IMPA has announced that it is launching IMPA Singapore, a procurement-focused event for the marine industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The event takes place next May, building on the success of IMPA London and the IMPA training event held in Singapore in 2014.
The new event will have a total focus on maritime procurement, featuring a high-level conference, IMPA’s Developing Skills in Procurement training course, an exhibition of 50 carefully-selected suppliers, and a workshop on the IMPA ACT programme. A Golf Day is also open to conference delegates.
“This is a real statement of intent from IMPA to deliver a high-quality, procurement-focused event to the Asia-Pacific region,” said IMPA COO & Secretary General Stephen Alexander. “IMPA London has a reputation for education, networking, learning and training. We have wanted to replicate that in Asia for a while, so it gives us great pleasure to announce IMPA Singapore.”
Stephen added that the event was an opportunity for IMPA to introduce itself to the Asia-Pacific region and to share its values, benefits and services in one of the world’s busiest shipping regions.
“IMPA works hard to deliver value to its members and raise standards in the marine supply chain through its training, education and initiatives. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our ideas, practices and ethos with those working in such a major shipping hub.”
Meanwhile, Event Director Will Bixby confirmed the programme for the event has been carefully planned and researched, with various members and parties affiliated to IMPA having been consulted throughout the last year.
“It’s important to highlight that this is a procurement hub and not just another trade show,” Will said. “We’re confident that the training and conference sessions will deliver knowledge that is not only practical and useful but that will also improve the day-to-day performance of delegates.
Will added that the Developing Skills in Procurement programme would cater for the training and development of junior purchasers, while the four conference sessions on day one will offer strategic insight to those in senior positions. This ethos applies equally to the exhibition.
“IMPA is inviting 50 carefully-selected exhibitors from across the world to discuss their business and to offer advice and expertise to purchasers.
“We hope that some exhibitors will host briefings and seminars or peer-to-peer networking sessions. For them it is a good opportunity to build or cement relationships in the region or to develop a presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
The focus is very much on creating a high-quality, knowledge exchange for purchasing professionals.”
For further information on IMPA Singapore visit: www.impasingapore.com