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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 400 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.

Events Terms and Conditions

IoDCPD 2CIPS Fellows and their partners are delighted to have been invited to join the IOD City branch in celebrating the Chinese New Year. At a time where economic growth is stalling and confidence lower than the past decade, we are happy to celebrate the year of the Monkey with our IOD friends.

Chinese New Year in 2016 starts on Monday 8 February 2016. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be clever, innovative, energetic, enthusiastic and lively. They are good problem solvers, quick-witted, wily and versatile but could be mischievous, impatient and impetuous. The Year of the Monkey will be a decisive and confident year to act and take matters into our own hands. However, avoid hasty decisions and be vigilant when opportunities arise. It will be a year to expand and nurture relationships with family, friends and business colleagues and contacts. In the coming year, the status of events will be changing very quickly so there is a need to think twice before you leap and make changes to your finances, career, business and people relationships. If you want to have good returns on your investments you will have to outsmart the Monkey. Taking an adventurous path with some caution and setting clear goals are therefore the Mantra for the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. 

The evening will commence with a drinks reception where there will be plenty of opportunity for you to network and meet people including many who do business with China and Chinese people in the UK. 

The Reception will be followed by a multi course dinner, with refreshments and entertainment. 

Date: Thursday 11 February 2016
Venue: Bright Courtyard Club
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £65.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

As a celebration of International Women’s Day, A.T. Kearney are proud to support a Fellows CIPS event with a tour and talk from the curator of “A Woman’s War” followed by lunch.

Hilary Roberts will lead us through the background and details about the exhibition. It allows you to explore the impact of the Second World War on women's lives through the photography of Lee Miller, one of the most important war photographers of the twentieth century. 

This exhibition documents Miller’s evolving vision of women’s roles and lives in Britain and Europe as she travelled between countries before, during and in the immediate aftermath of war.

Over 150 images are on display alongside Picasso’s portrait of Miller, personal correspondence with Vogue founder Conde Nast and many other objects never seen before.

Date: Thursday 10 March 2016
Venue: Imperial War Museum
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £12.50 per person
  Non-members - £12.50 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 08 March 2016

Social media has undeniably become a bona fide leadership tool.  By expanding your toolkit to include social media you are not only strengthening your reputation as a leader but also enhancing your company’s brand.  

It is increasingly common these days to find that your first impression in business is made via your LinkedIn profile. Suppliers, customers, associates and potential employees go to LinkedIn (either directly or via a Google search) to simply look someone up to 'check them out' before deciding how to proceed.

With this in mind:

  • What is your online persona?
  • Do you need one?
  • How closely does your online profile reflect the real you and does it matter?

 

Shirley Cooper will be tackle these questions and will convince you that you have an online presence whether you like it or not, so why not manage it?   Giving you some tips along the way to strength your online persona.  

Light refreshments will be provided following the workshop.

This event is kindly hosted by Lorien Resourcing.

This event is free to attend and is open to Fellows and non-Fellow CPO’s.

If you are a non-Fellow CPO and would like to attend this event, please call our Customer Service Team on 01780 756777 and they will be able to assist with your booking.

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016
Venue: Lorien Resourcing
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 21 March 2016

Taking between 10 and 11 years to build and costing around £1bn ($1.6bn) each, the UK Royal Navy’s new Astute class submarines are some of the most technologically advanced defence assets in the world. Weighing in at 7,400 tonnes, measuring 100 metres (330ft) long and boasting three decks, it is built from over one million components. Designed and built in Barrow-in-Furness by BAE Systems, this hugely complex programme is one of the world’s greatest engineering challenges, described by many as more complex than the space shuttle.
So what kind of supply chain is needed to support such a programme?  Faced with low volume and long-life cycles, how might issues such as obsolescence, warranty, supply base fragility and cost control be tackled? Why not come and find out for yourself in a unique opportunity to visit the Barrow site.
Places are limited and site security demands all attendees are UK nationals.  To allow for administration and security booking time, the closing date for attendance is 10th September 2015.

Taking between 10 and 11 years to build and costing around £1bn ($1.6bn) each, the UK Royal Navy’s new Astute class submarines are some of the most technologically advanced defence assets in the worldCPD 2. Weighing in at 7,400 tonnes, measuring 100 metres (330ft) long and boasting three decks, it is built from over one million components. Designed and built in Barrow-in-Furness by BAE Systems, this hugely complex programme is one of the world’s greatest engineering challenges, described by many as more complex than the space shuttle.

So what kind of supply chain is needed to support such a programme? Faced with low volume and long-life cycles, how might issues such as obsolescence, warranty, supply base fragility and cost control be tackled? Why not come and find out for yourself in a unique opportunity to visit the Barrow site.

Places are limited and site security demands all attendees are UK nationals.  

To allow for administration and security booking time, the closing date for bookings is 7 April 2016.

Please note the additional, important information under the Venue tab.

Date: Thursday 21 April 2016
Venue: The Dock Museum
Address: BARROW IN FURNESS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Thursday 07 April 2016

As a Fellow of CIPS, we are delighted to invite you to this exclusive evening, our fourth annual wine tasting. For the second year running we are holding it at this amazing venue with stunning views of St Pauls Cathedral.  Weather permitting we will be using the outdoor balcony with views across London.  
Book fast as tickets for this popular event will sell fast. We would encourage you to bring along another CPO level guest. 
It will be an informative and fun evening, with plenty of opportunity to learn more about wine as well as meeting new people and old friends. The wine should help the conversation flow!
Our venue for the evening is being provided by CBRE and the event is sponsored jointly with IBM. 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. 

As a Fellow of CIPS, we are delighted to invite you to this exclusive evening, our fourth annual wine tasting. For the second year running we are holding it at this amazing venue with stunning views of St Pauls Cathedral.  Weather permitting we will be using the outdoor balcony with views across London.  

Book fast as tickets for this popular event will sell fast. We wouldCPD 2 encourage you to bring along another CPO level guest. 

It will be an informative and fun evening, with plenty of opportunity to learn more about wine as well as meeting new people and old friends. The wine should help the conversation flow!

Our venue for the evening is being provided by CBRE and the event is sponsored jointly with IBM. 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. 

Date: Thursday 26 May 2016
Venue: CBRE
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £20.84 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 24 May 2016