CIPS is offering local professionals in the Channel Islands the chance to network and share experiences by the development of a new Channel Island Branch.
Launching with a free breakfast meeting on 21 June 2011, CIPS has invited key local business people and local CIPS members to meet CIPS CEO David Noble, CIPS president Peter Rushton and Highlands College Principal Professor Edward Sallis OBE to discuss the key objectives of the network and how to engage with local businesses. Highlands College will become the first education establishment in the Channel Islands to be offering CIPS qualifications and training at level 4 and above.
David Noble said: “Procurement and supply management has never been more important than now. With businesses struggling to control costs and stay afloat, and public sector departments keen to make best use of their budgets and meet their obligations to the Comprehensive Spending Review, good procurement practices add real value to all types of organisations. CEOs and Chief Procurement Officers have to face real challenges and opportunities in this new world of hard globalisation and to cope with a faster pace in business and organisational life. If procurement practices are not in line with these and the strategic objectives of an organisation, real problems can emerge and affect the bottom line. This network in an opportunity to discuss these impacts and discover how to tackle such issues head on.”
The breakfast meeting is invitation-only, but a few additional places will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Branch events team at CIPS, email@example.com
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