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CPD 2The Northumbria branch would like to invite you to join them at their next event.

Managing relationships through the contract lifecycle

“Entering into a long term agreement can be a really important decision for any business. In this session we will look at how to manage some key legal and commercial aspects of long term contractual relationships, including legal issues that arise at the start of the relationship (such as tender processes and due diligence), legal risk management, performance management, exit and retender. The session will be delivered by lawyers from Ward Hadaway with a wealth of experience in outsourcing and other long term contracts, and so the focus will be on how the procurement process and the content of the contract with a supplier can be used to reduce risks to your organisation and drive improved supplier performance. We will discuss a number of different procurement approaches and legal provisions that are aimed at helping businesses to manage their relationships with long term suppliers.”

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Virgin Money plc
Address: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

The CIPS Sustainability Index - What visibility do you have within your own supply chain? 

A key element in being recognised as a sustainable business is to understand the sustainability credentials of your supply base, but how is this best achieved? The CIPS Sustainability Index has been helping companies,CPD 2 universities and public sector institutions to asses risk within their supply chains since 2014. The 3 Pillars of Sustainability key to the CIPS approach are Social, Economic and Environmental. In this presentation we will introduce you to the Index and discuss how it is being used by leading organisations to build and improve supplier relationships and support their initiatives and compliance requirements around Modern Slavery, ISO 26000, ISO 140001 and more.

In this interactive session, you will learn:

How CIPS have developed the Sustainability Index to support your organisation in assessing suppliers

How it supports your CSR and compliance requirements around Modern Slavery, ISO 26000, ISO 140001 and more

How Sustainability fits into the wider 'Supply Chain Resilience' conversation

Also hear from Hammerson PLC's Procurement Manager about the realities of managing sustainability in the retails property supply chain including negotiationg Solar PV and Food wast contracts.

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Westquay
Address: SOUTHAMPTON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

This event will provide a negotiation talk focusing on some of the overlooked aspects of Conditioning, Anchoring, Framing and Psychological Gains achievable from the negotiation process.

CPD 2The event will be of particular interest to Procurement and Supply Chain practitioners, Contract Managers and those required to be involved with negotiations alike.

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Staindrop Lodge Hotel
Address: SHEFFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

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.

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Venue: International Schule Fur Touristik AG
Address: ZURICH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
or call us on
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

A presentation on the potential impact and implications of Brexit for the Oil and Gas industry.

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Lorna Dawson, Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna will present on the impact and implications of Brexit for the Oil and Gas industry and Neil Howarth, Head of JAS Projects, JAS Forwarding UK Ltd will present on Union Customs Code - a brief potted history of the EU, the future and how best to plan the way forward.

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
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 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2This is an opportunity for CIPS members to visit Hyster-Yale Group in Craigavon. The facility is the largest of the few forklift truck manufacturing plants remaining in the UK today. The facility has been a true success story in Northern Ireland, expanding to over 41,300m2. The facility has won multiple awards for its commitment both to quality and to its staff, including achieving the Investors in People Gold Award in 2014 and being crowned “Best Place to Work” at The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2013.

Please note that places at this event are limited so please ensure that you register as soon as possible to secure your place for an opportunity to visit one of Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturing companies.

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Venue: Hyster- Yale Group
Address: CRAIGAVON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) relies on the supply chain to support its sites in meeting the challenging mission to decommission its 17 civil public sector nuclear sites across the UK. With a spend of over £1.7billion in the supply chain every year, a significant proportion of this is with a small number of Key Suppliers. NDA has been implementing a Key Supplier Management initiative to form a more strategic relationship with these suppliers. There are also a range of very specialist suppliers who are critical to the NDA Estate’s mission and management and mitigation of these suppliers, including the potential impact of Brexit is essential. Ron Gorham, NDA’s Head of Supply Chain Optimisation will present NDA’s journey in setting up these initiatives, detailing some of the best practice actions NDA have put in place that could provide ideas to other organisations seeking to manage their Key and Critical suppliers.

Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Reading - South
Address: READING
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Damian Waters, North West Regional Director, CBI will share the CBI’s insight into the Brexit process, how and where businesses can engage, and whatCPD 2 factors are of most concern to companies across the North West. The CBI is Britain’s biggest business organisation and holds a seat on the Government’s Brexit task force.

Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Venue: Malmaison Hotel
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 19 September 2017

CPD 2The South London and Central London Branch would like to invite you to their next joint event.

“Are you GDPR ready?” - GDPR represents a profound reform of data protection law in Europe, shifting the balance of power towards the citizen to whom the personal data belongs, away from organisations that collect, analyse and use such data. It comes into force in the UK in May 2018, and has far reaching implications for all companies that handle data. Businesses will be expected to impose greater and better controls to protect their data. Compliance timescales, coupled with the requirement for demonstrable compliance or new controls pose the key challenges for many organisations and processes #CGI will share their experiences of working with some of the UKs leading organisations to review their privacy process in readiness for GDPR and May 2018.

Date: Monday 25 September 2017
Venue: CGI IT UK Ltd
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Saturday 23 September 2017

Whether you are a leader looking to leverage CIPS in developing your procurement team, an individual looking to begin / enhance / advance your procurement career or an existing CIPS member interested in maximising the value you gain from your membership, this lively and informative evening will have something for you.CPD 2

We’re delighted to have Nicola and Anita from CIPS with us to share their knowledge of and passion for the value which CIPS membership can deliver. Bring along your burning questions and join us for a drink and a chat after the presentations if you can.
Note: This event will be preceded by the ROI CIPS Branch AGM. Further details will be posted on our Branch Linkedin page shortly: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8576660Whether you are a leader looking to leverage CIPS in developing your procurement team, an individual looking to begin / enhance / advance your procurement career or an existing CIPS member interested in maximising the value you gain from your membership, this lively and informative evening will have something for you.

We’re delighted to have Nicola and Anita from CIPS with us to share their knowledge of and passion for the value which CIPS membership can deliver. Bring along your burning questions and join us for a drink and a chat after the presentations if you can.

Note: This event will be preceded by the ROI CIPS Branch AGM. Further details will be posted on our Branch Linkedin page shortly: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8576660

Please view AGM details

Please note only current members are allowed to vote at and AGM.

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Venue: The Dean Dublin
Address: DUBLIN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Sunday 24 September 2017