The CIPS conference has returned to a live format once again in 2021, taking place on the 29th and 30th of September at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in the heart of London.
This years’ live conference offers an opportunity for those attending to network with hundreds of other attendees face to face which many have been missing out on over the past 18 months due to the pandemic. There will also be a virtual experience for those who are unable to physically attended the event providing access to a wide range of events and speakers and the ability to network online with other virtual attendees.
What exactly can you expect to see from this year’s event?
This year CIPS have focused on 5 key topics and takeaways over the 2-day event. The key theme is ‘Championing resilient and responsible Supply Chains’ an understandable focus as we come out of pandemic restrictions in the UK.
The speakers will focus on responsible procurement, developing procurement leaders, building resilient supply chains, ensuring diversity in procurement and finally putting the ‘social’ into environmental and governance reporting. Find out more here www.cipsukconference.com/key-topics
There a number of very experienced key note speakers at this year’s conference and over the two days they will be presenting case studies to help you ‘elevate your knowledge in key areas of procurement and supply’. These include James Allen (Arriva), Ruth Bromley (Heineken), Lazar Armianov (EcoVadis), Jacqui Rock (NHS Test & Trace), Henrik Larsen (Maersk) and many more. Find out more about speakers attending the event www.cipsukconference.com/conference-speakers
Preceding the conference this year on the 22nd of September CIPS will also be hosting the Excellence in Procurement Awards, a black-tie event which will this year be hosted at the JW Marriot Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London.
This event offers a fantastic chance to network with a wide range of experienced procurement professionals. If you wish to find more out about this event follow this link www.cipsexcellenceinprocurementawards.com/awards-night