About the Conference

BlueOcean Academy’s 4th International Procurement & Supply Chain Conference was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 29th August 2016, bringing together Procurement and Supply Chain professionals from all over the Middle East.

Built around the theme of "Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain, Managing Risk and Powering Innovation" the conference focussed on challenges and the missing links in the international supply chain as the world shrinks into a global village. UAE is fast becoming the logistics hub of the world vying with Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Manchester for top honors. What the country needs today is a new generation of logistics leaders: dynamic, skillful, innovative and tech-savvy who can effectively bridge the existing gap between knowledge and infrastructure in the region. Excellence in Supply Chain means moving beyond costs and creating better products with minimum damage to the environment. Built on the theme of – “Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain, Managing Risk and Powering Innovation”, the conference revolved around 4 tracks - Technology & Innovation, Strategy, Leadership and Supply Chain Excellence.

The conference brought together heads of Supply Chain and Procurement and important policy-makers from more than 400 companies from the Middle East and UAE in particular who have played a crucial role in transforming UAE into the leading supply chain hub. The one-day conference included keynote presentations, industry expert breakout sessions, product and tool 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

Hear from internationally reputed speakers from Middle East, USA and Europe. An excellent platform to meet share learn network with industry leaders.

Unlimited opportunities to update knowledge, share best practice and showcase achievements. Be a part of a new think tank that will help raise the bar of the procurement fraternity in the Middle East.

Networking is the key to success. Reach out to your counterparts from the Middle East and around the world.

Enjoy a "Power Lunch" while you network


Blue Ocean is the region's leading management and consultancy firm.

Headquartered in the UAE with a strong presence in the UK, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Sri Lanka and India, Blue Ocean stands on an enviable reputtation build on 18 years of training,an impressive roaster of blue-chips clients, a global network of certified trainers and international affiliaions.

Blue ocean specializes in designing courses that bridge the gap between infrastructure nd knowledge, imparting futuristic skills to a new genre of industry leaders, shaping them into dynamic professionals in a increasingly competitive world.

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Advisory board

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Keynote Speakers

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Panel Discussions

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