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.

Hariharan Laxminarayan

Mr. H Laxminarayan (Laxmi) works as Associate Manager for M/s. Emirates Global Aluminum (UAE) heading Operational Procurement for their two Aluminum Smelters and Alumina Refinery located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He was engaged in startup of greenfield Aluminium smelter 2009-10 and new Alumina Refinery 2017-18 and establishing operational procurement. With Engineering and MBA, he has several diplomas for higher learning programs. He is a Fellow of ILM, Fellow of IIMM and Fellow of CIPS. Laxmi has 25 years hands on experience with last 15 years in leadership roles. Winner of CEO Leadership Awards in his organization, he is recipient of CIPS Best Procurement & Supply Chain Professional Award for MENA in 2015.

Mr. Laxminarayan is actively engaged in social volunteering in India UAE and Africa besides actively engaged with mentoring for over 20 Groups spread over 2000 students and professionals from Africa and Mena countries besides organizing networking, learning programs, CPO Talks and industry visits periodically. He is a recipient of CIPS CEO’s special Badge for Fellow Volunteering. He is currently Chairman of CIPS Northern Emirates Branch, Congress Member for MENA and Member of CIPS Fellows MENA Strategy Committee. Procurement & People is his passion, Enlighten, Embrace & Empower is his vision and reading is his favorite hobby.

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