CIPS is committed to delivering conferences and events with a lively informative programme on a broad range of topics that are relevant to our global community. We seek to engage with senior procurement professionals to help us deliver the very best content and we are committed to building diversity in both our programme topics and speakers.  Our programme is still in draft and new speakers are being added each week as we continue to connect with new people.  If you would like to reach out to us about speaking at one of our events or introducing us to new and interesting speakers then please get in touch:

Day two - 30 September

09:30 – 09:40

Opening remarks from the Chair

Duncan Brock, Group Customer Relationship Director, CIPS

09:40 – 10:00

A chance to hear a leader in procurement in conversation with our conference chair about managing through a crisis, and what it means to be truly people focused.

Angela Qu, Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Lufthansa

10:00 – 10:45

More information to follow…

Angela Qu, Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Lufthansa 

Claire Costello, Chief Procurement Officer, The Co-operative Group 

Rob Woodstock, Chief Commercial Officer, HMRC

10:45 – 11:30

Networking break

11:30 – 11:50

Select your breakout stream below

Stream A
Sustainable & responsible procurement

More information to follow…

Simon Roberts, Managing Director, Mercateo

Stream B
Leading the procurement function of the future

The annual Indirect Procurement Report takes a close look at how the category focused on supplies for Maintenance, Repair & Operations is managed. From the impact of COVID-19, to how the category is managed, there will be a focus on:

  • The rising importance of sustainability
  • Have lessons in continuity planning been taken onboard or ignored after COVID?
  • The economic recovery sees output on the increase
  • How managing stakeholder relationships is as critical as ever for procurement professionals
  • Why digital solutions are key to operating more cost effectively

Emma Bottfield, Managing Director UK & Ireland, RS

Stream C
Resilience in the supply chain

Mitigating vulnerability created through dependencies on global supply chains

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11:50 – 12:00

Session change over

12:00 – 12:20

Breakout streams continued…


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Carl Thompson, Senior Solution Specialist, Medius


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Tim Paddison, Managing Director, Hoffman Group


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12:00 – 13:40


13:40 – 14:00

  • A chance to hear a leader in procurement in conversation with our conference chair

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14:00 – 14:45

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Rob Woodstock, Chief Commercial Officer, HMRC 

Jacqueline Rock, Chief Commercial Officer Test & Trace, NHS 

14:45 – 15:00

Closing remarks from CIPS and end of Conference

Please note, programme is subject to change without notice.