Supporting Bodies

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) was founded in 1963 in response to a need for packaging technologists to interact and provide a professional identity for individuals within the industry.The Australian Institute of Packaging is the professional body for packaging technologists and all other individuals involved within the packaging industry throughout Australasia. The primary function of the Institute is to offer educational and technical training for individuals within the packaging industry as well as cross-functional networking opportunities. The AIP is the only association in Australia designed to recognise, educate and assist the individuals who make up the diverse packaging industry.

Contact: 07 3278 4490 or email


The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the profession. We set the global standard for the sector and are the awarding body for procurement and supply management qualifications recognised throughout the world. Our community of 115,000 professionals, nearly 4,000 of which located in the Australasia region, covers all industries, sectors and job activities and is represented in over 150 countries. CIPS helps individuals and organisations around the world to excel in procurement and supply, supporting them to improve and deliver results, and raising standards in business.

CIPS’s vision is achieve universal recognition that excellence in procurement and supply management is an imperative for responsible organisational success and hence the public good.
Working for the good of the profession and the public agenda by continually driving improvements in procurement and supply chain practice, CIPS champions the ethical procurement agenda, which includes driving out corruption and modern slavery building greater confidence in the profession.

MCIPS is the licence for the profession with the newly awarded Chartered Status recognising a higher level of understand and ability. Our members holding this award signify high achievement and an ongoing commitment to excellence and are recognised globally as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement.

This year the CIPS Australasia Annual Conference will take place at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne on 17 September. Under the theme ‘Raise your game, raise your voice’ it will cover the capabilities you need to get out of your comfort zone and face future challenges head-on. Whilst exploring the changing procurement and supply landscape, the packed one-day programme, will provide practical advice, as well as inspiration and insight to help you advance the profession and achieve personal success.

Visit or phone +61 3 9639 6000 to find out more.


QUT Business School was the first Business School in Australia to achieve the triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is one of only 59 Universities worldwide to receive all three accreditations.

The Business School has been a sponsor of the Queensland Supply Chain Conference for 14 years and continues to support the logistics industry. They have developed an undergraduate major in logistics and actively work to place students in the industry for work experience as part of their real world brief.

QUT has also developed The Executive Master of Business in Complex Project Management (EMCPM) for the Defence Materiel Organisation and more recently, the Executive Master of Business in Strategic Procurement (EMBSP) which is CIPSA recognised. These specialist coursework Masters programmes are being delivered in Canberra as full-time programmes and are available in Brisbane in part-time mode over three years.


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