Ayrshire Meet the Buyer Agenda

The Supplier Development Programme has announced the draft agenda for the Ayrshire Meet the Buyer event to be held virtually on 28 April. The virtual portal and exhibitions will be open to all registered suppliers from 9:30am - 2:30pm on 28 April.

If you miss a presentation, many of the presentations listed in this agenda will be available within the virtual portal as "on-demand" videos, with the exception of "live Q&A" sessions as denoted. The final films will be available on the SDP YouTube Channel following the conclusion of the event, so be sure to 'subscribe'!

The agenda is subject to change at any point, without notice.

Agenda

9:00am Virtual Exhibitors Login/Arrive

9:30am Event opens

10:00am Welcome to Ayrshire Meet the Buyer - "Community Wealth Building"

  • Craig Hatton, Chief Executive of North Ayrshire Council
  • Eddie Fraser, Chief Executive of East Ayrshire Council
  • Eileen Howat, Chief Executive of South Ayrshire Council

Followed by a Live Question and Answer Session

  • North Ayrshire Council - Anne Lyndon, Senior Corporate Procurement Manager
  • South Ayrshire Council - Zoe Fance, Procurement Service Lead
  • East Ayrshire Council - Lesley McLean, Corporate Procurement Manager

11:00am Pan-Ayrshire Quick Quotes Presentation with a Live Question and Answer Session

  • North Ayrshire Council - Mark Milligan, Assistant Procurement Officer
  • South Ayrshire Council - Gavin Cockburn, Procurement Coordinator and David Moore, Procurement Support Assistant
  • East Ayrshire Council - Lesley McLean, Corporate Procurement Manager

12:30pm Supply Chain Opportunities for Supported Businesses and Local SMEs at the South Kyle Wind Farm

  • Vattenfall UK - Carol Kane, Regional Liaison Officer for South West Scotland
  • RJ McLeod - Andy Gillan, Project Manager
  • RJ McLeod - Christina McKitrick, CSR Manager

Followed by a Live Question and Answer Session

1:30pm Top Tips for Tendering with the Supplier Development Programme

  • Gillian Cameron, SDP Programme Manager
  • John Clark, JI Management Ltd
  • Gill Joy, Intend Business Development Ltd
  • Julie Caughey, Caughey Solutions Ltd

Followed by a Live Question and Answer Session

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