Food supply chain expert Jay Rayner to speak at CIPS Annual Conference 2014

Gurjit Degun
3 August 2014

Gurjit Degun © Akin Falope4 August 2014 | Gurjit Degun

The line-up for this year’s CIPS Annual Conference and Exhibition on 2 October in London is not to be missed. It features top buyers including Richard Mould, head of corporate procurement at HS2, and Andrew Newnham, group procurement director at ITV, who will be sharing their expertise.

The day will be packed full of information to take away to help your business, focusing on standards, ethics and innovation. Practitioners will learn the skills and capabilities needed for the future, and what organisations will demand from their procurement and supply chain professionals.

Rita Clifton, president of the Market Research Society, will focus on how procurement professionals can get their message across. Babs Omotowa, managing director and CEO at Nigeria LNG, will be speaking about how the CEO and CPO can work in partnership. Last year, Omotowa told CIPS' Pan African Conference that buyers should develop a broad range of knowledge.

Gabhain Neary, Google’s supplier sourcing leader, will be leading a workshop on talent spotting. Other workshops will focus on optimising SME engagement, five ways to boost creativity and using technology to mitigate risk.

Award-winning writer, journalist, broadcaster and expert commentator on food supply chains Jay Rayner will deliver an inspirational speech to close the day's proceedings.

The conference takes place at the brand new etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, and attendance will earn members seven CPD hours.

So don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with 300 of your fellow procurement professionals, and to meet and chat with suppliers at the exhibition.

Visit www.cipsannualconference.com for more information on the speakers, programme and exhibitors and to buy your ticket now.

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