‘Action man Attenborough’ Monty Halls to headline CIPS Annual Conference

Paul Snell is managing editor at Supply Management
23 September 2015

Monty Halls, the adventurer, ex-Royal Marine officer and marine biologist, will be the closing speaker at this year’s CIPS Annual Conference and Exhibition.

He will share his advice on teamwork and how to adapt to and keep on track in a changing environment with delegates at the event, sponsored by Xchanging, which takes place at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on 8 October.

Halls was nicknamed the ‘action man Attenborough’ by the press in reference to his exploits on TV living in the wilderness, exploring the oceans and participating (and winning) the endurance competition Superhuman, broadcast on Channel 4.

He is among the senior speakers at this year’s event, which includes top names from both the procurement profession and the wider business world. Presenters will include CPOs from organisations including Compass Group, Janssen (part of Johnson & Johnson) and Nokia.

The conference also features sessions on how the procurement team at the Department for International Development responded this year’s Ebola crisis, how to use changes to public procurement rules to best effect, and how procurement can contribute to health and happiness.

There will also be the opportunity to network with more than 300 delegates, earn seven continuous professional development hours and meet and chat with suppliers and providers at the exhibition.

To book your ticket for the CIPS Annual Conference and Exhibition in London on 8 October call +44 (0)20 7324 2771, or visit the website.

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