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"An interesting conference that showcased the diverse nature of sustainability and the importance of procurement professionals in ensuring sustainability is embedded in the way in which organisations operate."

Jeremy Hammant, Associate Director, Boxwood


This unique one-day forum is designed to help senior executives to formulate and implement more sustainable procurement and supply chain strategies.

Our high-value conference programme is aimed at:

  • Procurement / Purchasing Directors & Managers
  • Chief Purchasing Officers (CPOs)
  • Supply Chain Directors / Managers
  • Finance Directors & Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Manufacturing / Production Directors
  • Logistics / Distribution Managers
  • Operations / Facilities Managers
  • Sustainability & CSR Directors
  • Sustainable Development Managers
  • CEOs / Managing Directors
  • Divisional Directors
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Other Line of Business (LoB) Managers
  • Corporate strategists / analysts

By attending the Summit you will benefit from:

  • Cutting-edge content with insights from a diverse range of speakers
  • Expert advice on new developments, and the key challenges ahead
  • Showcase of specialist suppliers of sustainable products & services
  • Numerous examples of best practice from industry practitioners
  • Excellent opportunities for networking and discussion

Click here to see a sample of attendees.

Two events in one day:

All SPSS delegates will also have the opportunity to attend eWorld Procurement & Supply for part of the day or during the lunch break. eWorld has been running since 2001 and is the UK’s most comprehensive business forum for Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain Technologies.

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And see below to find out what they said about the event:

Delegate Testimonials

“Well worth attending, hear from leaders in their field how they are embedding sustainable procurement practices within their organisation”
- Tim Luckett, Wrap

“The event was well organised, had a fantastic network of attendees from private, public and third sectors enabling opportunies for discussion around challenges and successes in the market place. The speakers were refreshing and came with a wealth of experience on both current and historical issues as well as insight to their organisational objectives.”
David Singleton, The Institute of Cancer Research

“Excellent Venue with Relevant Topics”
Robert Daniels, University Of Western Sydney

“An extremely informative and well organised event providing learning and networking opportunities for those both well versed and new to the subject of Sustainability in the Supply Chain”
Darrell Griffith, Yorkshire Water

“An excellent networking event for all interested in sustainable procurement”
Keithley Martin, Telefonica UK

Delegate Testimonials from 2011

"The conference provided a great overview of sustainability issues and objectives."
- Anna Weekes, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Becton Dickinson

"The conference was informative, relevant and well balanced. The speakers covered a wide range of areas extremely well. Overall a great event."
- Mark Mardell, Sustainable Procurement Project Manager, Babcock International Group

“The speaker list looked daunting at first, but the packed schedule and extensive agenda meant for an interesting and fast paced event that was high energy and information-rich. One of the best seminars I have been to… Thanks!”
- Susan Robson, Market Intelligence Project Manager, National Grid

"As a supplier it was very interesting to learn more about how a buyer has to respond to market influences. The CSR policy and strategy that many companies endorse, I believe have not fully taken on board the full impact of the way that we procure products. It certainly made me realise that perhaps ignorance has played its part and that we should all truly look at the full manufacturing process of our goods. It has certainly been an eye opener for me and something that I am now conscious of."
- Susan Wedlake, Business Manager, Supplies Team Solutions

"SPSS was an insight into the role procurement has to play in the management of CSR and the ways in which procurement professionals can begin to tackle the issues relevant to their businesses."
- Gavin Drewery, CSR Co-ordinator, Croda International

"I am not responsible for procurement within our organisation, but I recognise that procurement in a sustainable manner can play a large role in helping us achieve our policy objectives. The conference was pitched at the right level with good opportunity to learn from sustainable procurement experts with the experience helping to shape our actions moving forward."
- Gavin Hodgson, Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager, Oxford Brookes University

"An interesting conference that showcased the diverse nature of sustainability and the importance of procurement professionals in ensuring sustainability is embedded in the way in which organisations operate."
- Jeremy Hammant, Associate Director Boxwood

"Good range of speakers and topics. Very informative."
- Susan Richards, IT Procurement Specialist, The College of Law

“Anyone involved in supply chain management should attend this conference as it not only deals with the challenges that we can no longer avoid but practical guidance on how sustainable policies can be effectively implemented.”
- Trevor Black, Managing Director, Blackwolds Consultancy Ltd

"A great event to keep up to date with what's going on in the world of sustainable procurement."
- Mark Modena, Director, Winning Moves Limited






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