Meet the Buyer 2022
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Join us for the 13th Annual Meet the Buyer 2022!
Meet with Buyers from Scotland’s local authorities, government agencies and contractors to hear about upcoming work in Scotland's public sector, worth £13.3bn annually, as well as opportunities right across the UK's public sector!
Meet the Buyer 2022 will be a 100% virtual event and is officially partnered by the Scottish Government and Scotland Excel.
This event gives suppliers unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from across the public and private sectors, and this year you can connect from the comfort of your own screen. You'll have the chance to introduce your company, talk to the key contacts and find out about what tenders and projects buyers have in the pipeline for local businesses for the supply of materials, goods, and services.
In addition, you can meet with trade and construction contractors that are connected to public sector projects to find out about opportunities in the supply chain and related to 'project delivery on site' - so even if you don't think you work in a particular sector but your business can provide key services nearby like MOTs, baked goods, cleaning services, for example - you can't afford to miss out on the chance to talk about local Community Wealth Building opportunities. This event is a golden opportunity for SMEs, social enterprises and third sector organisations to get "tender ready" too!
Attendance is key. If you don’t sign up, you are missing a fantastic opportunity to ensure that your business is known to your local council and its big contractors.
This is not just another Zoom meeting, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams Meeting - there will be packed agendas with speakers throughout the day on hot topics such as the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub, diversifying NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire Supply Chain, Net Zero, Growth Deals, links to Community Wealth Building, sustainable procurement, Fair Work First, how to bring innovation to the public sector, Brexit, and COVID-19 economic recovery plans. To plan your day, please check out the draft agenda.
Speakers and other staff will be available to answer questions in live Q&A sessions. You'll also be able to virtually visit exhibition stands, download information and speak directly on a one-to-one basis with buyers via in-built video conferencing.
Meet the Buyer 2022 is aimed at all micro, small and medium size organisations from across Scotland. Wherever you are based, and however big your business is, there is something useful to be found at this national Meet the Buyer event.
If your business can attend just one fully virtual event this year, make it Meet the Buyer 2022! Book your free place now.
All suppliers, including non-SMEs, are eligible to attend and must register an account with SDP to book a place.
Join the conversation: #MeetTheBuyer2022
As well as the Supplier Development Programme itself, confirmed SDP Membership Organisations include:
Aberdeen City Council
Argyll and Bute Council
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Dundee City Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Lothian Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Edinburgh City Council
Glasgow City Council
Historic Environment Scotland
North Lanarkshire Council
Registers of Scotland
Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Procurement Alliance
South Ayrshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
West Lothian Council
Zero Waste Scotland
Scottish Government Exhibitors include:
& Supply Chain Opportunities
Confirmed Premium Exhibitors include:
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