CIPS launches second Istanbul Conference

CIPS 4 June 2015

From Purchasing Evolution to Procurement and Supply Revolution – CIPS launch second Istanbul Conference

Future developments and opportunities for the procurement and supply profession will be discussed at the forthcoming CIPS conference ‘From Purchasing Evolution to Procurement and Supply Revolution’ taking place at the Point Barbaros Hotel in Istanbul, 11 June 2015.

Procurement and Supply professionals from across Turkey will gather to hear from top organisations that have driven success in their organisation through world class procurement and supply. 

The conference, supported by specialist procurement consultancy ArcBlue, will also allow delegates to gain an insightful view into how CIPS intend to develop procurement within the region and how they themselves can raise the profile of procurement within their own organisation.

Speakers at the event include David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS who will be delivering a presentation on ‘The New Age of Procurement and Supply’ and Jamie Foster, Procurement Director of Hitachi Rail Europe will be speaking in the afternoon. Other speakers on the day include Ender Yuksel, Supply Chain Director at Vestel Electronics, Sezai Akdemir, Vice President of Standard Profil and Ali Rıza Alptekin, Vice President of OTOKAR. As sponsor of the event, Simon Steele, Group CEO, ArcBlue will also be delivering a presentation in the afternoon. Other sponsors of the event include ZER and Communisis. On the day case studies will come from Hakan Gürdal, VP, Sabancı Cement Business VP, Aykut Özüner, General Manager of ZER and Cüneyt Yavuz, CEO of MAVİ.

David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS said:

“We recognise the critical importance of Turkey as a growing economy and global business hub. Procurement and supply can be the key differentiator to driving that success and CIPS role is to ensure that this profession is ready for the next stage of its development. 

I strongly believe that no profession has evolved as quickly as ours and that no other profession is as truly global. Procurement is a fundamental profession of the future; and professionals must raise their game to meet with the demands of today’s challenging business environment.”

This is the second CIPS event to be held in Turkey and both CIPS members and non-members are welcome to join the event, which counts as seven hours of continuous professional development (CPD).

The conference will be the perfect opportunity for professionals to network, share ideas and gain insight into the future of procurement in Turkey.

Media are welcome to attend the event, if you are interested please contact +44 (0) 1780 761562


About CIPS in Turkey

CIPS has been operating in Turkey since 2012, setting up a legal entity in 2014.  CIPS currently offers service to around 100 corporate clients in the country.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on purchasing and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 115,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability. 
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