From the CEO of IFPSM

Three Cities, Two Countries in Three Days

During the World Summit there are opportunities to not only explore Helsinki but also beautiful cities of Tampere and Tallinn, Estonia.

It has been my honour to serve our unique network of nations as your CEO since February 2014. During these four years, the undoubted highlight for me, is when our global community comes together at the IFPSM World Summit.

This year we will meet in Helsinki during September, and our host, LOGY, has developed an amazing programme for us to enjoy and benefit from.

I have been fortunate to experience the wonderful Finnish hospitality in the past, and I can assure you of a very warm welcome by this incredible nation and its people.

During the World Summit there are opportunities to not only explore Helsinki but also the city of Tampere where the Subcontracting Fair will allow us to meet hundreds of potential new suppliers and companies.

Once the formal programme of the World Summit has been completed on Friday, 28th September we can then experience a unique opportunity to continue networking and build on the new relationships that have been developed during the Summit, when we sail to Estonia and visit the capital, Tallinn, returning to Helsinki on Saturday, 29th September.

I know that the IFPSM Board of Directors and I are extremely grateful that so many of you will travel long distances and give up your own personal time to attend this important event and your commitment reinforces our promise to deliver a memorable event.

The World Summit is an amazing opportunity for the profession to meet, engage and learn from each other.

I urge you all to maximise this for your own development and your organisations, by striving to meet new fellow professionals from across the world and engaging with them through the various conference sessions and during the social occasions.

The IFPSM World Summit provides many new and exciting opportunities where our Global profession comes together as one community, annually for the benefit of individuals, organisations and nations.
I look forward to supporting you to maximise this opportunity.

- Mr. Malcolm Youngson, CEO of IFPSM


About the IFPSM

The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) is the union of 48 National and Regional Purchasing Associations worldwide.Within this circle, about 250,000 Purchasing Professionals can be reached.

IFPSM facilitates the development and distribution of knowledge to elevate and advance the procurement profession, thus favourably impacting the standard of living of citizens worldwide through improved business practices.

The term procurement is taken to embrace purchasing, materials management, logistics, supply chain management and strategic sourcing.

IFPSM is a non-political, independent and non-profit oriented International Organization.

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