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 PROCUREMENT DIVERSITY INITIATIVE

WINNER: TECOM GROUP PROJECT: DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH LOCAL OWNED SUPPLIERS AND SME

As part of plans to boost the sustainable economic development of Dubai, business community organisation Tecom Group aimed to increase the role of small, local owned suppliers, such as local entrepreneurs and start-ups, by involving them in its annual projects.

To achieve this, the group diversified its supplier database to give extra emphasis to local suppliers. Tecom’s procurement team approached the leaders of its parent company Dubai Holding about the initiative and leveraging the volume of spend, gaining high-level buy in from senior management at both Tecom and Dubai Holding.

Tecom’s collaborative process was key to its success as were government and management support. A catalogue of what could be sourced through SME and local suppliers made the initiative easy to adopt.

So far, AED 50 million has been spent on SME and local owned suppliers through the initiative in 2017 and 2018.

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