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Fellows' Events

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

Procurement are really involved up front in mergers and acquisition discussions. As a CPO or Procurement Director, can you afford not to be involved in the potential risk of business critical suppliers being bought out or merging with another company – what if that company is your majorCPD 2 competitor? This CIPS Fellows event will look at:

 

  • What bad looks like – a quick case study highlighting where a lack of procurement inclusion in the deal process has led to a failure to realise deal synergies;
  • What good looks like – an explanation of benefits identification, op model design, integration planning, Day1, comms and PMO across multiple workstreams and how it benefits the deal process in terms of focus, alignment and ultimately increased deal value and sustainable success;
  • Highlight the specialist skill required for Procurement including novation, ABC, modern slavery, upstream supply chain acquisition, single point of failure, supplier exclusion clauses linked to corporate governance etc;
  • Highlight how procurement can integrate without strangling a target in red tape – especially where an established business is buying a much smaller company.
The cost to attend this event is £15.00 inclusive of vat.  This event is open to CIPS Fellows only.
Date: Thursday 01 February 2018
Venue: Norton Rose 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 Tuesday 30 January 2018

A unique opportunity to hear from Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat who will share insights about Inmarsat as a digital services enabler. Rupert will discuss the role satellite plays in today’s digital society and what the future of connectivity looks like including connected ships, connected aircraft, smart cities and much, much more. Early bookers will also have the opportunity to visit the Network Operations Centre, the heart of its global operations, and/or to visit the Impact Suite to experience some of the innovation at Inmarsat.CPD 2

Places are limited on the tours and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved separately to the event booking.  Please email Vicki Oliver to reserve your place on one of the tours.

Date: Thursday 01 March 2018
Venue: Inmarsat Global Ltd
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 Tuesday 27 February 2018