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CPDCIPS MENA (Sudan Branch) cordially invites you to attend our upcoming event which will take place on Saturday 23 December 2017 supported by MTN Sudan.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply delivers a perfect forum and platform to enable student, professionals and industry experts to be part of this community to enhance the power and opportunities for continual learning, personal growth, development and professional networking.

Date: Saturday 23 December 2017
Venue: Auditorium - Greater Nile Petroleum Opertaion Company
Address:
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
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Booking ends on Thursday 21 December 2017

CPD 2Drama is created and employees act in a piece of theatre every time they engage with stakeholders.

Looking behind the curtain – theatrical tricks and secrets to help you excel at the art of influence.

There will be an overview on exploration of acting skills and techniques that will enhance influencing and negotiation skills and help build strong stakeholder relationships to boost business performance.

It will then be followed with a workshop on improvisation which will help to:

  • Create scenarios and presentations using honest expressions to connect with the audience
  • Learn how to conquer fears and work collaboratively in an accepting environment in order to break down barriers to communication
  • Work collaboratively as a team in order to strengthen the ability to “value the difference”. If people can improvise together they can do anything together
  • To enhance creativity and the ability to respond spontaneously in a range of different contexts
  • Develop powers of persuasion and influence.
Date: Thursday 18 January 2018
Venue: Shropshire Chamber of Commerce
Address: TELFORD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 16 January 2018

CPD 2Information technology is ubiquitous in our business and personal lives and is increasingly important as an enabler for productivity and efficiency. But it can also be a spectacularly quick way of eating up cash, goodwill and the very efficiency it was supposed to enhance.

Business’s response to the challenge of IT-enabled change is to professionalise: In the UK Project Management is now a Chartered profession. CIPS is recognised as the authoritative body for procurement professionals. Strategy is often viewed as a discrete discipline. Business Change is increasingly recognised as a core element of rolling out new IT. Benefits Management ensures you get the outcomes you wanted for the business.

Big change necessitates an array of specialist professionals looking to contribute their unique perspective to the journey that organisations go through when changing the way they do their business, or change the business itself. But we have also acquired a plethora of professional tribes armed with their own specialist knowledge and cultures, advancing their own perspectives and objectives on projects: What could possibly go wrong!

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018
Venue: Plymouth University
Address: PLYMOUTH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 21 January 2018

CPD 2The impact of the technological revolution, seen through the growth in technologies such as AI and process automation will have a significant impact on Procurement in the coming months and years.

This event outlines what these market pressures are, how they will impact Procurement and provides some practical examples of how:

  1. To apply a different approach when sourcing new technology solutions
  2. New technologies can be used by Procurement to drive efficiency and value
  3. The impact the rapid growth of computing power may have on the procurement function, and on the careers of those working within it
  4. What artificial intelligence can – and cannot – do, and which developments are closest ahead

Don’t miss this opportunity to come and find out more about how technology and in particular AI, is having an increased impact on our procurement activities.

Please note CIPS members can earn CPD hours for attending this event

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018
Venue: Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel
Address: HATFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 21 January 2018

CPD 2Applying Procurement Skills to a New Challenge!

It’s very unlikely you’ve not heard about the forthcoming changes in data protection laws and your organisation will be busy preparing for 25 May 2018 when the GDPR comes into effect. But what does it mean for buyers and why should you care? This talk provides an introduction to data protection laws, the changes that are coming and what the new obligations, risks and opportunities are for procurement. The talk is from a procurement specialist and is aimed at procurement professionals, with practical advice and examples relevant to the profession. This will enable buyers to easily understand GDPR implications, identify new risks and mitigations and new opportunities for adding value.

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018
Venue: Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel
Address: CHESTER
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 21 January 2018

CPD 2Firstly, Hays will present the findings from their 2018 Salary Survey guide that will give a good overview of the market as a whole.

They will then give an overview of how market factors have impacted the job market over the last 12 months and how it is best for individuals to approach looking for a new role in today’s job market. They will also look at where the majority of the opportunities are coming from in today’s market.

Since the format has previously proved so popular, each topic will be explored in 3 breakout sessions where Hays will lead a discussion on each table.

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018
Venue: Hays
Address: READING
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 23 January 2018

CPD 2This seminar will provide you with an overview of the energy market in the short, medium and long term. It will provide key highlights of issues that had a recent impact on the UK Wholesale Power & Gas Price.

Market Dojo are a pioneering software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that offers professional, intelligent and easy-to-use online software at commoditised pricing. We work with the likes of Specsavers, Aggreko, Bosch, Kohler and HomeServe amongst many others.

Market Dojo currently we offer 4 dynamic tools designed by Procurement specialists to assist every Procurement department, no matter how big or small.

  • Market Dojo - eSourcing Solution (eAuctions / eRFXs)
  • Category Dojo - Spend Category Analysis Tool
  • Innovation Dojo - Supplier Collaboration Solution
  • SIM Dojo - Supplier Onboarding Tool

The aim is to drive adoption of these tools by making the software as easy to use (for both buyers and suppliers) as possible. It was to this end that the idea of hosting events to educate current and future Procurement professionals the simplicity of eSourcing software.

The presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018
Venue: University of the West of England
Address: BRISTOL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 29 January 2018

CPD 2With in-house production decreasing in most industries, supply chains are becoming increasingly integrated and complex with companies becoming ever more reliant on suppliers’ flexibility and supplier driven product innovation.

Dr Sebastian Moritz will explain how the application of game theory can help to manage this complexity, unlock procurement’s potential and move its role from a reactive service provider to a highly strategic value driver.

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018
Venue: Novotel Leeds Centre
Address: LEEDS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 04 February 2018

CPD 2In conjunction with the Institute of Travel Management, the event is designed to bring together both Procurement and Travel Management professionals for an evening of networking and education.

Travel is often the 3rd largest controllable expense in a companies P&L, yet is often deemed very tricky to deliver effective category management. This event will allow buyers to understand which procurement strategies are most effective in this space, discovering cost saving and service improvement strategies such as:

  1. How to move from tactical to strategic sourcing in the travel category
  2. Which Procurement tools are best applied to travel for maximum effect
  3. RFP – is there a better way?
  4. How to create travel programs which works for different generations
  5. Lifting the lid on yield management, for both airlines and hotels – what it is and how to use it to your advantage
  6. Future proofing your travel program

Experts will take you through each topic providing delegates with actionable strategies to take back and deploy in their organisations.

Date: Thursday 08 February 2018
Venue: Park Regis Hotel
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 06 February 2018

CPD 2This talk will uncover how to find what REALLY motivates our people and how to use that in order to engage more meaningfully and empower our people.

(N.B. This talk includes an analysis of all willing attendees to actually show our subconscious motivations as an anonymous report on screen. If you wish to participate, then a 6-question survey can be sent out to attendees prior to the event, which takes about 5 minutes to complete. For the survey, email Michelle Mills-Porter at: michelle@ensize.com)

Date: Thursday 01 March 2018
Venue: Shropshire Chamber of Commerce
Address: TELFORD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 27 February 2018