MANAMA: A three-day event on procurement is underway at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa.
The second edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference was officially opened yesterday by Housing Minister and Tender Board chairman Bassem Al Hamer.
It is being organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East and officially supported by the Tender Board and Banagas.
The event began with a one-day pre-conference workshop on Sunday, followed by the two-day conference which concludes today.
More than 80 delegates from 35 organisations and 21 expert speakers have gathered to discuss the role of creativity and innovation in procurement, as well as how organisations can shift their procurement approach to ensure better results.
Topics being discussed include ethical procurement, risk management in international procurement and how technology can automate and simplify procurement processes in today’s global economy.
“The conference generates awareness on how the procurement function can have a significant impact on an organisation’s bottom-lines, and what can be done to adopt innovative approaches in their procurement function,” Mr Al Hamer said.
“With a track record of pioneering initiatives under its belt, Bahrain continues to move forward with policies and reforms that empower businesses and industries to establish themselves and grow,” he said.