Meet the Buyer 2018

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  • June 6, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 10th annual Meet the Buyer event will be held in Edinburgh

Please note that this event has now sold out and the waiting list has now closed. There are still spaces for Meet the Buyer North in September

The Supplier Development Programme is holding its 10th annual Meet the Buyer event.

Meet the Buyer 2018 will see 68 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.

There will be a programme of workshops running throughout the day, where you can hear from a range of expert speakers.




Opening address from Chairman of the SDP Board Cllr Tony Buchanan



Scotland Excel: 10 years on and the journey continues…

Lynsey Gordon: Category Manager



Working With NHS Scotland

Martin Street: Strategic Sourcing Director, Procurement, Commissioning & Facilities, NHS National Services Scotland



Business Opportunities in the University and College Sectors HE/FE

Angus Warren: Chief Executive, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges



Workshop: Introduction to Tendering

Delivered by Owen Paterson: Intend Business Development



Workshop: Improving your Bid Score

Delivered by Gill Joy: Intend Business Development



Workshop: Introduction to Tendering

Delivered by Owen Paterson: Intend Business Development



Workshop: Improving your Bid Score

Delivered by Gill Joy: Intend Business Development

Confirmed exhibitors include:

·         APUC ·         Multiplex Construction
·         Balfour Beatty ·         NHS National Services
·         Business Gateway ·         NHS West of Scotland Procurement
·         Business Loans Scotland ·         NHS East Procurement
·         CalMac Ferries ·         National Records of Scotland
·         City of Edinburgh Council ·         North Ayrshire Council
·         Clackmannanshire Council ·         North Lanarkshire Council
·         Construction Scotland Innovation Centre ·         Public Contracts Scotland/PCS-T
·         Cooperative Development Scotland ·         Pennington Choices
·         Constructionline ·         Procurex
·         COPF/SCTS ·         Registers of Scotland
·         Crown Commercial Services ·         Renfrewshire Council
·         DfID ·         Roadbridge UK
·         Dumfries & Galloway Council ·         Scottish Enterprise
·         East Ayrshire Council ·         Scottish Borders Council
·         East Lothian Council ·         Scotland Excel
·         East Renfrewshire Council ·         Scottish Parliament
·         East Dunbartonshire Council ·         Scottish Prisons Service
·         Edinburgh Trusted Trader ·         Scottish Procurement Alliance
·         Forestry Commission ·         Scottish Fire and Rescue Services
·         Falkirk Council ·         Scottish Water
·         Fife Council ·         SGN & SSE
·         Glasgow City Council ·         South Lanarkshire Council
·         Glasgow City Region City Deal ·         South Ayrshire Council
·         GAP Group ·         Stirling Council
·         Graham Construction ·         Scottish Government
·         Hadden Group ·         Supplier Development Programme
·         Historic Environment Scotland ·         Tayside Procurement Consortium
·         Hub South West ·         Transport Scotland
·         Just Enterprise ·         West Dunbartonshire Council
·         McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd ·         West Lothian Council
·         Midlothian Council ·         Wheatley Group
·         Morgan Sindall ·         Zero Waste Scotland
·         Police Scotland

Event Location

Venue:   BT Murrayfield Stadium

25 Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH12 5PJ, United Kingdom

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