About the conference

At this year's CIPS UK Conference, procurement professionals will gain practical solutions to the challenges they are facing and will leave the conference with the insight they need to make the shift to becoming a strategic, collaborative function that adds value. This year's speaker line-up features the most influential speakers, incorporating PPL winners.

This one-day event is packed full with a mix of keynotes, case studies, panel discussions and debates with Q&A. The day splits into three streams after lunch, these are: fit for purpose tech, strategy through people and resilient supply chains. There will be CPOs from leading organisations speaking and a large variety of content that really serves the profession and addresses their most vital concerns.


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Andrew Croston VP Indirect Procurement & Global Transformation at Smith & Nephew plc

Andrew is a board level senior manager and supply chain professional with over 25 years’ experience in leading Private and Public sectors as well as consultancy organisations. At the CIPS UK Conference, Andrew will join the panel discussion on 'obtaining security in unstable times'. In this session, you will discover how to navigate a changing supplier ecosystem, how to build a robust supplier infrastructure, and how to manage the unknowns around trade law changes.

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