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1,500 delegates at KSA’s ongoing procurement summit

Sam Achampong, Regional Managing Director of CIPS Middle East & North Africa said, “More than 1,500 industry professionals joined CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, at the CIPS Saudi Arabia Procurement & Supply Chain Conference and Awards 2023 recently. In a year when procurement professionals have seen no signs of the volatility and inflation of previous years abating, it is more important than ever to network with peers and review current trends and best practices to stay resilient and face the toughest challenges.” Key procurement trends and supply chain initiatives as well as innovative practices of the future, were discussed under this year’s theme of procurement excellence. “The record-breaking number of attendees at this event underscores the strategic importance of our profession across myriad sectors. In an increasingly globalized economy, businesses demand the skills and knowledge to navigate international procurement and supply chain management. The expertise encompassed by our organization has never been more crucial to the modern business environment. We continue to see rising prices and supply constraints and these are just some of the topics we discussed during the conference,” Achampong added. Those gaining recognition include Abdullah Al Osaimi, Senior Vice President of Shared Services at Ma’aden, and Muna bin Zoubaa, an advisor, who set up the MENA Women in Procurement initiative and has been a mentor and role model for many professionals in the region for many years.


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