About the Conference

Blue Ocean's 1st International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference was held in Doha, Qatar on 8th February 2014, bringing together Procurement and Supply Chain professionals from all over the Middle East.

Focusing on the important and relevant theme of "Evolution in Procurement: Challenges Ahead" the conference for the first time in the history of the Middle East turned the spotlight on the procurement industry and documented the changes that the industry had witnessed in the last two decades of rapid economic development.

The conference brought together procurement experts and heads of Purchase, Procurement, Contracts and Supply Chain departments from more than 200 companies from the Middle East and Qatar in particular to brainstorm on procurement competence and its whole new definition in today's market. There has been a natural strategic business evolution from purchasing to sourcing to strategic procurement to supply management in the last two decades.

The one-day conference included keynote presentations, industry expert breakout session, product and tools presentations and numerous networking events.

Who SHould attend
CEOs, CIOs, COOsCEOs, CIOs, COOs Purchasing/Procurement Heads
Supply Chain Heads VP of Procurement/ Purchasing/ Sourcing/ Supply Chain
Procurement Director Purchasing Director
Sourcing Director Purchasing Managers
General Managers and Managing Directors E-Procurement Service Providers
Senior Buyer Commodity Manager

Conference Hightlights

Speakers of international repute and gurus from all over the Middle East, USA and Europe will be speaking at the conference.

From the keynote sessions to the closing panel discussion, the conference is lled with non-stop opportunities to learn.

Take advantage of the formal and informal opportunities at the conference to interact with colleagues and peers to share ideas and discuss various opportunities.

Enjoy the ‘Power Lunch’ on the 20th September, 2014 at the conference.

Blue Ocean

Blue Ocean

Keynote Speakers

John Ellis
Special Session & Welcome
Kurt Warren
Establising a Research Supply Chain
Dr. Farrukh Kidwai
Achieving Excellence in your Value Stream
Sameer Abdulraheem
Procurement Transformation between Success & Challenges
Benu Chatterjee
Procurement Evolution:Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Realtionshio Management (SRM)
Amr Tawfik
Innovation Driven Procurement Vision Challenges
Rajesh M. Bhandari
Arihant Education Foundation

Panel Discussions

Listen, Learn & Grow

Conference Videos