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Swiss Procurement Excellence & Winter Quiz
Swiss Procurement Excellence & Winter Quiz

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Zurich

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS invites you to a unique Winter Event. We have a Keynote presentation on Swiss Procurement Excellence and Networking Quiz with a dual themes – Procurement & Switzerland – plus some General Knowledge, of course.

Catch up with all your Swiss procurement colleagues, find out what they are up to, and test your quzzing skills against them.

Presentation Slides from the Event

SwissRe - Procurement Excellence at SwissRe

CIPS Switzerland Branch - Swiss Procurement Excellence & Winter Quiz Summary



Collaborating with tart-ups to ignite innovation
Collaborating with start-ups to ignite innovation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Switzerland

CPD 2This event will give Procurement professionals insights into start-up and niche supplier business models that will catalyze innovation and help them to drive change within their own organizations. And it will create connections between you and the dynamic Basel community of investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Photos from the event

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Workshop for Procurement Women: Presenting the Numbers
Workshop for Procurement Women - Presenting the Numbers

Monday, October 23, 2017 5:30 PM (1 day(s)), Zurich

CPD 2Following on our workshop in June on networking, we are continuing the theme of women working on their presenting skills. This workshop will focus on how to do a great procurement numbers presentation to win with senior management. Several of the senior women from the team – CPO’s and senior directors will be presenting and guiding smaller working groups. We will end with a networking apero.

We look forward to another fun and informative workshop with you!

Our mission is: Advancing women in procurement

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Blockchain, AI, Sourcing Robotics and Alliances
Blockchain, AI, Sourcing Robotics and Alliances

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Zurich

Many industry observers note that Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics are pivotal technologies in the digital transformation of supplyCPD 2 management. CIPS-Switzerland is delighted to have three speakers with hands-on expertise and practice of this contemporary topics. We also have a presentation on the interesting topic of purchasing alliances – which have unique opportunities and challenges.  After the best practice sessions, as always, we’ll also be hosting drinks and snacks to facilitate plenty of opportunity for participant networking.

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Dr Allan Holland, Founder & CEO at Kleever - AI & Strategic Sourcing

Christopher Kayatz, Chain IQ, Cracking Alliances, Exploring Paths to Success In Indirect Procurement Collaborator


CIPS Switzerland Branch Event Summary



Workshop for Procurement Women - Become a Better Networker
Workshop for Procurement Women - Become a Better Networker

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:00 PM (1 day(s)), Zurich

Following on the great Women in Procurement event last fall, we have formed a team of senior procurement women whose mission is to advance women in procurement. We want to share our experience and knowledge in a concrete way to help other women advance in the field.

Our kick-off workshop is intended to help women in procurement become better networkers in the procurement field. Our keynote speaker is super networker, Lucy Harding, Partner and Global Head of Practice, Procurement and Supply Chain at

 Odgers Berndtson and each working group will be lead by one of the senior women in the team. The team plans to have a follow-on session in the fall to provide on-going support and mentoring for participants in their networking progress.

The objective is to get expert input on networking and to create your own personal elevator speech right for positioning yourself and advancing in procurement.

We look forward to working with you at the workshop!

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Lucy Harding, Odgers Berndtson

CIPS Switzerland Branch Event Summary



Challenges in Complex Supplier Networks
Challenges in Complex Supplier Networks

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:30 PM (1 day(s)), Lausanne

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our next event in West Switzerland on the theme: ‘Challenges in complex supplier networks'.

Senior speakers will be sharing their perspectives on how to address challenges related to quality, ‘Swiss-made' and risks in complex supplier networks.

Following discussion, there will be refreshments and snacks, and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Join us, learn and network with the international Swiss procurement and supply chain community in the Suisse Romande area.



Big Data and Data Analytics in Procurement
Big Data and Data Analytics in Procurement

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:00 PM (1 day(s)), Basel, Switzerland

CPD 2Slav Vasilevski (Syngenta), Markus Hoppe (Accenture) and Hervé Flutto (100 Celsius.ai) will be sharing their perspectives on Big Data and Data Analytics in procurement, from market trends to its impact on category management and business partnering.

Our Basel Branch is a friendly and highly participative group. Please join us for what we hope to be another insightful, lively and interactive evening. The evening will also include an opportunity to network with the speakers and fellow members.

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Accenture - Digital Procurement

Big Data and Data Analytics in Procurement -100 Celsius AI

Event Summary



Form Follows Function - Procurement Design for Success
Form Follows Function - Procurement Design for Success

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Zurich

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS invites you to a super event in May at our regular Zurich venue, the IST.

“Form Follows Function – Procurement Design for Success” is about building a Procurement function.

Every organization sets specific challenges for Procurement and we are thrilled to have the Heads of Procurement from three very different organizations presenting their stories on building a Procurement team. If you are planning your career, creating a procurement function, or both, you will want to get this event into your calendar.

As always, the speaker presentations will be followed by networking over drinks with the international Swiss Procurement community.

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Branch Chair

Peter Wright - Organisational Structure and Operating Model

Robert Lutz - Designing and Staffing of a Procurement Organisation



Contemporary and Future Status of Procurement Sustainability
Contemporary and Future Status of Procurement Sustainability

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Lausanne

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our next event in West Switzerland on the theme: ''Contemporary and future status of procurement sustainability'''. During the event you will learn how to deliver on sustainability challenges from Nestle CPO. You also will get an exclusive glimpse of ISO 20400 guidelines and what impact it will have on ethical and sustainable sourcing. We also invite you to join the discussion about how to scale up sustainable procurement by engaging suppliers and providing right incentives.

Following speaker presentations, there will be refreshments and snacks, and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Join us, learn how procurement function is shaping up global sustainability agenda and network with the international procurement and supply chain community in the Suisse Romandie area.~

Please find presentation slides from the event:

Marie D'Huart, Cap Conseil - ISO20400

Marco Goncalves, Nestle - Responsible Sourcing, Making it Happen

Pierre Francois Thaler, Ecovadis - Scaling up Sustainable Procurement a New Phase of Expansion Must Begin

Event Feedback and Summary

Post Event Publication



Going Digital, Procurement in Kanton Zug
Going Digital, Procurement in Kanton Zug

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Zug

CPD 2Repeating last year’s very successful event, CIPS-Switzerland is teaming up with the Technologie Forum Zug and the Economic Promotion team of the Kanton Zug for this special Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) event. Speakers include leaders from companies with regional or global headquarters in the Canton around the theme of “Going Digital,

Procurement in Kanton Zug”. It is well known that Zug is fast emerging as a leading P&SC cluster in Europe. In addition to hosting drinks and snacks to facilitate participant networking – several Zug-based Procurement Service Companies with be available for follow-up discussions (including Consultants and Headhunters).

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CIPS Switzerland Branch Event Summary