Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer National 2024

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Venue:Hampden Park
G42 9BA
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Join us for Meet the Buyer 2024, Scotland’s largest Meet the Buyer, at Hampden Park on 5 June! The event will be hosted by the Supplier Development Programme. 

Come along to meet with procurement teams, buyers and supply chains to learn about upcoming projects and tender opportunities locally, nationally within Scotland and across the UK.

Now in its 15th year, Scotland's national Meet the Buyer event is taking place at Hampden Park on 5 June.

A national event with a local buying focus

This free event gives suppliers access to buyers and decision makers from organisations across the public and private sectors. You'll have the chance to introduce your company, talk to the key contacts and find out about any tenders and projects buyers have in the pipeline for both local and national businesses.

Meet the Buyer can help your micro, small and medium business get into public sector supply chains. SMEs will be given the chance to meet buyers connected to public sector projects that are looking to support local businesses and Community Wealth Building.

How could you benefit from attending Meet the Buyer 2024?

  • The chance to hear a diverse range of panels and speakers discussing their experiences, pipeline projects and upcoming contract opportunities.
  • An understanding of the meaning of procurement lingo and taglines. 
  • The chance to learn top tips and tricks on how to bid via Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender from SDP's expert trainers.
  • Inspiration for your business’ next steps. 
  • Opportunities to network with procurement teams and buyers from across the public and private sectors.
  • A chance to pitch your business innovations to buyers. 

Who is Meet the Buyer 2024 for?

Meet the Buyer 2024 is aimed towards micro, small and medium sized businesses from across Scotland. However, all are welcome! Wherever you are based, and however big your business is, there is something useful to be found at this national Meet the Buyer event!

Not sure if your business’ products and services have a place in public and private sector procurement? You may be able to provide peripheral products and services nearby - for example, MOTs, food and drink, cleaning services, security services, local B&Bs, grounds maintenance. 

You can't afford to miss out on the chance to hear about upcoming projects and contracts.

Who's Exhibiting?

Headline Platinum Partners

Silver Partner

Registration Sponsor

Education Zone - Sponsored by APUC

Health Zone - Sponsored by NHS National Services Scotland

Construction Zone - Sponsored by hub South West Scotland

Transport Zone

Supported Business Zone

Private Sector

Public Sector

Local Authorities

More to be announced ...

You'll only know if you go...

Attendance is key. If you don’t sign up for this free event in advance, you will miss out on the opportunity to introduce your business to Scottish local authorities, framework providers, and big contractors.

If your business can attend just one event this year, make it Meet the Buyer 2024! All suppliers are eligible to attend for free. However, you must register an account with SDP to book a place.

Join the conversation: #MeetTheBuyer2024 

Top Tip: This event is expected to be very busy. Peak times are in the morning, and there will be queues at each exhibition stand. Suppliers are asked to plan your day in advance and consider attending in the afternoon to avoid the largest crowds.

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