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10 March 2012 | Angeline Albert
The theme of this year’s conference is Opportunities, trends and challenges in
Middle East procurement, and takes place at the Qatar National Convention
Centre in Doha, Qatar on 6 May.
Waleed AlSaeedi, procurement and contracts
manager at ENEC, will present an interactive masterclass entitled ‘Training is
an opportunity and failure to do so is a risk’. Also Basil Byrne, chief
procurement officer at Qtel, will host a session on ‘How procurement can add value
Other speakers at the event will include
Charles McNulty, indirect procurement and leasing manager at BAE Systems, who
will discuss the challenges in establishing procurement capability in the
Kingdom of Saudia Arabia. And Wael Safwat, director of procurement at the American University of Sharjah will speak about risks in
The programme features a mix of local and
global speakers and offers buyers the opportunity to participate in practical
workshops and network with peers to share ideas and experience. The broad range
of topics under discussion will include career development, supplier
relationships, sourcing strategy and more.
Last year around 200 delegates attended the
region’s premiere event for procurement and supply chain professionals. This
year’s event is sponsored by the Qatar Foundation.
For more details and to book your place at
this year’s event visit www.cipsmiddleeastconference.com