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5th Annual
Procurement Strategy Summit
11. October - 12. October 2017, Roda Al Murooj Hotel, Dubai

Panel Discussion: Disruptive changes in procurement its after effects

Debate: Centralized Procurement V/S Decentralized Procurement

Round Table Discussion: Best Practices in Procurement

Offered By

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply - CIPS


Analyzing the Impact of VAT on Procurement Function in GCC

Benchmarking "Successful Procurement Strategies in Volatile Markets for Advantageous Decision Making"

Gap in Workforce Skills, Techniques & Technological Frustrations

Blockchain-Backed Innovations & Digital Transformations redefining Procurement


  • Learn to deal with new environment with right precautionary measures

  • Manage procurement risks to determine potential vulnerabilities in the organization

  • Future-Proof your procurement with desired skillset

  • Plan procurement talent to match the new paradigm

  • PANEL  DISCUSSION: Procurement on the cliff of dynamic &  disruptive change

  • DEBATE: Centralized Procurement V/S Decentralized Procurement

  • ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Best Practices in Procurement and Successful Cross Industry Cases

  • PANEL  DISCUSSION: Gap in Workforce Skills, Techniques & Technological Frustrations


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Jason S. Brown

Head of Group Procurement and Commercial Management at First Abu Dhabi Bank - FAB

Jason has 23 years’ experience in Procurement, His experience ranges from Electronics, Automotive, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals and now Finance.  He has worked for Multinationals such as Dana Corporation,

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Filipe Barreiros

Procurement Director at OSN

Filipe Barreiros is currently the Director of procurement at OSN. He has extensive experience in leadership roles in the telecommunications, media, hi-tech and fast moving consumer goods industries ac

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Cory Thwaites

Executive Director Procurement at TECOM Group

Cory Thwaites is the Executive Director Procurement at TECOM Group, where he oversees procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, supplier relationships, and performance management. With more

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Nita Nair

Associate Vice President Sourcing at EmiratesNBD

Learn the full details about the event program in the downloadable agenda.

Who will you meet


  • Chief  Procurement Officers
  • Chief  of Contracting & Operations
  • Contracts & Pricing Director
  • VP -  Corporate Supply Chain
  • Commercial Manager
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Head Global Supply Chain & Procurement


  • Manufacturing
  • FMCG
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • BFSI
  • Public Sector


Event Supported By

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Event Partner

Supporting Partner

Supporting Association

Knowledge Partner


Roda Al Murooj Hotel, Dubai
Dubai is the most populous city in the UAE and is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. Known for its iconic skyline and skyscrapers, Dubai has become a global business hub for the world.

Dubai's western-style model of business is the major driver of its economy which is also one most diverse economies in the Middle East.

Dubai has emerged as a hot favourite for the district cooling industry, owing to the numerous mega project going on in the city.