Meet the Buyer North

Meet the Buyer North 2019

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Venue:Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Highland Resort
PH22 1PN
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Tel:0344 879 9152

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

AviemoreSDP Event


The Supplier Development Programme is proud to announce the date for the 2nd annual Meet the Buyer North event, which is sponsored by Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Meet the Buyer North 2019 will see exhibitors from the public sector, private contractors and business support providers. Focusing on public sector Buyers in the North of Scotland, as well as key Tier 1 contractors, this free event offers businesses a unique opportunity to meet 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 also be a programme of workshops, where you can hear from a range of expert speakers.  Non-SME suppliers are also eligible to attend and must register via the link at the bottom of this page.


Confirmed Supplier Development Programme Member Organisations include:

Angus Council
Dundee City Council
Forestry and Land Scotland
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Historic Environment Scotland
Moray Council
Perth and Kinross Council
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement Alliance
Supplier Development Programme
The Highland Council (Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and The Highland Council)


Other Confirmed Exhibitors include:

Bancon Construction Ltd
Balfour Beatty Ltd
Business Loans Scotland
Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
CITB: Construction Industry Training Board
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Crown Commercial Service
Federation of Small Businesses
hub North Scotland Limited
Inverness Chamber of Commerce
Just Enterprise/CEIS
Kier Construction
Living Wage Scotland
NHS Highland
Police Scotland
Public Contracts Scotland
Roadbridge UK Limited
Scotland Excel
Scottish Government – Cyber Resilience
Scottish Water
Sellafield Ltd
Transport Scotland

Final-MTBN-Programme Meet the Buyer North Programme

You can now download the Meet the Buyer North 2019 Programme in full, and preview the speakers and workshops that will be presented throughout the day.







10.30 Conference Opening

10.40 Welcome to Meet the Buyer North 2019
Delivered by Diane Beattie - Moray Council Head of Procurement

11.00 Scottish Government Cyber Resilience
Delivered by Paul Chapman - Head of Public Sector Cyber Resilience

11.20 SELECT: New Fire Detection Regulations and Fire Alarm Systems in Scotland
Delivered by SELECT - Keith Hagan, Technical Adviser

11.40 Workshop: Top Tips for Tendering
Delivered by the Supplier Development Programme

12.30 Break

13.10 Workshop: Top Tips for Tendering
Delivered by the Supplier Development Programme

13:50 Future Opportunities with Forestry and Land Scotland
Delivered by Dorothy Low MCIPS - Procurement Manager

14.10 HIAL’s Air Traffic Management Strategy: Supplier Opportunities
Delivered by Jennifer Marshall - ATMS Project Procurement Advisor

14:40 Crown Commercial Services: How Scottish Suppliers can bid for CCS Frameworks
Delivered by Paul Hansen MCIPS - Head of Devolved Administrations and Partnerships

15.00 Open4Business (O4B)
Delivered by Sandra McCaughey - O4B Programme Manager

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