A new event to the calendar, “Women in Procurement” will provide a unique educational and networking opportunity for those interested in the advancement of women within the procurement profession.
While procurement has traditionally been a very male-dominated profession, an increasing number of women have achieved success and recognition in recent years.
Featuring a wide variety of speakers, the program will examine the challenges women face as they try to make their way in this male-dominated environment and what lessons can be learned from those who have successfully gone before them.
“We will also explore what strengths women bring to the profession and identify possible areas of weakness — be they imagined or real,” says Jonathan Dutton, managing director of CIPS Australia, the organising body for the event.
“Our focus in developing this event has always been that it should be about networking as much as learning,” he says.
“With this in mind, CIPS is running a slightly unusual format, with the event commencing mid-morning on 19th June and concluding after breakfast the following morning.”
“For the first time, we are staging this event as a ‘residential style’ conference, with accommodation, lunch, dinner and breakfast costs all included in the conference registration fee.”
“Since we first flagged this event, the level of interest from potential delegates has been unprecedented,” dutton says.
“I look forward to seeing many of you at the conference and thank you for your continued support of the Institute.”
Women in Procurement
19-20th June 2008
Sebel Citigate Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne
Local delegates may opt out of the accommodation fee if they do not wish to stay at the venue.