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A Mega Union that Shaped the Future of Global Supply Chain

In 2021, Blue Ocean Corporation hosted the 6th International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference on November 6in Dubai, uniting 800+procurement and supply chain professionals from all over the world. Built around the theme of One World One Supply Chain, IPSC 2021 drew special appreciation from Chief Guest His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Cabinet Minister &Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence for its choice of a significant and timely theme.

The star-studded event which took place in Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm saw the presence of top leaders like His Excellency Sheikh Awad Bin Mohammed bin Sheikh Mujrin, HFZA Director His Excellency Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, and Indian billionaire entrepreneur Mr.Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Airtel, among several others.

Blue Ocean’s 6th IPSC Conference which coincided with the Expo 2020 Dubai, offered a 360-degree view through which professionals were able to maximize their network & operationsthat helped them in eradicating silos & delivering a flexible and sustainable supply chain future. This was a global platform for thought leaders to discuss their Supply Chain Management experiences centered on indispensable strategies for efficient operational management & project success.

Five brilliant Panel Discussions and multiple Keynotes from some of the industry’s best minds, IPSC 2021 was all about empowering the supply chain community and creating an ocean of treasured knowledge and priceless experiences for all to take away.

Precisely Designed Agenda in 1 Day Conference

800+ delegates from 500+ Organizations

5 Power-Packed Panel Discussions

8 Keynote by Industry Leaders

Global Attendees

Enriching Experiences for All to Take Away
IPSC Awards 2021
The Conference also featured the illustrious International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference 2021 Awards ceremony, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of leaders and organizations. Maraee Al Qahtani, Deputy Minister at Ministry of Health, KSA and Stacie Tackett, Senior Director at Pfizer, ME/Africa won the Procurement and Supply Chain Leader, and Woman Leader in Procurement and Supply Chain awards respectively. Simultaneously, top companies like United Parcel Service (UPS) and Solutions by STC, KSA bagged awards for Outstanding Support – Supply Chain Management During Crisis Times, and Innovation in Procurement and Supply Chain Practice categories respectively. Several others were honoured in other categories.
Chief Guest
It has been a real honour for us to express our heartfelt gratitude and acknowledgement to His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan for gracing the 6th IPSC Conference with his presence as the Chief Guest of Honour.
Advisory Board
Our Eminent Speakers
Rajesh Bhandari
Senior Director, Academics Blue Ocean Academy CIPS, CPPM, CISCM, CICCM, CPPC, CISCC, Six Sigma Green Belt
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Mozzamil Aissa
Supply Chain Manager Al Rawabi Dairy CISCM, CPPM
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David McNamara
Vice President Supply Chain at NMC Healthcare
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Wence Morris Joseph
Senior Faculty Blue Ocean Academy, CMILT, Certified ISO Auditor
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Yogen Shah
Supply Chain Director – Petrofac
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Phil Showering
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Mohebi Logistics
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Anna Konoplianikova
Head Of Procurement - Chalhoub Group
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Jon Harris
International Education Strategy and Business Development Lead at CILT
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Stacie Tackett
Senior Director - Supply Chain Lead - Africa / Middle East at Pfizer
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Nawaf Al Awadhi
Director of Commercial Sourcing at du
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Bilal Hasan
Supply Chain Director at solutions by stc
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Piyush Malviya
Senior Director & Head, EMEA Business Moglix
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Puneet Khurana
CEO at Fujairah Gold FZC & Dy. CEO at Sterlite Copper Silvasa (Vedanta Ltd group companies)
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Cobus Barnard
Group Chief Executive Officer at LiebenGroup
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Gavin Keen
Strategy, Market & Product Development at GLS International
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Hamid Al Ali
Innovation Engineer at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority – DEWA
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IPSC Awards 2021

The Conference also featured the illustrious International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference 2021 Awards ceremony, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of leaders and organizations.

Maraee Al Qahtani, Deputy Minister at Ministry of Health, KSA and Stacie Tackett, Senior Director at Pfizer, ME/Africa won the Procurement and Supply Chain Leader, and Woman Leader in Procurement and Supply Chain awards respectively.

Simultaneously, top companies like United Parcel Service (UPS) and Solutions by STC, KSA bagged awards for Outstanding Support – Supply Chain Management During Crisis Times, and Innovation in Procurement and Supply Chain Practice categories respectively. Several others were honoured in other categories.

Extensive Media Coverage

The 6th IPSC Conference by Blue Ocean Conferences was the industry’s biggest event post-pandemic. This spectacular event was inaugurated by UAE Cabinet Minister His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan. Receiving a well-deserved appreciation from His Excellency, Blue Ocean’s flagship conference received widespread attention from prominent media houses with updates flooding across leading dailies and social media platforms.

Blue Ocean Students’ Convocation Ceremony 2021

Blue Ocean is always proud of its students who are the flagbearers of the brand. In 2021, Blue Ocean trained over 10,000 students. To celebrate the hard work and achievements of our students, we organized a gala Convocation Ceremony on a global platform like the 6th IPSC Conference.

Our Agenda

for the conference

Activity At A Glance
Key Note Speech 1 ‘World Logistics Passport’ – The Key for Seamless Operations of Supply Chains Across the World
Panel Discussion 1 Future of Logistics in MENA
Networking Café 1
Key Note Speech 2 Moving Towards a Responsible & Sustainable Global Supply Chain
Key Note Speech 3 How is Procurement a Game Changer in Supply Chain Management?
Panel Discussion 2 The Battle Between Supply Chain Efficiency & Risk Reduction
Key Note Speech 4 Blockchain - A Revolution in Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain
Key Note Speech 5 Supply Chain Management: The Biggest Strength of E-commerce
Panel Discussion 3 Breaking the Barriers: Women in Logistics & Procurement
Luncheon
Panel Discussion 4 The Profound Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Key Note Speech 6 Project Management - A Prerequisite for Tackling Procurement & Supply Chain Complexities
Key Note Speech 7 Exploring the relationship between Human Resources Management & Supply Chain Management
Keynote Speech 8 The Strategic Role of Warehouse Management in the Supply Chain
Networking Café
Panel Discussion 5 Quality Management – A Key Booster for Organizational Agility
Award Distribution - Sponsors Felicitation - Vote of Thanks
Convocation

Key Note Topics

Importance of Free Zones in a Connected Global Supply Chain

  • Evolution of Free Zones – A brief history
  • Rise in the popularity of Free Zones – Popular Case Studies & Reasons
  • How Free Zones are taking control over the global supply chain?
How procurement help suppliers

Moving Towards a Responsible and Sustainable Global Supply Chain

  • Connection between supply chain growth & sustainable development
  • Approaches towards a sustainable supply chain - Direct, Indirect, Collaborative & Global.
  • Integration of sustainability initiatives with business operations.

‘World Logistics Passport’ The Key for Seamless Operations of Supply Chains Across the World

  • ‘World Logistics Passport’- World’s first global freight loyal scheme.
  • Vision meets Reality – Enhanced trade flow for the world to flourish smoothly.
  • Why join the World Logistics Passport network – Key Benefits

Transforming Procurement and SCM - A Technology First Approach

  • How has Technology driven Procurement & Supply Chain Transparency?
  • Digitalizing your Procurement and Supply Chain Transformation – Current & Future Trends.

Value Adding Revolutionary Retail Logistics & Transportation Methodologies

  • Innovations that helped brick-and-mortar retail stores pace up their game.
  • Why is Logistics so important for Retail Supply Chains?
  • How can retail logistics aid sustainability?

Procurement - Game Changer in a Complex Supply Chain

  • Streamlining processes & cost controlling with Procurement.
  • Fostering supplier collaboration & innovation through Vendor Management.
  • Meeting evolving customer demands & compliance requirements.

Quality Management – A Key Booster for Organizational Agility

  • Transforming business leaderships to the next level.
  • Maintaining a competitive edge in SCM with Quality Control.
  • Case studies of QM increasing business agility & managing cost of quality

The Strategic Role of Warehouse Management in the Supply Chain

  • Constant need for improving warehousing operations.
  • Building customer-centric & value-centric warehousing strategies.
  • Forces driving an agile and flexible warehouse design.
  • Redefining warehouse operations with Warehouse Management System

Sustainable Transportation - Strategy of the future Logistics operations

  • How Sustainability and Logistics are the two sides of the same coin?
  • Decision making in Sustainable Transportation& Smart Logistics.
  • Current & Future Trends in Sustainable Transportation& Smart Logistics

Panel Discussions

Listen, Learn & Grow
6 th IPSC Global Awards 2021
Celebrating Excellence by Honouring Inspirational Leadership

Individual Award Categories

Procurement & Supply Chain Leader

This award recognizes the most prominent leader who is significantly driving the procurement and supply chain strategy forward and creating a positive and meaningful impact on the industry and its people.

Logistics & Transportation Leader

This award rewards the most influential leader who has been meticulously pushing the logistics and transportation sector ahead and yielding positive results for the industry and its people.

Dynamic Procurement & Supply Chain Professional

The award honours the most dynamic and influential professional, who has shown an impeccable command in raising the profile of the procurement and supply chain industry and its people.

Young Achiever in Procurement & Supply Chain

This award honours the most powerful woman leader from the world of procurement and supply chain for her outstanding abilities in taking the profession and the people of her organization forward.

Woman Leader in Procurement & Supply Chain

The award honours the exemplary contribution of an inspirational leadership figure from procurement and supply chain for achieving phenomenal results and preserving the industry’s integrity.

Organization Award Categories

Inspirational Procurement & Supply Chain Leadership

The award honours the exemplary contribution of an inspirational leadership organization from procurement and supply chain for achieving phenomenal results and preserving the industry’s integrity.

Innovation in Procurement & Supply Chain Practice

This award rewards the fresh perspectives and efforts of an organization/team for its brilliant implementation of productive dimensions through technological innovation AI (Artificial Intelligence) / Blockchain / RPA (Robotic Process Automation) to procurement and supply chain practices.

Leader in Sustainable Supply Chain Management

This award honours the efforts of an organization/team that has made significant strides in streamlining principles of sustainability within their supply chain practices and created environment awareness.

Innovative Shipping & Transportation Organization

This category recognizes the tactful and innovative efforts of a shipping and transportation organization/team that demonstrated exceptionally smooth and timely delivery of services even during the toughest of times.

Supporting Supply Chain in Times of Crisis

This award honours the commendable efforts of an organization/team that displayed strong and visible support to the supply chain industry through meaningful practices even during the peak crisis times of the pandemic.
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