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In today’s world, technology and innovation are the rising vanguards to efficient procurement and senior executives should never underestimate how technology revolutionizes the business environment and operations. In the era of technology, the concept of procurement no longer limits itself to sourcing raw materials, goods and services, but more importantly sourcing ideas and enhancing sustainability. More and more companies are now adopting and investing in procurement innovation to achieve operational excellence.

This Event is sponsored by Ernst and Young Advisory Services Limited, CIPS Hong Kong, IPSHK & ISMHK

Date: Friday 20 October 2017
Venue: CITIC Tower
Address: ADMIRALTY, HONG KONG
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on +44 (0) 1780 756777.
Booking ends on Friday 20 October 2017

CPD 2Following on our workshop in June on networking, we are continuing the theme of women working on their presenting skills. This workshop will focus on how to do a great procurement numbers presentation to win with senior management. Several of the senior women from the team – CPO’s and senior directors will be presenting and guiding smaller working groups. We will end with a networking apero.

We look forward to another fun and informative workshop with you!

Our mission is: Advancing women in procurement

Date: Monday 23 October 2017
Venue: International Schule Fur Touristik AG
Address: ZURICH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Saturday 21 October 2017

Bookings for this event are still open and we welcome all members to book and attend the presentation, however there are no longer any spaces left for the site tour. If any spaces for the site tour become available on the night, then these will be allocated to branch members on the basis of registration order, so we encourage you to book as soon as possible.

For our October event we invite you to join us at Altro Limited to discover how they are building a global supply chain vision, followed by a rare opportunity to tour their manufacturing facilities.CPD 2

Altro supplies interior flooring and wall cladding building solutions globally and has been at the forefront of innovation for almost 100 years. Altro has a history that values the bold, the brave and the new - from focusing on how the different sectors they serve need their spaces to perform, to the call for more environmentally sustainable materials.

Altro is constantly challenging what is possible and seeking new ways of inspiring their customers and answering their biggest challenges. Their purpose is to transform spaces to enhance people’s emotional & physical wellbeing. With the ambition to be the global partner of choice at the forefront of design-led innovation, inspiring their customers and meeting their real world challenges through an unrivalled sector focus and solutions that stand the test of time.

Altro is a privately owned British family company aspiring to grow globally in a sustainable way.  Supply Chain visibility and the creation of an aligned ambitious global vision is at the heart of Altro’s growth strategy. Altro is future-proofing their supply chain by focusing on business processes, structural flexibility and integrated business planning to gain competitive advantage.

Whilst everyone is welcome to join us for the presentation, tour places are very limited due to health and safety reasons and will be allocated to CIPS members on a first come, first serve basis, so be quick to book your place!

A networking buffet and refreshments will be served during event registration from 18.30.

CIPS members can earn CPD points for attending this event.

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Venue: Altro Ltd, Letchworth Garden City
Address: LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY
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 22 October 2017

CPD 2This session will start to move buyers and procurement professionals away from the traditional focus on the spend analytics to think more in terms of procurement operations analytics and combining other data sets with spend data to deliver richer, more valuable information that informs procurement and business objectives.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Venue: Novotel Liverpool Centre
Address: LIVERPOOL
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 23 October 2017

CPD 2This event will give Procurement professionals insights into start-up and niche supplier business models that will catalyze innovation and help them to drive change within their own organizations. And it will create connections between you and the dynamic Basel community of investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Venue: Switzerland Innovation Park
Address: ALLSCHWILL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Monday 23 October 2017

CIPS MENA Dubai Branch cordially invite you to attend our upcoming event on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from a number of speakers about capability development and regional trends in procurement and the effect of VAT in the UAE as well as an opportunity to network with industry peers and colleagues.

The event is supported by Procurement Academy who will also announce their official launch into the MENA region.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai
Address: DUBAI
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on +971 (0) 4 3116505
Booking ends on Wednesday 25 October 2017

CPD 2Discover to improve the performance of procurement through working with the principles of Lean. Learn how to apply the Lean philosophy and live in a culture of Continuous Improvement.

Date: Thursday 02 November 2017
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 31 October 2017

CPD 2Exam Technique and Well Being Strategies to Survive and Thrive during exams.

Passing your exams is more than just cramming the Study Guides. It is about applying the best revision and actual exam technique to maximise marks and staying calm and relaxed in the process.

We have a study expert and a well-being expert to present and to answer your questions.

An ‘Exam Survival Kit’ will be given to all who attend

Date: Thursday 02 November 2017
Venue: Radisson Blu Holloway Circus
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 31 October 2017

CPD 2This is an opportunity for CIPS members to visit Thales Air Operations and Weapon Systems business in Belfast which is the centre of excellence for missile systems design, development and manufacturing within the Thales Group. From its Belfast, UK headquarters, Thales AOW has been the world leading provider of short range weapon systems for over 60 years. The successful Thales AOW munitions portfolio includes the air defence missile STARStreak and the new LMM family of high precision, low collateral damage, and proportionate weapon systems. These weapons include the air, land and sea platform launched Lightweight Multi-Role Missile (LMM), for surface attack and counter UAV missions and the new air-dropped surface attack munition, Fury.

Important Information:
Please note that places at this event are limited so please ensure that you register as soon as possible to secure your place for an opportunity to visit one of Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturing companies.

Date: Wednesday 08 November 2017
Venue: Thales Air Defence Ltd
Address: BELFAST
Fee: 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 06 November 2017

CPD 2What is cyber crime? Who is behind it? Why are they after your information? How do they do it? But, most important of all, how can you protect yourself? An insightful look at today’s hot topic, including examples of how businesses’ in the North West have been affected.

Date: Thursday 09 November 2017
Venue: East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
Address: ACCRINGTON
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 07 November 2017