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Open to all CIPS members, the member events feature expert speakers on a highly topical subject as well as fantastic opportunities to network with fellow members. Join online to become a CIPS member.

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We are constantly planning Member events for 2017, details will be available soon.

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, with shifts in markets happening at lightening pace; technological developments offering new solutions to old challenges and creating demands on our supply chains from distribution to the social and economic. The political uncertainties present even more challenges to our increasingly complex supply chains and traditional product life cycles have been replaced by a phenomenon where products, services and solutions seem to super-nova in and out of existence. So how does procurement keep up with all of this and continue to add value for the business and its customers?

Now, more than ever, the profession needs to be fit for the future. The traits of procurement leaders are evolving, EI and communication skills are playing an increasingly important role, disruption is no longer the buzz word – it’s everyday reality. This event will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by these change drivers and provide insights into how procurement can become the architect of innovation. Senior practitioners from leading organisations will explore the theme of advancing the need for agile procurement. Join us for this exclusive event kindly hosted by Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd.

Date: Friday 15 September 2017
Venue: Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
Fee: Members - £10.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
or call us on +44 (0) 1780 756777.
Booking ends on Wednesday 13 September 2017

Communicate the real value of procurement – Passion for Procurement Four

‘Learning never exhausts the mind… ‘ Leonardo da Vinci

As an experienced procurement professional you may think you know all there is to know about your trade. Sustainability, negotiation, strategic supply chain management are everyday terms to you but if we talk branding, emotional intelligence and buying signals do you really know what they mean? When used correctly these tactics and skills can take you and your procurement team to the next level. This half day conference is aimed at giving you added expertise to really enable you to ‘communicate the real value of procurement’.

Once again we have bought together four experts in their field to share their knowledge of brand building, marketing, emotional intelligence and relationship building to make sure that the perception you are portraying in the workplace is adding to a positive experience for your stake holders and suppliers, elevating procurement to the ‘go to team’ for problem solving and innovation.

Andrew Coulcher FCIPS, Group Director of Knowledge and Membership, 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 share his experience in Behavioural Procurement, what does it mean, how can this be achieved, and what effect does it have when applied to simple decisions through to complex negotiation situations.

Tim Jenkins, MD of Wheelspinner

This session will address relationship drivers, sales methodologies and techniques and show you what kind of buyer you are and the buying signals you display. 

Cath Hill, Group Director of Marketing, CIPS

Emotional Intelligence and Effective Communication - learn how managing yourself and motivating others can take you to the top of your profession.

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.

Hull – City of Culture

The event is being hosted in Hull, City of Culture at the Ferens Art Gallery. We are delighted that at the time of the event the gallery will be displaying the Turner Prize shortlisted artists prior to the winner’s announcement in December. We have built in to the programme viewing time of this world famous award.

Places are limited so book now. 

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Venue: Ferens Art Gallery
Address: HULL
Fee: Members - £21.00 per person
  Non-members - £21.00 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 09 October 2017