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CPD 2Many new appointments into senior roles are made on the basis of a need to transform Procurement. CIPS is pleased to support this event organised by Tejari which will discuss what this means and provide a guide as to how to proceed.

The event will consider the following topics:

  • What is Procurement Transformation?
  • Launching a Transformation Initiative
  • Taking the Organization Along With You
  • Declaring Victory – What Next?
Date: Tuesday 09 September 2014
Venue: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Address: DUBAI
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 971 (0) 4 3277348
Booking ends on Sunday 07 September 2014

CPD 2Successful contract management can rescue even a poorly let contract. Equally, poor contract management can make a mess of the most brilliant category strategy and supplier selection and negotiation process pre-award.

Yet many procurement functions have little or no responsibility for contract management in their organizations. Indeed, some don’t want to have any significant involvement, seeing it as potentially a lot of problems for little reward!


This event organised by Tejari will look at the fundamental justification for doing contract management at all – to manage the risk inherent in contracts, and the (potential) additional value that can be extracted.

We will then cover the key sub-elements that need to be executed – contract administration, managing supplier performance against the contract, managing risk, and handling the inevitable changes and developments we see in all major contracts.

Finally, we will touch on the “raw materials” for successful contract management – people (and skills) and technology.

Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014
Venue: The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort
Address: ABU DHABI
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 08 September 2014

CPD 7 HoursHow can your supply chain help you achieve your sustainability goals? What do you need to do to engage suppliers effectively?

There can be no doubt that achieving sustainability in the supply chain continues to be a huge challenge across all industry sectors. Embedding and promoting ethical and environmentally sensitive procurement into the supply chain involves the complex management of processes, people and tools. Issues such as effective supplier engagement, carbon reduction, ethical sourcing and labour rights remain top of the sustainability professional's agenda.

Bringing together supply chain, procurement and sustainability professionals, the 3rd Annual Responsible Procurement & Supplier Engagement Conference will again work through the complex challenges of creating a truly sustainable and ethical supply chain.

Please note that CIPS are marketing this event on behalf of a third party and fees apply to attend.   There is a 15% discount available for CIPS Members.

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014
Venue: Holiday Inn Birmingham
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £475.00 per person
  Non-members - £475.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Following another hugely successful event in 2013, Oil & Gas UK and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing (CIPS) are delighted to bring back this annual seminar to Aberdeen. The theme of this year's seminar is 'Dare to be Different'.

The oil and gas industry is a mature industry in the UK and has evolved in a unique way. However with rising costs and falling production, is that still a sustainable model?

The seminar will address the following questions:

Are we different? Do we need to be different? Should we remain different? Would there be benefit in being more 'mainstream' in our dealings?

Speakers from both within the oil and gas industry, and outwith, will deliver information in order to allow delegates to form their own opinions on the subject matter.

This unique full day seminar is intended as an interactive event, with delegates encouraged to participate and put forward their thoughts and insights.

***Fees do apply to attend*** Find out more here.

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014
Venue: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Address: Aberdeen
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Thursday 18 September 2014

The UK’s most comprehensive business forum for eProcurement, eSourcing and Supply Chain Technologies

eWorld Purchasing & Supply is the UK's leading event focusing on the use of leading-edge technologies and techniques within the procurement & supply chain functions. Since 2001, this acclaimed business forum has provided a unique insight into the latest developments in electronic commerce for senior purchasing, supply chain and finance executives.

eWorld Autumn 2014 will take place at the QEII Conference Centre central London on 24 September 2014 and will focus on hot topics such as:

• Future trends and market conditions
• Data driven procurement
• Procurement’s future in driving business value
• Improving collaboration across the enterprise
• Stakeholder engagement and change management
• Soft skills for procurement professionals
• Intelligent sourcing & risk management
• Sustainable procurement strategies
• e-Invoicing and Procure-to-Pay
• The pros & cons of moving to the cloud
• Contract management / contract law

Date: Wednesday 24 September 2014
Venue: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference 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 Wednesday 24 September 2014