CIPS Breakfast Briefing - Managing Risk in Procurement and Supply on 30 April 2020 at etc.venues, Fenchurch Street, London, has been postponed - new event format or dates to be announced.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPS) have been closely monitoring the situation with regard to Coronavirus on a daily basis and the welfare of our delegates is always front of mind.

In this instance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event to the nearest suitable opportunity in the future or to present this as an online, virtual event.

We have not made this decision lightly but we want to ensure we can provide the best experience possible for attendees. If you have booked on the event your booking will be automatically confirmed for the revised date, or event format, which will be announced as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your continued support.

If you have any questions, please see our contact us section.

CIPS Breakfast Briefing - Managing Risk

How agile are you when it comes to risk management?

Risk management continues to be one of the top 3 business strategies for procurement professionals* 
This morning event will explore how you can mitigate risks of operating in complex environments and understand how the larger micro-economic context may influence the level of risk in your supply chain.

Thursday 30 april, 8:30 - 11:20

etc.venues, Fenchurch Street, London

Create an agile procurement function

Able to engage with the marketplace by identifying desired outcomes, risks and issues

Benefit from innovative thought leadership and case studies from leading speakers

Learn how to be more agile in your approach to risk management and adopt a ‘what-if’ mindset

Understand how the larger micro-economic context may influence the level of risk in your supply chains, and how to overcome these.


Jim Carter

Commercial Director, Supply Chain
Ministry of Defence


Global Expert, EHS and Sustainability


CIPS Economist and Visiting Fellow 
at Cranfield School of Management

Simon Hood

Senior Enablers Manager

Alex Jennings

Chief Procurement Officer
DS Smith


Senior Director – Business Services, Procurement & CRE
Astellas Pharma Europe

Conception Ribaud

Group Sourcing Director
Balfour Beatty

Aysegul Sabanci

Head of Procurement

Ben Townsend

Head of Third Party Risk
Lloyds Banking Group

Louise Waite

Supply Chain Management Director
Lloyds Banking Group

CPD 3 hours

CIPS members qualify for 3 CPD hours by attending this CIPS Breakfast Briefing



T: +44 (0) 20 8267 4011

For sponsorship enquiries please contact:​​

Sylvana Malachias
T: +44 (0) 20 8267 4463


Samantha Johnson 
T: +44 (0) 20 8267 4965 

Chris Gault
T: +44 (0)20 8267 5864

Julia Handley 
T: +44 (0) 20 8267 4479


etc.venues, Fenchurch Street, London​

*Odgers Berndtson Leadership: Driving innovation and delivering impact: The Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2018 [Online] Available from  [Accessed 15 November 2019]

^Early bird offer ends Thursday 12 March 2020 at midnight