Senior buyers to share expertise at CIPS Middle East Conference 2012

9 March 2012
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10 March 2012 | Angeline Albert

Senior procurement professionals from Qtel, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and BAE Systems will be among those sharing their knowledge and experience at the CIPS Middle East Conference 2012.

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 and functionality’.

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 procurement.

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.

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