BUSINESSES in Renfrewshire are being urged to sign up to a national procurement conference – and bid for a share of £8billion worth of contracts.
Registrations for Procurex Scotland 2009, the two-day procurement exhibition for public and private sector buyers and suppliers, have already passed 2,000, with several weeks still remaining before the event.
Supported by the Scottish Government and Scotland’s leading business associations, the conference offers a great opportunity to meet and network with representatives from the nation’s public and private sector buying community.
Over 3,000 key decision-makers attended the inaugural Procurex event last year and organisers are now urging firms of all sizes from Renfrewshire not to miss out.
The conference takes place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29.
Registration for the event is free by logging on to the website at www.procurexscotland.co.uk
Several high-profile speakers will attend the event, including Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney, Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy and entrepreneur Michelle Mone.
A spokesperson for the organisers said: “Procurement has never been more important and buyers across both the public and private sectors are under pressure to deliver real benefits.
“Procurex Scotland 2009 offers attendees a one-stop shop for Scotland’s entire buying community, a route to maximising best value and a forum to examine supply chain opportunities.
“We are delighted by the high number of early sign-ups and would encourage companies to register soon to ensure their place.”