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27 March 2012 | Adam Leach
There’s just one week left to submit your entry for the first CIPS Middle East Awards ceremony in Doha, Qatar.
Taking place at The W Hotel on 6 May, the awards ceremony, in association with Tejari, will recognise the efforts of four procurement teams and one individual practitioner that have stood out from the crowd.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to impress the judges for ‘Procurement team of the year’, ‘Best contribution to the reputation of the procurement profession’, ‘Most improved purchasing operation – start up’ or ‘Most improved purchasing operation – step change’ you can submit your entry, at no cost, here.
During the ceremony, the winner of the ‘CIPS Middle East Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year’ will also be announced, although this will be decided by the chair of the judges and is not open for submissions. You can book tickets for the awards ceremony here.
The awards ceremony will bring this year’s CIPS Middle East Conference to a close following a full day of insightful and interesting talks on the growing importance and emerging challenges of procurement in the Middle East. Highlights on the day included an opening address from Steve Bagshaw, editor, Supply Management and CPO Agenda, and CIPS chief executive David Noble on the opportunities, trends and challenges for procurement in the region.
Later in the day, Waleed Al Saeedi, procurement manager at the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and CIPS council member for Europe and the Middle East will talk about the importance of training. And Charles McNulty, indirect procurement and leasing manager, BAE Systems, will present on the challenges of establishing procurement capability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Further information on the conference is available here and you can book tickets here.