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CPD 2Back by popular demand, the CIPS Central London Branch is delighted to have Market Dojo come join us and share their market knowledge and experiences on reverse auctions. They will lead an interactive workshop session, followed by a live reverse auction at the end with participation from all delegates. This will be a learning experience for all!

The interactive workshop will be educational and will cover the following:

  • An introduction to reverse auctions
  • Suggest where reverse auctions can be best applied
  • The pros and cons of running reverse auctions
  • Outline some examples and lessons learnt from conducting reverse auctions across the globe
  • Live reverse auction exercise – Participants are the delegates!

The workshop will end with an interactive session where all delegates will participate in a live reverse auction themselves. If possible, please bring a laptop / tablet to the session where you will be placed into groups as a Bidder (each group needs one laptop / tablet). Wi-fi will be available to ensure connectivity. There is no requirement to install or download any software, the live auction is web-based only. Take note, this is not a demo session.

Overall, this will be an interactive workshop and a fun session not to be missed! If there is an appetite afterwards, please join us for informal networking drinks at a nearby establishment.

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

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Venue: University of Westminster
Address: LONDON
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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2We have three seasoned speakers on the topic of procurement trends within the Irish market. Mike from Hays will kick off the discussion showing the general procurement trends and provide comparisons with other markets. Anne will cover the technological impacts on procurement and process involved in receiving recognition. Eoin will finish off with his experience with clients demand for procurement professionals and share a recent recruitment drive. It will be an interactive and informative session to kick off the year.

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Venue: National Concert Hall
Address: DUBLIN 2
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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CIPS Dubai Branch invites you to join us and Yas WaterWorld for the newly launched Arabic sumptuous theme night buffet while you enjoy some live tunes. This includes free entrance, food and drink from 7pm - 10pm.

Seats are limited and strictly for current CIPS members only therefore registration is vital - a plus one is welcome.

*Registration does not guarantee a seat - this will be on a first come first serve basis. A confirmation email will be sent to those that have been allocated a spot*

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Venue: Yas WaterWorld Amwaj Beach
Address: ABU DHABI
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on +971 (0) 4 3116505
Booking ends on Wednesday 21 February 2018

CPD 2Are you intrigued by Indirect Procurement?

Are you an expert or a novice in this area?

Either way, our February event focuses on building category knowledge by exploring the differences and similarities between key Indirect Procurement categories. Are all indirect categories created equal? Or are they each genuinely unique?

Three seasoned category managers will give an overview of the key trends and dynamics of their respective areas (Marketing, Facilities Management and IT), and give insights on the challenges and upsides of operating in their area of expertise. The overviews will be followed by a Roundtable Q&A as our host for the evening looks to establish just how different these categories are in reality. This will be a highly interactive event, so please do come prepared with questions for the Q&A session.

CIPS members can earn CPD points for attending this event.

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Venue: Sodexo Ltd
Address: STEVENAGE
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 25 February 2018

CPD 2Our February branch event looks at how we, as procurement professionals, can better negotiate by understanding the art and science of selling.

Do you think the playing field between procurement and suppliers is level? Based on average companies how much more is invested in sales people training than their procurement counterparts

To be truly effective in our roles, adjusting our behaviours and applying a range of techniques to transform the way in which we interact with suppliers, helps us to gain deeper insights to drive better negotiation outcomes.

Tim Jenkins, Managing Director at Wheelspinner will address:

  • The level of trust that exists between a seller and buyer;
  • Relationship drivers;
  • Sales methodologies and techniques;
  • What kind of buyer you are and the buying signals you display.

 An event not to be missed, so be quick to book your place!

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Venue: Caledonian Exchange
Address: EDINBURGH
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 25 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

CPD 2Would you like to be a buyer or are you in early career stage? Have you considered a career in procurement? Organisations (public, private and third sector) are recognising that good procurement and supply chain management not only provides the end user (customer/client) with greater value, it provides an unrivalled source of competitive advantage for the organisation. Substantial career prospects are available in procurement and supply across a range of industry sectors. Yet, not enough young professionals identify procurement as a career of choice. This means that employers often struggle to fill positions in procurement and supply chain management.

Come along to this free event in a beautiful location and be inspired by the opportunities that could bring you an enjoyable and rewarding career. #iBuy is a social media campaign launched by CIPS to showcase how diverse and interesting the role of a buyer can be.

Date: Thursday 01 March 2018
Venue: City Hall
Address: CARDIFF
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

Our speaker John Morton, Chairman of Zapaygo will provide a webinar to discuss how to support GDPR across the supply chain and manage expectations.

Date: Friday 02 March 2018
Venue: Webinar
Address:
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 Friday 02 March 2018

CPD 2The CIPS Central London Branch is delighted to have a number of female professionals talk to us on the theme for International Women’s Day - ‘Press for Progress’. It celebrates women's achievements and pushes forward towards gender equality. There is a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity, to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Each speaker will share their own experiences such as:

  • Background about themselves
  • Work experience and current role
  • Achievements
  • Activities conducted throughout their career (or via their organisations) towards gender equality
  • Any challenges along the way, how these were overcome, lessons learnt, with examples

The format of the day will consist of each speaker speaking for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A session, then further networking.

This will be an informal interactive discussion session with participation from the audience.

Photographic Images may be captured during this event organised by the CIPS Central London Branch Committee. The images will be used in Supply Management, LinkedIn, speaker organisations, websites and/or other media and publicity produced by CIPS.

The CIPS Central London Branch Committee will endeavour to inform all persons taking part in any photography where possible and practical to do so, and will seek written consent to any images captured. However, where this is not possible for practical reasons, unless express objections are received, individuals attending an event are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event.

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

Date: Monday 05 March 2018
Venue: Bouygues Energies & Services
Address: LONDON
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 Saturday 03 March 2018

CPD 2We welcome one of the new CIPS Knowledge Partners, TWS Partners to discuss how game theory can be a ‘game changer’ for Procurement.

With 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.

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 driving bottom line results.

An event not to be missed, so be quick to book your place!

Date: Tuesday 06 March 2018
Venue: The Village Hotel
Address: HULL
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 March 2018