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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.

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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  Sally Hamilton to reserve your place on one of the tours.

Date: Monday 02 July 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 Saturday 30 June 2018

An amazing opportunity to visit one of the most iconic Victorian buildings south of the river. Originally built by Thomas Holloway as a Ladies College, the Founder’s Building is one of the world’s most spectacular university buildings, and home to the famous Picture Gallery containing the world’s largest private collection of Victorian paintings, and the beautiful chapel.

Set in 135 acres of stunning woodland the Fellows will be hosting their first summer barbeque on the lawns of the Quad and have the chance to visit the Picture Gallery and learn from the expert Curator of the history of each painting.

This is an informal event giving you the chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones over a few drinks and a BBQ, plus please feel free to bring along your partner or a colleague who is interested in Fellowship.

Price includes all refreshments and the tour.

Date: Thursday 26 July 2018
Venue: Royal Holloway University of London
Address: EGHAM
Fee: Members - £33.33 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 24 July 2018

This once in a lifetime event will allow the opportunity for Fellows to explore the largest prison in the UK. There will be a tour of the prison where you will have a view of the housing block and college at HMP Berwyn. By the end of the event, you will have a better first understanding of the prison system within the UK, how the procurement approach has supported local engagement, the role of industries within prisons and insight into the life of a prisoner and prison officer.CPD 2

HMP Berwyn is the first new, public sector operated prison to be built for thirty years. At HMP Berwyn, we provide a safe, decent, secure and respectful environment for prisons and staff with a strong emphasise of rehabilitating prisoners. Further details about the prison can be found here: http://www.justice.gov.uk/contacts/prison-finder/berwyn-prison-information

Barry Hooper (Chief Commercial Officer for the Ministry of Justice) and Russ Trent (Governor at HMP Berwyn) will be presenting at the event and answering any questions you may have. 

Light refreshments will also be provided.

Date: Thursday 02 August 2018
Venue: HMP Prison Berwyn
Address: WREXHAM
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 31 July 2018

Paul Spanner is a former Royal Marines Officer and Special Forces operator with 28 years’ service. Paul’s bright career was cut short one evening while enjoying one of his passions as a competitive cyclist. Involved in a near-fatal accident in West Sussex, having technically died twice by the side of the road, he made a remarkable physical recovery.

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In the following years Paul has represented his country in two sporting disciplines, as well as completing an MSc and having been accepted as a Doctorate student at the University of Portsmouth. Paul also completed his EASA PPL for light aircraft last year.

Redefining what disabled can mean in today's society, Paul talks about physical disability, the unseen consequences of a hidden brain injury as well as the amazing opportunities presented to him post injury.

Paul invites you to ask him about his recovery as he describes a journey which takes you from operating in Libya and Afghanistan as a senior intelligence officer to competing on the world cup circuit as a para sportsman.

Be prepared to ask yourselves what do I know about those I work with and what can I do to make the team I work with better by unlocking hidden talent and latent ability.

HE WILL INSPIRE YOU WITH WHAT IS POSSIBLE IF YOU ADOPT A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

Supported by Help For Heroes

Also supported by “The List” supporting Ex-Service Personnel

Followed by Networking and Buffet

Date: Wednesday 22 August 2018
Venue: Victory Services Club
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 20 August 2018

Light of the World* - visit to Oxford - Keble College, the Bodleian Libraries, Pitt Rivers Museum and punting on the River Cherwell. 

*The Light of the World (1851–53) displayed in Keble College chapel is an allegorical painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt.

Keble is known for its neo-Gothic buildings, designed by William ButtCPD 2erfield in a striking pattern of red, blue, and white bricks. The basic colour is provided by red bricks, with white and blue bricks used to create exterior patterns. Butterfield famously claimed that he had 'a mission to give dignity to brick'. His design resulted in residential rooms arranged along corridors rather than around staircases as was traditional in Oxford.

The Bodleian Library – (10 minutes’ walk from the College) is the main research library of the University of Oxford and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. 

The Pitt Rivers Museum – (5 minutes’ walk from the College) is a museum displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford. The museum is located to the east of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and can only be accessed through that building. The museum was founded in 1884 by Lt-General Augustus Pitt Rivers, who donated his collection to the University of Oxford with the condition that a permanent lecturer in anthropology must be appointed. Museum staff are involved in teaching Archaeology and Anthropology at the University even today. The first Curator of the Museum was Henry Balfour. A second stipulation in the Deed of Gift was that a building should be provided to house the collection and used for no other purpose. The University therefore engaged Thomas Manly Deane, son of Thomas Newenham Deane who, together with Benjamin Woodward, had designed and built the original Oxford University Museum of Natural History building three decades earlier, to create an adjoining building at the rear of the main building to house the collection. Construction started in 1885 and was completed in 1886.

The original donation consisted of approximately 22,000 items; this has now grown to 500,000 items, many of which have been donated by travellers, scholars and missionaries.

It has the largest collection of archaeological and anthropological artifacts in the UK.

Date: Friday 07 September 2018
Venue: Keble College
Address: OXFORD
Fee: Members - £33.33 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 05 September 2018

  • Learn how technology and AI is influencing real estate strategies around the world.
  • Learn about the Procurement challenges facing a $6.5billion professional services corporation
  • Experience JLL’s innovative flagship headquarters in the heart of London.
  • Network in a relaxed environment with light refreshments available CPD 2

 

A JLL R&D Exec will present on the future of work and Rob Alexander, CPO, will present the Procurement challenges.

Canapes and soft drinks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Venue: JLL
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £16.66 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 14 October 2018

This year we are delighted to be hosting our Fellows Christmas Dinner at the Imperial War Museum, London. The museum and its ground-breaking galleries tell the stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by conflict, from the First World War to the present day.

On arrival you will be treated to a sparkling Christmas drink and have the opportunity to explore the First Floor Balcony. The Balcony exhibits focus on the Second World War and uses groups of objects to deliver a series of insights about the way the war changed the world. It tells the story not of the war itself but of individual objects, and the people and events connected to them. You will then make your way to a sumptuous four course dinner which will be served in the Atrium, where you will dine beneath iconic aircraft such as the Spitfire and the Harrier Fighter Jet.

As we come to the end of the Vote 100 year celebrating women’s voting rights we will have the privileged to hear from Elysia McCaffrey, Head of Women in Business Division at the Government Equalities Office.

The dinner will be hosted by CIPS CEO and the senior leadership team.

Places are limited so please book early. 

Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Venue: Imperial War Museum
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £79.17 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 Monday 10 December 2018