Strong Turnout Expected at Purchasing Forum 2007

Released on: September 24, 2007, 4:53 am

Press Release Author: IIR Middle East

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: Procurement is in the midst of a major transformation, with
globalisation and inflationary pressures adding to the pivotal role it plays in an
organisation's strategic business plan, in a region which now relies heavily on
commerce, beyond oil, as a source of revenue. As IIR Middle East's 5th Purchasing
Forum draws closer, a strong turnout is expected by companies across the Middle East
seeking to control organisational expenses and generate savings.

Press Release Body: Forum Chairman, Peter Garnett explains that \"procurement is such
an integral function in the organisation, that it is now being assessed at the board
level.\" Garnett, who has based his views on the behaviour of 750 procurement and
supply chain personnel in 47 countries, encourages organisations to nurture from
within and deploy with confidence.

Workshop leader Dr Dermot Carey advocates that \"efficient sourcing and working with
supplier resources can provide an organisation with an enormous competitive
advantage.\" His procurement approach has been implemented in major organisations
resulting in multi-million dollar savings and benefits.

Dr Graham Smith, a process leader and synonymous in the region with e-procurement,
will present an independent view on the advantages and disadvantages of its
implementation, across industries and companies in the Middle East.

With research from past delegates as its foundation, the Forum includes time for
discussions and special interactive debates to confer with colleagues and benefit
from participants' collective experience.

Attending the Forum will ensure a broad spectrum perspective of what leading
companies are doing to streamline costs and optimise efficiency.

\"With rave reviews from previous years, this longest running Forum in the region is
an event like no other, exclusive and relevant to a purchasing manager's integral
role in the organisation,\" says Raza Chevel, Conference Manager, IIR Middle East,
organisers of the 5th Middle East Purchasing Forum 2007. The Forum is to be held on
18th - 22nd November in Dubai, the re-export hub of the Middle East with an
insatiable appetite for regional procurement.

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Contact Details: Raza Chevel
Conference Manager
IIR Middle East
Box 21743
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 4 3352715

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