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The Grand Category Debate
The Grand Category Debate

Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Basel, Switzerland

CPD 2This is the arena for procurement categories to argue their case of attention, resources and, yes, their very existence.

Leading practitioners, each representing one category, will attempt to impress, charm or bully you into making them the survivor.

Setting the scene for this gladiatorial contest, we are honoured and delighted to have Wolfgang Rauch, Group CPO of Novartis.

Anything goes. There are no rules of fair play. And the tragic show-down will be decided only by you, the audience

Will this be a procurement masterclass or a painful melodrama?

Whatever…networking afterwards should be lively

Please view presentation slides from this event here



Think Big, Take Risks - Workshop for Women in Procurement
Think Big, Take Risks - Workshop for Women in Procurement

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Zurich

CPD 2Following on to the successful workshops in 2017, focused on developing women’s professional skills in procurement, we are proud to offer you another unique opportunity.

Mark Peacock, former head of Global Operations (member of executive committee) at Syngenta will join us and share his perspective on professional development and what women need to do to think big, take risks and accelerate their own journey.

Astrid Borgmann, former CPO of Swarovski and a member of the CIPS women’s team, will share her own personal story on taking risks in her career and how that can be a catalyst for us to widen our thinking.

Come and join us in our interactive workshop and challenge yourself, take away some tangible learnings, and be a part of our women in procurement community.

Our mission: Advancing women in procurement



Buying Legal Services
Buying Legal Services: Have you started the journey in this category?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:20 PM (1 day(s)), Lausanne

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our next event in West Switzerland on the theme: ‘Buying legal services: have you started the journey in this category?.

Senior speakers will be sharing their perspectives on how to the journey in the legal services category.

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.



Procurement in Circular Economy Era
Procurement in Circular Economy Era

Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:30 PM (1 day(s)), Lausanne

CPD 2

The Swiss branch of CIPS and World Business Council for Sustainable Development cordially invite you to a special joint event in Lausanne.

Procurement plays a key role in the development of a CE and provides a powerful mechanism for enabling businesses and world economies to become more circular. With this procurement can encourage shifts in the supply of goods and services that provide momentum to developing more circular business models.

Circular Economy (CE) is gaining growing attention as a potential way for our society to increase prosperity, while reducing demands on finite raw materials and minimising externalities. It is a response to the traditional linear “take, make, dispose” model that starts with resource extraction and ends with waste. Circular economy is about saving values and “closing the loop” of product lifecycles.

CIPS Switzerland and WBCSD Circular Economy team designed special event for supply management community, where speakers will share their experience and knowledge highlighting the different ways about how procurement can and should redesign itself in order to lead the Circular Economy agenda in private and public sectors. And, yes, it can become a true champion of the enterprise wide initiatives across the value chain.

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 CE agenda and network with the international procurement and supply chain community in the Geneva Lake region.


Please view the presentation slides from the event:

Dr Jihane Ball, Dow

Patrick Carminati, Lexmark

Brendan Edgerton, WBCSD

Presentation Deck



Procurement Technology and Talent in Kanton Zug
Procurement Technology and Talent in Kanton Zug

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 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 “Procurement Technology and Talent 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).

Please view presentation slides from the event:

Event Summary

Claudine Schelp - How a New Sourcing Team Can Trigger Cultural Change

Food Procurement: A Case Study

Peter Wright, Infinite Insights - Motivation: A View from Inside the Brain



Connecting Procurement and Supply Chain - Logistics Sourcing
Connecting Procurement and Supply Chain - Logistics Sourcing

Friday, March 23, 2018 7:00 PM (1 day(s)), Basel, Switzerland

CPD 2Join us as three experienced practitioners representing differing perspectives on Logistics & Supply Chains take us through the challenges & opportunities facing the category. We are delighted to have such a trio of powerful speakers lined up for our forthcoming event.

Jacqueline Klaiss Brons (Senior Consultant SCM), Cristiano Boschin (Corporate Category Manager Logistic, Barry Callebaut Group) and Marcel Wiedmer (Key Supplier Manager Rolling Stock at Swiss Federal Railways)

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.

Please view presentation slides from the event:

Presentation deck

Cristiano Boschin, Barry Callebaut

Jacqueline Klaiss Brons, Senior Consultant, SCM Project Freelancer



Collaborating with Start-Ups to Ignite Innovation
Collaborating with Start-Ups to Ignite Innovation

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:00 PM (1 day(s)), Zurich

CPD 2This event will provide both Procurement professionals and start-up executives a unique hands-on opportunity to experience how we can enhance our interaction and value development. It is well know that start-ups and niche supplier business models will catalyse innovation and help drive change and growth within larger enterprises. Start-ups coming from fields such as “IoT, sensors, big data, AI, imagine analysis and deep learning” will pitch and present to teams of purchasers. Healthy debate and learning opportunities for both the buyer and start-up communities will certainly be a key outcome of the evening. Naturally they’ll be plenty of networking and beverages! The event will be hosted at Zurich’s TechnoPark, home to over 250 start-ups.

Please view presentation slides from the event:

TechnoPark/CIPS Switzerland

Veezoo

greenTEG AG

4Quant

Aspaara



Private and Public Sector Procurement Forum: Best Practice Exchange
Private and Public Sector Procurement Forum: Best Practice Exchange

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:30 PM (1 day(s)), Geneva

CPD 2Switzerland BranchEvent Partner: CPAG Common Procurement Activities Group Geneva-based UN Entities and Other International Organizations

The Swiss branch of CIPS and the Common Procurement Activities Group Group (CPAG), hosted by the United Nations Office at Geneva, cordially invite you to a special procurement event in Geneva.

Procurement is playing an increasingly important role in public and private organizations and we have designed this special networking forum to catalyse best practice and process exchange between members of the private and public sectors that will be represented by procurement professionals from private business such as Amcor, Firmenich, and so forth, as well as 19 international organisations.

During the event, speakers will share their experience and knowledge highlighting the different ways the procurement discipline is being enhanced in areas of supplier relationship management, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, managing indirect spend and contributing to a better world through sustainable program execution.

Join us, and learn how procurement is operating in the public sector, bring actionable insights from the private sector and let’s unite together for the public good.

Important Information:
To attend the event, please make sure to have your national ID card or Passport with you, which is obligatory for participants in order to meet UN security requirements. Participants with vehicles will need to park outside the Palais des Nations.

Please view presentation slides from the event:

CIPS - CPAG Post Event Overview

CIPS - CPAG Presentation by Stephen Farrell

Opening CIPS Presentation

CIPS - CPAG Presentation by Sophie Hecht

CIPS - CPAG Presentation by Rajat Mitra

CIPS - CPAG Presentation by Katia Gutknech

CIPS - CPAG Presentation by Ohanes Missirilian




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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