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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

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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

Those of you who have joined us over the last four years will know whaCPD 2t a great event this is and will no doubt be booking your place now!

This year with thanks to our hosts Applegate Marketplace we have been given an amazing opportunity to visit one of the finest award winning wine merchants in the world and sample from their cellars. Berry Bros. & and Rudd was founded in 1698 at No.3 St James St in London and still operates from its original premises. The building is full of history: the ‘Texas Embassy’, representing the independent Republic of Texas, used the rooms above the shop in the 19th Century, in 1940 Baron Philippe de Rothschild took up residence on fleeing the German invasion of France. The company has long supplied the Palace, and the current chairman Simon Berry, the seventh generation of the family, is also Clerk of the Royal Cellars. A unique chance to descend into the cellars below the shop, learn about good wines from the experts and enjoy an evening with your Fellowship colleagues.

Places are very limited so book today. 

If you would like to bring a guest or are a senior procurement professional interested in finding out more about Fellowship please contact sally.hamilton@cips.org

The cost to attend this event is £25.00 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: Monday 22 May 2017
Venue: Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £20.83 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 20 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

Brooklands was the first motor racing circuit in the UK, its banked track being opened in 1907.
The site was also an aircraft factory from 1939 to the 1980s.
It is now the home of the Brooklands Museum with displays of both aircraft and classic cars. Part of the banked track is in the museum grounds and the race track finishing straight has recently been restored. 
The aircraft exhibits have also been rehoused recently thanks to a lottery and other grants  
The afternoon will include talks by a Concorde Pilot, the history of the Brooklands Concorde and an outline of the museum.
 There will then be a visit to the aircraft itself with a Concorde “flight” experience, followed by a guided tour of the Museum. The Concorde is fully restored resplendent in its original British Airways livery and is located behind the Edwardian clubhouse. 
The afternoon will conclude with networking and refreshments of cakes, sandwiches, wine, tea and coffee
 Brooklands was the first motor racing circuit in the UK, its banked track being opened in 1907.The site was also an aircraft factory from 1939 to the 1980s.

Brooklands was the first motor racing circuit in the UK, its banked track being opened in 1907. The site was also an aircraft factory from 1939 to the 1980s.

It is now the home of the Brooklands Museum with displays of both aircraft and classic cars. Part of the banked track is in the museum grounds and the race track finishing straight has recently been restored. The aircraft exhibits have also been rehoused recently thanks to a lottery and other grants.

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The afternoon will include talks by a Concorde Pilot, the history of the Brooklands Concorde and an outline of the museum. 

There will then be a visit to the aircraft itself with a Concorde “flight” experience, followed by a guided tour of the Museum. The Concorde is fully restored resplendent in its original British Airways livery and is located behind the Edwardian clubhouse. 

The afternoon will conclude with networking and refreshments of cakes, sandwiches, wine, tea and coffee.

The cost to attend this event is £35 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: Monday 19 June 2017
Venue: Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Address: WEYBRIDGE
Fee: Members - £29.17 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 17 June 2017

Following the hugely successful event last December we are delighted to be once again hosting our Fellows Winter Dinner at the prestigious and historic Oriental Club giving a unique opportunity for Fellows to experience the ambience of the Orient in the luxuriant surroundings and to enjoy the Michelin – rated cuisine.

For nearly two hundred years, the Oriental Club has been an iconic Central London focal point for those returning from India and the East. The Club treasures its rich history and the extraordinary characters who have been associated with the it, since the Duke of Wellington founded the Club as the first and only President. Don’t miss this great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones to wish them Seasons Greetings.

Places are very limited so book today to secure your place. The cost to attend this event is £75.00 per person inclusive of vat which will be added at the end of the booking process.

This event is open to Fellows only.

The dress code at the Oriental Club is jacket and tie, no jeans.

Date: Monday 27 November 2017
Venue: Oriental Club
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £62.50 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 Saturday 25 November 2017