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CPD 2The South London and Central London Branch would like to invite you to their next joint event.

“Are you GDPR ready?” - GDPR represents a profound reform of data protection law in Europe, shifting the balance of power towards the citizen to whom the personal data belongs, away from organisations that collect, analyse and use such data. It comes into force in the UK in May 2018, and has far reaching implications for all companies that handle data. Businesses will be expected to impose greater and better controls to protect their data. Compliance timescales, coupled with the requirement for demonstrable compliance or new controls pose the key challenges for many organisations and processes #CGI will share their experiences of working with some of the UKs leading organisations to review their privacy process in readiness for GDPR and May 2018.

Date: Monday 25 September 2017
Venue: CGI IT UK Ltd
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

Whether you are a leader looking to leverage CIPS in developing your procurement team, an individual looking to begin / enhance / advance your procurement career or an existing CIPS member interested in maximising the value you gain from your membership, this lively and informative evening will have something for you.CPD 2

We’re delighted to have Nicola and Anita from CIPS with us to share their knowledge of and passion for the value which CIPS membership can deliver. Bring along your burning questions and join us for a drink and a chat after the presentations if you can.
Note: This event will be preceded by the ROI CIPS Branch AGM. Further details will be posted on our Branch Linkedin page shortly: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8576660Whether you are a leader looking to leverage CIPS in developing your procurement team, an individual looking to begin / enhance / advance your procurement career or an existing CIPS member interested in maximising the value you gain from your membership, this lively and informative evening will have something for you.

We’re delighted to have Nicola and Anita from CIPS with us to share their knowledge of and passion for the value which CIPS membership can deliver. Bring along your burning questions and join us for a drink and a chat after the presentations if you can.

Note: This event will be preceded by the ROI CIPS Branch AGM. Further details will be posted on our Branch Linkedin page shortly: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8576660

Please view AGM details

Please note only current members are allowed to vote at and AGM.

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Venue: The Dean Dublin
Address: DUBLIN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Sunday 24 September 2017

Our September branch event looks at procurement priorities and explores the differences between the public and private sector.

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To be truly effective in our roles, adjusting our approach to reflect sector norms enables us to drive better negotiation outcomes and meet organisational objectives.  This insightful event will consider the procurement priorities of Chief Procurement Officers and the similarities between the public and private sector.

David Smith, CB FCIPS has 30 years’ experience in senior and board level roles.  His presentation will address:

  • Key priorities of Chief Procurement Officers in delivering value to their organisations.
  • The similarities and differences between public and private sector procurement practice.
  • Procurement strategy and direction in the public sector.
  • How to use private sector experience in the public sector – and vice versa.

An event not to be missed, 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 26 September 2017
Venue: Novotel Hotel
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 24 September 2017

World class procurement organisations have done their part in driving savings over the past decade, but there are diminishing returns to traditional approaches. In the decade ahead, procurement organizations must increase their level of partnership with business leaders while providing sustainable value that extends beyond cost savings. Strategic category management (SCM) is an approach that aligns procurement activities with business objectives and helps enable this partnership aspiration.

The upcoming CIPS webinar will build a case for developing or enhancing a SCM programme. The session will be delivered by Bruno Khan and Joel Johnson from GEP. GEP is a market leading provider of end-to-end procurement services and technology. As part of the Webinar, Joel and Bruno will discuss why SCM is needed, what it entails and how to get started with a SCM programme. The session will be grounded in real-world examples and participants will have the opportunity to share their inputs.

At the end of the Webinar, participants should have a clear understanding of how SCM can add value as compared to traditional sourcing approaches. We hope you can join us for this upcoming session.

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017
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 Wednesday 27 September 2017

What 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?CPD 2

An insightful look at today’s hot topic, including examples of how businesses’ in the North West have been affected.

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa
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 Monday 25 September 2017

CPD 2There’s no point designing an SRM programme if your organisation lacks the competency to deliver it. Equally, simply training people without an agreed SRM method or strategy is a route to wasting your precious training budget. In this webinar, Four Pillars’ David Atkinson lays-out the skills necessary for effective SRM strategy development, the cross-functional creation of relationship strategies, and for supplier engagement that delivers real value to the buying organisation.

Attendants will be able to benchmark their current skills, and identify their future development needs.

Date: Thursday 28 September 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 26 September 2017

CPD 2Our latest event will cover Procurement Insights and will be presented by Hays. The three themes to the evening are as follows:

Salary Guide 2017

  • Salary Spotlight
  • Interim Spotlight
  • Recommendations for Employers

Your Career - How to get the job you want

  • CV Drafting
  • Interview Techniques
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Media

Your Workforce – How to get the candidate you want

  • Employer Brand
  • Why and How to hire
  • Your Interview Process
Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: WEMBLEY, 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.
Booking ends on Sunday 01 October 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming CIPS Qatar Branch event on Wednesday 4 October 2017 supported by DHL which will highlight Crisis Management in SCM. 

Date: Wednesday 04 October 2017
Venue: Movenpick Hotel West Bay Doha
Address:
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 971 (0) 4 3277348
Booking ends on Wednesday 04 October 2017

CPD 2Feeding the 5,000 or rather 85,000. Jim Rawlings Head of Commerical at Ministry of Justice will talk about how the MoJ feed 85,000 inmates 3 times a day.

Date: Thursday 05 October 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Shepperton
Address: SHEPPERTON
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 03 October 2017

Back by popular demand; come to the Local Kent Brewery, Britain’s oldest Brewer, Shepherd Neame and learn from Bravosolution - a leading Procurement technology knowledge partner – What Procurement can Learn from Online Dating; How Compatible are you with your Suppliers?CPD 2

Supplier relationships are no different to any other relationship – some work well and last a lifetime, others end in breakups and divorce. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to segment your supply-base to uncover any potential “it’s not you, it’s me” weaknesses within your supplier portfolio.

Your key takeaways will be:

1. The four types of suppliers

2. The four types of customers

3. Mutual relationships – types that work and those that don’t

After this event in the 15th century conference room join us in the bar to take part in a networking session while tasting the award-winning traditional Kentish Ales brewed by this independent family company.

Date: Thursday 05 October 2017
Venue: Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre
Address: FAVERSHAM
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 03 October 2017