Northern Queensland Social Procurement Forum and Market Day

Thursday, 10 Mar 2016
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cairns Convention Centre


Make a connection, make a difference
Thursday, 10 March 2016

Are you a procurement professional wanting to know more about social procurement? Are you looking to include social procurement opportunities in your contracts? Learn from the experts at the North Queensland Social Procurement Forum and Market Day on 10 March 2016.

Today’s leading organisations are using procurement to achieve social outcomes when they purchase goods and services. All organisations have the ability to make a difference through social procurement – whether it’s buying business cards or building infrastructure

This is an opportunity for government, industry and not-for-profits to come together and discuss how to leverage the Government's billions of procurement spend for social benefit.

Through this event we aim to enable the Northern Queensland region to benefit from better social procurement outcomes. This includes increasing awareness and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, social enterprises and Australian disability enterprises to do business with government. 

Some of the key speakers include:

Mark Daniels

Head of Market and Sector Development, Social Traders

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Claire Parry

Strategic Consultant, Hiller Parry

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Luke Terry

Executive Director, Toowoomba Clubhouse

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Gillian Mailman

Fibre Optics NQ

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Breakout Session 1: Master Class
This is an interactive session with feedback captured to be actioned post event. This session will introduce the concept of a 'meetup group' to better support interested parties. Access to legal advice to establish joint venture or collaborative to enable success in government tenders.

Breakout Session 2: Case Studies
Two or three case studies from regional organisations that have flourished and have worked with government.

Breakout Session 3: Advance Queensland
A session aimed at sharing with stakeholders the current direction of local and state governments with regards to ‘Social Procurement’ and to provide some visibility into the innovative approaches that are in use or in development.

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Delegates: Free admission however places will be limited. Please scroll down below to register your attendance to ensure that you receive your delegate pack and for catering purposes. Fill in all fields and wait for the confirmation page.

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Registrations close
4 Mar 2016

Registrations Closed

Sorry, registrations for this event closed on 4 Mar 2016.