Procurement professionals from across the Gulf to speak at CIPS Middle East Conference 2013

8 May 2013
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8 May 2013 | Adam Leach

Senior procurement professionals from the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Dubai Aluminium and Etihad are among the speakers the CIPS Middle East Conference 2013 this month.

Under the theme ‘Building a Sustainable Supply Future’, delegates will be treated to a mixture of debates, keynote speeches and interactive sessions at the Intercontinental in Dubai Festival City on 19 May.

Habiba Al Marashi, president of the Arabia CSR Network, Jason Brown, head of group procurement at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Katerina Nicolopoulou, senior lecturer at Strathclyde Business School UAE, will debate the motion ‘Sustainability: why should you bother?’ Later in the day, Sam Achampong, principal category manager at MTN Dubai, will present a session entitled ‘Careers in Procurement: Rising through the ranks’, and Linden Coppel, head of environmental affairs at Etihad, will run a masterclass on sustainability in the airline industry.

Wael Safwat, director of procurement and contracts at the American University of Sharjah and vice-chairman of the Dubai and Northern Emirates, CIPS UAE branch, said: “The CIPS Middle East conferences are unique in their experience and offering. The organisation and speakers are excellent but the unique benefit stems from the interactive approach provided by the delegates themselves.”

Other speakers include Abdulwahab Almadani, senior manager of supply chain at Dubai Aluminium and Richard Reynolds, global director of procurement at WorleyParsons. CIPS economist John Glen, who is a professor at Cranfield School of Management, will chair the event.

This year’s headline sponsor is IBM.

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