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Our newly expanded portfolio of regular events dedicated to Fellows of CIPS provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet and be inspired with thought provoking discussions on key issues, and to exchange ideas and experiences. Held in exclusive and stylish venues, the events are designed to be interactive and to encourage learning, discussion and debate through presentations by senior procurement leaders, opportunities to build contacts, and restaurant dining.

Our active and growing Fellows’ LinkedIn group has over 400 members and is open to all Fellows. This essential networking tool can help you to engage with senior procurement professionals online, sharing knowledge, insights and opportunities.

Previous fellows events and details about the CIPS Fellows group are available here.

Events Terms and Conditions

In today’s ever changing commercial environment how do CPO’s stay ahead and take advantage of the current situation. Graham Stimpson MD of The Gap Partnership will explore this very current topic of how to create power within a market of constantly changing dynamics.

What’s your strategy to prosper in an environment in which currenciCPD 2es and commodities fluctuate, old rivals compete for your market share, and new players seek to dominate your market?

This seminar will examine how you can create dependency and exercise power in times of change, and how to empower your teams to remain resilient when faced with the fresh challenges changing markets represent. 

The Gap Partnership is a niche negotiation consultancy based in the UK with a global reach, they specialise in working with their clients to both develop negotiation plans/strategies and upskill the people in their behaviours relating directly to the world of commercial negotiation.

We are happy to advise that the Welsh Male Voice Choir will be performing during our event.

The cost to attend this event is £15.00 inclusive of vat which will be added at the end of the booking process.

Please note, there is a 2% surcharge for credit card bookings.

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017
Venue: Welsh Government Office (London)
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £12.50 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 27 February 2017

CPD 2

We are delighted to have some truly amazing speakers for our International Women’s Day Event 2017.  We will commence with a welcome by our generous host – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and then follow with our speakers from Oxfam, Equalities Office, EY and UN Women UK – sharing a range of insights from their different perspectives.  Understand some of the challenges faced and be inspired to engage the right strategies for your own corporation to help change happen around the world. 
Speakers:
Nikki Van Der Gaag – Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights – Oxfam UK
Helene Reardon-Bond OBE – Deputy Directory, Gender Equality Policy – Government Equalities Office
Sarah Conway -  EY – Senior Manager, Commercial and Procurement Team
Karen Parker – UN Women, Vice Chair
After our 10 minute introductions from each of our speakers, they will be joined by:
Avril Martindale, Partner at Freshfields and Co-Head of Freshfields London Diversity Leadership Committee
Maggie Berry – Executive Director for Europe – WEConnect International 
… for the panel discussion which will be chaired by Shirley Cooper – CIPS Fellows Committee Chair

We are delighted to have some truly amazing speakers for our International Women’s Day Event 2017. We will commence with a welcome by our generous host – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and then follow with our speakers from Oxfam, Equalities Office, EY and UN Women UK – sharing a range of insights from their different perspectives.

Understand some of the challenges faced and be inspired to engage the right strategies for your own corporation to help change happen around the world. 


Speakers:

  • Nikki Van Der Gaag – Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights – Oxfam UK
  • Helene Reardon-Bond OBE – Deputy Directory, Gender Equality Policy – Government Equalities Office
  • Sarah Conway -  EY – Senior Manager, Commercial and Procurement Team
  • Karen Parker – UN Women National Committee UK, Vice Chair

After our 10 minute introductions from each of our speakers, they will be joined by:

  • Avril Martindale, Partner at Freshfields and Co-Head of Freshfields London Diversity Leadership Committee
  • Maggie Berry – Executive Director for Europe – WEConnect International 

… for the panel discussion which will be chaired by Shirley Cooper – CIPS Fellows Committee Chair


The cost to attend this event is £15.00 inclusive of VAT which will be added at the end of the booking process.

Please note, there is a 2% surcharge for credit card bookings.

Date: Tuesday 07 March 2017
Venue: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £12.50 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 05 March 2017

CPD 2

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.

The machine speeds up electrons to near light speeds so that they give off a light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. These bright beams are then directed off into laboratories known as ‘beamlines’. Here, scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. 

We will have a tour of the facility and hear about some of the ways Diamond is helping industry, for example in Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences programmes where fragment-based drug discovery has emerged as a powerful method to discover and develop new drugs, as well as in tackling antibiotic resistance and flu epidemics. Other industries that use the facility include aerospace, automotive, chemicals, electronics, food, engineering and energy.

Alison Roblin, Head of Procurement for Diamond will also speak to us about procurement’s role and challenges in this leading-edge research environment. 

A buffet will be provided.

Please note that extensive walking will be involved.

The cost to attend this event is £15.00 inclusive of vat which will be added at the end of the booking process.  Please note, there is a 2% surcharge for credit card bookings.

Date: Thursday 04 May 2017
Venue: Diamond Light Source Limited
Address: DIDCOT
Fee: Members - £12.50 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 02 May 2017

The Fullers business has been in existence since 1845, and their brands include London Pride, Chiswick Bitter, 1845 amongst many others. This event is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of a famous working brewery. Attendees will be provided with an understanding ofCPD 2 the history and heritage, as well as an insight into ale-making.

The cost to attend this event is £15.00 inclusive of vat which will be added at the end of the booking process.  Please note, there is a 2% surcharge for credit card bookings.

Please note:

  • No open-toe shoes are permitted in the brewery and long, flowing clothing should also be avoided
  • Please note that the tour includes several flights of stairs and few places to sit down.
  • Buffet will be provided.
Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Venue: Fuller Plc
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £12.50 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 12 June 2017