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Our next Hong Kong Branch meeting will cover the following areas:

  •  Annual General Meeting
  •  Procurement Seminar
  •  Networking Dinner (sponsored by ArcBlue)

Please view the event flyer for more details

Date: Saturday 18 November 2017
Venue: City University of Hong Kong
Address: KOWLOON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on +44 (0) 1780 756777.
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 2For our November event, we welcome one of the new CIPS Knowledge Partners, TWS Partners to discuss how game theory can be a ‘game changer’ for Procurement.

With in house production decreasing in most industries, supply chains are becoming increasingly integrated and complex with companies becoming ever more reliant on suppliers’ flexibility and supplier driven product innovation.

Sebastian Moritz will explain how the application of game theory can help to manage this complexity, unlock Procurement’s potential and move its role from a reactive service provider to a highly strategic value driver driving bottom line results.

An event not to be missed, so be quick to book your place!

Please note CIPS members can earn CPD hours for attending this event.

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017
Venue: Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel
Address: HATFIELD
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 Sunday 19 November 2017

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

Next level eSourcing

Part 1

eSourcing has been around for almost 20 years, but how many organisations are truly maximising the power that solutions now yield? How are Best-in-class companies leveraging the power of eSourcing to give them the edge over their average and “laggard” counterparts, and what are the specific associated benefits? Take this opportunity to benchmark your organisation with regards to eSourcing maturity. If your organisation is behind the curve, what can you do to quickly and effectively improve? How can you get wider adoption? How can you overcome the barriers to success? Some proven strategies will be discussed.

Part 2CPD 2

eAuctions are the celebrity of the eSourcing world, high profile, revered by many, disliked by a few, known to most. But how well does your organisation understand the difference between eAuction types and when to use them? The majority of organisations believe that eAuctions can only be deployed in specific categories (usually commodities), others run reverse eAuctions blindly, where other eAuction types would be far more effective; both groups are missing out on significant savings opportunities.

Scanmarket, founded in 1999, have created their own advanced eAuction strategies booklet based upon the statistics they have analysed from tens of thousands of eAuctions run on their system and through collaboration with procurement executives from some of the biggest companies in their respective industries. Some key actionable best practice points will be discussed in detail.

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Venue: Northumbria University
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.
Booking ends on Monday 20 November 2017

CPD 2The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, so what does this mean for procurement and how do we ensure the profession is fit for the future. The traits of procurement leaders are evolving, EI and communication skills are playing an increasingly important role, and having the right team at the right time can determine the success of a project. This event will look at the challenges and opportunities that the future holds and provide insights into how procurement can become the architect of innovation. Senior members of the CIPS team will explore the theme and answer your questions during a panel discussion:

Gerry Walsh FCIPS, Group CEO, CIPS
Nobody knows better than Gerry the importance of having the right team behind you when leading multi-million pound projects. Using his experience at LOCOG Gerry will give some top tips on putting together the best team for the job and how to bring out the best in your people

Andrew Coulcher FCIPS, Group Membership and Knowledge Director, CIPS
Andrew will discuss The Supply Century and the changes that are happening in the procurement space that will affect your future.

David Loseby FCIPS
David will define what is meant by Behavioural Procurement, how this can be achieved within the supply chain through to the end client, behavioural competencies required and applying this in negotiation situations and supporting with case studies.

This subject also links to CIPS revised Global Standards Version 3, released 30th April 2017.

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Venue: The Westin Dublin at College Green
Address: DUBLIN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Monday 20 November 2017

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.

Date: Wednesday 22 November 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
Booking ends on Monday 20 November 2017

CPD 2The CIPS West Wales Branch invites you to join the committee and play a part in organising quality procurement events within the West Wales area.

If you wish to be part of the committee or interested in shaping the Branches plans for the coming year please come along and join us to find out what is involved.

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Venue: DVLA (Department for Transport Group)
Address: SWANSEA
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.
Booking ends on Monday 20 November 2017

CPD 2The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, so what does this mean for procurement and how do we ensure the profession is fit for the future? The traits of procurement leaders are evolving, Emotional Intelligence and communication skills are playing an increasingly important role, and having the right team at the right time can determine the success of a project. This event will look at the challenges and opportunities that the future holds and provide insights into how procurement can become the architect of innovation. Senior members of the CIPS team will explore the theme and answer your questions during a panel discussion. There will also be an opportunity to explore over 150 years of history with a Guided Tour of Belfast's Infamous Prison.

Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Venue: HM Prison Crumlin Road
Address: BELFAST
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 21 November 2017

This event is brought to you by a Humber CIPS branch committee member!

Sarah and the rest of her team will present on their experience of buying gas,CPD 2 power and carbon on the open market, sharing some of the challenges, innovations and successes that they’ve encountered whilst managing a large utilities spend for a major organisation comprising retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses. Working across the UK, Ireland and most of Western Europe, the team use a serious of tools and techniques, from classic procurement category management through to hedging positions and using technical analysis.

The team hope to share some ideas with you, and demystify some of the elements around the potentially scary world of trading and risk management!

Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Venue: University of Hull
Address: HULL
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 21 November 2017

CPD 2This event will cover our Branch AGM to review the previous year and plans for the year ahead, and a talk from Sue Bayley from Mondelex about her career in distributing chocoloate around Northern Europe. Sue has 20 years experience in the confectionary industry including roles in Procurement, Logistics, Planning and Forecasting.

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Venue: South Downs College
Address: WATERLOOVILLE
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 Sunday 26 November 2017

CPD 2Everyone is welcome to attend this event.

The CIPS Central London Branch is delighted to have a number of senior female professionals, role models with different backgrounds, to share their journey to senior management and beyond, including sharing any secrets to success! This will be an informal interactive discussion session with participation from the audience.

Each speaker will share their own experiences such as:

  • Background about themselves
  • Work experience and current role
  • Key skills, support and any investments in oneself
  • Any challenges they had along the way, how these were overcome, lessons learnt, with examples
  • What support they needed to get there?
  • Which skills are required?
  • Advice, recommendations, key tips!

This will be a great interactive session for anyone wanting to grow, develop and better themselves by learning from senior role models. There will be an opportunity for Q&A during the event followed by networking afterwards.

Please note CIPS members can earn CPD hours for attending this event.

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Venue: Bouygues Energies & Services
Address: LONDON
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.
Booking ends on Sunday 26 November 2017