12-13 October 2011
Pre-conference Workshops – 11 October
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
The full seminar and workshop programme has now been published online for the region's biggest and best procurement conference. Featuring a record number of practitioner presenters, the eleven plenary sessions, twenty-five seminars and six pre-conference workshops provides delegates with an unprecedented choice of education opportunities.
To view the programme, please click here.
Extended early-bird discount
Due to the late publication of the full programme, the organisers have extended the original early-bird deadline to the 26th August. For details click here.
About the programme
The theme for this year's annual conference is 'Risky Business', addressing the strategic professional agenda for procurement in the keynote plenary sessions, while providing delegates with real practical deliverables and learning points through the multi-streamed tactical seminars. The 7th CIPSA Annual Conference also sees the introduction, for the first time, of a series of half-day pre-conference workshops, providing delegates with an even greater educational experience.
Of course, a key benefit in attending a conference such as this is the opportunity it affords to network with your peers and suppliers of relevant goods and services.
Lunch on both days will be served buffet-style in the Purchasing Exchange, allowing delegates the opportunity to browse the booths, renew old acquaintances and make new ones.
At the conclusion of formal proceedings on Day 1, drinks will be served in the Purchasing Exchange for an hour after the conference sessions close, before delegates head over to Crown Palladium for the main evening’s entertainment, The 5th CIPS Australasia Procurement Professional Awards Dinner.
The Awards Dinner will be preceded by a cocktail function in the Crown Palladium Atrium.