Northern Ireland Procurement Conference

11 September 2019, La Mon Hotel, Belfast

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A new era for procurement

Northern Ireland central and local government spends around £3 billion per year on procurement, of which £2.7 billion is spent by government departments and their arm’s length bodies. Many of Northern Ireland’s private sector organisations also spend significant amounts in the local economy. Procurement is an important area of the economy facing opportunities and challenges going forward — which must be considered for future strategies.

The legislative framework surrounding procurement has changed significantly in recent times with the implementation of several EU Directives. Brexit now threatens to change the procurement landscape in the long-term, affecting how organisations will approach procurement in the future. Procurement practitioners need to keep up to date with latest developments in rules and regulations.

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Location

La Mon Hotel
41 Gransha Rd, Comber, Belfast BT23 5RF

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Time

From 08:30
Wednesday 11 September 2019

agendaNi magazine’s annual procurement conference will examine what effective public procurement means for organisations in Northern Ireland. The conference will have a genuine, in-depth understanding of the key issues via a high-level panel of local and visiting speakers. Discussion topics for 2019 include:

  • The changing legal framework for public procurement;
  • The impact of Brexit for Northern Ireland organisations in terms of procurement;
  • Navigating the EU Public Procurement Directives;
  • Local government procurement;
  • Procurement as a strategic and innovative function;
  • Procurement across the health sector;
  • Engaging the utility supply chain;
  • Creating social value in procurement;
  • Best practice in procurement: case studies from outside Northern Ireland.

Who will you meet?

The Northern Ireland Procurement Conference, alongside hearing expert speakers and taking part in in-depth Q&A sessions, presents the opportunity to network with those involved in procurement throughout Northern Ireland. Procurement professionals and those working in other advisory roles from organisations across the public, private and voluntary/community sectors will be at the conference, including:

  • Chief Executives / Executive Directors
  • Board members / Non-Executive Directors
  • Purchasing officers / managers
  • Compliance officers / managers
  • Finance Directors
  • Legal and financial advisors
  • Other procurement professionals

Confirmed

Speakers

Des Armstrong

Chief Executive
Construction and Procurement Delivery

John Glen

Visiting Fellow
Cranfield University

Ainslie McLaughlin

Director of Scottish Procurement and Commercial
Scottish Government

Declan Magee

Partner
Carson McDowell

Kerry Teahan

Partner & Head of Procurement
Carson McDowell

Declan McCormack

Programme Manager, eInvoicing Ireland
Office of Government Procurement

Noleen Bohill

Head of Commercial and Procurement
Belfast City Council

Peter Wilson

Assistant Director
Business Services Organisation

Tricia Massey

Head of Procurement
Translink

Lisa Beers

Senior Development Officer
Strategic Investment Board

Craig Evans

SaaS Commercial Director
Oracle

On the day

Event Programme

08.30

Registration and morning coffee

09.00

Declan Magee
Partner
Carson McDowell

Chair’s welcome and introduction

Des Armstrong
Chief Executive
Construction and Procurement Delivery

Reforming public procurement in Northern Ireland

John Glen
Visiting Fellow
Cranfield University

Brexit: Implications for procurement and supply chains

Kerry Teahan
Partner & Head of Procurement
Carson McDowell

Procurement hot topics: The legal perspective

Ainslie McLaughlin
Director of Scottish Procurement and Commercial
Scottish Government

Socio-economic imperatives: The power of procurement

Peter Wilson
Assistant Director
Business Services Organisation

Procurement enabling innovation and change in health

Questions & answers / panel discussion

10.45

Morning coffee / networking break

11.20

Craig Evans
SaaS Commercial Director
Oracle

How do public sector buy cloud

Declan McCormack
Programme Manager, eInvoicing Ireland
Office of Government Procurement

eInvoicing Ireland: Benefits for procurement

Noleen Bohill
Head of Commercial and Procurement
Belfast City Council

Procurement in the local government sector

Lisa Beers
Senior Development Officer
Strategic Investment Board

Buy Social

Tricia Massey
Head of Procurement
Translink

Using pragmatic solutions for cost, innovation and the customer

Questions & answers / panel discussion

13.15

Chair’s summary and conference close followed by networking lunch

Northern Ireland Procurement Conference

Registration

Delegate rate

£ 210 + VAT @ 20% =
£ 252

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Exhibition opportunities

There are opportunities for exhibition at the Northern Ireland Procurement Conference 2019. This annual event attracts procurement professionals from across a multitude of industries. To find out how your organisation could benefit from partnership with this important event, please contact Olivia Carragher on 028 9261 9933 or email olivia.carragher@agendani.com.

La Mon Hotel exhibition floor plan

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