The GCC Procurement Conference

29 – 30 November 2023

It is a gathering of procurement professionals that discusses the latest trends, achievements, challenges, and goals in procurement.

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Conference Overview

Procurement technology revolutionises the way organisations manage their sourcing, purchasing processes. With advanced tools and platforms, it streamlines operations, enhances efficiency, and reduces costs by automating manual tasks and providing real-time data insights. 

The GCC Procurement conference is intended to provide a platform for the GCC Procurement Management practitioners across private sector, government, and academia, to exchange ideas on today’s procurement challenges and emerging trends, gain insight from the latest thought leaders and investigate and analyze best procurement management practices.


  • The future of procurement and achieving in the GCC countries Vision .
  • Modern strategies to lead the procurement
  • Modern government and private procurement management.
  • International purchasing management.
  • Enhancing the administrative skills and technical knowledge of the procurement employee.
  • Evaluation and analysis of purchases.
  • Supplier selection and purchasing negotiation.
  • Electronic procurement.
  • Procurement risk management.


Dr. Ahmad AlQatan
Assistant Professor,
Arab Open University- Kuwait
Shiju Thomas, MCIPS
CIPS Kuwait
Layth Alissa
Chief Executive Officer,
The National Incubator
Hussein Hamdy Mousa
Procurement Consultant
Shadi Bujerami
Head of Procurement & Contract Management,
Al Darwish Engineering W.L.L.
Ahmed Hashem
Procurement Manager
Global Clearinghouse Systems
Dr. Soud Alhumaidan
Human Development Coach
Mahmoud Desouky
Procurement Consultant
Dr. Rami Antar
Procurement Consultant


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If you would like to participate in the GCC Procurement conference as a speaker or a workshop instructor, please contact Dina Ismaeil – Event Manager, Communications & Marketing at:


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Who should attend?

The GCC Procurement Conference is targeted at senior business executives from the commercial, public and third sector, with responsibility for implementing or sourcing web-enabled procurement & supply chain strategies and technologies, within their own organisation.

Typical job titles include:

  • CPO, Head of Procurement / Purchasing
  • Buyer
  • Supply Chain Manager / Director
  • P2P Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Head of Sourcing
  • CFO / Finance Manager / Director
  • Contracts Manager

Why Attend ?

1. Meeting new people and building a network

Conferences are a good way for other procurement professionals to meet you. Regardless of their position, you can make a connection with them that could greatly impact your professional career.

This is important when you are looking for collaborators and new ideas. It is a great way to begin establishing your name in the field of procurement, especially if you are invited as a speaker.

Procurement conferences are the place where you meet people with the same mind as you. It brings procurement professionals from all different areas of the world together. Thus, it is a good place to reconnect with people you met in the past and to connect with new people.

2. Expanding your knowledge

Every year, there will be a lot of new things in the field of procurement. These new things could be new techniques, new trends, new challenges, new types of equipment, or learnings from other professionals you may not have previously heard from the conferences you attended in the past.

Attending procurement conferences gives you the opportunity to talk to other professionals about the new things they are working on. Thus, they may give you advice on how you can enhance your work.

3. Learn beyond your field

Procurement conferences have many sessions that will enhance your professional development and career. Although attendees are united in a single topic in a conference, it has different sub-fields of study in which you can learn new things.

Workshop ورشة عمل

التحديات والمخاطر في إدارة المشتريات

  • 28 November 2023
  • 08:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Training Lecturer

Layth Alissa

Chief Executive Officer – The National Incubator


Speaker, Coach, Motivator, Consultant with over 28 years of Management experience. Spoke at several Key Events around the Middle East Region with topics ranging from Leadership to interpersonal skills.

Currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer at The National Incubator, served as Chief level at several large organization and served as a consultant for the Australian College of Kuwait Corporate training department and on several committees for the evaluation and development of enterprise continuous education programs.

With over 28 years of Management experience, he held various managerial positions in fortune 500 Organizations including Booz Allen Hamilton, Toyota Motors USA, Novartis, NCR.

He was a speaker at Kuwait University, Australian College, Gulf University, Kuwait Medica Conferences, MCI Conferences, Kuwait Chambers of Commerce Events, Union of Investment Companies workshops, MEHI summit, Arab Health Summit, Several Informa events and many others.  He also did several executive coaching engagements for top society CEOs and business owners over the last few years.

His expertise include understanding of local cultural influences and common challenges in our background which causes limitations on personal development and growth.

Winner of several Speaker awards and best event speaker for several years in a row, currently focused on the enhancement of personal growth for several fresh graduates and senior year students in local universities and Adult learning institutions.

Coaching Areas of Expertise:

Executive Communications

Middle management training

Human Assets retention and Management

Corporate development and leadership workshops

Mini MBA for Vertical Sectors, Healthcare, Information Technology, Marketing and Financial Institutions

Corporate Performance management

Customer Service and Satisfaction Management

General Soft Skills for Employees

Corporate Loyalty and Commitment

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Venue and Floor Plan

Radisson Blu Hotel – Failaka Ballroom


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