COVID-19/Coronavirus

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.

WINNER: BEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE REPUTATION OF THE PROFESSION

WINNER: BEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE REPUTATION OF THE PROFESSION PROJECT: #CHALLENGING REALITY

The procurement team at Emaar Properties played a critical role in creating a pioneering Virtual Reality Park in the Dubai Mall to give the site the ‘wow’ factor. The project offered unique thrills such as VR rollercoasters and games, an eye-catching 1,750 square metre translucent ceiling projection surface to display special effects, and a suspended “physical upside down fully scaled Burj Khalifa, weighing hundreds of tonnes”.

To deliver innovation to such a high spec, procurement worked with a cross functional team of internal designers, construction, integrators, installers, Hollywood partners and customs, among others. This partnering approach, plus innovative tech such as its digitised procurement system and e-auctions, allowed the team to work without the hindrance of borders or boundaries. The procurement team was involved from the beginning to co-ordinate design and keep ‘scope creep’ and ‘re-work’ in check, elements that had to be carefully controlled given the millions invested in the project. This project has provided longer term gains as it has embedded a sustainable operating model for the longer term.

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