Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer 2021

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Venue:Virtual Event

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 10.00am-4:00pm

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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.

The Meet the Buyer 2021: Live Virtual Event will give suppliers unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from across the Public and Private Sectors, all from the comfort of your own screen. 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.

There will be a packed agenda with speakers throughout the day on hot topics such as Growth Deals, Community Wealth Building strategies, the Climate Change emergency in public sector procurement, Fair Work First, how to bring innovation to the public sector, the implications of Brexit, and importantly, COVID-19 economic recovery plans with links to sustainable, open and transparent procurement. Speakers and other staff will be available to answer questions in live Q&A sessions, and you will also hear about top tips for tendering from the Supplier Development Programme. 

You will be able to visit virtual exhibition stands, download information and speak directly on a one-to-one basis with buyers via in-built video conferencing or the in-built chat function. That means you can introduce your business and find out about their contract opportunities and future buying plans, as well as potential supply chain opportunities and how to work with primary contractors.  This is a great opportunity to make key contacts, find opportunities to grow your business, and access business support.

We are building on success: 90% of Scottish SMEs said they were more likely to bid for public contracts after participating in the Meet the Buyer North 2020: Live Virtual Event.  Just watch this two-minute clip to learn what it’s all about!

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!

Please note: non-SME suppliers are also eligible to attend.  All suppliers must register an account with SDP to book a place.  You can learn more about the specific details of Meet the Buyer on the event page.

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