Public Procurement and Property

Conference countdown – one week to go!

October 19, 2022 by No Comments | Category conference, Procurement news, procurex

There’s now just one week to go until the Scottish Government 17th National Procurement Conference returns live in venue at the SEC Glasgow on Thursday 27 October 2022.

This one-day event, which runs alongside Procurex Scotland, attracts over 400 buyers, heads of department and contract managers responsible for managing the national public procurement expenditure of £13.3+ billion a year.

This is our last “Conference Countdown” videos where we’ll hear from the Heads of the Centres of Expertise – Scotland Excel, Scottish Government, APUC and NHS National Services Scotland.

Our third and final video asks panel members about fielding questions from the procurement community… (Transcript at end of page)

This year’s conference will provide attendees with an invaluable insight into the latest developments and opportunities across Scotland and is designed to support your learning and development objectives, as well as help public procurement professionals work towards the four main outcomes for procurement – good for business and employees, good for society, good for places and communities and open and connected.

A number of the confirmed speakers includes:

  • Ivan McKee, MSP, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise
  • Nick Ford, Director of Procurement and Property, Scottish Government
  • Julie Welsh, Chief Executive, Scotland Excel
  • Gordon Beattie, Director of NHSS National Procurement, National Services Scotland
  • Angus Warren, Chief Executive, APUC
  • Anna Beswick, Adaptation Scotland Programme Manager, Sniffer

With a series of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as full access to Procurex Scotland included in the ticket price, don’t delay – register to attend today:

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Multi-speaker Transcript:

Julie Welsh: I’m really excited to be on the panel.

I’m actually delighted to have been asked.

For me it’s really important not only to give my personal view of whatever question is being asked but to remember that I’m representing the local government sector.

Barry Graham: More than happy to field any questions. I think it’s a good occasion where that allows people just to ask questions direct to decision makers and influencers, so yes, looking forward to it.

Angus Warren: I think it’s great, I really welcome hearing the opinions of colleagues across the procurement community.

I think its – in fact being able to do it in a live event and have a bit of discussion will make it even better.

Gordon Beattie: I really hope we get some great questions sharing best practice, bringing forward some great ideas.

I hope I’ll be able to answer some of the questions that come up.

I’m sure myself and my colleagues on the panel will do our best.

But really great just to hear from people.

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