Supply Management Forum Public Sector Focus

Thursday 12 March 2020, etc.venues Norton Folgate
The new Public Sector Focus forum will be taking place on Thursday 12 March at etc.venues Norton Folgate, London.

This one-day event will be dedicated to strengthening procurement’s business partnerships in the public sector, helping attendees and their functions to deliver increased business value.

The day will be full of thought-provoking content and crafted to inspire senior decision-makers in the procurement profession. The forum will fuse together content sessions from top speakers, along with networking opportunities and business valuable meetings.

Is the forum for you?

What can I expect?

Delegates will receive on the day:
  • 1-2-1 tailored meetings 
  • Full access to content sessions
  • Discuss key challenges facing the profession
  • Networking with peers
  • Keynote session 
  • Networking drinks

CIPS members qualify for CPD hours by attending.

Do I qualify?

If you are a senior procurement professional working in the public sector with a large purchasing power then you can apply for a complimentary place.

Applying is FREE, it only takes a few minutes and the Supply Management Forum - Public Sector Focus brings big rewards which could make all the difference to you and your organisation this year.
Past delegates include


Responsible Procurement
09:00 Registration

09:30 Keynote: Circular procurement

09:55 Panel Discussion - Procurement professional vs Supplier relationship
The interdependence of procurement professionals and suppliers may be one of the key drivers to achieve innovation, highlight niche opportunities and ensure a responsible procurement strategy. How best can both parties foster relationships with the aim of contributing towards environmental, economic and social objectives, while maximising competitive advantage.

10:30 Networking break

11:00 Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings
There will be personalised agendas with your individual meeting schedules.

12:35 Panel Discussion - Three P’s to tackle human rights issues in supply chains
Globalisation and global sourcing opportunities have highlighted the occurrence of unacceptable issues in supply chains; modern day slavery, human rights violations and health and safety issues. Businesses and procurement professionals have a critical influence over suppliers and are establishing business systems to deal with these risks. Learn how human rights can be addressed using appropriate policies, processes and planning.

13:10 Lunch & networking

14:00 Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings
There will be personalised agendas with your individual meeting schedules.

15:35 Networking break

15:55 Panel Discussion - Social value: driving change one procurement at a time
The economic downturn, budget cuts, caps on spending means that public buyers are under pressure to buy more for less but despite this, organisations can work with their suppliers to drive social and economic growth. This session will highlight how to creatively use supply chains to do good.

16:30 Supply chain transparency: Addressing corruption
Financial loss, distortion of competition, reduction in the quality, sustainability and security of supply are a few implications of corruption in contracting. What best practices and practical approaches can be used to implement internal policies that work?

16:50 Panel Discussion - Technology and innovation to make procurement more sustainable
Resourceful insights into the role of technology and innovation in driving the sustainability agenda. Practical applications on how emerging tech; artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation, digitisation tools etc can be used in combating supply chain risks, ensuring traceability and transparency.

17:20 Drinks & networking

18:00 Finish
*Please note this agenda is subject to change


Interact, engage and network with procurement influencers at the Supply Management Forum - Public Sector Focus 2020. As a forum partner you’ll meet with decision makers who want to discuss supplier solutions for their current and future projects. We guarantee 6 to 8 one-to-one business meetings with your target audience, all of whom reach our seniority and minimum spend criteria.

Contact us today to discover how forum sponsorship can deliver the qualified leads your business deserves.

Samantha Johnston • 020 8267 4965 • [email protected]


etc.venues | Liverpool Street | 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ

Contact us

Sian Morrison
General Enquiries

E: [email protected]
P: 020 8267 4152

Sam Johnston
Sponsorship Opportunites

E: [email protected]
P: 0208 267 4965