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CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS would like to invite you to their fifth event of 2014. We are continuing our 50:50 mixture of best practice exchange and networking amongst international professionals. For this event we assembled three experts on a subject very relevant for our community – namely: Procurement Benefits, partnering and returns. Following time for questions and answers, we’ll then be hosting drinks and snacks to facilitate plenty of opportunity for participant networking.

Date: Monday 24 November 2014
Venue: Japan Tobacco International
Address: GENEVE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person
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CPD 2This event will give you an insight into the activities of PartyLite Manufacturing based in Barrow in Furness, the challenges facing their industry and how these are being resolved.

There will be a presentation by PartyLite on the application of Lean principles in supply chain, followed by a PartyLite Candles Hostess Party where candles and home accessories will be available for sale for those wanting to shop for Christmas! There will also be an opportunity to network with Supply Chain Professionals from a variety of companies while partaking in a glass or two of non-alcoholic mulled wine and mince pies.

It will be a fun end to a successful first year of the Furness Branch.

Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014
Venue: PartyLite Manufacturing
Address: BARROW - IN - FURNESS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 24 November 2014

CPD 2As Channel Island industry expands, it is key that procurement professionals have a good grasp business practices across developing markets.

Alan Maclean, ex Minister for Economic Development and current Treasury Minister will lead the speakers by sharing his knowledge from a number of successful trade visits to the Far East in which significant agreements were put in place to strengthen links between Jersey and China. Jersey Dairy are one local supplier reaping the rewards of the newly strengthened ties and their head of marketing and export, Bob Jones, will be discussing the benefits and challenges they’ve experienced when expanding into developing markets.

Jonathan David is the Procurement Director of Specsavers in Guernsey. As a global brand, Specsavers are tasked with cementing their presence in international markets. Jonathan will be on hand to offer insight on how Specsavers secure ongoing trade in rapidly changing environments, where the demand often outstrips supply.

Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel
Address: ST HELIER, CHANNEL ISLANDS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 24 November 2014

CPD 2The Peterborough & Cambridge branch would like to invite you to find out more about “The CIPS Sustainability Index”. Followed by the branch AGM.

The CSI is collaboration between the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the University of West England (UWE) and PRGX. With research indicating that there were limited cross-industry standards to assess all three pillars of sustainability for both suppliers and buyers, the CIPS Sustainability Index was developed by the team to create a consistent sustainability measurement to support purchasing and, in doing so, create significant time and cost efficiencies.

The Index has been developed over 3 years, through wide collaboration with many key partners and it’s designed to support supplier assessment in key areas of risk. If sustainability is a key area being looked at by your organisation or even that you are on your initial journey, then this will be an event not to miss.

Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014
Venue: Holiday Inn
Address: CAMBRIDGE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 24 November 2014

CPD 2This is an opportunity for old and new members to come and meet the branch and network. We want to say thank you to the community for their continued support and to offer the opportunity for members to meet each other in a less formal setting. A Buffet will be available along with a free drink for attending.

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014
Venue: Rift & Co
Address: HULL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 25 November 2014