Thank you for joining us for day 1 of the first CIPS Global Conference 2021. We hope you had an insightful and enjoyable day. We can’t wait to welcome your back for day 2 tomorrow. 

Check out some of our day 1 highlights below. Remember to share your global conference highlights with us. Follow us on Twitter @CIPSevents and mention us in your tweets. 

Speaker insights:

Alice Bray

Providing a culture and values within that culture that align with young people…

Alice Bray, Senior Procurement Advisor – Sustainable Procurement, Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency 

Alice’s thoughts on how to inspire and retain the next generation of talent

Patrick Dunne

Balance between security of supply, economics and sustainability

Patrick DunneCPO, Sainsbury’s

Patrick’s thoughts during the reshoring and near-shoring expert panel. 

Lisa Martin

Big believer in building a diverse team. Bringing in professionals from other industries helps to accelerate this

Lisa Martin, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, GSK

Lisa’s thoughts during on how to champion diversity in the workplace

Ninian Wilson

Chief procurement officer needs to become the Chief Purpose Officer

Ninian Wilson, Global Supply Chain Director and Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Procurement Company 

Ninian’s thoughts during day one’s closing keynote taking ownership of sustainability to create social value

What's coming up tomorrow?

Opening keynote interview: Taking charge of sustainability
Speaker: Ingrid De Ryck, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Anheuser Busch

B6 : Creating social value in your supply chain to build back better
Speaker: Claire CostelloChief Procurement Officer, Co-Op

Closing Keynote: Building responsible business – The Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition coalition
Speaker: Adrienne GiffordSourcing Excellence Sustainability Manager, McCormick
Speaker: Barry ParkinChief Procurement an Sustainability officer, Mars 
Speaker: Noora SinghDirector of Sustainability, PepsiCo

The platform:

Exhibition hall
Conference hall