There is still time to book your place at the CIPS Middle East Conference 2016, and take the opportunity to network, share best practice and explore the deep-rooted issues facing procurement and supply professionals in an unprecedented time of rapid, complex change.
Challenged by geopolitical and economic instability, the Middle East and North Africa region needs procurement to place itself at the very heart of business and this issue will top the agenda at the CIPS Middle East Conference 2016, an essential event in the industry’s calendar that takes place on 26-27 April 2016 at the five-star resort The Address, Dubai Marina.
More than 200 delegates from across the region will attend to discuss the issues that are most important to them – from using the power of marketing to take procurement to the next level to aligning procurement to business delivery. They will also make new contacts, collaborate in breakout lessons and listen to a distinguished array of speakers, including:
- David Noble, Group CEO of CIPS
- Jim Lawless, the motivational guru and performance coach and author of Taming Tigers
- Nick van Keulen, contracting and procurement manager at Qatar Shell
- Essam Disi, director of strategy and policy for Dubai SME
- Raed Safadi, executive director of the research and public sector, Dubai’s department of economic development
- Marika Lindstrom, vice president, procurement operations, Unilever
The other highlight of this event will be the CIPS Middle East Supply Management awards, which have become a recognised benchmark for excellence and will reward vision, application, collaboration and transformation in procurement and supply management in the region over the past year. This year’s competition has prompted a record number of entries.