CIPS and DILF collaborate on Copenhagen courses

7 September 2015

Software agreements, strategic supplier development and value-based procurement will be covered by three courses run jointly by CIPS and the Danish Purchasing and Logistics Forum (DILF) in Copenhagen over the next two months.

Aimed at mid to senior-level procurement professionals, they will be held at the First Hotel in the Danish capital.

Robert Carolina, principal with specialist law firm Origin and executive director of the Institute for Cyber Security Innovation at Royal Holloway, University of London, will lead ‘A commercial approach to software agreements’ on 28 and 29 September. It will cover how understanding the implications of types of agreements for this new, complex category can create a significant competitive advantage.

The one-day ‘Strategic supplier development’ course, on 20 October, will focus on how procurement professionals can get value from genuinely strategic relationships, who they can target and how they should target them. The course on 21 October, ‘Value based procurement’, will examine how procurement professionals can create long-lasting value from their suppliers, and how they can define, measure and demonstrate value. They will both be led by Andy Newstead, managing director of ATN Teaching and Consultancy Services. He has been involved in the formulation of purchasing strategies and their integration, measurement and management in long-term strategies for national and multinational companies in the food, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors.

To find out more or to register for the events, visit

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