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Fellows' Events

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

CPD 2

Nigel Crutchley lost his nine-year-old son Ben to brain cancer in 2012. Out of this profound tragedy, Nigel, his family and his colleagues are on a mission to raise £1 million for cancer charity CLIC Sargent in Ben’s memory. Nigel’s Insite Message.

As part of this mission Nigel has made the inspiring decision to share his personal experience with other leaders and how he applied that to his leadership style as CPO at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Through the benefit of hindsight Nigel’s journey covers 4 main themes:

  1. Making every second count – How a different environment can change what you can achieve
  2. Motivation – How to turn the impossible into the possible
  3. Accessing your ability and enabling others when all around you is dark
  4. Changing your focus to achieve your goals

 

This is likely to be a heartfelt and emotional session with a real opportunity for Fellows to see how they can apply Nigel’s approaches to a less serious situation and potentially share your own stories should you wish.

The presentation will start at 6.30pm and last approximately 1 hour, after which there will be networking and drinks.  You’ll be able to make a donation to CLIC Sargeant on the night should you wish.

This event is being kindly supported by Lorien Resourcing.

The cost to attend the event is £15.00 inclusive of VAT which will be charged on completion of the booking process.

Date: Wednesday 24 September 2014
Venue: Lorien Resourcing
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £12.50 per person
  Non-members - £12.50 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 22 September 2014

An opportunity for Fellows and Senior MCIPS members in Aberdeen to join Craig Lardner, CIPS President for a private lunch ahead of the Aberdeen Branch Event to be held at the Robert Gordon University in the afternoon.

Craig's theme for the year is to encourage members to do a good turn. The principle is to do something for somebody else that will benefit the profession. “What could a 100,000-strong community do that would stand out like a beacon for 12 months?” he asks. “Everyone does one good thing. And if one good thing is done for you, then you do something in return. That would make 200,000 in a year.

This event provides a key opportunity to discuss progress in this important area and consider how Fellows can participate and share views on how they can contribute to the profession as a whole through a variety of activities including mentoring, speaking at events and supporting Branches.

 

Date: Monday 29 September 2014
Venue: The Robert Gordon University
Address: ABERDEEN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Saturday 27 September 2014

An opportunity for Fellows and Senior MCIPS members in Edinburgh to join Craig Lardner, CIPS President for a private reception ahead of the Edinburgh Branch Event to be held at the General Register for Scotland, Edinburgh.

Craig's theme for the year is to encourage members to do a good turn. The principle is to do something for somebody else that will benefit the profession. “What could a 100,000-strong community do that would stand out like a beacon for 12 months?” he asks. “Everyone does one good thing. And if one good thing is done for you, then you do something in return. That would make 200,000 in a year.

This event provides a key opportunity to discuss progress in this important area and consider how Fellows can participate and share views on how they can contribute to the profession as a whole through a variety of activities including mentoring, speaking at events and supporting Branches.

Date: Tuesday 30 September 2014
Venue: General Register Office for Scotland
Address: EDINBURGH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Sunday 28 September 2014

An opportunity for Fellows and Senior MCIPS members in Glasgow to join Craig Lardner, CIPS President for a private reception ahead of the Glasgow Branch Event to be held at the Department for International Development (DFID) in the evening.

Hosted at the CIPS Award-winning Department for International Development (DFID) you will hear how procurement plays a vital part in our work to end poverty and transform the lives of poor people around the world. From complex tenders, unique markets, SRM Programme to our CIPS award, we’ll give you an introduction to this fascinating procurement department.
 
Craig's theme for the year is to encourage members to do a good turn. The principle is to do something for somebody else that will benefit the profession. “What could a 100,000-strong community do that would stand out like a beacon for 12 months?” he asks. “Everyone does one good thing. And if one good thing is done for you, then you do something in return. That would make 200,000 in a year.

This event provides a key opportunity to discuss progress in this important area and consider how Fellows can participate and share views on how they can contribute to the profession as a whole through a variety of activities including mentoring, speaking at events and supporting Branches.

 

Date: Tuesday 30 September 2014
Venue: Department for International Development (DFID)
Address: GLASGOW
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Sunday 28 September 2014

CPD 2Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt AM invites CIPS Fellows and Senior MCIPS members to join a visit to the National Assembly of Wales and hear a key note speech on Welsh Public Procurement Policy and the innovative procurement developments and improvements taking place in Wales.  This will be followed by a drinks reception and opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues from across Wales and the West of England.

Limited opportunities are also available to observe the National Assembly for Wales plenary session in the afternoon of Wednesday 1 October between 13:30 and 18:00, the agenda for which will be published on the National Assembly's website a week in advance.   In order to take up this opportunity please contact us before 10 September 2014.

There is no charge to attend the event.

Date: Wednesday 01 October 2014
Venue: National Assembly for Wales
Address: CARDIFF
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 29 September 2014