with Andy Murray, in June 2014.  This led to Andy wearing a Standard Life logo on his playing arm for all tournaments, beginning on the first day of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.  
May is Whisky Month, with tastings and events across Scotland.  Blair Bowman, founder of World Whisky Day, joins us to provide attendees with our own CIPS whisky tasting.  Blair will also talk about his experience establishing World Whisky Day whilst a student at University of Aberdeen and his success as an entrepreneur.  By 2014, World Whisky Day was attracted approx. 250,000 attendees annually to whisky-themed events in over 40 countries.  

Join us for an evening of whisky tasting and discussion oCPD 2n Sponsorship deals and entrepreneurship at Standard Life’s head office in Edinburgh.The event starts with Graeme McEwan Standard Life’s Group Director of Communications and Brand, discussing his experience securing Standard Life’s exclusive three-year partnership with Andy Murray in June 2014.  This led to Andy wearing a Standard Life logo on his playing arm for all tournaments, beginning on the first day of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.  May is Whisky Month, with tastings and events across Scotland.  Blair Bowman, founder of World Whisky Day, joins us to provide attendees with our own CIPS whisky tasting.  Blair will also talk about his experience establishing World Whisky Day whilst a student at University of Aberdeen and his success as an entrepreneur.  By 2014, World Whisky Day attracted approx. 250,000 attendees annually to whisky-themed events in over 40 countries.  

This event is free to attend.

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015
Venue: Standard Life Plc
Address: EDINBURGH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 18 May 2015

As a Fellow of CIPS, we are delighted to invite you to thiCPD 2s exclusive evening, our third annual wine tasting event jointly sponsored by CBRE and IBM. We are hoping for your support to make it a well attended evening and would encourage you to each bring along one or two CPO level guests. We intend for it to be an innovative, informative and fun evening.      

If you have not been to a Fellows' event previously, or you have not been to one recently, please do come along. We will be arranging ourselves into teams of 3 or 4 and the evening is certainly not intended to be an evening of formalities, the wine should help the conversations flow!

Our venue for the evening is at CBRE's Paternoster Square offices which have spectacular roof top terrace views overlooking St Pauls Dome.  This event allows CPOs and senior procurement leaders to network and discuss the challenges facing the profession in the future while sampling several wines and hearing from an expert on their provenance and  the supply chain. 

The cost to attend is £25.00 per person inclusive of vat which will be charged at the end of the booking process.  Please note, there is a 2% surcharge for credit card bookings.

Date: Thursday 21 May 2015
Venue: CBRE
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £20.84 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 19 May 2015

CPD 2

Bravo Solution

Whatever ‘floats your boat’ there is something for everyone on this fantastic event. From messing about on the river, good food, history, sporting glory and inspirational young people down to networking with your peers this promises to be the highlight of the Fellows Calendar. Once again thanks to the amazing contacts and reach of the Committee combined with the generosity of our sponsors Bravo Solutions, we are able to offer our Fellows the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy a day not normally available to those outside of the rowing fraternity.

The Leander Club based in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire is the largest and most historic rowing club in the world. It is home to rowing heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell and with 111 olympic medals boasts more success than any other club.

Starting with drinks on the lawn overlooking the river (weather permitting) and an opportunity to get to catch up with, and make new contacts the day will be followed by a boat trip down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames and a three course lunch with wine served in the Club dining room. Each table will be hosted by a member of the GB team giving you the chance to find out the dedication it takes to be a world class athlete. The day will conclude with an optional guided tour of the club filled with the history of the place including the boathouse and gym.

The day has been deliberately planned for a Friday to enable Fellows and their guests to take the opportunity to stay over in Henley for the weekend and explore the glorious delights of the Thames Valley. Limited accommodation is available at the Leander Club or in a nearby Hotel du Vin and can be booked directly through contacting Sheila Harrington 01491 575782 or visiting http://www.henleyaccommodation.co.uk/

Date: Friday 05 June 2015
Venue: Leander Club
Address: HENLEY ON THAMES
Fee: Members - £33.33 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Wednesday 03 June 2015