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2 July 2012 | Kamalpreet Badasha
Founder of lingerie brand Ultimo, Michelle Mone, and Compass Group commercial managing director Oliver Cock, will be speaking at the CIPS Conference and Exhibition on 4 October.
The event, in association with American Express Global Corporate Payments, will be held at King’s Place in London. The theme is ‘Building the profession of the future’ and will focus on how procurement must develop into a corporate function while attracting top talent and graduates to the profession.
Cock will lead a morning session entitled ‘how to elevate procurement (and get yourself promoted)’, while Mone will deliver the afternoon keynote to inspire delegates to turn ideas into reality.
More advice on how to develop your career will be given by CPOs at Philips, Diageo and the Royal Mint in an afternoon Q&A panel discussion. The increasing role of purchasing and supply in sport will be covered by The FA's procurement manager Ian Fenwick and head of procurement for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, David Brown.
There will be expert category workshops covering office supplies, FM and professional services, along with law and data security sessions.
Mike Inman will give the final presentation of the day on how to negotiate success.
Attending is a must for professionals looking to network and gain key business insights.
Sponsors also include Capita Consulting and Emptoris.
☛ Visit www.cipsannualconference.com to reserve your place.