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Business & Money | Sunday 31 March, 2024 11:41 am |

CIPS MENA Conference 2024 provides platform for procurement professionals to network with leaders and peers

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) will hold its annual CIPS MENA Conference 2024 at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel on 16th May 2024. The conference provides an opportunity for procurement professionals to hear from world-renowned leaders and build new and lasting connections with peers. 




“With the current political, economic, and social challenges, the strategic value of procurement and supply chain is self-evident now more than ever. Today, it is the procurement and supply chain profession that is at the forefront of finding solutions and helping organisations navigate each new pressure. That is why it is so important to hold this conference for procurement professionals that enables them to elevate their knowledge and understanding of industry trends,” said Sam Achampong, CIPS MENA, Managing Director.




Procurement and supply chain professionals can gain valuable insights from CPOs and senior procurement leaders, network and exchange ideas at the exhibition area and during the conference, and receive valuable advice from leaders on how to enhance personal development. There is also the opportunity to bring an entire team and work together to build a shared vision and strategy that can be implemented in the workplace.




The Excellence in Procurement Awards will also take place during the conference, recognising outstanding individuals and teams in the procurement profession.




“At a time when procurement is fast becoming one of the most critical departments within a company, it is more important than ever to recognise and celebrate those who go above and beyond. We encourage regional procurement and supply professionals to nominate outstanding individuals or teams who demonstrate excellence in the profession. Nominations are closing this week for the awards, which shine a spotlight on outstanding accomplishments in the procurement and supply profession,” Achampong added.




The Excellence in Procurement Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations from across the region in a range of categories, independently judged by a panel of experts. Nominations can be submitted in the following categories:




·   Best use of digital technology


·   Best approach to risk mitigation


·   Best collaborative teamwork project


·   Best procurement transformation programme


·   Public procurement project of the year


·   Best initiative to deliver social value through procurement


·   Procurement consultancy project of the year


·   Sustainable procurement project of the year


·   Best local content/local sourcing or in country value initiative


·   Best supplier relationship management initiative


·   Outstanding people development programme


·   Young talent


·   Leader of the year


·   Procurement team of the year – small organisation


·   Procurement team of the year – large organisation




The awards are an opportunity to recognise and reward the dedication and perseverance of procurement teams and individuals. Nominations can continue to be submitted over the coming week.




To find out more about the conference and to register, visit






To make a nomination for the Excellence in Procurement Awards, visit








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