CIPS NZ Conference 2021 – Moving Our Profession Forward
Date: 6 May 2021
Time: 9:00 – 17:30
Venue: InterContinental Wellington, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Proudly sponsored by Axis Group International
The Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS), the largest global organisation for the procurement and supply profession, will be hosting the CIPS NZ Conference 2021 on 6 May 2021 and the theme for this year’s event is ‘Moving our Profession Forward’.
The demand on procurement organisations is not only greater, but also more complex than ever before. A new set of values has been defined to capture what procurement and supply chain management needs to deliver for business which encompasses a wider spectrum of activities: generates long-term cost efficiencies; mitigates a whole range of risks from continuity of supply to crisis management; delivers innovation through vertical collaboration in the supply chains; embeds social and sustainable outcomes; ensures an array of diversity metrics are met – from gender balance to inclusion and local sourcing; safeguards the implementation of ethical business conducts, and much, much more.
And all of this takes place in a context where technological advancements push the boundaries of what is possible, changing and in some instances entirely redefining traditional business models; younger generations making their way, loudly and demandingly, in the world of work; an international economic and political environment experiencing unprecedented levels of uncertainty; and a planet that requires better care than we are giving it right now.
The conference will explore those themes in the context of moving procurement and supply management forward to attract the future workforce, embrace changes, develop deeper commercial acumen and evolve the current skill sets to ensure the profession can deliver on greater expectations that are being laid on practitioners today.