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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.

Events Terms and Conditions

The event is being run by A.T. Kearney and IRG Recruitment and has some places available for CIPs Fellows with an interest in Diversity

IWD 2015 sees the UN focus on “Making it Happen” and explores “Stepping Up Together”. Aimed at senior executive women and men involved in the promotion of corporate Diversity agendas, A.T. Kearney and IRG Executive Search are proud to sponsor the event.
Subject to Ministerial commitments,  Nikky Morgan, Minister for Women & Equalities will speak, joining panels including Heads of Global Diversity at BP and Barclays and the Institute of Equality & Diversity Practitioners. The agenda allows interaction, networking and sharing of best practice, inspired also by Jo Salter; the first female RAF Tornado pilot and Sally Kettle the first woman to row the Atlantic Ocean twice, we will hear from Dr Helen Pankhurst; Special Advisor on gender equality for Care International UK, who will talk about their latest campaign “Walk In Her Shoes”.  Come and explore how we jointly “step up the game” for gender diversity in business.

Bookings can be made by contacting Karin.Duke-Roedler at A.T. Kearney.

Date: Thursday 05 March 2015
Venue: The Westbury Hotel
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

The CIPS Annual Dinner 2015 takes place on Wednesday 11 March, at the Hilton Park Lane, London. This premier networking event will commence at 19.30 with a champagne reception, followed by a three course meal including wine. The evening is your chance to network and celebrate with fellow procurement leaders.

Feedback from Fellows has shown that some of you would welcome an opportunity to purchase an individual ticket for the Dinner and be seated with other Fellows.

The CIPS Fellowship have secured a prestigious Fellows only table at this year's event and are delighted to offer individual seats at this for the discounted price of £189.00 per person (plus VAT).

If you would like to join us at this exclusive evening whilst enjoying five star hospitality and the opportunity to meet with CPOs from across the profession, please contact Natalie Dowell on 0207 880 6225 email: natalie.dowell@redactive.co.uk who will be happy to secure your seat at our table.

Or follow this link quoting the code FELLOWS2015 when making your booking:

Limited places are available so book now to avoid disappointment

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015
Venue: London Hilton on Park Lane
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £189.00 per person
  Non-members - £189.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 09 March 2015

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Hosted by IBM, this event gives CPOs and Senior Procurement Professionals the opportunity to engage on key challenges that will be facing us all in the future. The introduction of the Modern Slavery Bill will introduce a new level of accountability for all organisations in terms of supply chain management and oversight. Linked to International Women’s Day, Speakers will also discuss ethical supply chains in a global environment, and the potential implications for CPOs in terms of the need to enhance the skillset of procurement staff and working across the entire organisation when it comes to dealing with risk management in supply chains and the reputational challenges this can pose.
The keynote speaker will be Mark Heath, Head of Business Development, Gangmaster Licensing Authority and we are also fortunate to have David Noble, Group Chief Executive of CIPS to share with us the work the Institute has done with regards to the Modern Slavery Bill 2014, together with Lucy Harding, Partner and Global Head of Practise for Odgers Berndtson, Kate Copstick, Founder of the charity Mama Biashara and Natalie Fekette, Head of Procurement Transformation for IBM.

Date: Thursday 12 March 2015
Venue: IBM Client Centre
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 10 March 2015


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
Fee: Members - £37.50 per person
  Non-members - £37.50 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Wednesday 03 June 2015