Meet the Buyer North 2022
Wednesday 7 September 2022
The Supplier Development Programme will hold the 5th Annual Meet the Buyer North as an in-person, face-to-face event on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 with headline partner: the Scottish Government.
Focusing on one-to-one in-person networking, Meet the Buyer North 2022 will allow your business to connect with "real" buyers from right across the public sector, as well as private contractors with supply chain opportunities and business support providers, all under one roof.
Focus on Face-to-Face Networking
This free event affords suppliers that wish to do business in the North of Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands, unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from across the public and private sectors, with the opportunity to raise your profile as a business and prepare for upcoming contract opportunities. Businesses will be able to meet procurement teams from local councils, alongside other public and private sector buying organisations, with additional exhibitors still being confirmed.
There will be a hybrid option for remote suppliers to participate in the main agenda, speakers and presentations at the in-person event are planned to be broadcast on Microsoft Teams by UHI Moray. However, there will not be a fully virtual event platform for exhibitions as has been part of the past two virtual Meet the Buyer North events, held during the pandemic. There may be an opportunity for suppliers to connect with SDP membership organisations on Microsoft Teams, but this is still to be confirmed.
Open to All
This event is designed to support micro, small and medium sized businesses in the North of Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands, to engage with business opportunities in the public sector. Businesses of all sizes are welcome to attend Meet the Buyer North. Non-SME suppliers are also eligible to attend, and all must register a free account with SDP to book a place.
As well as the Supplier Development Programme itself, confirmed SDP Membership Organisations include:
Supplier Development Programme
Aberdeen City Council
Moray Council Building Repair and Maintenance Framework
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Historic Environment Scotland
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
Scottish Procurement Alliance
Supply Chain Opportunities
Other Confirmed Exhibitors include:
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