Meet the Buyer 2021
Tuesday 8 June 2021
The 12th Annual Meet the Buyer 2021 will take place as a live, virtual event on 8 June 2021. Headline partners include the Scottish Government and Scotland Excel.
Meet the Buyer 2021 is the event of the year for engagement with buyers as the public sector turns towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Year on year, the Supplier Development Programme consistently facilitates suppliers with access to the public sector, and though virtual, Meet the Buyer 2021 will provide suppliers with the ability to raise your profile as a business, as well as learn more about and prepare for upcoming bidding and supply chain opportunities.
Businesses will be able to meet procurement teams from local councils, alongside other public and private sector buying organisations, with new buyers still being confirmed.
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 Growth Deals, links to Community Wealth Building, sustainable procurement, Fair Work First, how to bring innovation to the public sector, the climate change emergency in public sector procurement, Brexit, and COVID-19 economic recovery plans. Speakers and other staff will be available to answer questions in a live Q&A, and you'll also hear about top tips for tendering from the Supplier Development Programme. 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 2021 will give suppliers unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from across the Public and Private Sector, all from the comfort of your own screen. Additionally buyers are constantly added, so please keep an eye on the exhibitor list!
Meet the Buyer 2021 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!
All suppliers, including non-SMEs, are eligible to attend and must register an account with SDP to book a place.
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As well as the Supplier Development Programme itself, confirmed SDP Membership Organisations include:
Aberdeen City Council
Argyll and Bute Council
Dumfries and Galloway Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Lothian Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Edinburgh City Council
Glasgow City Council
North Ayrshire Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Perth & Kinross Council
Registers of Scotland
Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Government - Third Sector Unit
Scottish Procurement Alliance
Social Security Scotland
South Ayrshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
West Dunbartonshire Council
West Lothian Council
Scottish Government Exhibitors include:
Scottish Government Public Contracts Scotland
Scottish Government/Procurement Services Division
Scottish Government Information and Support for Suppliers
Scottish Government & Central Government Collaborative Procurement Utilities/ICT/Construction/Supported Business/Corporate & Professional Services/Innovation
Confirmed Premium Exhibitors include:
Other Confirmed Exhibitors include:
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