About the Conference

Blue Ocean Academy, the region’s largest knowledge empowerment enterprise presented its 5th International Procurement & Supply Chain Conference, IPSC 2016 on 12th November 2016 at Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – a gathering of eminent logistics and supply chain thought leaders who think globally but act locally. Excellence in Supply Chain means moving beyond costs and creating better products with minimum damage to the environment. Built on the theme of – “Aligning Procurement & Supply Chain with Business Delivery”, the conference focussed on 4 tracks, Technology & Innovation, Strategy & Supply Chain Excellence, Leadership and Sustainable Supply Chain.

After a successful series of conferences in UAE and Qatar, IPSC 2016 geared up for the KSA edition. Attracting a very targeted audience for the participating companies, IPSC conference is a strong platform for increasing your distribution network, strengthening business relationship and sharing industry developments. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a vast land covering more than 2 million square km and with a substantial mining and heavy industry sector, Supply Chain and logistics have a fundamental role to play in Saudi Arabia’s current and future economic success. Saudi Arabia is the second in the Emerging Markets Logistics Index (As placed by Agility Logistics), behind only China and replacing Brazil at the top of the table.

The conference brought together heads of Supply Chain and Procurement and important policy-makers from more than 500 companies from the Middle East and KSA in particular who have played a crucial role in transforming KSA into the leading supply Chain hub. No matter how efficient your supply chain is, there is always room for improvement. Often, the day-to-day challenges of managing people, systems and operations leaves little time to keep informed on the latest technology and innovation coming onto the market. You need access to this information to run your supply chain as efficiently as possible.

The true value of IPSC 2016 Riyadh was that it presented a boiling pot of information, ideas and solutions, pulling together over 800 of the industry’s most influential executives and almost all of the industry’s leading solution providers to push the boundaries of procurement & supply chain excellence.

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

Procurement & Supply Chain experts from the world over will attend the conference, presenting papers sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Unique opportunity to be a part of an unique procurement & supply chain “think tank” who will set the agenda for future IPSC conferences and startups.

Excellent platform
to learn, network, share expertise & win 2016 procurement leadership awards.

Enjoy the
‘power lunch’ on November 12th, 2016 at the f conference venue

Delegates Profile


Purchasing/Procurement Heads

Supply Chain Heads

Procurement/Purchasing/ Sourcing/ Supply Chain VPs

General Managers and Managing Directors

Procurement/Purchasing/Sourcing Directors

Purchasing Managers

E-Procurement Service Providers

Senior Buyers

Advisory board

Blue Ocean
Key Speakers
Blue Ocean

Panel Discussions

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