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Northern Ireland Procurement Conference

11 SEPTEMBER 2019, LA MON HOTEL, BELFAST Sponsored by Sponsored by Carson McDowell Sponsored by Oracle Cloud 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.

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

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.


John Glen Director, Centre for Customised Executive Development Cranfield University Michael Watson Director of Policy and Performance Construction and Procurement Delivery 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 Manager Oracle

DELEGATE RATE £ 210 + VAT @ 20% = £ 252

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