The CIPS Middle East Conference and Supply Management Awards 2020 on 30 June 2020 at Rosewood Abu Dhabi has been postponed - new event format or dates to be announced.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPS) have been closely monitoring the situation with regard to Coronavirus on a daily basis and the welfare of our delegates is always front of mind.

In this instance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event to the nearest suitable opportunity in the future or to present this as an online, virtual event.

We have not made this decision lightly but we want to ensure we can provide the best experience possible for attendees. If you have booked on the event your booking will be automatically confirmed for the revised date, or event format, which will be announced as soon as possible.   Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please contact us.



With the vision of making Dubai the most sustainable city in the world, Atlantis The Palm developed and implemented significant supply chain strategies to reduce waste.

Boosting its environmental credentials was not the only positive for this project as it also contributed to the bottom line.

The resort eliminated more than 1.8 million plastic straws and introduced recycling for waste cooking oil and valuable waste materials. Working with carefully selected partners, the resort now sends 8,000 litres of waste cooking oil to be turned into bio-fuel every month, while generating AED 400,000 a year in revenue from recycling 864 tonnes of waste paper, plastic, glass and metals.

The procurement team partnered with a leading food supply chain consultancy to develop an house vendor on-site audit system, assessing the risk associated with the food supply chain and then implementing change and improvements with suppliers and partners.

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