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: CIPS PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

WINNER: WILLEAN MASTER – G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS

Testimonials from colleagues, past and present, agree that, as an ambassador for the profession, Willean Master has consistently improved procurement perceptions both internally and externally. At G4S, she has led procurement strategies for the global team and has managed spending valued at more than £43 million. Master is an established leader, coach and mentor, and a keen supporter of other professionals with a strong belief in the circle of reciprocity. She encourages and empowers other procurement professionals to use their voice to make effective changes both personally and professionally, and leads by example with a visible track record of success. In 2015, she helped transition procurement at G4S from a devolved function to a centralised one, gaining senior management buy-in. Master created a professional team to manage ‘cradle to grave’ activities through training and technology, and managed the consolidation/re-engineering of seven stores and archives around the UAE with £2 million in stock with unexplained variances, turning it around to become a value added.

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