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CIPS Annual Dinner, 11 March 2015

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015

Join us at the premier procurement networking event

Join procurement and supply management professionals for one of the landmark events in the procurement calendar, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Annual Dinner 2015.

This distinguished black tie event will be held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London on 11 March 2015 commencing at 19.30 with a welcome champagne drinks reception, followed by a four course meal including wine.

The evening will conclude with after-dinner speakers and entertainment. This is the perfect opportunity to network and indulge with leading organisations and senior figures from politics, public and private sectors, education and other professional bodies.

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CIPS Annual Dinner 2015

Date: 11 March 2015

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015

Venue: The London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015

Time: 19:30 for a champagne drinks reception, dinner at 20:30

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015

Event and booking enquiries:

T: +44(0)20 7880 6225

E: natalie.dowell@redactive.co.uk

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015
CIPS Annual Dinner 2015


The evening features a compelling and informative interview with Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto and Steph McGovern, journalist.


Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto

Sam was appointed chief executive in January 2013 and has served as an executive director to the boards of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since June 2009.

During Sam’s nine-year tenure running the Iron Ore business, he built a highly efficient, low-cost business in Western Australia that almost doubled its production capacity and delivered expansion on time and on budget whilst introducing innovative new technologies to drive productivity improvements. 

Steph M

Steph McGovern, Journalist 

Over the past ten years Steph has reported on business and finance from around the world, from international finance summits to small business success stories. She’s now established as part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily, and also regularly taking to the sofa as main co-host.

Steph’s duties on Breakfast include meeting first-hand those on Britain’s business frontline to uncover and explain what’s going on in the real economy. As well as Breakfast, Steph also presents business and finance programmes on 5Live and Radio 4.

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015
CIPS Annual Dinner 2015

On the night 

19.30 - Champagne drinks reception
20.30 - Dinner
01.00 - Carriages

Booking information  

Table for twelve - £2,100 +vat

Single ticket - £199 +vat

Click here to book now

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015


The Hilton Park Lane is situated in the heart of Mayfair and overlooks Hyde Park.  It was recently voted UK Best Business Hotel in the UK by Business Traveller Magazine.


Please click on the link below to help you get the best special offers at nearby hotels .  Please click here to view accommodation rates

CIPS Annual Dinner 2015


If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact:

James Brunt,  T: +44 (0)20 7880 6230 E: james.brunt@redactive.co.uk

This years sponsors:


IBM - Headline sponsor

Procurement organizations play an essential role in achieving critical corporate objectives whilst facing challenges with managing an increasingly global supply base, optimizing complex processes and making sense of data scattered across disparate systems. 

IBM Procurement Solutions help organisations facing complex economic and operational environments to address these significant challenges, from managing global growth to sustainably reducing costs; from aiding compliance to mitigating volatility and risk. 

Create value, gain speed, grow revenue, and improve profitability with IBM. Build on competitive advantage with procurement excellence. Learn more at: www.ibm.com/software/products/en/category/procurement 


Yerra Solutions –  Casino sponsor

Key Service Offerings Include:
*Panel Management – Support clients in setting up and managing law firm panels 
*Legal Spend Management (Outsourced eBilling) – Review law firm invoices at a line item level ensuring compliance to contracts, providing metrics that matter and identifying recommendations on real savings opportunities for clients
*Alternative Legal Provider Panels – Identify and manage eDiscovery and Legal Process Outsourcing Panels 
*Real Subject Matter Expertise - With over 30 years legal industry experience our team have worked in Legal Departments of Global Fortune 500 companies and at Large Global Law Firms

To find out more go to www.yerrasolutions.com


RS Components - Prize draw sponsor

With 78 years’ experience, RS Components is the global distributor for engineers operating in 32 countries. Our reputation is built on breadth of range, competitive pricing, outstanding service and delivery and we are at the forefront of providing cost effective procurement solutions. Today we support over one million customers with an offer of around 500,000 products from 2500 leading brands. To find out more email  lets-talk@rs-components.com

Please click here to view a promotional video


REED - Drinks reception sponsor

REED is one of the largest private recruitment and HR services companies in the world, incorporating over 20 specialist recruitment divisions, providing vendor managed and recruitment outsourcing services.

The REED success has been a result of giving customers and clients what they want, whether it’s finding the right people or placing people in the best job.  REED was also first to offer specialist recruitment services in the UK, a move which fundamentally changed the recruitment market, it was this early combination of presence, innovation and specialisation that makes the brand the most recognised recruiter in the UK.


Apsiz Services - sponsor

Apsiz Services is a procurement consultancy which specialises in improving commercial performance through advice and guidance, providing managed procurement services on our client’s behalf and with the implementation and optimisation of procurement technology. We help make businesses more efficient, delivering real tangible results that drive down the cost of doing business and increase the bottom line.


Our clients come from both private and public sector organisations and range from global business to SMEs.  Our service is tailored to the business needs – optimising, embedding and enhancing specific processes or end to end commercial operations with consultants experienced in managing complex procurements and business transformation programmes.  Please click here for further information

Please click here to view an introductory video


        View pictures of the 2015 CIPS Annual Dinner below

* Please note that the organisers reserve the right to change the guest speaker at their discretion.