Meet the Buyer 2022 Agenda

The Supplier Development Programme has announced the draft agenda for Meet the Buyer 2022 to be held virtually on 15 June. The virtual portal and exhibitions will be open to all registered suppliers from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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

10:00am Meet the Buyer 2021 Opens

  • Keynote Address by SDP Programme Manager, Gillian Cameron

10:10am Ministerial Address (Subject to Parliamentary Business)

  • Welcome from Ivan Mckee MSP, Minister for Business, Trade Tourism & Enterprise

There will be three themed virtual stages at Meet the Buyer 2022, each with a slightly different timetable, with in-built time for visiting the virtual Exhibit Hall. Please click each title below for more information.

Sustainable Procurement Stage

10:15am Scotland Excel - Sustainable Procurement: Key Considerations in 2022/2023

  • Presentation by Danielle Pettigrew, Scotland Excel
  • Live Q&A Session

10:45am Green Hydrogen, Supplier Engagement and the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub

  • Presentation by Andrew Collins, Strategic Procurement manager at Aberdeen City, Shire and Highland Councils Commercial & Procurement Shared Services
  • Live Q&A Session

11:30am Diversifying the NHS Supply Chain: Talking Tenders with NHS Lanarkshire

  • Presentation by Euan Erskine, NHS Lanarkshire General Manager - Procurement, and Gillian Cameron, SDP Programme Manager
  • Live Q&A Session

12:30pm Dedicated time to visit virtual exhibitions

2:00pm Climate Change and Procurement with Scottish Government

  • Presentation by Maria McGrorry, Scottish Government
  • Live Q&A Session

2:30pm Doing Business with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD)

  • Presentation by Joseph Lambon, Strategic Supplier Management Team
  • Live Q&A Session

3:00pm The opportunity for local food in public procurement with the Soil Association

  • Presentation by Lucie Wardle, Soil Association Scotland
  • Live Q&A Session

Power Of Procurement Stage

10:15am Talking Tenders with Stirling Council

  • Presentation by Nick Hyde, Head of Procurement at Stirling Council
  • Live Q&A Session

10:45am Visit Exhibition stands

11:30am Diversifying the NHS Supply Chain: Talking Tenders with NHS Lanarkshire

  • Presentation by Euan Erskine, NHS Lanarkshire General Manager - Procurement, and Gillian Cameron, SDP Programme Manager.
  • Live Q&A Session.

12:30pm Visit Exhibition Stands

2:00pm Diversifying the NHS Supply Chain: Working with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

  • Chris Sanderson MCIPS, Head of Procurement, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Live Q&A Session

3:00pm Social Care Procurement with CCP Scotland

  • Presentation by Neil McKechnie, CCPS Associate
  • Live Q&A Session

3:25pm Scottish Procurement Alliance: Mitigating Risk through Intelligent Procurement

  • Presentation by Lesley Anderson FCIPS, Head of Procurement


Community Wealth Building (Supply Chain) Stage

10:15am Engaging with the RJ McLeod Supply Chain and Community Wealth Building Opportunities

  • TBC
  • Live Q&A Session

10:45am Scotland Excel Repair, Maintenance and Refurbishment Framework

  • Presentation by Craig Richardson, Scotland Excel
  • Live Q&A Session

11:30am Diversifying the NHS Supply Chain: Talking Tenders with NHS Lanarkshire

  • Presentation by Euan Erskine, NHS Lanarkshire General Manager - Procurement, and Gillian Cameron SDP Programme Manager
  • Live Q&A Session

12:30pm Visit the Virtual Exhibition Hall

2:00pm hub East Central Scotland

  • Presentation by hub East Central Scotland
  • Live Q&A Session

2:30pm Entrepreneurial Scotland

  • Presentation by Sean McGrath, ESF
  • Live Q&A Session

3:00pm Myth Busting: How sustainable procurement meets the Community Wealth Building Brief

  • Presentation by Jo Mitchell, Scottish Government

4:00pm Meet the Buyer 2022 Closes

Please note: this is a draft agenda and is subject to change at any point

If your interested in attending Meet the Buyer on 15 June, please book your free place.

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