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Scotland's Leading Public
Procurement Event

Welcome to the Scottish Government 15th National Procurement Conference

Once again partnering with the Scottish Government, Procurex Scotland 2019 is proud to host the Scottish Government 15th National Procurement Conference, which attracts buyers, heads of department and contract managers responsible for managing the national public procurement expenditure of almost £11 billion a year.

Through a series of keynote and breakout sessions, this hugely important one-day conference will provide attendees with an invaluable insight into the latest developments and opportunities taking place across Scotland.

Reasons to attend include:

  • Keep up to date with the current and future plans for public sector procurement in Scotland
  • Join some of the leading experts from across public procurement during the morning keynote sessions
  • Participate in a choice of breakout sessions covering topics relevant to public sector procurement personnel
  • Network with peers and colleagues during breaks at Procurex Scotland

For anyone working in procurement, or any supplier actively looking to supply to public sector in Scotland, the Scottish Government 15th National Procurement Conference is your route to achieving success in this field.  Join over 500 of your colleagues and peers – with limited availability make sure you don’t miss out and book today.

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Conference Speakers Announced

Kate Forbes MSP profile

Kate Forbes MSP

Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

Scottish Government

Minister's Opening Address

Kate Forbes MSP

Kate Forbes MSP profile

Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

Scottish Government

Kate Forbes MSP is from Dingwall, although she spent part of her upbringing in Glasgow and India. Until she was elected as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Kate was employed as an accountant in the banking industry. Prior to that she studied History at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh with a focus on human migration. As a backbencher, she has served on the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, the Health and Sport Committee and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. She also served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Finance and the Constitution. As well as leading a campaign to ban plastic straws, Kate has participated in several cross party groups at Holyrood including Crofting, Gaelic, Human Trafficking, Palliative Care and Rural Policy. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Kate made history earlier this year by becoming the first female MSP to give a plenary speech entirely in Gaelic in the current Scottish Parliament chamber. On 27 June 2018 she was appointed as Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy.


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