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.



Pulling together the “largest event ever staged in the Arab world – Expo2020 Dubai” is no mean feat. Offering events, exhibitions and inspiration from 190 participating countries, with millions of visitors expected from around the world. To deliver this, procurement led cross functional teams brining a diversity of experience, expertise, and knowledge of previous expos and major events such as the Olympic Games. Innovative initiatives included online marketplace OMP, a new generation e-sourcing platform developed for the expo, to connect businesses and help them collaborate and compete for international opportunities. The project also created a portal for international participants to access information on procurement in UAE.

Best practices such as embedding procurement professionals in end user departments, harnessing technology and collaborative sourcing also caught the judges’ attention.

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