Meet The Buyer 2017

  • September 28, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

SDP’s annual event returns to Glasgow for 2017, bringing together buyers and suppliers from across the Scottish public sector

The Supplier Development Programme is partnering with Scottish Government, Scotland Excel and Business Gateway for our 2017 annual Meet The Buyer event at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

This year’s event will see over 80 exhibitors from the public sector, private contractors and business support providers, with over 1,200 delegates expected on the day. As the largest free procurement event in Scotland, the event affords suppliers unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from across the Public and Private sector, with the opportunity to raise your profile as a business and prepare for upcoming contract opportunities. In addition to the exhibition, a programme of workshops will be held throughout the day. Confirmed speakers include Scottish Government, Google Digital Garage, Crown Commercial Services and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. This event is likely to sell out so book now to guarantee your place!

Confirmed exhibitors for this year’s event include:

Aberdeenshire Council North Ayrshire Council
Aberdeen City Council Midlothian Council
Argyll and Bute Council Renfrewshire Council
City of Edinburgh Council South Ayrshire Council
Clackmannanshire Council South Lanarkshire Council
Dumfries and Galloway Council West Dunbartonshire Council
Tayside Procurement Consortium (representing Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross) West Lothian Council
East Ayrshire Council Public Contracts Scotland/E-Commerce
East Dunbartonshire Council Public Contracts Scotland Tender
East Lothian Council Scottish Government
East Renfrewshire Council European Championships – Glasgow 2018
Falkirk Council Crown Commercial Services
Fife Council Historic Environment Scotland
Glasgow City Council Forestry Commission
Highland Council Constructionline
Inverclyde Council Transport Scotland
Hub South West Scotland/Hub West Scotland Glasgow City Region City Deal
Scottish Procurement Alliance Co-operative Development Scotland
Hadden Construction Scotland Excel
Scottish Fire and Rescue Balfour Beatty
Zero Waste Scotland Strathclyde University
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre CITB
Wheatley Group Scottish Prisons Service
Multiplex Construction Stirling Council
North Lanarkshire Council Business Gateway
Batleys Scottish Borders Council
Ready for Business CalMac Ferries
Procurex/GO Awards APUC
Abellio Scotrail Department for International Development
Morrison Construction Business Loans Scotland
Roadbridge UK Rainbow International
Scottish Enterprise Morgan Sindell
PSS Magazine McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd
SELECT Precision Geomatics
Partnership for Procurement Haven Products
Community Recycling Network for Scotland Synergie Environ Ltd
SALTO Systems Breedon Group
EHI Ministry of Defence
Scottish Business Resilience Centre Media Scotland

Stand space at the event has now sold out but we still have a number of Sponsorship opportunities available which provide you with a fantastic opportunity to promote your business to a significant audience of over 1500 buyers and suppliers. If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact us at for more information.

We’re pleased to announce that the newly launched Partnership for Procurement Hub will be hosting the first ever Social Enterprise Zone at this year’s event; with bespoke support for Social Enterprises available.

We’re delighted that Media Scotland are joining us as our Media partner for this year’s event. Look out for articles about the event in their publications; Business Insider and The Daily Record.

Larger businesses and those based outside of Scotland are welcome to attend this event. If you are not a Scottish based SME or third sector organisation please register using the link below.

Non Scottish SME Register Here

Event Location

Venue:   Hampden Park

Hampden Park, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G42 9BA, United Kingdom

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